Thursday, September 8, 2011
9/11 and Thoughtless PC Mayor Bloomberg
9/11 and the Thoughtless Mayor
2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Mayor Bloomberg of NYC will be leading the 9/11 memorial on 10th anniversary of the great American tragedy this Sunday. He has declared that firefighters and law enforcement cannot attend. The ceremony is only for families of the victims of 9/11. Clergy and their prayers are also not welcome at the ceremony, they could prove to be too provocative. Now, the American Hatetheists are griping that the steel girders which stood in the rubbish with the appearance of a cross must go. It somehow breaches the “separation clause.”
I have an idea. Perhaps the firefighters and law enforcement personnel could have their own ceremony later on in the day, invite some rabbis, priests, preachers and imams to offer prayers and hold the ceremony in front of the cross. Oh, and don’t invite Mayor Bloomberg!
Bloomingberger denied admission to firefighters and law enforcement because he says there is only room for the families of the victims. He doesn’t seem to realize that the first responders were victims of the 9/11 and their brethren who remain are indeed families of the victims.
Mayor McBurgler doesn’t want clergy around provoking his Jewish, atheist and Muslim friends with their Christian bigotry. Religion apparently has no part to play in memorializing those who lost their lives on the fateful day. I wonder if he would have uninvited the chaplains who died on 9/11 ministering to the dying souls. And those insidious crosses that stood there in the rubble giving inspiration in the midst of horror and tragedy, they are almost as provocative as that American flag that waved over that gruesome scene. I am surprised some group isn’t petitioning that that flag is not welcome at the site also.
God help NYC, God help America! Some of us still respect the first responders, still revere the cross and still respond to the call of prayer.