Ten years ago, clergy became greatly involved and more prayers went up at one incident than in many years when terrorists attacked the United States from the air, destroying the Twin Towers and damaging the Pentagon. A third plane crashed in Pennsylvania.
At that moment Americans were stunned with disbelief, dismay and sorrow. As the Twin Towers burned from top down and collapsed, millions of Americans and friends around the world prayed more fervently than probably since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Come Sunday the nation and world will observe the memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the Islamic jihadist attack on the United States and death of 2,996 people.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his wisdom (?) has determined that no clergy and prayer will be a part of Sunday’s observance at Ground Zero.
Where was Bloomberg when the attacks came and the entire world impacted?
He was not mayor, that was Rudy Giuliani who went to Ground Zero, giving his full and undivided support to first responders, clergy, volunteers, survivors and families of the victims.
Bloomberg, staunch Democrat left that party in 2001 for the Republican Party, which he abandoned in 2007. Eventually he ran for mayor in 2009 as an independent.
Seems he doesn’t know what he really is or what he really wants, but is determined to retain his riches, said to be $18.1 billion.
Bloomberg won’t have clergy present, or prayers, but will have many “important” people there for those photo ops and political gain. President Obama will be among the “invited” guests.
Who else? We must wait and see.
Bloomberg’s actions are an insult to those of faith, since he has expounded on the right of Muslims to have a mosque next door to Ground Zero and the memorial.
There will be prayers Sunday all across the nation.