Skip to comments.Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders
Posted on 08/18/2010 8:59:38 AM PDT by americanophile
Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church.
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship.
Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they've been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church -- telling Fox News the deal is off the table.
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This is BIG. The ole War in the Balkan States between Orthodox and Ottomans.
This needs to go viral. I did not know that the government had killed the deal.
Sent this out to all your contacts.
We are in a religious and constitutional war...I am stunned at how fast things have fallen...just like the towers.
This nation has gone over firmly to the dark side.
I shudder in shame and horror.
When Obama was contacted about this, his response. Oh, that’s a local issue that I won’t comment on.... </sarcasm>
It should be rebuilt ASAP.
I’ll put my lot in with my fellow Christians...
Islamic terrorists can destroy a peaceful Christian church yet our troops aren’t allowed to target mosques harboring terrorists.
It’s unbelievable, isn’t it? We seem to be shrouded in utter evil.
Why the surprise??? Two factors:
1. An Muslimbie President
2. Arab money
Shocked? Surprised? Dismayed? Why?
Instead of shudder and shame, stand up and fight for our Judeo-Christian beliefs. Become a member of a Tea-Party, a member of a good strong conservative group, get out and support a good strong conservative with effort and money. We do.
Letter to President Obama From George Demos
August 17, 2010
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC, 20500
Dear Mr. President,
You recently offered your strong support for the right of the Mosque near Ground Zero to be built and stated that “Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country - that includes the right to build a house of worship.”
I believe that a Mosque near the hallowed Ground Zero where Islamic extremists murdered 3,000 Americans, including 168 from Suffolk County where I am a candidate for U.S. Congress, is inappropriate, provocative, and wrong.
While we may disagree on the appropriateness of the Mosque, we can surely agree that it is an issue of national importance that the only house of worship actually destroyed on September 11, 2001, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, be rebuilt. For the last year, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has refused to meet with Church officials and has placed bureaucratic roadblocks in way of rebuilding St. Nicholas Church.
The world is watching to see if the humble Church that stood as a quiet refuge at the crossroads of commerce will rise from the ashes of that fateful September morning and become a vibrant symbol of our faith and resiliency as a nation.
Mr. President, please stand up and defend our Judeo-Christian values, express your public and unwavering support for St. Nicholas Church, and ensure that it is rebuilt.
Candidate for U.S. Congress (NY-1)
Letter to President Obama From George Demos
YES. WE ARE AT WAR WITH THIS SOCIALIST/MUSLIM GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON.
SEND THIS ARTICLE TO MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS/SUPPORT SERVICES (ACTIVE OR RETIRED)THAT YOU KNOW. SEND THIS ARTICLE TO POLICE/FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU KNOW. SEND THIS ARTICLE TO SENIOR CITIZEN ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL CLUBS OR HOUSING COMPLEXES WHERE VOTING SENIORS CAN BE REACHED.
SEND THIS ARTICLE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. STEP UP AND DO NOT LET THESE SOCIALISTS/MUSLIMS STEP DOWN ON YOUR THROAT WITH THEIR SHOES. LIKE A DOG MARKING HIS TERRITORY, DO NOT LET THESE MUSLIMS ERECT A VICTORY MOSQUE ON THE GRAVES OF 3000, AND SPIT IN OUR FACES IN THE PROCESS. FIGHT THEM AND DESTROY THEM AND THEIR ATTACK ON WE THE CITIZENS.
I don’t go around blabbing about what I do in support of freedom like some do. Nevertheless, I stand by my comments about this nation: it has gone over to the dark side...collectively.
We shall see if there is any reverse in the descent to hell soon enough.
Not only should the church be rebuilt, but it should be rebuilt on the exact same spot.
We really miss the implications of things that we do.
Here we are moving a church from ground zero. Isn’t that a victory for Islam? Of course it is.
“Why look, we not only took out the WTC towers, but we took out a Christian church in the process, and the port authority has prevented it from being rebuilt. A victory for Alah.”
Is this the message we want to send?
Not just no, but hell no!