Skip to comments.Ground Zero: Yes to mosque, no to church
Posted on 07/29/2011 4:07:33 PM PDT by americanophile
This will make your blood boil. While New York City officials rush to build the Ground Zero mosquestrosity, a 15-story middle finger to America, they've allowed the rebuilding of the 95-year-old St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which stood at the base of the World Trade Center towers and was destroyed by Muslim terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, to be mired in obstruction and endless red tape.
The church has fought a 10-year-long sisyphean battle to rebuild that magnificent icon, but still can't rebuild, while the Islamic supremacist grifters behind the Ground Zero mosque have been helped by city officials to clear all obstacles.
In a letter to Christopher O. Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, CeCe Heil, senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, charged that the Port Authority had "misrepresented the nature of its preliminary agreement with St. Nicholas Church, engaged in fraud while moving away from negotiations, relied upon defamation to mask its activities, and trespassed on St. Nicholas Church property without warrant or legal justification." Heil added that "the Port Authority's activities are a violation of St. Nicholas Church's rights under federal law 42 U.S.C. §1983 and the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution."
Heil accused the Port of "bad-faith dealings and obstructionist tactics towards the St. Nicholas Church" and charged that "the extensive delay caused by the Port Authority's bad-faith negotiations coupled with an arrogant attitude toward people of faith lead to the conclusion that the Port Authority's actions towards St. Nicholas Church are motivated by hostility toward religion a violation of equal protection of the laws under both the U.S. and New York constitutions."
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Church website: http://www.stnicholasnyc.com/
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It will be interesting to see how long the mosque remains standing.
Probably those who want to rebuild the church don’t have gobs of money to throw at city officials, like certain other people do.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 340968
Brooklyn, New York 11234
What’s this “Ground Zero?” What’s this 9/11? What are you talking about? I don’t remember hearing anything about it. I forgot. (sarc)
We live among a lot of stupid americans.
Who owns the land where the Greek church sits
Political correctness is running rampant in every one of our government institutions, even the military. It’s discouraging.
The port authority, I believe.
Got to own the land in order to control the land.
A historic church destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks plans a multimillion-dollar suit against the Port Authority and other agencies for blocking its reconstruction. A notice of claim was filed Monday on behalf of St. Nicholas Church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, declaring their intention to sue. "This claim arises out of the arrogance, bad faith and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority in preventing St. Nicholas from re-building its church at Ground Zero," the church says in its legal filings. According to the notice, the church will seek a minimum of $20 million along with unspecified restitution for damages and expenses "incurred in reliance of the Port Authority's promises that St. Nicholas would be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street." The church, which had been located at 155 Cedar St., was founded in 1916 by Greek immigrants and destroyed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Church leaders contend the PA has reneged on a deal to rebuild the house of worship at the other location, nearby 130 Liberty St. They also charged the PA bulldozed both potential sites during excavations, leaving both properties unusable. The PA, in a statement, said it hopes to sit down with church officials and reach a deal - but pointed the finger at the church for the dispute over its new home. "In 2008, we worked hard to come to what we thought was a very generous agreement with church represenatives," the PA statement read. "Unfortunately, after nine months of negotiation in which the demands of the Orthodox Church continued to increase over and above what we originally agreed to ... we had to make a practical decision to move on." The notice indicated the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. and the Empire State Development Corp. will be included in the suit.
Or built. I wonder where they’ll get construction crews and from where. Maybe importing them from some muslim country??? Then too, it’d be fun watching what happens when they try to build. Maybe.
you underestimate the hatred that many union workers have for this country. They will get construction workers O.K. but they will be the same rabble rousers who shut down companies and government offices through their own greed
I’m thinking there’d be a lot of protesting going on. If the unions had a bad rep. now, imagine what it’ll be then. I think there’ll be some nasty stuff happening.