No clergy or prayers to be said at 9/11 Memorial Service

Posted: September 1, 2011 in End times, Manipulating people, Social Trends
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1Cr 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

John 3: 20-21 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

It seems Atheists are going to court in America to stop a 9/11 memorial museum in New York from featuring steel beams found standing upright in the shape of a cross amid the rubble of the attacks.   It would seem that the wicked do not want anyone or anything to remind them that God is real.  Even is it means that those who gained comfort from this beckon are refused that hope and comfort.  This is no longer about supporting the families who died but supporting a personal agenda.

The article goes on to say:

The beams were seen by many New Yorkers as a beacon of hope for the city following the tragedy.

But American Atheists, the group who brought the lawsuit, say the cross is an unconstitutional mingling of church and state, and a breach of ‘equality’.

Ground Zero

Museum officials said the cross was being displayed not because of its religious value but the role it played in the aftermath of the attacks.

Museum president Joe Daniels said in a statement: “The mission of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is to tell the history of 9/11 through historic artifacts like the World Trade Center cross.

He added: “This steel remnant became a symbol of spiritual comfort for the thousands of recovery workers who toiled at ground zero, as well as for people around the world”.

Flawed

The American Centre for Law and Justice called the lawsuit “flawed”, and Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow said; “This is another pathetic attempt to rewrite the Constitution and rewrite history by removing a symbol that has deep meaning and serves as a powerful remembrance to that fateful attack nearly ten years ago”.

The cross was placed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum during a ceremony earlier this month.

Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said: “As a public accommodation, the memorial must allow us [and all other religious philosophies] to include our own display of equal size inside the museum, or not include the cross.”

The 9/11 memorial and museum is due to open later this year on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

So the 10th anniversary memorial service of New York’s 9/11 tragedy will not include clergy or prayers, it has been revealed.

The ban has caused upset because church leaders played a vital role in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Former Deputy Mayor of New York Rudy Washington, who was serving in office at the time of the 9/11 attacks, expressed outrage at the exclusion.

Surprised

Mr Washington said: “This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no prayer, this appears to be insanity to me. I feel like America has lost its way”.

City Council Member Fernando Cabrera, a pastor at New Life Outreach International, said he was “Utterly disappointed and surprised”.

He told The Wall Street Journal that religious leaders were “one of the pillars that carried us through. They were the spiritual and emotional backbone, and when you have a situation where people are trying to find meaning, where something is bigger than them, when you have a crisis of this level, they often look to the clergy.”

Concern

John Long, Director of the Federation of Fire Chaplains for the Mid-Atlantic, expressed concern and said: “You can’t have a memorial service without religion.”

A spokesperson for New York’s City Hall defended the decision, saying that religious leaders had been excluded from previous 9/11 memorials and they wanted this one to be the same.

The spokesperson said: “There are hundreds of important people that have offered to participate over the last nine years, but the focus remains on the families of the thousands who died on September 11”.

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-clergy-or-prayers-at-911-memorial-service/


 

 

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