Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Missing Factor in 9-11 Memorials-Guest Jerry Newcombe Weighs In

The Memorials of 9-11 were varied, stirring, and in one case disturbing as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed the door on Christian clergy who should have been present, prayers being offered and even in the face of first responders who rushed in to save lives after the Muslim attacks. These heroes were excluded from the ceremonies. Why Mr. Mayor? 

Then there is this puzzle: With all the observances of the 10th anniversary of 9-11, WHY was a specific element regarding the horrific savagery of that day conspicuously absent?  Guest Radio Host Commentator Jerry Newcombe takes it on accurately as he steps up to the keyboard:

What Was Left Out of the 9/11 Memorials?
By Jerry Newcombe   9/13/11

Now that the dust has settled from the memorials commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we can see what was included and what was excluded.

I was pleased that the president read Scripture (from Psalm 46).

I was displeased that the mayor of New York City chose not to invite any Christian clergyman to participate, as this would supposedly violate the separation of church and state.

Never mind that the founders of this country—-by their words and by their actions—-showed over and over again that they intended religion (by which they meant Christianity in its various stripes) to flourish, even in the public arena, on a voluntary basis.

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