No Prayer at 9/11 Memorial Service: ‘Has America Lost It’s Way?’

11 Sep

The 10th year service memorializing one of the most significant events in American history, will not include prayer.  How have we let this happen?

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.SurprisedMr 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.”

via No clergy or prayers at 9/11 memorial service | News | The Christian Institute.


One Response to “No Prayer at 9/11 Memorial Service: ‘Has America Lost It’s Way?’”


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