Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Can't Rebuild a church at Ground Zero, but a Mosque is on the fast track

Shadow of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Trade Center

The NY Times wrote 2 YEARS AGO ! ! ! .....
The story of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and its efforts to rebuild after the collapse of the World Trade Center is one of well-intentioned promises that led to endless negotiations, design disputes, delays and mounting costs......
Within a month of the attack on the trade center, Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, pledged that the four-story church would rise “on the same sacred spot as a symbol of determined faith.” Gov. George E. Pataki agreed.......

“We understand the church’s mission,” said Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority. “It is part of the history of the site and we want to maintain that. We just need to put the project in the right context.”.....
See 2nd article here
But the Mosque is on the fast track.....