We’re waiting to hear of any changes in the program, hoping for a change of heart by Mayor Bloomberg. The country needs to come together united once again – we don’t do that with “political correctedness” in the way, or by leaving God out. It is also a tragic thought that the work of some Christian Evangelicals has been alienating enough to cause this kind of decision.

From NY Times:

The second Sunday after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, New York clergy members of many faiths joined elected officials at Yankee Stadium in a city-sponsored memorial ceremony that melded the sacred and the secular, replete with flags, prayers and tears.

Ten years later, any consensus that existed about the appropriate role of religion in public ceremonies marking a monumental American trauma has fallen apart.

Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/nyregion/omitting-clergy-from-911-ceremony-prompts-protest.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2