Ground Zero: Christians Fight Back!

It is unfortunate that there have been so many recent articles about Mosques opening in America. Even Christians allow their houses of worship to be used as temporary Mosques. Today, we get some good news about Christians finally taking a stand on behalf of their beliefs! Like I have been saying, fighting Islam is not about religion to me. It is about preserving our freedoms and our Western values for ourselves and our future generations. Considering the largest part of our country’s populace identifies with Christianity, we are going to need a strong Christian voice to win this war.

St. Nicholas Church Sues Port Authority for Right to Rebuild at Ground Zero
February 15, 2011

The small church, destroyed on 9/11, is accusing the Port Authority of fraud and defamation.

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

LOWER MANHATTAN — The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church has sued the Port Authority for the right to rebuild their house of worship after its destruction on 9/11.

For the past several years, the leaders of the small church, previously located just south of the World Trade Center, have been embroiled in a battle with the Port Authority over where and how to rebuild it. Now, in a lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday, the church is accusing the Port Authority of seizing the church’s land without permission and of violating the church’s freedom of religion.

“It’s not about money,” said Father Mark Arey, spokesman for the church and Ecumenical Officer with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. “We have the responsibility to protect the property of our church. [The Port Authority] won’t talk to us. What else are we supposed to do?”

The two sides reached a preliminary deal in 2008 that would have given the church a larger parcel of land to the east of their original site and $20 million to rebuild.
But the Port Authority broke off negotiations in 2009, saying the church was making too many demands. The Port then took over the church’s property and has been using it to build infrastructure for the World Trade Center site.

The Port Authority declined to comment on the litigation directly but released a statement defending the agency’s actions:

“After eight months of negotiations in which the demands of the Orthodox Church continued to increase over and above what was originally agreed to in 2008, the Port Authority had to make a practical decision to move on or risk further delaying the entire World Trade Center project,” the Port Authority said in the statement.

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7 comments for “Ground Zero: Christians Fight Back!

  1. February 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Where are the Christians. They don’t seem to be coming here to show their support to St. Nicholas Church? I, for one, am saddened at the state of many churches. And I’m a Baptist! It’s no wonder Islam is marching gleefully into out societies. Western Christians have gone to sleep because of to many peaceful years and have forgotten to man the walls against this evil ideology. Yes our savior is the Prince of Peace who says love thine enemy. As opposed to the Islamic Quran’s order of hate the infidel. Somehow it might just take an apocalyptic revelation to to get their attention. But by then it may be to late.

  2. CGW
    February 17, 2011 at 1:26 am

    How can the Port Authority seize private property? Eminent domain?

    I hope and pray that the church wins their lawsuit. And everyone should get behind them in a big way, like the protests over the proposed Groung Zero mosque.

  3. MN
    February 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

    “Where are the Christians” – the answer is pretty obvious.
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    Most of the Christian Missionaries & funding are out to do what they’ve been doing for centuries now – proselytize.
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    You want Christians – go check the non-Christian majority countries & you’d find a lot of money & a lot of missionaries.
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    Look at Pakistan, Bangladesh & of course my very own India. Heck, for christ-sakes, I’ve been myself educated during my formative years at a Christian Missionary funded Christian Institution. I have great respect for the nuns & the Mother out there & still vividly remember their love, affection & care.
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    Though, it was not for nothing. They did try to seduce me to leave my native faith & indigenous belief-system – which, of course, I did not.
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    If you look at the changes in the demography of North-Western status of India – like Nagaland, Meghalaya, you’ll know where a LOT OF THE MONEY, TIME & EFFORTS of the Christian Missionaries have been expended. The Tribal (Pagan) majority lands are now Christian Majority – and soon they’re going to fight for freedom from their own brethren.
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    Look at Sudan, Somalia, other North African states – each of them have Missionary funding to convert the indigenous tribes from the native faith (Pagan faith) into Christianity – mainly Catholic, though.
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    It saddens me that the Greek who lost their entire society, culture & faith-system due to Christianity are today defending the very same oppressors of their ancestors. It is not much dissimilar to the Egyptian Muslims & Afghani Muslims who want to & destroyed their own ancestors hard work like the Pharoah & Bamiyan Buddha, respectively.
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    Sorry – but notwithstanding the great amount of respect I have for Missionaries & the average Christian – and notwithstanding the great love & respect I have for Jesus of Nazareth, the Missionaries have really lost track of what’s more important. They’ve stopped looking at the Quality of Christians and moved on to Quantity. They’re looking to convert more & more people – without bothering to see if those people are really converting for the love of Christ or for the money being offered.
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    So, dear friends, that’s where Christianity – at least the organized & funded Catholic version of it – is headed. No wonder this Greek Orthodox church got very little support.
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    I pray to Christ that He gives those senseless missionaries a sense of whats urgent & important & that He guides them back to defend their home-land.
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    God Bless America – God Bless the Average Christian.
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    MN

  4. greg_o
    February 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Well, MN. At least smart hindus like Ravi Zacharias see the idiocy in hinduism and get the heck out of it. One point three million gods. That is the nuttiest concept I have ever heard of short of whats in a squirrels breakfast.

    • eib
      February 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Hinduism is not Islam.
      The multiplicity of gods in Hinduism is a tribute to its capacity to value individual choice.
      If any group of people has been unduly oppressed for their religion, it is the Hindus and Buddhists. The chief offenders? If you guessed Islam, you are right.
      Monotheism is not smarter, better or superior to polytheism.
      Indeed, when monotheism becomes intolerant and cruel, it is truly the dregs of humanity.

  5. February 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

    One of the major problems is Bloomberg and his dirty politics. Many NYers know that fighting him is useless and most don’t have the means to fight him. He plays dirty with building code laws and zoning. I know that some Christians have fought and their pleas and ways to fight Bloomberg fall on politically correct deaf BloomMOSLEM ears.

    New York City is also a place sullied by political correctness and a sick film of “I don’t care.”

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