New York City officials - the same leadership that has defended building a victory Mosque near Ground Zero - have rejected plans to rebuild a Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks:
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was
destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship.
Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they've been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church -- telling Fox News the deal is off the table.
Granting state property to build a Mosque draws applause; granting land to rebuild a Church destroyed by Islamic terrorist attacks draws rejections and indifference.
The question is, will Obama publicly support the rebuilding of this little Church a he did for building a victory Mosque?
I wouldn't hold my breath.