Mr Bloomberg, If You Don’t Want Clerics Now…

I have some idea of what to say but I’m trying something new…  though you’re tempting me to speak my mind…

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is banning clergy-led prayer at this weekend’s events marking the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The mayor’s office says he wants to avoid disagreements over which religious leaders participate. Some religious groups are calling the ban a sign of prejudice against religion.

So instead of my saying anything to you, Mr Mayor, I’ll just let God (through Jeremiah) say something to those disinvited Clerics – :

וְאַתָּ֞ה אַל־תִּתְפַּלֵּ֣ל בְּעַד־הָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֗ה וְאַל־תִּשָּׂ֧א בַעֲדָ֛ם רִנָּ֥ה וּתְפִלָּ֖ה וְאַל־תִּפְגַּע־בִּ֑י כִּי־אֵינֶ֥נִּי שֹׁמֵ֖עַ אֹתָֽךְ

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