The Church refused entry to worshipers who were not vaxed. (The CDC has DECREED an END to NO vaxed and unvaxed segregation) but LET US PRAY fell on deaf ears at Trinity Episcopal Church -Wall Street..
INSIDE the protest began with one man challenging the mask/vax policy as being un-Christian. (Even more strange rules prevailed, as he passed thru the screener to enter the church, he was forced to relinquish his cigarettes.)
Video Part 1 . It was difficult hear what was said since the church security formed a tight circle around the Christian protestor.
Outside, in front of the church doors, unvaxed worshipers chanted “LET US Pray”. While many cops were seen to arrive, they kept coming and coming , they didn’t interfere with the Christian worshipers.
Part 2 video
.Flickr slide show # 1- Christians were segregated- denied entry – NOT allowed to pray at historical Trinity Episcopal Church at Wall st/Ground Zero. They had to show vaccine PAPERS to PRAY. Shameful! un-Christian. “What would Jesus Do?”
Flickr slide show # 2 – screen shots ISIDE as the protest in support of those Christians denied entry BEGAN.
East Ghost Reports captured the moment a member of the clergy attempted to address the complaints of the Christians who were denied entry TO PRAY. Nothing came of this, of course.
Final look at the very WOKE Trinity Church Mission Statement:
Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. We are guided by our core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel are the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission. Worship is at the center of parish life, with 20 services offered every week, many of which are streamed online and viewed by hundreds of thousands worldwide. As historic buildings and active churches, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel also welcome more than three million visitors and pilgrims from around the world every year.
Sadly, on August 21, 2022: Not EVERYONE was WELCOMED
[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]
“In 2000, the United Nations General Assemblyestablished June 20 as World Refugee Dayto recognize and applaud the contribution of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis …. celebrate World Refugee Day with an event, prayer service, or other activity.”
#WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of (Muslim)refugees and migrants, on September 19, 2016.
The petition asks governments to help the (Muslim) refugees :
Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
“Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a Nation and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of (Muslim) refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a Nation, enriches our society and strengthens our collective security.”
HOWEVER: Mercy. Compassion … Do unto others …. Western values. Anathema to Islam (it’s in the Quran)
“The Infidels must Die!”
“The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.
Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.
Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’Rather kind of them to warn me.”
The gentle and kind Reverend White … has witnessed the worst atrocities on the ground against his fellow Christians, minorities and Yazidi girls who are taken as sex slaves, and he finally declared:”
“I have looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any. If you find it, tell me. This makes it very difficult to talk to ISIS because they can show you quite clearly that it is what Allah wants. They can justify their position when Allah says you should combat and fight the infidel and they say, ‘Well, these are infidels.’ So the question is, how can you prove that these are not infidels? And you can’t.” [Jihad Watch]
YET, the misguided do-gooders at CWS preach-on ….
Overheard at Columbus Circle, a mother telling her young daughter (simplistically) that the purpose of the CWS event was to teach us “to be kind to all people”. So… “Rebecca, Stands With Refugees”
The mother sees what she wants to see, the Happy (feel-good) Faces of dedicated (misguided) do-gooders: It’s World Refugee Day!
But, how kind is ignoring theChristian refugees while Muslim ‘refugees’ go to the head-of-the-line.
I watched. Took a few pictures. Knowing a dialogue about the Christian victims of Islam would be met with plastic smiles …. and silence…
But, one brave voice stood firmly in front of them- facing their table. His message perplexing for the do-gooder, as it does not compute, “Say NO to Refugees”
A message lacking nuance, perhaps, but they should have opened a door and talked with him. Instead, CWS holds firm. CWSis GOOD. Bringing Social Justice to the Muslim World.
That protestor is a BAD man. A Racist. Islamophobe. Bigoted. Hater. Ignore him. (hands to ears- lalalala) CWS (CHRISTIAN World Service)outreach goes first to Muslim “refugees” of Syria. To save them from “Islamophobia” .
That “One World – Social Justice”from CWS offers kindness, empathy, Social Justice. (to some) The Christian Victims of Genocide must go to the back-of-the-line. Protecting Muslim refugees comes FIRST because Muslims are “threatened by imagined Islamophobia”
Within the United States, the welcome of (Muslim) Syrian refugees is being challenged. This type of fear-mongering (against Muslims) has no place in our society. People of all faiths must stand in solidarity with refugee and migrant communities.
BUT, are the “important and very needy” Muslim “refugees” properly vetted? (If at all). CWSclaims they are.
More from CWS as they Welcome the (Muslim) Syrian “Refugees”
IN CWS‘ OWN WORDS:
‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’
– Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)
Join CWS in refugee resettlement – welcome arriving families as contributing members of our communities….
Take a collection to help Syrian refugee families cover basic expenses.
CWSwill connect these funds with arriving Syrian families for housing, utilities and basic needs as well as CWSSyrian crisis advocacy.
Refugees often arrive with little more possessions than the clothing on their backs.
Collect the household goods one family will need to start a new life in the U.S.
Ship boxed items to a city across the U.S. … household items will be provided to arriving refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq and other countries.
Located near a CWS resettlement office? Contact your local affiliate to serve as a welcome team or to find local volunteer and donation needs.
Sadly, CWS with holds aide to the Christians of the Middle East (and Yazidis, as well) slaughtered and enslaved throughout the 21st Century Muslim World. It’s a puzzlement…
They are largely funded with your tax dollars! And, it was Church World Servicewhose subcontractor Virginia Council of Churches first brought this whole secretive and costly resettlement program to my attention in 2007.
See my latest report on CWSat American Resistance 2016!where we tell you about how CWS is going to illegally hide aliens sought by ICE.
Don’t you think that, if they go forward with their announced plan and break federal law, their federal funds should be immediately cut off?
By the way, if the name Church World Servicerings a bell for you locally. Know that they might be raising funds from your church through their annual “Crop Walks!”
Their charitable work for hungry people is, in my view, just a cover for their political ambitions.
Church World Service member churches are here. Be sure your church isn’t planning to hide those sought by ICE.
Why not bring Christians and Yazidis from the Muslim world here first?Why not bring Muslim dissidents, ex-Muslims, and Muslim homosexuals here second?
— before we extend visas, green cards and asylum to Muslim boys and men? [Phyllis Chesler]
IN CONCLUSION: The misguided fools and tools at CWS need an awakening, before it’s too late for the Christian Refugees of The Middle East. These hapless do-gooders should ask more probing questions of CWS. “Are we doing enough to help the Christian victimssuffering under the boot of terrorism?” A pretty smile to passersby is not enough.
++ Christian Genocide. It’s Real ++
PART TWO: Impassioned voices from THE CHRISTIAN REFUGEESof the Middle East, the Yazidis of Iraq , who need re-settlement. Lost in the wilderness, they desperately need JUSTICE. NOW.
[Stop Islamization of Nations Conference on Sept. 11, 2012]
While Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is “peace” to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted. Shame on them!
I depart with a short slide show of theCWS small and very quiet (Muslim) refugee outreach at Columbus Circle. “Saving the Refugees from “Islamophobia”. One World. One Day. One empty out-reach program at a time.
Genocide:a term coined by Polish writer and attorney, Raphael Lemkin, in 1941.
As defined by the UN in 1948, GENOCIDE means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including:
(a) killing members of the group (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group (e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
A tragic centennial. 100 years. 1915 (lasting til 1923)
2015- I saw this ad below in Times Square, just a few days before The Armenian Holocaust Remembrance Day (hat tip from Urban Infidel)
The ad proclaims: TURKEY: Partner in Peace.”
(Notice the ‘c’ in ‘peace’) It’s a large red Islamic crescent and star.
In the background of this ad is The Blue Mosque (surrounded by minarets).
1616 A.D., it was built on the site of the Byzantine emperors’ palace & facing the beautiful Byzantine CHURCH, the Hagia Sophia.
Remember the Ground Zero Mosque? (Same idea) Islam andthe desecration of the Hagia Sophia. In 1453, after invading Constantinople, the Muslim Sultan, Mehmet ll, entered the Cathedral (the Hagia Sophia) and insisted it be transformed to a mosque at once. One of the Ulama climbed the pulpit and recited the Shahada.
An evil deed: done. The Hagia Sophia. VIOLATED.
Today, a beautiful Cathedral remains surrounded by those VILE minarets, forced to be a mosque/museum. Never again allowed to be a CHURCH.2015. Times Square. With these 21st century ads, Lies and More Lies abound. as Turkey continues to deny a Genocide. No Factcheck/Just LIES.
Turkish ads purposefully juxtaposed to the “REMEMBER the Armenian Genocide” billboard.
NEVER let an opportunity to OFFEND … Christians or Jews … go to waste.FACT: The history of Islam is NOT PEACE.
FACT: There were an estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire on the eve of WWI.
Approximately one and a half million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923. Another half million found shelter abroad.
The message is still the same : Stop Islamic Genocide!
April 24, 2015 – The Armenian Remembrance Day crowds gathered in Times Square and they were HUGE.Packed shoulder to shoulder from 44th street to 42nd st. (Walking through the crowd was nearly impossible)
It was also, the seventh year in a row that President Barack Obama has broken his promise to use the word “genocide” to describe the atrocity.WHO still REFUSES to call the mass killings a genocide? The Turkish government, the United States and President Obama .
Also, the European Commission, the United Kingdom AND (of course) the United Nations.
They ALL still refuse to acknowledge this first genocide of the the 20th century.
Yet, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a proclamation declaring April 24, 2015 the Armenian Remembrance Day; a day to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
The document reads.“We honor the memories of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and pay tribute to the survivors, especially those who have established roots in New York, where new generation of Armenian Americans continues to thrive”
NY Senator, Chuck Schumer, had this to say about “Why are we here?”
More info can be found here on the Armenian Genocide
NEVER FORGET !
Sadly, the victims of Islam include those who are (and were) FORCED to be Muslim. It’s a FACT: Apostasy means DEATH. Christians, Jews, Hindus. even Muslims…. ALL are victims of the Savage Muslim hoards. Today. Tomorrow. Yesterday.
Yet, the Western Cultural elites continue to ignore the truth.
“Five people were killed early Tuesday morning ( November 18, 2014) when two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, armed with guns and knives. The dead were four Jewish worshipers, and a Druze policeman who died of his wounds hours after he was shot in the gunfight that ended the attack.”
“Father Naddaf serves as the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Yafia, near Nazareth, as well as the primary spiritual advisor and religious spokesperson for the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, a civil society organization that works to support Arab speaking Christian-Aramaen citizens of Israel to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. Foe his efforts to encourage Arab Christian integration into mainstream Israeli society, father Naddaf has been denounced by Arab members of the Israeli Knesset and receives regular threats of intimidation. Before taking his current post, he served as a speaker and judge in the Court of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem.”
“Combining an incredible personal story with his unique perspective as an Arabic-speaking Israeli Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, Father Gabriel Naddaf discussed the plight facing Middle Eastern Christians living under Islamic Extremism.”
That affirms the specialness of Muslims or Muslim privilege… NO they aren’t willing to share.”
“Father Naddaf reviews the shocking stories and statistics of violent oppression facing his colleagues and friends in many of the region’s historic Christian communities and highlights the singular exception to this trend that Israel represents in providing religious freedom, security and opportunity for its Christian citizens and residents.”
AUDIO Text follows (enhanced with a few pics in the video) Part 1 of 2
“The attack as you all know occurred during prayer hours at a synagogue. During the recitation of the (…?) Sh’ma Israel (snip) And I bring this up, to point out that these people were killed because they were Jews praying. And the conflict is not only between extremist Islam and Jews, it’s between extremist Islam and the rest of the world. And one of the most important things, lessons to take as we focus on what happened (snip)…. and it’s an important moment, poignant for us (…?) to remember how we are in brotherhood, in common-need with Christians in the Middle East… in my opinion, terribly under-described victims of this kind of brutality and inhumanity and animal behavior.
And so, that brings me to today’s program (snip ) this week is a special time for us to have a program here at the Presidents’ Conference at the Lawfare Project, that focuses and examines closely the treatment of Christians at the hands of Muslim Extremists in the Middle East in particular, and we take my extension, in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.
Intro for Fr Gabriel Naddaf begins [1:22]
We have with us, and it’s a great privilege, Fr. Gabriel Naddaf, who is the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jafiya, near Nazareth, and this should be of great interest to us, the primary spiritual adviser to an organization called Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which is a Civil Society Organization designed to facilitate and persuade Arab-Israelis to participate in the IDF and to be strong, loyal, patriotic Israeli citizens(snip)
… a very substantial price for this activity, and for this point-of-view, which I, presume, he will tell us something about. He is a heroic figure, bringing us today a topic that we really need very much for our sake, his sake, for the sake of Christians, for the sake of Jews and for the sake of all Western Civilization (snip)
Applause as Fr. Naddaf goes to podium. [2;26]
Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here, with special thanks to the Lawfare Project and the Conference of Presidents for hosting me today. I am honored to speak before you and your guests today.
As you heard, my name is Father Gabriel Naddaf.
I was born in the city of Nazareth (the ?) north of Israel. The town where the Angel Gabriel, whose name I have, appeared to Mary, the Mother of G-d. The very town in which Jesus Christ grew up and began his ministry.
When I was born, Nazareth was a city that was majority Christian; mostly Greek Orthodox, but also Catholics and Protestants. Now it’s majority Muslim.
As I speak to you now, across the Middle East, a sword is being soaked with the blood of Christians. Across the Middle East in the (…?) ten years, one million Christians have been murdered in the Middle East (…?) [3:42] This means that every five minutes a Christian is killed because of his faith. A faith that stands for Love and Peace in the Lord.
[3:59] (…?) Christians were some 20% of the Middle East, today that figure is estimated to be around 4%. (…?) Islamic persecution have fled. Since 2000, over 77% of, Iraq’s 700,000 Christians, have fled. In Syria, where there were two million Christians, there are now (…?) 250,000. Those who remain exist as second class citizens to their Muslim rulers. They face discrimination, physical threats and have been subjected to the most hideous of crimes. Execution and forced conversion (…?) Why. Because they believe in a different faith; a faith with a universal message of love and peace for all.
But, in the Middle East today, there is one country where Christians are fortunately (…?) freedom of suppression, freedom of worship and security. It is Israel. The Jewish State. In Israel Christians enjoy good education, employment, welfare, health care and (…?) studying. [5:41] In Israel, Christians have freedom which NO Muslim power has ever offered us.
As I child I was told that there were bad relations with the Jews. I was told that the Jews said “This is their country” and the Arabs said “It was theirs”. After high school I went to live with my grandmother in Haifa. A mixed Israeli city of Jews and Arabs. I began to work and meet with the Jews. Everyday I was aware of Jews. I worked in a Jewish (…?) and was successful. Tnd they sent me to train courses. They invested in me. The idea that I needed to be scared of Jews or that there was something dangerous about them, was simply not true. A myth was exposed.
From my childhood, I was feeling that I had to save the church. To be honest, I really though that my family did not want me to enter the church, either. The wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. But, it was my calling. So I began my studies with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch (here) in Jerusalem and learned that the people and the roots are from the Jewish People.
I learned that Jesus Christ was Jewish. Part of the people that Moses led out of Egypt with the help of G-d. Part of the tradition of (…?) [7:45] Joseph and Mary, who raised Jesus Christ were Jewish and knew their scriptures. (…?) are themselves of King David and the Laws of the Bible; including the Five Books of Moses and the Books of the Hebrew Prophets.
The Pope Francis presently spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu about whether Jesus spoke Hebrew or Aramaic, which was the language of the Talmud. (…?) our Christian origins are rooted in the Holy Land where Jesus walked and talked. Christianity considers itself (…?) the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible and is not separated from it. [8:38]
Those of us lucky enough to live under Israeli sovereignty have very good relations with the Jewish community living in the land. The State of Israel has demonstrated a considerate attitude towards my community and today, Israel, the Jewish State, the only place in the Middle East where Christians are safe.
Today, in the face of religious persecution and terrorism[snip] [worship, the (…?) for peace, are (…?). To live together in the land of (…?) our fathers. But, what about the rest of the world? ]Does the world speak up against the persecution of Christians in the Middle East? Does the world support Israel for its democratic values (…?) freedom of religion? No. sadly not. Instead Israel has become a victim (…?) SNIP criticism. So much] the International community chooses to single out and attack Israel. This is a terrible crime.
Our (…?) only free society in the Middle East and ???? encourages act of terror; and even against Jews, Yazidis, Christians and even Muslims. In the region, it is time the world woke up to the fact that those who want to destroy the Jewish State are also threatening the last free Christians in the Holy Land. [10;47]
That is why I am here today. To call on you to join me and to show the world Israeli (…?) (…?) safe, this in Christian life in the Middle East. It has (…?) open me by Jesus Christ to plead to you, leaders of people, seekers of peace, to support my (…?) ; to end the global witch-hunt of the only free country in the Middle East.
I call on you today, to (…?) the strength of your great country to prevent the persecution of Christians and to stand by Israel; to protect our community and heritage.
Please don’t let the thousands of years of thriving Christians in the Middle East come to an end on your watch. I ant to thank you again. G-d Bless you all and Shalom. [11:58]
Closing remarks [12:05]
Part 2 of 2 Videos
The Q and A is about 45 minutes – 13 questions and answers, Father Naddaf’s responses were as interesting as his presentation. He was assisted by a translator. He responds is Hebrew and Translator in English.
This is audio only, but captions and time codes should make it easier to scroll through the recording.
As we left 2014 and slipped cautiously into 2015, America was under-seige from the hard-core leftists and the violent racism, assaulting and murdering our police….while ‘mayor’ Red Bill DeBlasio and ‘president” barack hussein Obama work to disarm our country. We are vulnerable. As is the world, exploding with more and more terrorism aimed at citizens-not soldiers.
“Within the borders of Israel, however, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the Christian population is growing. Israel provides Christians with security, freedom of worship, excellent education, employment, health care and other rights and opportunities beyond what is available in many parts of the Muslim world. Father Naddaf and other Christian priests of various denominations, both within and beyond Israel and the Middle East, are clear: One of the safest places for Christians in the Middle East today is Israel.”
And, post-France terrorism attacks, “Netanyahu told Jews who may be fearful living inside France they would be welcomed with open arms if they decided to seek refuge in Israel.”