As you might expect, he's come in for a lot of criticism over this. But he's not backing down.
It turns out that keeping this man in office is looking more and more like a dreadful mistake. As he has assumed more power he has become increasingly dictatorial. It's scary.
Here's an excerpt from a Fox News story:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not reconsider his decision to exclude clergy from the ceremony marking 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, a spokesman said Friday.Click here to read the whole story.
The statement comes despite increased pressure from religious and conservative leaders who say that even though the mayor has not allowed clergy at other services, he should make an exception this time.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said Americans "turned to God for solace" after the 2001 attacks, and clergy were intimately involved in helping the nation heal.
"Unfortunately, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would have us look the other way," Perkins said in a statement.