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Rudy Giuliani on 9/11 Clergy Ban: ‘The Microphone Will Not Melt’ if Religious Leaders Are Included

"We don't have to be hostile to religion."

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani isn't keeping mum about his opinions on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's infamous "clergy ban" at this weekend's 10th anniversary commemoration of the September 11th attacks.

A few weeks ago, The Blaze reported on the outrage over the decision not to include any religious leaders in this year's event. Of course, we also reported on the fact that faith leaders have never been involved in the official proceedings.

But considering Bloomberg's vocal opinion on the so-called Ground Zero mosque and his decision to staunchly defend the steel cross that was recovered from the 9/11 wreckage, his decision to exclude faith leaders on this important anniversary is under fire.

A recent video from Accuracy in Media shows Giuliani holding nothing back in addressing his disagreement with the no-clergy policy. The 2008 presidential contender explained that religion played an immensely important role in helping people deal with the violent terror attacks.

While addressing the National Press Club, Giuliani said that it would be very easy to organize an interfaith coalition of leaders. Getting some laughs from the audience, he quipped, "The microphone will not melt" if religious leaders are invited to participate.

Giuliani's words provide fodder to individuals who believe that Bloomberg's refusal to include the faith community is wrong-headed. Earlier today, we brought you another story out of Washington, D.C., about the exclusion of evangelicals from a 9/11 event at the National Cathedral.

The debate over religious freedom seems to be finding its way into every crevice.


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