Thursday, July 10, 2008

Trashing NYC's founders


It's historic St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.
Here's an old church bell in the courtyard...scrap metal thieves haven't figured out how to pilfer this one - yet.
Some lovely stained glass windows are on display.
Peter Stuyvesant is buried in a vault here, and from what we've read, he was a real bastard.
There are many graves in this churchyard, which has been bricked.

But what crime did this other poor guy commit to warrant the trashbag treatment?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh c'mon, the trash bags were only there briefly, the courtyard is cleaned and supervised constantly.

Wade Nichols said...

That place is only a "church" in name, according to a colleague of mine in his 60's, and I believe he's also a "former Episcopalian", due to that once great church's drift into irrelevance.

He says that place is basically a front for various extreme left political activities - the usual anti-war, 9/11 conspiracy theories, anti-Bush, anti-Capitalism, anti-everything!

They basically use the church premises for their political activities, and then on Sundays they "roll out the card table and decide to say a few words about God", according to my colleague!

See here for an article on "Reverend" Frank Morales:

http://www.thevillager.com/villager_267/morales.html

A complete disgrace how they regard Peter Stuyvesant's grave!

Anonymous said...

that Rev Billy is a big joke too.

Ridgewoodian said...

WADE NICHOLS--

A Christian church that's against this stupid war! What's scandalous is that's scandalous.