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When the controversy after the owner of the Empire State Building refuses to honor New York's newest cardinal Timothy Dolan.
One congressman asked the owner of the landmark to light the tip of the tower cardinal red.
The lights often often change for special events and not so special.
They glow blue for example for the Super Bowl winning New York Giants and they glowed gold for the well known afterschool alliance.
They turned a threat to honor the anniversary of Communists.
But the -- said no honoring cardinal Dolan.
Bill -- he was the president and CEO of the Catholic league.
And here take -- look at notre Mother Teresa -- cardinal Dolan but yes to Japan after they beat us in women's soccer.
But you know I understand it's a -- building and to what extent it's their -- but this is an iconic structure of its -- its larger than life.
And -- -- you do public responsibilities.
And to -- a large segment of the Catholic population are the New York population which is Catholic as well as so many other people what cardinal -- It's simply bad public relations on his part.
And you know maybe don't want wasn't a mass murderer like -- a dongle murdered 77 million people.
Then it could have been honored that way they did in 2009.
But the sixtieth anniversary of the Communist Chinese so there's an agenda here we Catholics don't like it.
The owner is guided Anthony Malkin do we know anything about.
Am -- at the Harvard law graduate you know -- what is -- -- his -- I know people the real estate industry you don't like him because of his arrogance all kinds of reasons.
And again I mean what he tried to step -- Mother Teresa what bothered me more than just -- does it that he lied.
Going to be very specific when I think about the application back in February 2000 Ted.
There was no structure no rules saying that you we don't -- up for religious figures they -- that can't.
After they -- me and I have the written proof of it.
Because they changed the wording now but then then invoked this Expos facto to try and say you can't have lighting up above the two -- so they played these gains at that they've got that little bully lawyers and putt and park avenue try to intimidate me I brought them back saying your yard attempt to intimidate -- has failed.
So there's a lot of real -- -- -- are present are what 3500 people into the streets to protest what they did back in August of 2000.
I remembered that and that that is what they say they say look we we may.
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We may turn a caller -- -- Malaysia for competing in the Olympics we may honor the Rutgers football team for beating Louisville.
We even we'll turn it -- the -- -- -- gay marriage which is a controversial issue but we do not turn it collars to.
-- religious figure.
Or to honor a request by a religious organization.
-- -- there there there's some what contradictory they'd recognize doctor Martin Luther king and I'd be the first one to say they should recognize him but he would -- -- it would just think he was reverend.
Martin Luther king and now in March the -- for three days.
I mean -- -- we have our own group in the same part of that -- so happy about this but just to show you how clueless Anthony Malcolm this.
For three days one day before and I have to -- products they want 1617 and eighteen -- -- -- -- the towers ingrained present Patrick.
Well you know I mean I don't furcal Patrick but so I thought I think that he was a -- -- -- I don't look we have a real problem here -- the sensitivity for all kinds of people.
Roland Martin gets suspended because they don't like what he -- Pat Buchanan gets -- because they don't like what he wrote the book sacks of article one can't trust the way wants to make some fun but Arabs at at the Oscars.
You've got people -- about statements about what we cannot say about Jeremy -- I'd -- with a lot of the stuff don't get me wrong.
But when it comes to -- -- there's no sensitivity to all we get my knowledge we get Anthony Malkin we get this kind of dissing and this and you put the whole package together.
Never -- what's going on in Washington.
Where our president has tried to tell Catholic institutions what kind of -- prerogatives are allowed to exercise of which ones they can't.
The whole thing has devoted to -- which -- -- a lot of Catholics angry.
Hello -- Dolan has done a lot of good for the New York area and it's not just for Catholics and the Catholic Church is a lot to help before the downtrodden and so on.
So it's not just about being Catholic it's honoring somebody who's done a lot of good for this community and beyond and who could they're saying eventually -- -- -- up.
To be an amazing our act bill Donahue thank you sir thank you so much.
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