Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Last Fall, the Empire State Building Lighting Partners approved of lighting the tower in red and yellow to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese revoltion, whose dictator Mao Zedong was responsible for the deaths of millions of people.

Recently an application wss made to light the tower in blue and white, which were the colors of Mother Theresa of Calucutta's congregation, the Missionaries of Charity. Those who filed the application were asking that the Empire State Building be illuminated in those colors on August 26, 2010 which is the 100th anniversary of Mother Theresa's birth. The application was denied without explanation.

Assemblyman Jay Webber is now sponsoring two new resolutions. The first calls on the Partners to reconsider their rejection and the second would declare August 26, 2010 Mother Theresa day in New Jersey.

Webber says, "It is absurd and beyond belief that the Empire State Building would honor an oppressive Communist regime defined by terrorism and tyranny, but refuse to honor a life-saving Catholic woman defined by compassion and caring."

The Assemblyman is calling on his colleagues of all religious beliefs to support his resolutions.

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