New York City

Chaplain Compares NYC to "Plantation" at de Blasio's Inauguration

"Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shining in darkness"

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A chaplain who spoke at incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration ceremony sent his listeners into shock mode when he compared the city to a "plantation" and called for its return to greatness.

"Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shining in darkness," said the Rev. Fred Lucas of the Brooklyn Community Church, during public remarks at Mr. de Blasio's incoming ceremony, The New York Daily News reported. Mr. Lucas officially serves as the city's Department of Sanitation chaplain.