Sunday, July 25, 2010

I first saw this at Teresamerica

13 comments:

)O( said...

I am certainly in agreement with you on this one~

Joe said...

)O(: Thanks for the note!

lisa said...

I say someone start a barbeque pork busines across the street and let's see who's got hair trigger sensitivity.

This is a good video in that too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxFzFIDbKpg&feature=player_embedded

Z said...

I hope to heck this is getting air time in NYC...I'll have to send this to my NY city liberal cousin and ask her...........will let you know :0-)

)O( said...

I'm with you all on this ridicules subject.
Will there ever be an end to this madness?

Joe said...

Z: Thanks. It may well be lawful, but it is certainly in bad taste, to say the least, and vile thinking on the part of New Yorkers if they allow it to happen.

Z said...

http://tool.donation-net.net/public/act4a/SignUp/enter.cfm?dn=1097&source=2013&CFID=9196978&CFTOKEN=55918685

That's a petition against the NYC mosque.
My cousin sent an email out to her fellow New Yorkers asking if they've seen this on TV, she has not but doesn't watch much local news. SHE says New Yorkers are furious, I think nobody has a choice but let the mosque be built$$$
When they think they can get something built that big by 9/11/11, somebody's paying EVERYBODY OFF. I've worked in construction/design and there is NO NORMAL WAY they can have all of that in a year ...permits alone could take six months on a project that big. This has a LOT LOT LOT of HUGE money behind it.
We're losing our country, bit by bit.

Joe said...

Z: X: More like chunk by chunk.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Some may wonder why a Born Again Christian and a future rabbi, both under the age of 25, are working to build support for a Muslim community center. To us it seems natural: this is not simply a Muslim issue, a Jewish issue, or a Christian issue. This is an American issue, and members of all religious communities are affected by a threat to religious freedom."

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"Some may question why Park51 should be located in Downtown Manhattan, not so far from the site where terrorists brutally took 3,000 innocent American lives on 9/11. We would respond that those terrorists have already taken so much from us that they should not be allowed to take the soul of America, too. That soul resides in the basic tenets of the American Constitution, notably the belief that religious freedom must be extended to all, not granted on a case-by-case basis. Our fight against al-Qaeda starts at home with our fight to protect the Constitutional values they so viciously oppose.

We must not allow religious freedom to be compromised. That would be not only a loss for the American community in which we live, but also a slight to the Founding Fathers and the hopes they had for our country. Park51 represents a defining moment for religious freedom in America.

Addressing the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, as America's first president, George Washington, expressed this hope: "May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid." In working together to protect religious freedom, we may yet realize his vision."-- Joshua Stanton

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Joe said...

SK: This is not a matter of religious freedom, but of propriety. I Corinthians 10:25 reminds us: "'Everything is permissible' - but not everything is beneficial. 'Everything is permissible' - but not everything is constructive."

To build the mosque there may well be permissible and lawful, and even religiously free, but it would be in very, very bad form and would be a travesty of justice.

lisa said...

I bet liberals would be up in arms if a Catholic Church was being built next to an abortion clinic.

Joe said...

lisa: Good point!