Monday, August 30, 2010

Why liberals think conservatives harbor bigots

Because they do:

"No mosque in Murfreesboro. I don't want it. I don't want them here," Evy Summers said to WTVF. "Go start their own country overseas somewhere. This is a Christian country. It was based on Christianity."
The theater of the absurd is opening everywhere:
"[Muslims] are not a religion. They are a political ... group," Bob Shelton, a 76-year-old retiree who lives in the area, told The Associated Press.

Shelton was among several hundred demonstrators who recently wore "Vote for Jesus" T-shirts...
(h/t Glenn Greenwald at Salon)

More on Murfreesboro:
"It's a pro-Christian bill," [State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro,] said. "It was established to protect the First Amendment to keep the federal government from coming in and making a decision on whether or not the church qualified or not to be a church."
But of course Ketron is qualified to decide that a mosque is not a mosque or Islam is not a religion or the First Amendment doesn't mean what it says.

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