The Founders cared so much about the free exercise of religion that they put it first in the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.The wingnut's imagined text:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of any particular Christian denomination, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.Oh sure, they'll let the Jews practice their religion freely too. They haven't killed Christ in like 2000 years, and besides, the fundies need them to help the End Times arrive.
But Muslims? No way. Cal Thomas tells his wingnut audience at Townhall:
We won't win this war if we permit the uncontrolled construction of mosques.Then he says that we need to be more like Syria, that well-known beacon of religious liberty. I kid you not!
[T]he Syrian government has asked imams for recordings of their Friday sermons and has begun closely monitoring what is taught in religious schools. ...Could we please start that purge with Cal? (Kidding of course.)
What does Syria know that we refuse to acknowledge out of fear of offending "sensibilities"?
We must purge the evil from among us, or else.