Is it too much to ask? Can we just come to our senses when it comes to the proposed Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero?
If you believe Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin, this is sacred ground – which should not be desecrated by the building of a mosque.
Holy Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Holy Mohammed! Holy Aqua Buddha! That is just pure nonsense.
If it ever comes to pass, the cultural center will not be built at Ground Zero. It will be built two blocks from Ground Zero – on Park Place Street, surrounded by long-existing businesses – many of which were damaged on September 11 and have long since reopened.
At equal distance from Ground Zero you will find: a McDonald’s, a Burger King, a Catholic Church, apartment buildings, hotels, coffee shops, even a strip club. But not one word of protest has been heard against any of them – because they’re allegedly built on sacred ground.
Let’s face it. This whole controversy is being manufactured by politicians trying to trash the Constitution in order to score cheap political points.
If we’re going to shut down every mosque because of 9/11, then we should shut down every Catholic Church because of priests who buggered altar boys.
That’s my parting shot for today.