Harry Reid should go someplace else.

Posted: 16 August 2010 in civil rights, human rights, politics, religion, republicans

What’s the difference between 20 Warren Street and 51 Park Place in Manhattan?

One of them has a masjid, an Islamic house of prayer.

The other has plans for a cultural center that would also contain a masjid.

Both of them are within 3 blocks of “Ground Zero.” The first one, at 20 Warren Street, has actually been there since before the World Trade Center was built.

A masjid is not technically a mosque. To give a little terminology that Christians can understand, it’s more a chapel than a church, or, to be more accurate, more a chapel than a cathedral. It is a small place of worship. A mosque is a very large place of worship.

The point here is that no one has plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center, and, in fact, there’s already a house of worship there, so all the mouth-frothing just makes the frothers look like larger idiots than they already do. Of course, there are plenty of churches there.

So, Harry Reid’s spokesman Jim Manley says “The First Amendment protects freedom of religion. Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else.”

Shorter Harry Reid: “The Constitution’s for us Christians, fuck the rest of you.” The real kicker is that Reid is himself a Mormon, and should know a thing or two about having the shit kicked out of you just because you’re not swinging with the majority. But now that he’s the Majority Leader, well… shit flows downhill, eh Senator?

This anti-mosque outrage is pure bigotry, and anyone who thinks that it isn’t is either a liar or a moron. I can straight-up guarantee that the outcry surrounding a church being built within three blocks of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta would be non-existent, even though that was a blatant act of Christian extremism.

But hey, the majority doesn’t need to move. Rights are fine unless someone you don’t like tries to exercise them.

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