Friday, August 13, 2010

Your Weekly Rush - Mosques

Well Rush has been speaking about the "Ground Zero" mosque, as you would expect. He's against it.
There are 23 mosques in New York, the Constitution does not guarantee you can put your church anywhere you want, it just says you cannot be denied the practice of worship. There are all kinds of mosques in New York, 23 already. They could put another one anywhere they want. This site is purposefully provocative. There's nothing good that can come of this. Nothing good. It's a bad idea all around. Nobody's against mosques, and the First Amendment does not guarantee you can put one up wherever you want it to go.

. . . Ladies and gentlemen, zoning laws. I'm sure have encountered them. Zoning laws tell churches where they can and can't go all the time.
A few points we might point out here. First of all, earlier this week we discussed the fact that the Ground Zero Mosque is hardly the only one being protested / harassed in this nation. So to pretend that conservatoids are happy with mosques, just not there, is a bit disingenuous.

Secondly, when you propose that Zoning laws be changed to prevent Muslims from building a Mosque on land they own, and that is what Rush is proposing, you are infringing on their religious freedom. I don't see any other way to look at it. It would be one thing if they were applying to put a Mosque in land not zoned for that; at that point they would have to go through a review process. But this Mosque has already gone through that process. Rush is proposing, as many others are, that the process be changed, essentially, to harass Muslims.

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