Will.Whim

A weblog by Will Fitzgerald

Christians for freedom of religion?

Can I a tiny shout-out from other US Christians who are grateful to live in a country that has religious freedom built into the very core of its democracy and constitution? And that, therefore, efforts to curtail the religious rights of Muslims near the 9/11 site should be resisted?

It seems ridiculous that there would be any issue here at all.

See also: Hallowed Ground.

2 responses to “Christians for freedom of religion?

  1. John Cook August 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Who owns the land the proposed mosque would be built on? Is it public or private property?

  2. Will Fitzgerald August 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    According to Mayor Bloomberg:

    “This morning, the City’s Landmark Preservation Commission unanimously voted not to extend landmark status to the building on Park Place where the mosque and community center are planned. The decision was based solely on the fact that there was little architectural significance to the building. But with or without landmark designation, there is nothing in the law that would prevent the owners from opening a mosque within the existing building. The simple fact is this building is private property, and the owners have a right to use the building as a house of worship.”

    http://bit.ly/ba3IGI

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