To Build Or Not To Build
Why those people protesting the building of a mosque in Murphreesboro are not being consistent
We know that the mainstream press deliberately looks for the worst and most negative stereotypical examples of opposition to things like construction of mosque to attempt to paint all of those concerned about the growth in the Muslim population in predominantly Christian parts of our country as bigots or worse. However, the reality is that the views expressed by Mr. Hopson and Ms. Kelly in The Tennessean are widely-held, and for some reason these people actually believe that the government has any power whatsoever to stop the building of a mosque or any kind of house of worship solely because of the kind of religion being espoused at that place of worship. No government authority in the United States of America has that kind of authority, nor should they-because if a mosque can be banned, so can any church that it is determined could be a "threat" to the established order.
Labels: Conservatism, Faith, Local politics, Tennessee politics