Why is the Christian right-wing opposing a mosque in Brookfield?
In Brookfield, WI, there is opposition to the building of an Islamic mosque. Why? Do people really think that elderly Muslim women are going to be plotting terrorism against the U.S. Bank building? I am a humanist and I am not going to defend Islam as the so called religion of peace. There is too much violence tolerated and supported, as is in the Christian bible, in the Quran, for me to do that.
I think the world and the U.S., would be much better off if there were more humanists, and less theists. But, Muslims, as every other group in America, have the right to practice their religion, free from governmental interference. It is ironic that those on the Christian right-wing in America want the government promoting their religious beliefs through a so called National Day of Prayer, or a god in the Pledge of Allegiance or on our currency.
Religious liberty, no matter what some might believe, does not only guarantee religious liberty for men and women who believe and think like Pat Robertson or Rick Santorum. This isn't a Christian fundamentalist theocracy. In fact, many Christians themselves deplore such intolerance and bigotry. They care about the rights of others, so the question is, why do so few in the religious right-wing, believe in that also?