Bigot starts ground zero church: Where's the outrage?

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    Bigot starts ground zero church: Where's the outrage? - War Room - Salon.com
    A pastor who hates Muslims, Mormons and gays will start preaching Sunday. Will mosque opponents speak out?
    BY JUSTIN ELLIOTT

    A bigoted pastor who has assailed gays and Muslims is launching the "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero" a mere two blocks from the World Trade Center site this Sunday, but so far the project hasn't drawn a peep of protest from those who are outraged by the "ground zero mosque."

    Pastor Bill Keller of Florida said today he will begin preaching Sunday at the Marriott at 85 West Street (see proximity to ground zero here). A weekly service is planned at the hotel until the $8 million 9/11 Christian Center finds a permanent space. (Fundraising is going well, Keller told Salon today.)

    To get a sense of where Keller is coming from, consider his project's website, which calls Islam a religion of "hate and death" whose adherents will go to hell. It also says: "Islam is a wonderful religion... for PEDOPHILES!"

    Keller is the same pastor who hosted a birther infomercial that encouraged viewers to send him and a partner donations to advance the birther cause. His Internet ministry explicitly calls President Obama the new Hitler. He calls homosexuality a perversion. And in 2008, he targeted presidential contender Mitt Romney for being Mormon with a campaign called "voting for Satan."

    In short, if critics of the Park51 Islamic community center, which is explicitly welcoming of all faiths, truly believe that there is a "zone of solemnity" around ground zero (as Gov. Pat Quinn put it), they should be horrified at Keller's 9/11 Christian Center.

    Ditto for those who believe that religious leaders should not build "deliberately provocative" projects around ground zero, as another mosque opponent put it.
     
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    Don't the left keep telling us we have to be tolerant. Can't have it both ways.
     
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    They aren't going to protest because many of those that oppose the building of the community center are bigots. They can not strike back at the terrorist so in their mind they are doing the next best thing. They are striking back at Muslims in their community. I feel sorry for them because they are aiding the enemy as surely as if they were sending dollars to support Al Qaeda.
     
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    Did this guy, or his followers, or even other adherents of his "religion of peace and tolerance," fly any planes into the WTC at any point?
     
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    Refresh my memory, was it Christians who flew passenger-laden planes into the towers?
     
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    if that dude draws a cartoon of the prophet he is dead.....
     
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    And by the same "logic," since CON$ervoFascism preaches intolerance CON$ CAN have it both ways!
    BRILLIANT!
     
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    hey, listen up, fuckface.

    The ground zero mosque is receiving city permits faster than St. Nicholas church which was destroyed on 9/11 has been trying to get the permit to rebuild for 9 years now. This is "correct" ?
     
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    Even bigots have rights.
     
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    no..but tim mcviegh blew up a building so it is ok.....wait for it.....
     

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