Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Is there anybody here that can summarize the main points, and main sides here? From what I gather we have -a few- sides on the issue.
-"for it because that is what America is about" side.
-"for it because who cares" side
-"for it because then we can turn it all into a joke and make a gay bar next to it" side
-"against it because that is what America is about" side.
-"against it because remember 9/11?" side
-"against because other countries don't do it (and we ALWAYS follow what other countries do)" side
-"against it because the middle east people woudldn't let us make a church" side
-"against it because I hate Islam and I think I'm a ****ing religious scholar" side
-"against it because I hate Islam, A-RABS, MEX-EE-CANS, and anybody else that smells like farts from time to time" side
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Nevermind sorry. I thought the guy on the previous page was reffering to a post and not your sig.
Have a nice day
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is at the center of efforts to build a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York. He is going to the Middle East on a trip funded by the State Department.
U.S. to send imam in ground zero debate to Middle East – Religion - CNN.com Blogs
Nope, Just the State Dept....That is all he needs.
so there you have it.“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley. “We do have a program whereby, through our Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau here at the State Department, we send people from Muslim communities here in this country around the world to help people overseas understand our society and the role of religion within our society.”
“It is to foster greater understanding and outreach around the world, among… Muslim- majority communities,” said Crowley. “We've done this many, many times, with many leading figures… over the past few years.”
Confirmed: State Dept. Sending Ground Zero Mosque Imam on Middle East Junket | The Weekly Standard