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    Re: Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Public safety. Its obvious this Mosque being placed where it is now could easily enflame tensions unnecessarily.

    Are you saying its against the law to consider public safety?
    I don't know what Phoenix is saying, but if I were a taxpayer in New York -- and if, indeed, state land is being offered free -- I'd be a raving lunatic. (The article isn't exactly clear, and that may not be right.)
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    Re: Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Public safety. Its obvious this Mosque being placed where it is now could easily enflame tensions unnecessarily.

    Are you saying its against the law to consider public safety?
    I am saying it's against the law for government to give preferential treatment to one religion over another. Giving a religion public land is just that.
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    Re: Mosque in new york to possibly move!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Anyone else see a 1st amendment problem with this?
    It might appear so on the surface, but it's relatively commonplace. If the state was giving land to a religious group for no reason whatsoever, that could be a problem. Presumably this will be some sort of land exchange deal that would be worked out. The first amendment doesn't bar the state from engaging in commercial deals with religious groups.

    The government offered land to the Greek Orthodox Church that was located next to ground zero as well.
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    Re: Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I am saying it's against the law for government to give preferential treatment to one religion over another. Giving a religion public land is just that.
    One religion over another? What are you talking about?
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    Re: Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So what do you call a church inside the pentagon genius?
    You mean the non-denominational chapel inside the Pentagon where anyone of any religion can go and pray?

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    Re: Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    One religion over another? What are you talking about?
    If the state of New York gives Islam land to build a mosque on, but doesn't give EVERY other religion property to build a worship building on then they are supporting Islam over other religions. That is prohibited in the 1st amendment.
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    Re: Mosque in new york to possibly move!

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    It might appear so on the surface, but it's relatively commonplace. If the state was giving land to a religious group for no reason whatsoever, that could be a problem. Presumably this will be some sort of land exchange deal that would be worked out. The first amendment doesn't bar the state from engaging in commercial deals with religious groups.

    The government offered land to the Greek Orthodox Church that was located next to ground zero as well.
    Agreed. A land swap for equal values would be hard to argue against. That isn't how I read the article. It is vague. I suppose we'll have to wait for the finer details.
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    Re: Mosque in new york to possibly move!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    And if this does happen, I'm sure everybody who accused the group of being too spiteful to change their building plans will at least apologize for that.
    I won't apologize because the only reason why they would have decided to move it is because we spoke out, brought attention to the subject, and brought the heat down on them.

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    Re: Mosque in new york to possibly move!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    I won't apologize because the only reason why they would have decided to move it is because we spoke out, brought attention to the subject, and brought the heat down on them.
    They haven't said they are moving yet.


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    Re: Mosque in new york to possibly move!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post


    I love how no one gives a **** that the land that is being offered is State land which means it is voters land.
    But no, free land? Why wouldn't the Mosque move.
    I'd move it if I got free land.
    I'd actually have more of a problem with this than them building it at ground zero, but not if they're purchasing the land from the state.

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