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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    BBC News - US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Is someone trying to muscle in on the Westboro BC's territory? I'm sure US troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan will be delighted people are making such good use of the freedom of speech they are trying to defend with their lives.

    Can or should anything be done to stop this calculated attempt to stir up trouble? Is this like calling 'fire!' in a packed theatre? Or is free speech just too precious?
    As much as I hate bigots, I have to come out in defense of this church. To me, this is a First Amendment issue. If they want to burn Korans, or if a group of buttheads wants to burn the flag, they are protected. Sure, they are douche bags, but in America, even douche bags have rights that are protected by the Constitution. If they were setting fires to mosques, it would be a different story, and I would be calling for their heads on a platter. However, as long as they don't damage property belonging to another, and as long as they don't commit violence, they can burn a kajillion Korans if they want to.

    The way I see it, a lot of Liberals complain when protesters are arrested for burning the American flag, but get angry when people burn Korans. Conversely, a see a lot of Conservatives wanting to condemn those who burn flags, but openly voice their opinions that burning Korans is not only OK, but desirable. To both groups I say this: You can't have it both ways. The Constitution says so.

    Let the church burn the Korans. It is their right to do so.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Read any thread relating to muslims on this forum. You'll see it.
    I certainly didn't, and you were responding to me.

    But if you think it's a problem when they do that, then why, indeed, are you attempting to paint 300 million Americans with the actions of 30 buttwipes?
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm saying we shouldn't try to claim the moral high ground over middle eastern countries or muslims if we're behaving the same way. Not many Muslims burn bibles. Many Muslims have spoken out against burning bibles.
    Who's claiming the "moral high ground"? Maybe that douche down in Florida, but not people in this thread. Morals are as variable as the gods. I'm claiming my rights and liberties; that's it. Though I would point out that we're acting similarly in this one outside instance; not in general. Our government does not teach this sort of thing through schools, does not condone (though it will not intercede either) the behavor, does not encourage it, nor does it happen on the percentage scale as it happens in those other countries. There are far more people here percentage wise denouncing this act then there are Muslims in those other countries denouncing the acts of their people as they burn our stuff.

    Regardless, they are free to do as they like and we are free to do as we like. And that's that.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Let the church burn the Korans. It is their right to do so.
    I fully believe it is in their legal right to burn the Korans. As you stated though that doesn't make them any less of ignorance douchebags.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    One little teenie, weenie church in nowhere, USA and the world turns against one old pastor!!!!! What cowards Americans are. We watch beheadings and flag burnings and simply go about our business as ususal. It is his and our right to burn any book ever written. HE is not killing anyone contrary to everyone is saying. God bless this guy, I'll send money to his church. Burn radical Islam and all its' followers!!
    Ironic that you should say this anonymously and safely sitting behind a computer.

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    There has to be more Georgians married to cousins than that.
    Sadly, these morons are from Florida.

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Read any thread relating to muslims on this forum. You'll see it.
    Either quote directly or take back that lazy generalization.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Sadly, these morons are from Florida.
    What does, the state of Florida have to do with this?

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Ironic that you should say this anonymously and safely sitting behind a computer.
    Its too bad you don't have the same feelings about the Mosque in New York
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    What does, the state of Florida have to do with this?
    Nothing of course just another lazy bigoted generalization.
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