Ground Zero Mosque response: Fred Phelps to build anti-gay church near Stonewall

Maybe you see this coming since they are going to build a mosque next to ground zero. (Read Here: Commission clears way for ground zero mosque)

So, to the supporters of the mosque (the panel vote was 9-0 and the New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports the idea) so would a Westboro, anti-gay church build next to the location of the Stonewall riots be approved?

Where is the new line America?

Are we drawing lines for freedom of religion or freedom of speech?

I’m struggling with the concept of the mosque for many, many reasons, but be careful NOT to infringe on their freedom to practice religion. Are these wohabe (radical extremist) Muslims or peace loving American Muslims?

So, here’s the challenge:

To the supporter: would you support the Fred Phelps, gay hating Baptist Church being built adjacent to the Stonewall Inn as I stated?

Jael Phelps Westboro Baptist Church protest

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma October 2005 Source/WBC All original material on this web site is © 1955-2006 Westboro Baptist Church. You may use any of our material free of charge for any reason.”

To the opposition: weren’t you screaming about suppression of Christian practices, especially as Christmas and Easter?

What church would be acceptable at or near ground zero? What is politically correct or incorrect?

This is the modern fight for “freedom of religion” and “freedom of speech” – can you and will you fight for the opinion or RIGHT even if you completely disagree in your gut?

I know how all of this sounds and feels….difficult right?

Stomach gets all turned inside and out – mine does.

My impulse is that there has to be alterior motives. A mosque at 9/11 could easily be a rallying cry for victory over America, it could succumb to the wohabe mindset or maybe…just maybe…it may not.

Poor taste is not a reason to compromise “freedom of religion”.

This behavior brings shame to Christians.

There is NO FRED PHELPS story here (in case you are still looking for it) just my ploy to get you to ask yourself that difficult question: what will you fight for?

When and where does that “freedom” end?

Be careful and tread lightly.


Little boy, Noah, protesting with Westboro Baptist Church in Texas photo Westboro website

Little boy, Noah, protesting with Westboro Baptist Church in Texas photo Westboro website

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