False teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie are being inconsistent in their treatment of religious freedom, such as in Quran Burning is a Sacrilegious Slap in the Face of Christ – Jim Wallis – God’s Politics Blog.
Of course the Quran burning by a tiny church (though probably not as tiny as Chuck’s) is ridiculous and should be discouraged. But why was it great for Muslims to mock the U.S. with the Ground Zero Mosque and bad for this guy to criticize Islam? Are they for free speech or not?
Why is it OK to criticize this Florida pastor but not the Muslims building the Ground Zero Mosque? Conservatives are being consistent and criticizing both. Liberals like Jim and Chuck are being inconsistent and only criticizing one side and trying to prevent criticism of the other.
Why not use this as an example to tell the world why the Christian response (pointing out to the Muslims why their Mosque is grossly insensitive but not restricting their free speech rights) is so superior to the Islamic response to burning a book (“kill lots of people now, whether they were involved in the Quran burning or not!”).
Ann Coulter explains it well:
In response to Gen David Petraeus’ denunciation of Florida pastor Terry Jones’ right to engage in a symbolic protest of the 9/11 attacks by burning copies of the Quran this Sept. 11, President Obama said: “Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that members of the Dove World Outreach Center have the same right to freedom of speech and religion as anyone else in this country.”
Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida lauded Obama’s remarks, saying America is “a place where you’re supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can’t.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Obama’s words a “clarion defense of the freedom of religion” — and also claimed that he had recently run into a filthy jihadist who actually supported the Quran-burning!
Keith Olbermann read the poem “First they came …” on air in defense of the Quran-burners, nearly bringing himself to tears at his own profundity.
No wait, my mistake. This is what liberals said about the ground zero mosque only five minutes ago when they were posing as First Amendment absolutists. Suddenly, they’ve developed amnesia when it comes to the free-speech right to burn a Quran.
Weirdly, conservatives who opposed building the mosque at ground zero are also against the Quran burning