Cenk Uygur filled in for Ed Schultz last week, and he had a few things to say about religious freedom in America. Conservatives claim to value religious freedom and hold dear our Constitution more than anyone else in this country — while at the same time claiming that the Islamic community and prayer center a few blocks from Ground Zero should not be allowed BECAUSE THEY’RE MUSLIMS.
It’s not merely that they’re inconsistent, or that they’re hypocrites, they are simply racists and religious bigots. In their tiny minds, Christians are more equal than everyone else because…well, they’re Christians. Like Cenk said, Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder are fundamentalist Christians who murdered people in the name of their religion. We all know what that means, right? No new Christian churches will be built in America!! Yay!
Hardly. Because 19 fundamental Muslims took over and crashed four airliners on that terrible day, killing almost 3000 Americans (and foreign nationals, I might add), the religious right claims that all of Islam is bad; they are all terrorists. But when it comes to fundamentalist Christian terrorists, the fundies cry and snivel that Rudolph and Roeder don’t represent them and their views — why are we blaming THEM!? Why, why!!?
Because, according to these conservative bible-hugging fundamentalists, these lovers of parts of the Constitution, in a land where they proudly claim everyone is equal and has equal opportunity, American Muslims just don’t rate; they are not quite as equal as the rest of us.
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