Yesterday, we witnessed one of the religious right's more brazen displays of hypocrisy. And it all took place in court.
It began with the growing fight over an attempt to build a Mosque blocks from ground zero
which came to a clash after a city panel decided to allow the construction. And so, it was a morning of small-government conservatives calling on the government to regulate what a group of citizens can do with a privately purchased building. Let us keep in mind; the entire argument against this construction is the religion of the owners. Some folks do not want Muslims worshipping near ground zero.
"In the new America they are attempting to build, core civil rights will be sacrificed for imaginary ones that will then be used to exclude most religious people and institutions from the public square." (emphasis mine)
That was the reaction of Kathryn Jean Lopez, of the National Review, to the results of the Prop 8 Trial. Yep, that is the same Kathryn Jean Lopez who, while discussing the ground zero Mosque with Andrew C. McCarthy, had no challenge or follow-up question in response to this argument
against the construction:
"We know about three-quarters of the Mosques are controlled by anti-American Islamists."
So, who is excluding religious people again? I is confussed.