The latest brouhaha--and it looks like there is a new flavor every day--is about: Should the Muslims build a community center two blocks from Ground Zero? Of course the Republicans led by self-imposed spokesperson, Newt Gingrich has played the Nazi card. We’ve heard this convoluted thinking before. Would we allow the Nazis to build some sort of monument near the Holocaust Museum? Mr. Gingrich the Nazis were not a religious group and the Muslim community Center would fall under the umbrella of a religious institution.
Want to read a further word from a Baptists ethicist? I like what he said. Read Robert Parham's words from the Washington Post.
Amy Goodman's splendid article on today's Truthdig, "Mosque-MississippiBurning", puts a human face on this whole issue. I recommend: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/mosque-issippi_burning_20100817/