A Florida pastor who threatened to burn the Koran this past 9/11 carried out his threat recently and there was Hell to pay in the Muslim world. In Afghanistan, 22 people were killed in protest, and a couple of UN workers were beheaded.
This morning, Democrat Senate leader "Dingy" Harry Reid said the US Senate may look into this Koran burning, and RINO Lindsey Grahamnesty is even suggesting limiting some forms of freedom of speech so as not to offend the so-called "Religion of Peace."
Now isn't that wonderful? While our nation is operating without a budget, and is running out of money, this extremist from Nevada who won re-election thanks to busing union casino members to the polls wants to waste more taxpayer money into an investigation of a private citizen's actions. I guess funding cowboy poets isn't enough to waste our tax dollars on.
Regardless of whether or not it was right to burn the Koran, the bigger issue here is the double standard of how the "religion" of Islam is treated versus Christianity. You can call yourself an "artist" and mock Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, or any other object of the Christian religion without fear of recrimination. Christians who are offended won't call for your beheading, and are lectured by government and so-called "civil liberties groups" to shut up and respect other's rights to free expression
Think I'm kidding? In the late 1980s, some "artist" created so-called "art" by submerging a crucifix in his own urine and called it "Piss Christ," while getting taxpayer funding from the NEA (National Endowment of the Arts). Another "artist" in the late 1990s mocked the Virgin Mary in a painting decorated with elephant dung. What was the reaction? US Senators who object to and wanted to look into taxpayer funding of this "art" were compared to Nazis. So was then New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani:
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says the exhibition is sick and has threatened to cut off $7m of public funding to the museum if it goes ahead.In addition, notice that the ACLU is silent on this? They are only interested in defending Islam, as well as an alleged "church" who protest funerals with hateful, anti-American, anti-Military and anti-gay signs.
He said: "I believe that the use of public funds to have a portrait of a paedophile glorified is disgusting."
The museum has responded by suing the mayor and accusing him of failing to respect free speech.
Demonstrations for both sides of the argument have been held outside the museum, which appears determined to press on with the exhibition. Protester Robert Lederman, wearing a T-shirt reading "Giuliani police state", was arrested after he refused a police request to move.
...A group of artists, writers and entertainers placed a full-page advert in Friday's New York Times supporting Sensation.
The advert, whose signatories included Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, and Kurt Vonnegut, said: "Government should not be allowed to make its support of the arts subject to the personal aesthetic or religious views of public officials."
So while liberals claim there is a separation of church and state, make no mistake that excuse is simply a cover for their contempt of Christianity.