James Edward Johnson

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Muslims and strippers …

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What do these two places have in common?

Strippers

A strip joint near the WTC.

The answer is that they are both within a short distance of the World Trade Center site. Indeed, it is easy to stand on the street and see both the massive construction project at the WTC and one of these sites.

Muslims

The future site of an Islamic Center near the WTC.

However, there is one thing that is very different. Only one has provoked intense controversy because of its location near “sacred ground.” The sacrilege is not men paying naked women for their sexually explicit performances. It is the one where people will be praying to God.

To be clear, I have reservations about each that I will explain at another time. However, neither should be barred because of their controversy.  This is a free country.  Even when people take offense we favor freedom over protecting people from their sensitivities.

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Written by JamesEJ

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Posted in liberty

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