by Melissa Clouthier | September 8, 2010 5:29 pm
Sarah Palin says on her Facebook page:
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation — much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don’t feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.
Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?
While the outrage at the book burning is comical considering the muted response to rapes and honor-killings and gay hangings and stonings in the name of Islam, it bears noting that nearly all right-thinking conservatives do not approve of burning the Qu’ran. It’s a ridiculous action and needless affront.
Also, if you haven’t read yet, the Qu’ran burners are in bed with the Westboro Baptist dead solider and gay-hating protesters who gave to Al Gore’s campaign.
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