So, Republicans wrote this bill specifically designed to protect Christians and it turns out to also allow Muslims to put a mosque right where they want in Murfreesboro, which is causing the Republicans all kinds of consternation.
State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, said the Tennessee law had overwhelming bipartisan support.
“It’s a pro-Christian bill,” Ketron said. “It was established to protect the First Amendment to keep the federal government from coming in and making a decision on whether or not the church qualified or not to be a church.”
Ketron is not convinced by the arguments about the law presented to the planning officials from the two Nashville lawyers.
“They are both very liberal,” Ketron said.
I don’t know these lawyers. They could be very liberal. But the thing is, the law is not a game. Laws don’t work differently depending on where they’re applied. You can’t say “well, we have religious freedom for everyone in Nashville, because we’re liberal, but down in Murfreesboro, it’s only for Christians.”
They must know this. They are lawmakers.
So, are they patronizing their base here or what?
I mean, they can’t be so stupid as to not have realized this would apply to all religions, right?