An Interesting Thing to Note about the whole Islamic Center Story

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?

6 thoughts on “An Interesting Thing to Note about the whole Islamic Center Story

  1. Well, if it’s a pro-Christian bill, it’s unconstitutional. Do these people ever listen to themselves? Or do they just not care about the Constitution?

  2. I mean, they can’t be so stupid as to not have realized this would apply to all religions, right?

    I don’t know if they didn’t realize it could happen or just didn’t think it would happen. I see this happen ALOT when it comes to removing protections. A white person wants to remove protections for race because they’re sure they’ll never be discriminated against on the basis of their race.

  3. Yes, the law is supposed to be impartial. I think I said that in regards to the immigration law. You can’t ask some people to show their papers, you have to ask everyone.

    I think this is absolutely hilarious. A bunch of bigoted white Christian Republicans once again try to codify their beliefs in the law books only to once again get thwarted by the very Constitutional protections the law is there to provide. There is no such thing as freedom for me but not for thee.

    Sucks to see a conservative world view go crashing down in flames yet again.

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