My question however is this, if the Orthodox Church, or Catholic Church or any other Christian Church asked to build a house of worship on the site would there be the same amount of outcry? I understand that Americans to not trust Muslims and we think they are all terrorists. I will also admit that Muslims also do not help themselves by not speaking out and decrying the terrorists when they do their thing. I will also remind you that there have been countless Christians who have done similar things in the past, one think of the guy who blew up the building in Oklahoma City.
I always like to see if we can get to the root of the problem, so I ask again, is it that we do not want to see a church there or we do not want to see a Mosque there? In America we have the freedom to worship as we see fit, to include not worshipping at all. I understand the symbolism of having a Mosque at that site of all sites, but why to we object? What is the reason for our objection? If it is because of hate, that is wrong and the Gospel of Jesus Christ requires us to love our neighbor.
I think I could buy the symbolism as a reason to not want the Mosque there, but I would rather we just say we do not want any sort of House of Worship on the site and be done with it.
What are your thoughts?