Here’s the best characterisation of the Tea Party I could find… being against a house of prayer… how much more bigoted can you be?
This is about every single religion and remembering what this country was founded on. You can’t just say things when they’re nice and flowery. You have to say them when it’s the right thing to do.
Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Illinois
Firstly, read this:
Look at what one of the Tea Party bastards said of President Obama, “He is thinking like a lawyer and not like an American, making declarations without America’s best interest in mind”. I was unaware that catering to religious hatred and bigotry was in “America’s best interest”. Let’s be frank… the reason why the Tea Party is focusing on the mosque is that they don’t want you to see the obvious. They are responsible for the wars now tying the USA down in peripheral and pointless theatres. They are responsible for the economic depression ravaging the country. They are responsible for the massive deficits of the Bush II administration that sparked off the current crisis. They are responsible for secret prisons in former Soviet states where torture was commonplace (and they are unrepentant about it, too, they defend such passionately). In short, their record SUCKS. They don’t want you to see it, so they holler about a mosque. A mosque is a house of prayer, you boobs!
Here’s what Mufti Ravil Gainutdin, one of the Muslim leaders in Russia, said:
We believe that the murder of even only one person is the same as if you murdered all of mankind. We oppose all forms of terrorism and extremism; Islam condemns terrorism in the most absolute terms…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev said:
We’ve avoided intense conflict with Islam because we have common ground for a conversation, a general concern shared by all faithful Muslims and Christians.
Look at a quote from the above article:
Republicans called it the “9/11 Mosque” and the “Ground Zero Mosque”, falsely describing it as if a place of worship were being built in the crater left behind when the Twin Towers crumbled. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott started running a TV ad in Florida that said, “Mr President, ground zero is the wrong place for a mosque”.
These lying sacks o’ shit! They know that isn’t true, yet they put it on the airways in a deliberate attempt to sucker punch the American public. Mr Scott owes all Americans an apology for his bald-faced lie… a lie that he knew was false when he uttered it.
Then, we have Alexi Giannoulias, the only person in this mess to stand tall and to be loud n’ proud. Look at the quote at the head of this post. It’s clear… it’s unambiguous. Either everyone has the right to freedom of worship and assembly, or none of us have it. It’s why building the mosque… and building a new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, too… is the right thing to do. If the nativist haters and bigots win this one, who’s next? Think on THAT… reflect well that JP is in bed with the Tea Party and the neocons. Don’t forget… on a night when he could have stood side by side with a bishop of the UOC MP in New York, he stood by the First Profit of the Mormons instead (yes… I know that it’s “First Prophet”… my usage was deliberate).
It’s not pretty is it? It’s not easy, either. However, it’s clear… we can’t be part of the Tea Party, for it runs counter to what grounded Orthodox believe in. I agree with Patriarch Kirill’s negative critique of entrepreneurial capitalism. That means that I must reject the Tea Party, for the teabaggers preach that “greed is good”.
There are still nearly three months until the election… God willing, the impetus of the haters will be spent by then.
Tuesday 17 August 2010