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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Ground Zero Plan, Part II

Greg Gutfield has an awesome idea for what to build across the street from the Park 51 project (aka the Ground Zero Mosque):

As an American, I believe they have every right to build the mosque - after all, if they buy the land and they follow the law - who can stop them?

Which is, why, in the spirit of outreach, I’ve decided to do the same thing.

I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.

This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.

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The goal, however, is not simply to open a typical gay bar, but one friendly to men of Islamic faith. An entire floor, for example, will feature non-alcoholic drinks, since booze is forbidden by the faith. The bar will be open all day and night, to accommodate men who would rather keep their sexuality under wraps - but still want to dance.

Bottom line: I hope that the mosque owners will be as open to the bar, as I am to the new mosque. After all, the belief driving them to open up their center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine.

My place, however, will have better music.

If he is serious, this would be great.  It perfectly illustrates the line I see between “not offending anyone”, which carries zero water with me and “discriminating against someone”, which does.  Would the Park51 people find the gay bar offensive?  Probably.  Too bad guys.  Freedom cuts every way we can imagine.

The beauty of this is that the Park 51 developers can’t really oppose this (anymore than the could oppose a pork deli or a strip club).  Once they open the door of “I am offended”, they’ll be the first ones to fall through it.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 08/10/10 at 05:12 PM in The Religion of Peace™  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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