I am all about freedom of religion, but, it struck me as odd that the Left would be championing the Ground Zero Mosque on those grounds. Warner Todd Huston agrees and looks into the Left’s conveniently timed support of freedom of religion.
As the left falls all over itself to claim that building the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque is the perfect chance to “showcase” our “Constitutional freedoms” and our religious tolerance, there is another state where religious tolerance is not as noticeably on display as it is for New York’s Muslims. Naturally, in Vermont, it is the religious freedom of Christians being denied. To be sure, the Old Media is not nearly as interested in this story. Richard and Joan Downing own a hilltop property in Lyndonville, Vermont and on that property they’ve built a family chapel where they host weekly Catholic services for all. Next to the chapel they have also erected a 24-foot-tall cross called the Cross of Dozulé, a cross that the State of Vermont is insisting that they remove. (Visit The Chapel of the Holy Family website)
How does the State of Vermont justify its demands that the family pull down the cross? Vermont officials are citing environmental regulations that give it the power to determine what sort of construction violates the “aesthetics” of Vermont’s scenery.
OK, so I will expect that any second now, the same Leftists screeching about freedom of religion will be all over this case in Vermont! Any second now I tell ya, yep, they are bound to start standing on their religious freedom soap boxes anytime now….., ah, guys, where are y’all.
OH, that’s right, I forgot, this is the Left we are talking about, they are selective in their tolerance. I guess some religions are, more equal than others?