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Ground zero mosque reality check

Let's take a ground zero mosque reality check. What is this really all about? Is America contracting a case of moral cowardice? Are we preaching tolerance and understanding while allowing terrorist to go unchallenged?

America is crying out for another Ronald Reagan. Instead, we have a weak leader who is too mired in political correctness to defend our nation.

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  • Profile picture of Jess d'Arbonne
    Jess d'Arbonne 4 years ago

    While I respect your opinion, Jan, I was under the impression that Examiner.com was a source for news. Is this not the case? Your opinion "America is crying out for another Ronald Reagan. Instead, we have a weak leader who is too mired in political correctness to defend our nation" is not a fact. I have been coming to your articles recently to read news updates on the "Ground Zero Mosque." Can you give us a factual, unbiased news update on the situation, or should I go elsewhere for that?

  • Jan Parrish, Denver Charismatic Christian Examiner 4 years ago

    Jess, thanks for stopping by. This is a commentary, not a news article. If you disagree, I welcome the dialogue.

  • Profile picture of Katie O'Rourke
    Katie O'Rourke 4 years ago

    It's offensive to suggest that Americans need to be “sensitive” to 9/11 victims when building a mosque. Muslim Americans should not be expected to endlessly apologize for a few crazies out of the billion or so worldwide. Equating the Muslim religion with terrorism is bigotry. Period.

    BTW, our military is over there supposedly helping Muslims. It makes no sense to think Muslim AMERICANS are our enemy.

    http://www.examiner.com/accessible-travel-in-manchester/then-they-came-f...

  • Jan Parrish, Denver Charismatic Christian Examiner 4 years ago

    "Equating the Muslim religion with terrorism is bigotry. Period."
    Wrong. The Koran teaches terrorism as well as beating women. Any religion that teaches violence is not a religion, it's a cult. Therefore, should not be protected under religious freedom.

  • Profile picture of Katie O'Rourke
    Katie O'Rourke 4 years ago

    it surprises me that you seem to know more about the koran than the bible. following your own logic, christianity should not be protected under religious freedom. the bible is plenty violent- advocating stoning, rape, and murdering children of nonbelievers.

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    Katie, you are misinformed. The Bible does not advocate violence of any kind. Jesus spoke out against all the above. The Bible does not preach violence. Try it, you might like it.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Jan, I couldn't agree with you more. The Bible doesn't advocate violence at all - and anyone who thinks it does hasn't read it. I haven't read the Koran and therefore I don't know what it teaches, but based on what I've seen coming from Muslim nations I would agree that it MUST advocate violence. How many Christians are strapping bombs to themselves and killing innocent people because their "religion" endorses it?

    Furthermore, I think your statement about our "weak leader who is too mired in political correctness to defend our nation" IS a fact that we see proven every day in the headlines. And if Ronald Reagan was in the White House, there would be no talk of a Ground Zero Mosque.

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    Well stated. We need a strong defender in the White House - one who is not afraid of offending terrorists.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing of many people for reasons that defy any rational explanation such as killing children who make fun of bald people, and the killing of a man who tried to keep the ark of God from falling during transport. There are also countless examples of mass murders commanded by God, including the murder of women, infants, and children.

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    Most of your examples are absurd and simply not in the Bible. Christians do not follow Old testament law. The Old Testament was written prior to the birth of Christ. Once Jesus Christ paid the price for all our sins, grace enters the picture.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    All of these examples are absurd AND they're all in the bible. Old Testament is part of the bible. I was raised Christian and we spent a lot of time studying the Old Testament. And that was in the 80s so unless they changed all the rules since then, Old Testament counts.

    The LORD then gave these further instructions to Moses: 'Tell the people of Israel to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Sabbath day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community. Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because the LORD considers it a holy day, anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.' (Exodus 31:12-15 )

  • Profile picture of Katie O'Rourke
    Katie O'Rourke 4 years ago

    (Moses) stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, "All of you who are on the LORD's side, come over here and join me." And all the Levites came. He told them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Strap on your swords! Go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other, killing even your brothers, friends, and neighbors." The Levites obeyed Moses, and about three thousand people died that day. Then Moses told the Levites, "Today you have been ordained for the service of the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers. Because of this, he will now give you a great blessing." (Exodus 32:26-29 NLT)

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    Christians do not follow Old testament law. The Old Testament was written prior to the birth of Christ. Once Jesus Christ paid the price for all our sins, grace enters the picture.

    This is a story. Not a call to action.

  • Profile picture of Katie O'Rourke
    Katie O'Rourke 4 years ago

    maybe you don't follow it. but i hear a lot of christians quoting leviticus to justify their opposition to homosexuals.
    nobody seems to remember to picket over this one: "All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. " (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)
    sounds like you follow a PC VERSION of god's word. many christians actually pick what works for them out of the bible, leaving what doesn't. muslims do that too.

  • Jan Parrish 3 years ago

    Many of the Old Testament laws, especially in Leviticus, were before Christ paid the penalty for our sins. Jesus died on the cross for all our sins, paying the price for us and atoning for our sins. No Christian would consider putting a rebellious child to death. We are no longer under old testament law because of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for all of us.