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

    I'm sorry... how is this not about religious freedom? I recommend you go to Youtube.com and take a look at Keith Olberman's segment on the "Ground Zero Mosque." He has many surprising facts, including
    a) It's not a mosque.
    b) It's not at Ground Zero.
    c) The closest mosque to Ground Zero has been there since before the Twin Towers were even built.

  • Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    If you look at Pat Condell's video site, he is an atheist. His fights for freedom, not religion. Any religion that advocated violence is suspect.

    This "religious center" is two blocks from ground zero and scheduled to open on the tenth anniversary of 911. What would you say to the families of the victims?

  • Mike J 4 years ago

    Spoken like a true Christian.

  • Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    Thanks Mike! Blessings to you!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    this headline was misleading and false.

  • Jan Parrish, Denver Charismatic Christian Examiner 4 years ago

    I disagree. We do not want a mosque at ground zero. Whether it is two blocks away or not. It's descriptive and brief, as headlines are supposed to be!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    "I disagree. We do not want a mosque at ground zero. Whether it is two blocks away or not."

    -No one is proposing a mosque at ground zero as you say yourself. It is two blocks away. How far away would be satisfactory for you? Whatever your answer is, the headline is still misleading.

    "This "religious center" is two blocks from ground zero and scheduled to open on the tenth anniversary of 911. What would you say to the families of the victims?"

    -The mosque is NOT scheduled to open on 9/11/2011. All that has been said is that they hope to have begun construction by then. Considering the plan is that it will take three years to build and construction has not started, how could it be open in just over a year? That is a lie that has been passed around and you appear to have bought it hook-line-and-sinker.

    I don't want to see Catholic Churches built near playgrounds. Can we put a stop to that?

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

    Well said.

  • Jan Parrish, Denver Charismatic Christian Examiner 4 years ago

    Anonymous, If you actually stand behind your comments, you should have the fortitude to use your real name.

    How far is too far away from ground zero? I think you should ask the nine-year-old girl who never met her father, or the senior in high school who graduated without his mother present. They are the ones you need to ask.

    75% of Americans are against this project. Why? Because the wound is still raw. The exposed pit where the towers used to be exemplifies the heart of America. We are not rebuilt.

    You do have a point about the Catholic Churches built near playgrounds, with one exception - the Catholic Church does not teach pedophilia. The Sharia law exposes violence and hatred toward women and America.

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

    the fact that the majority never willingly gives rights to a minority is why we have a constitution. they have the legal right to put a mosque there and your attempt to equate muslim americans with the attacks on this country is shameful.
    our military is currently risking their lives for the rights of muslims in other countries. but you want to deny rights to americans of the muslim faith?
    also, you clearly don't know your bible since it advocates violence as well.

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    The Bible advocates peace - not violence. If you read it, you would know this to be true.

    Once again, they can build their mosque, just not this close to ground zero. If you continue to rehash your version of the truth over and over, I'll be forced to simply delete your comments as they are redundant.

  • Profile picture of Jan Parrish
    Jan Parrish 4 years ago

    I am not against Muslims. I am against a celebratory mosque set out to commemorate what they will call their "greatest victory against the US."

    They can build their mosque. Just not here at ground zero, where our wounds are yet to be healed.

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

    wow. so much for a debate. i guess if you delete all my comments, you get to be right.
    when you say "our wounds", you elevate your own personal feelings about 9/11 over those of muslim americans, many who lived in nyc during 9/11 and experienced a terrorist attack on their home city. they need their wounds healed more than most white ladies in colorado.

  • G W 4 years ago

    "I think you should ask the nine-year-old girl who never met her father, or the senior in high school who graduated without his mother present. They are the ones you need to ask. "

    Alright, here are some opinions from people who were more closely affected on 9/11. Seems like they don't all agree with you.

    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/9-11-families-speak-out-on-ground-...

    And, since not everyone agrees, perhaps we ought to stick with the guaranteed constitutional right to freedom of religion.

    I agree that Sharia Law "espouses" violence and hatred toward women and I don't have any time for that either. But to say that you can then somehow stop American Muslims from free practice of their religion is to take away the exact freedom that extremists of all sorts would like to take from you.

    BTW, I see you didn't bother to say anything about the "opening on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks" story that you are peddling. Would you like to admit that your statement is in error or have you found evidence to support that statement?