19 August 2010

If the Cordoba community center is forced out of its current planned location, don't think for one second that Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and their hysterical followers will be satisfied. This is just the beginning of a fell tide of nativism that will attack every Muslim place of worship in this country. This is not about 9/11 and the feelings of victims' families. This is about the bullying of minorities.

I write as an Episcopalian, belonging to a minority American religion. I urge my co-believers, as well as Jews, Mormons, atheists, to stand in support of the Cordoba initiative. This tide will not stop if we suspend the First Amendment and make 'compromises' for the sake of civility.

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