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Of the Ground Zero Mosque and Westboro Baptist Church – A Progressive Double Standard

You remember the Westboro Baptist Church, right? These are the folks that hate the wars and manifest their hatred by celebrating the deaths of soldiers who die on the battlefield.

But how can a church – Baptist no less – spread hatred and intolerance? Isn’t that just the opposite of what the Christian faith teaches? Would Jesus celebrate the death of soldiers?

I somehow doubt it.

But the real question is, why is the professional left not up in arms in favor of Westboro Baptist Church? There are perhaps more people solidly against Westboro than there are against the Ground Zero Mosque. And better than 60% oppose the Mosque, so that is quite a groundswell against the Westboro folks.

But is there really a difference between Westboro Baptist Church and the people that want to build a Mosque at ground zero?

Not a whole lot when you look at it.

Both groups are using freedom of religion and freedom of speech – the First Amendment – to justify their controversial actions.

And in both instances, those opposed to each group make no claims against their right to their actions.

Yet in the case of Westboro Baptist Church, no one on the left has accused those opposed of being anti-Christian, or even anti-Baptist. The left seems to understand that people can detest the group’s actions while not also being against Christians or Baptists.

But when we look at those in favor of allowing the Mosque to be built at Ground Zero, those opposed to this plan are accused of being anti-Muslim. Racist. And whatever bigoted insults they can hurl.

However, there are two major differences which might explain why the left sides with the Mosque and not the Church.

First, the Church is Christian, or at least they claim to be. And the professional left will never align themselves with Christianity. Unless, of course, there is an angle to advance their anti-Christian agenda.

And second, Westboro Baptist Church is fervently anti-gay. And no matter how many times they pretend to love the first amendment, the professional left will never side with anyone that is against homosexuality.

Just another day of the progressive double standards at work.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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