The Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Stephen Colbert's Catholicism continues to grab attention. The latest, from Kathryn Jean Lopez: "I hope that applause is for my mother's womb." I certainly enjoyed when Stephen Colbert slipped that in during a recent appearance on ABC's The View. The Comedy Central star's appearance got attention because the comedian walked off the set, as a joke. He was mimicking the much-talked-about ...
Blogger Pamela Geller, who was instrumental is raising objections to the Islamic community center near Ground Zero, is calling for a boycott of Campbell soup as a result of the company offering halal soups in Canada certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), according to an article in The Washington Post . Geller said she has no objection to the halal certification itself. Rathe ...
A couple of months ago, trying to come up with a situation parallel to the "Ground Zero mosque," I imagined : An irenic Jewish group proposes building a community center devoted to peace and understanding a couple of blocks from the Cave of the Patriarchs, where on February 25, 1994, the Orthodox Jewish zealot Baruch Goldstein opened fire in a room being used as a mosque, killing 29 worsh ...
If you're like me, you're cheering about the national rally that Jon Stewart is planning for October 30 in Washington, D.C. With all the fearmongering and hatred being spouted these days, we need Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" (as well as Colbert's ironically named "March to Keep Fear Alive" ) to help restore the middle ground in this country. Today Flunking Sainthood welcomes guest ...
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