Sixty-eight percent of Democrats say employers should grant a request for prayer space by Muslims — but only 45 percent say employers should grant a similar request by Christian employees, says a survey by Grinnell College.
I find the pro-Muslim bias of Democrats enormously ironic and contradictory.
Democrats will tell you there must be a separation of church and state. They will condemn you for voting Republican because Republicans, they say, don’t stand for gay marriage and equality of gay and lesbian persons under the law.
But Islam, as a religion, is far more consistent on its opposition to gay equality and gay marriage than even the most conservative Christian could ever hope to be.
Yet when it comes to any statement about Christianity and Islam, Islam wins hands down with Democrats, every time.
I know some leftists say they have compassion for the “underdog”. They view Muslims as the underdog. But Islam preaches a far sterner version of religious fundamentalism than Christianity does, particularly with concern to homosexuality. So why the rush to defend Islam?
Somebody high profile has to ask a prominent leftist or Democrat this question. It’s time for them to be on the defensive about this, because it’s a legitimate question.
Remember that Sharia Law — the implementation of Islam through the force of government — would, if enacted or even tolerated, lead to the imprisonment or even death of most leftists who practice or believe things totally at odds with Islam.
Notice the polls ask people if the government should force employers to accommodate Islam, Christians or any other type of group. The force part is taken for granted. It’s not a question of whether or not government should force employers to allow religious practices in the workplace, but only which religious practices. Why should private businesses be forced to accommodate anyone? If a business wants to accommodate Muslims (or Christians), it’s their right. If they don’t wish to do so, it’s equally their right. That used to be the American way. That was the original American way, defined by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Therein lies the worst problem. We no longer agree on the right to association and the right to private property. Once those went out the window, the door was open for all kinds of divisiveness, anger and even civil warfare.
The original American idea was a truly great and rational one. Everyone is allowed to practice (or not practice) whatever beliefs they wish, so long as the initiation of force remains illegal. If you want to cut through all the tensions of today, that’s the way to go about it. Yet nobody seems even to want to recognize such a rational, objectively fair attitude.
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