By Tom Quiner
It’s been a year since the ultra liberal governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, made this statement:
“Who are they [Republicans]? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
No, Governor Cuomo did not make the provocative statement in the headline above. And yet Muslims are pro life, anti gay, and certainly pro assault rifle (ask Charlie Hedbo). (For the record, Republicans are certainly not anti-gay, although they tend to define marriage traditionally based on the welfare of children that can only be produced by the union of one man and one woman.)
I don’t hear the good governor calling for a ban on Muslims from New York.
Over in Chicago, you’ll recall that Mayor Rahm Emmanuel once said that the job-creating business, Chick-fil-a, wasn’t welcome in the Windy City because…
“They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”
How do they disrespect Chicagoans? They embrace traditional marriage. When asked if they support the traditional family unit, Chick-fil-a president, Dan Cathy confessed:
“guilty as charged … We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit ….”
The biblical definition of the family unit.
That’s kind of the same belief Muslims hold, except their scripture is the Koran, and yet the ultra liberal Mayor of Chicago has not called for a ban on Muslims.
One can’t help but scratch their heads with a number of reactions. For one, Republicans and Christians by and large embrace the same pro life, pro family, pro traditional marriage, and pro Second Amendment rights that Democrats used to support until politics made Democrats bend their principles.
And then there is liberals’ strange reaction to Muslims. They give Mohammad worshippers a free pass when they kill and maim in the name of Allah. But then turn right around and smear people who oppose human abortion and gay marriage in the name of Christ, actually suggesting that these peaceful Christians are somehow sub human and unworthy of citizenship where liberals rule.
We’re left with questions.
Why do liberals exercise tolerance toward Muslims, but intolerance towards Christians?
Why does the liberal’s use of the word “diversity” exclude Christians, but not Muslims?
When liberals talk about “inclusion” in the loftiest terms, why does the term include Muslims, but not Christians?
And why do the Thought Police prowling the Mainstream Media and blogosphere only wield the club of Political-Correctness against Christians and not Muslims?