From Fox News:
Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tenn., let members of the Memphis Islamic Center hold Ramadan prayers there last September. And Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., allows the Islamic Circle of North America to hold regular Friday prayers in their building while their new mosque is being built.
That is the actual story, but it wouldn’t be complete with out the spin, after all it is Fox and you can read the whole story filled with intolerance and BS here. The Blaze article clips only 3 paragraphs and links because the over-all point to this is to create a controversy where there is none.
Also bonus comments that show complete misinformation, willful ignorance, and how the Fox Machine works:
Should Black Churches rent space for KKK meetings?
Should Rats rent cage space to snakes?
Should we elect socialist to the sentate?
All stupid questions, but not as stuipid as, should we allow the govt. to tell us we must buy a product.
That’s one hell of a slippery slope you have created there. If it is their choice, which in this case it is, what exactly is the problem?
Rats can’t rent space, and socialism isn’t a form of government so what is the exact danger of electing a socialist? The run all of the time. o.o
The rest of this comment is just off topic nonsense because they didn’t have an argument in the first place. If it is not okay for the government to tell you what to buy, then why is it okay for you to pretend that you can tell others what they can do? Small government!
A simple no… they are 2 different religions.
This has nothing to do with anything. At all.
Interestingly enough, I find no coincidence here. These two will merge. Check out http://www.worldtocome.org and watch the white horse episodes, I think theres three parts. He has some very interesting info on the Catholic church and the white horse from revelation.
You need a psychiatric ward.
You have the right answer. It’s “no” and as simple as that. There is no “right” to access private property, Christian churches or otherwise, and it would be inappropriate to use any house of worship for other than for its intended faith.
It is however the right of the property owners, in this case the church to allow this no? And that is exactly what is going on.
It is inappropriate because you don’t like Muslims. The intended faith in both Christian and Islam is the belief in God. Irrelevant argument is irreverent.
Strange, really strange. Kind of like running towards the tornado, then wondering why you where sucked up and spite out. Strange that the Muslims would set foot on the infidels floor.
In both Gospel of Mark and Matthew, Jesus condemns those who have been using the sacred temple as a marketplace, proclaiming that they have “made it a den of thieves.
Well in that case Jesus would condemn pretty much every church because they take money for a variety of reasons, have bake sales, and on and on. That seems more of a “marketplace” than allowing Muslims to have some place to freely practice their religion.
Furthermore, didn’t Jesus say something along the line of “love thy neighbors”? Again, with the picking and the choosing of what you want to listen to.
Lastly, infidels. If it is a fair assessment that all Muslims are fanatics; then it should be a fair assessment that all Christians are fanatics, right? Generalizing gets you nowhere and again this just isn’t an argument of any kind. The slip up on “spite” seems pretty accurate, this one is full of it.
The virus of radical Islam lies dormant within the Islamic religion and is passed along to others within the Islamic faith. One never knows when or where it will surface.
Religion is a virus? Replace the word Islam with Christian and see how asinine this is.
The bottom line here is that you cannot reasonably, or rationally in the case of these commenters, condemn a church for doing what churches are supposed to do and that is help some one in need regardless of faith.
They have extended a hand to people that are suffering needless and horrible oppression and prejudice for simply having a different faith and for that reason they are better people with a better congregation than most others. If I had any belief in God, this would be the kind of church that I would want to attend. The kind that can put aside blind faith, recognize injustice, extend a hand, and become better people for it. They shouldn’t profit from it though. -cough-