Wednesday, August 04, 2010

We have always been at war with the Episcopalians

Brad Thor, of the Breitbart website "Big Government", claims the founding fathers did not intend for the First Amendment to protect Episcopal churches in Washington because we went to war with Anglicanism in 1812, with the British empire. Or something like that.

Speaking on "Fox News and Friends", Thor argued in support of Republicans and Tea Partiers who think the government should step in to stop the Cordova Initiative from building an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan.
[A]fter congressional candidate Reshma Saujani stated her support for the Islamic center by noting that "[w]e are a country of respect and religious freedom," Thor claimed: "The first war we fought outside the United States? We went to war with Islam, with the Barbary pirates. Thomas Jefferson sent the Marines to the shores of Tripoli. The Founding Fathers did not intend for the First Amendment to protect a political ideology that wants to rip apart what the First Amendment stands for. Absolutely not."

The Republican Party has always been about telling people how they can use their private property and supressing displays of religion.

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