The intrigue about this idiot in Florida and all of his moronic followers who are calling for a "burn the Koran" day isn't that the guy's an idiot. Or that his followers are moronic. There's plenty of that nowadays in America to make this story rather boring. He seems to be hungry for attention, hungry for fund-raising, hungry for controversy or whatever. I don't know his motivation nor do I care. People like him should simply be ignored. That's how you deal with the foolish and ignorant. Whether you're talking about people who spew racism, anti-semitism, stereotypical hatred or someone who wants to destroy the sacred symbols of another person's religion. It's best just to ignore and marginalize them. And, by the way, if this guy professes to be a Christian I would suggest he take a few moments to acquaint himself with Christianity. There is nothing Christian about attacking someone else's religion. This guy is about as Christian as Bin Laden.
But the real intrigue in this story deals with the Left's reaction to it. The media is frothing at the mouth. They can't get enough of it. So much for marginalizing the foolish. No, they're giving this guy exactly what he wants: attention and controversy. Their giving him airtime, and I think it's a mistake.
What I don't hear is the fact that this church has a Constitutional right to burn the Koran. Interesting. The same people who rallied around the ground zero Mosque are suddenly silent when this fool wants to burn the holy book of Islam. Such is the world of relativistic liberalism. There are no concrete rights and wrongs with these people. Everything is relative and depends on the situation at hand. Want to build a Mosque at ground zero? Okay. Want to burn the Koran? Not okay. President Obama said the folks have a right to build the Mosque at ground zero, that it's a fundamental American principle. Robert Gibbs repeated this notion, as did Joe Biden. Has anyone heard the President stand behind these dopes in Florida who want to burn the Koran? Nope. It's just the latest example of why liberalism never appealed to me. It's too inconsistent as an ideology. I prefer solid principles, unwavering, consistent.
Conservatives, on the other hand, are solidly consistent. People have a right to build a Mosque at ground zero. People have a right to burn the Koran. But both are tasteless, offensive, disrespectful and provocative and shouldn't be tolerated. Good luck finding a liberal to agree with me on that.
So the media will continue to slobber over this story, no doubt sharing culpability with any consequences that occur as a result of global Muslim outrage. It's almost as if the Leftist media WANTS the world to hate us, WANTS the world to think we're anti-Muslim and are waging a holy war against Islam. Hmmm.