The Village Voice, our alt-weekly cohort from New York City presents a new argument to the ground-zero mosque debate—that the “hallowed ground” really ain’t so.---
What’s the difference between a gentleman’s club, an off-track betting site, a Burger King, a bunch of tacky gift stands profiting on cheap 9/11 memorabilia and the proposed site of the controversial Cordoba Institute? Yeah that’s right, the house of Islamic worship/community center isn’t good enough for the “hallowed grounds” of Ground Zero, compared to the other reverent institutions of respect and patriotism mentioned as blogged by Foster Kramer of the Village Voice and illustrated by the above map courtesy of Tumblr editor Topher Chris.
As for the local bloggers, Bob Aagard’s The World According To Me has got the ultimate trump card to play on Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and the top most ranking Mormon Democrat, who recently spoke against the placement of the Mosque. The blogger, a Mormon himself had to remind Harry of a little thing written by LDS Prophet Joseph Smith called the 11th article of faith which reads:
“We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”
Writes Aagard: “So, as an American who loves the Constitution and as a Mormon, I believe that the Islamic Community Center should be allowed to be built, even if it is two blocks away from Ground Zero.”