Not worth starting a new thread over and this seemed a good a place as any to shake one's head at small-minded racist idiocy...
Political Wire wrote:
"I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school. Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders' religion. We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools."
-- Louisiana state Rep. Valarie Hodges (R), quoted by the Livingston Parish News, upon learning that the recently passed voucher program can go to Muslim schools as well as Christian schools.
"Mosques are not churches like we would think of churches. They think of mosques more as a foothold into a society, as a foothold into a community, more in the cultural and in the nationalistic sense. Our churches -- we don't feel that way, they're places of worship, and mosques are simply not that, and we need to take that into account when approving construction of those."
-- Colorado state Sen. Kevin Grantham (R), quoted by the Colorado Statesman, saying a proposal to ban construction of new mosques should be considered.
The more I think about the second comment, the more I wonder at whether Mr. Grantham is that hypocritical or just that ignorant. I suppose it could always be both.