“This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are.”
That was from the President and in defense of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. President Obama made these remarks on Friday as he hosted an iftar at the White House kicking off Ramadan.
What the President said got us to thinking about this whole thing and the lecturing we've been receiving from the left regarding the opposition to the mosque: it is in no way inconsistent to simultaneously believe that building the mosque there is an abjectly horrible idea and acknowledge that as long as zoning requirements are met, there is not a damn thing, legally speaking, that should be done to prevent this mosque from being built.
So, with that in mind, we ask our friends on the left to join us in welcoming, nay, actively supporting Greg Gutfeld's gay Muslim bar that will be built as close as possible to the mosque in order to build bridges of understanding, or something. The left has been a shining example of what constitutes tolerance and religious freedom here in America with respect to this mosque, so we are positive that they will be with us on Gutfeld's bar. And, yes, we have to go there: Bottoms up!
Exit question: Considering this is the first time he had said anything about the mosque, was his timing, doing so at the iftar, shameless pandering or totally appropriate?