Every once in a long while I find myself up really late. I mean, like, really late. In fact, on these rare occasions I am awake so late that I’m able to watch this Red Eye program on the FOX News Channel. Maybe it’s because I’m more to the right than the left on most issues or maybe it’s because of the dry humor on the program, but I like Red Eye. I like the back-and-forth between Greg Gutfeld and Andy Levy and Bill Schulz. They’re hilarious in my book.
All of that being said (written?), I couldn’t help but to chuckle (kinda) when I read a post on Gutfeld’s blog, The Daily Gut. I’m sure you’re heard about the Islamic group that wants to build a mosque down by Ground Zero. If not, you can infer the situation from Gutfeld’s post below.
So, the Muslim investors championing the construction of the new mosque near Ground Zero claim it’s all about strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world.
As an American, I believe they have every right to build the mosque – after all, if they buy the land and they follow the law – who can stop them?
Which is, why, in the spirit of outreach, I’ve decided to do the same thing.
I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.
This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.
As you know, the Muslim faith doesn’t look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.
The goal, however, is not simply to open a typical gay bar, but one friendly to men of Islamic faith. An entire floor, for example, will feature non-alcoholic drinks, since booze is forbidden by the faith. The bar will be open all day and night, to accommodate men who would rather keep their sexuality under wraps – but still want to dance.
Bottom line: I hope that the mosque owners will be as open to the bar, as I am to the new mosque. After all, the belief driving them to open up their center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine.
My place, however, will have better music.
For investment information, contact me at dailygut.com
I gotta tell ya, I’m not sure whether to laugh or just be weirded out by this entry. And no, I’m not weirded out by the fact that it’s a gay bar, but rather the fact that I’m pretty confident that Gutfeld isn’t joking here and that the ultimate response to his activities will come from the extremist fringes of the Islamic community. In other words, what Gutfeld started as the perfect “taste of your own medicine” will probably end up much worse for him than for the folks behind the mosque.
It’s times like this and situations like these where one has to wish that common sense was still the law of the day. Should there be a mosque down by Ground Zero? Of course not. Is there anything that legally prevents one from being built there? Of course not. So, at the end of the day, do the folks behind the mosque have the “right” to build one there? Of course they do. But sometimes you have to use common sense and know that having the right to do something doesn’t mean that you should act on that right.
However, in today’s litigious society if someone is told that they should use common sense and refrain from exercising one of their rights the extremists on the left go bonkers. So we’re going to wind up with a mosque down by Ground Zero – which makes no sense whatsoever. And when that mosque is built I hope that Gutfeld’s plan (is real) gets approved and there is a 24 hour gay bar next to the mosque.
If we’re going to push common sense aside in the name of tolerance, then let’s do it right and go balls out (pun intended).