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Anti-gay Muslim cries bias

It amazes me how much the world is changing, yet very few people are talking about it. Why doesn’t stuff like this get more coverage in the media?

Muslim sues NYPD for refusing to hire him after he said homosexuals should be locked up

Remember: wherever Islamic law and practice and American law and practice conflict, it is American law and practice that has to give way. The NYPD probably wouldn’t hire anyone who said that he thought that homosexuals should be imprisoned; after all, there are a lot of gays in New York City, and a policeman who isn’t going to treat all people fairly is not much of a policeman. But no such considerations matter when it comes to Islam.

“Anti-gay Muslim cries bias,” by Helen Freund and Laura Italiano in the New York Post, June 12 (thanks to Ron):

The NYPD wouldn’t hire him — because he is anti-gay, a Police Academy reject complains in a startling new discrimination lawsuit.
The would-be cop from Brooklyn — identified only as “Farhan Doe” — is a Muslim-American who believes homosexuality is a sin as a matter of religious principal [sic], according to the suit.

Doe deserves to be in the NYPD, despite checking the “yes” box next to the question, “Do you believe that homosexuals should be locked up,” in 2009, when he applied, said his lawyer, Jerold Levine.

When Doe — who works as an auxiliary cop in Brooklyn — applied to the Police Academy the next year, he’d softened his views, still believing homosexuality is a sin, but no longer believing gays should be arrested, Levine said.

“They pro forma denied him again — saying he couldn’t possibly be a police officer,” the lawyer said. “The First Amendment is very clear, saying that you can’t discriminate against someone because they have a view you do not like,” he said….

Indeed, but doesn’t that principle apply also to “Farhan Doe,” if he were hired as a policeman and had to deal with gays?

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Dan Savage Does Not Like the Bible or the Pansy Assed People who Follow It

Maybe it is too harsh to say Savage does not like the people who took a stand and walked out when he was criticizing the Bible at a High School journalism conference.  I am not sure why it is ok to speak about the Bible, if you like it or not, since this is a school function and as many Christians know there is supposed to be a separation of church and state.  I would think if you could not preach your message from it, then you should not be able to speak ill of it either, outside of criticizing the poetry or literary properties of it.

 

Personally, I do not care what he says about the bible.  It is his right to express his opinion and since it speaks against homosexuality, I rightfully expect him to speak out and denounce it.  I think he got it wrong when he started name calling those who left because they were offended at his meeting.  True, pansy ass is not as bad as calling someone a faggot or damning them to hell, but as an anti-bullying specialist, I would expect no name calling from him at all.  It sends the message that either some name calling is ok or it is ok to call someone names if they disagree with your position.  Of course if it is ok, then who gets to decided who is right and it basically cancels out his message of tolerance and no bullying.

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