My Christian faith's values for forgiveness, truth, and love of neighbor lead me to conclude that politicians using the Islamic community center to score political points are mounting a direct assault against the honor of the dead.
I have always believed in the ideals of this country, and because of that, I beat the odds and followed my dreams of becoming a working film writer and director. But at some point, I and others who share my faith became the Other.
Since when did the argument, "This should be banned because it's offensive and hurts our feelings!" start earning a place in any kind of rational discourse? Is sensitivity a prerequisite for freedom of expression?
Free land in New York City? Pretty sweet deal, right? Unfortunately, for Paterson and King, they are practicing one of the most bigoted forms of public policy that has greatly hurt America -- redlining.