If I'm a Scientologist, I'm Pissed
With the announcement from Senate Majority Whip, Dick Durbin, that he will hold Congressional Hearings aimed at protecting the civil rights of Muslims, we get another glaring example of why Democrats insist on wasting taxpayer dollars pandering to a minority in this country.
There are, by most estimates, one to two million Muslims here in America. By comparison, using those same estimates, there are five million Jews, and 159 million Christians. According to a statement announcing the hearings, they come as a result of the “spike in anti-Muslim bigotry and discrimination” that has occurred in the last year.
Has Senator Durbin looked into the bigotry and discrimination the other aforementioned religions have dealt with forever in this country? Where are the Congressional Hearings to ferret out the reason why the Andover Fire Department can’t hang a “Merry Christmas” sign on their station anymore?
“Quran burnings, restrictions on Mosque construction and hate speech” are the things Durbin says necessitate these hearings. Is he joshing us? Unfortunately, in this country, there has long been a tradition of bigotry toward those who’s religion differs from yours. It’s ugly, but it’s true. To waste hours of the Senate’s time to determine that there are those who are biased toward those who worship another religion is silly.
If Congress wants to stand and support a religion, they should start with the majority and work there way down. I imagine there are a bunch of Scientologists who think that Tom Cruise has gotten a bad rap and would love to testify about it. Yes, we must make sure everyone is free to worship whom they choose in this country. We also (some may believe unfortunately) have to insure that those who want to burn a Quran, or restrict mosque construction have the same rights as the small minority in any faith.