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If churches do not have a moral obligation (S/O of last question)

to refuse donations from klan members, skinheads, and other racist and terrorist organizations, which seems to be the consensus from this question:
http://www.cafemom.com/answers/462297/Do_churches_have_a_moral_obligation_to_refuse_donations_from_klan_members?cat_id=&order=newest

What exactly is the reasoning for protesting the Mosque being built in Manhattan? It can't be "disrespectful to the victims" since some of the victims were also Muslim. It can't be the chance that some donations might come from less respectable sources, because if it doesn't matter for churches, it's hypocritical to say it matters for a mosque. Aside from racism, what logical reason is there to protest a mosque being built a few blocks from ground zero?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 1:51 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • There isn't one
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I haven't found one... I've been for the Mosque since the subject came up the first time!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:59 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • i doubt there is one (other than ignorance). i really dont understand what the big deal is. Muslims arent responsible for 9/11, terrorists (who just happened to claim Islam) are. isnt there a church and a synagogue in the same area? (i havent really been keeping up w/ this story).

    but i still think all religious organizations shouldnt accept donations from someone they know is a terrorist...
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 2:34 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • There isn't one other than a knee jerk reaction based on their religion.

    I wonder if anyone would protest a catholic church near the OKC bombing site since Timothy McVeigh was raised catholic.
    deadheadjen

    Answer by deadheadjen at 2:49 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • There isn't one other than ignorance. I agree it seems the majority thinks it's ok for a Christian church to get founding from the KKK, but the mosque is out of the question being they MIGHT key word there MIGHT have some terrorist donators. Whoopdy doo. So does that mean any church with not so pleasant benefactors should be tor down. Well if that's the case say bye bye to most churches.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:01 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • jen, theres a Catholic church literally right across the street from the OKC bombing site/memorial.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 3:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • There isn't one.
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 5:01 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • jen, theres a Catholic church literally right across the street from the OKC bombing site/memorial-

    yep.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:41 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • but it was already there, prior to tim mcveigh..although, i see the point she's making. i don't think religion has anything to do with not wanting a mosque at the proposed site..that of the opponents, i mean. there are obviously people of different backgrounds opposing this. who knows? maybe the majority voice will be heard, whichever that is.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:44 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Hot-mama, I'm not convinced that the "majority" of Christians are in favor of accepting money from known KKK members or others like them. I don't think CafeMom is a good, unbiased sample that is representative of all Christians.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:08 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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