Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yes, The Message Is Offensive

I missed this last week. Cathy McMorris Rodgers released a statement on her campaign web site about the hateful message the Westboro Baptist Church members brought to Spokane.

“I condemn these fanatical views, and I am extremely proud of the Spokane community for coming together to speak out against them. I especially want to acknowledge the faithful work of the Patriot Guard. Our community has been unequivocal in its message against bigotry and radicalism. In the wake of hatred, Spokane has responded with peace.”

What a relief she supports our community's unequivocal message against bigotry and radicalism. But it's like the rules in English. There's always an exception.

Remember at her town hall meeting last August when a gentleman asked about what she thought about the mosque being built in New York City.

"I believe it's a poor choice of location. As I view it, I think like many in America, it almost feels like a victory dance on the place where we were attacked on 9/11. And it's offensive to me."

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