"There will be a mosque in Rome only when a Roman Catholic church is permitted in Mecca."
If 52%, 68%, or 99% of Americans voted to make it illegal for blacks to sit in the back of a bus, or to make it illegal for Mexicans to serving in the Army, or to make it illegal for people with acid reflux to get student loans, it shouldn't matter.
The judicial branch exists so no amount of bigotry, intolerance, fear-mongering, or misguided (read: exclusionary) attempts at imposing morality can over-ride the constitution, and the guiding principals of equality, fairness, and justice exist for all.
Humphrey said what I was trying to say, but better and faster. Well done, sir.
So, you find this situation intolerable? You are intolerant of this cartoon?
I think Jesus would probably turn the other cheek, or try to remove the plank in his own eye before removing the grain of sand in his brothers. But that's just based on scripture, so what do I know?
Look people, Christians have done bad things in the name of God. As have most every other religion on the planet (I have yet to read of the Buddhist Inquisition, but I'll keep searching). Why didn't Clay talk about Saudi Arabia? Because WE'RE NOT IN SAUDI ARABIA! Christians are the pre-dominant religion in this country, and the intolerant fundamentalist Christians are frightening.
This is why Clay draws the shark-fin on with a purple crayon (as opposed to simply re-making the entire shape with one color line). It's an addition, something drawn on by those who possess qualities of intolerance. One doesn't have to look any farther than the infamous Fred Phelps to find a wonderful example of an intolerant Christian who is perverting the message of love, forgiveness, and tolerance that makes up the essence of Christianity.
Last week the news covered stories with such headlines as "Should Muslims be allowed to build mosques wherever they like?" Christians who are actively attempting to disrupt their brother's attempt to worship in the way they please are intolerant. Literally.
For a group of cheek-turners, I see a lot of standing around and huffing. Oh, and intolerance.