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First Amendment does not protect mosque construction, Qu’ran burning, argues editor

September 10, 2010

Writing for The American Spectator, George Neumayr, the editor of Catholic World Report, argues that “the same foolish and false interpretation of the First Amendment that protects a project like the Ground Zero mosque also protects the planned burning of the Koran.”

In making his case, Neumayr recalls that “six of the 13 states that signed the Constitution ran established churches,” adding, “under the real First Amendment, the one written by the Founding Fathers, local communities within states were perfectly free to pass laws prohibiting the construction of particular religious buildings or pass laws that banned book burnings.”


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