Mosque controversies continue

A proposed site for a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was vandalized last week, another case of religious intolerance as the debate over the ground zero mosque continues.

The Daily Show mentioned the Murfreesboro mosque last week. The Murfreesboro situation is one of many across the country, including two in Kentucky. One is in Florence, Ky., while the ACLU is examining what happened last week in Mayfield, Ky.

The Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal  has been strong in its coverage, from the day-to-day reporting of the controversy to its opinion pieces that trumpet the law and the Constitution.  Meanwhile, other newspapers are pinning candidates down on their political positions. The Lexington Herald-Leader wrote an opinion piece calling out candidates Rand Paul and Jack Conway on their New York City mosque positions while pointing out that problems exist across the state as citizens react to new mosques being built.

The problems are real and occurring often. The media’s job is to continue to point out this situation.

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