One of the leaders of the conservative American Family Association has taken the debate over the Cordoba Mosque in lower Manhattan to a new level. Bryan Fischer, the group's director of issue analysis, is calling on his blog and radio show for a nationwide moratorium on the construction of any mosque, anywhere. "Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero," Fischer wrote on Tuesday. "This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government."
That's an odd position for an ostensibly religious organization to have. But it's especially odd because the American Family Association filed a federal lawsuit in 2003 accusing a county government in Georgia of violating federal law and the Constitution for refusing to grant a permit to build a church.Read More »from Conservative activist calls for nationwide mosque moratorium