On Reliable Sources this morning Howard Kurtz took the Lower Manhattan mosque debate one step further and asked whether, since the opposition to the mosque centers on the insensitivity of the location, Glenn Beck should consider moving his 8/28 Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial because it falls on the anniversary of Martin Luther King‘s ‘I Have A Dream Speech.’ An overlap some people might find offensive.
Answer from the panel: No. Said NPR’s Michel Martin: “The fact is we are in a very big country and are going to bump up against people’s sensibilities. It seems to me the thing to do is witness your own values.”
The question, however, does demonstrate the slippery slope a “sensitivity” argument can lead one down because, in the end, where do you draw the line? For what it’s worth, Beck has said the people behind the Cordoba initiative have the right to build Park51 but also questioned the wisdom of it. Watch below.
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