Earlier this week we noted that Flip Benham and members of Operation Save America had been targeting mosques for protests, screaming that “Jesus hates Muslims” and declaring “this is a war in America and we are taking it to the mosques around the country.”
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and other organizations are hosting a press conference and rally at 3 p.m. today (Friday) on the north side (Bushnell Park side) of the State Capitol.
The gathered hope to address recent outbreaks of Islamophobia in Connecticut, as well as the rest of the country. During Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, Muslims have asked for police protection so that they can go to their mosques to pray in this state.
And so, of course, Operation Save America is responding by accusing Muslims of violating their First Amendment rights:
In an unprecedented move, Muslim leaders in Connecticut are staging a press conference in Hartford this afternoon, to plead with legislators to censor the Gospel of Christ from the public forum around mosques.
That’s right! They are using their own potential for violence to silence the Gospel of Christ. Gentle Christian saints will be conducting a press conference on the public sidewalk in front of the Bridgeport Islamic Center, aka Mafjid An-Noor Mosque in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.
Islam is not a religion, nor a cult, but a total and complete 100 % system of life. It has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. In all of the 27 countries ruled by Islam, the church is the state! No other religion will be tolerated.
“Islam presents a monstrous worldview, birthed in the pit of hell, which brings untold misery and murder upon precious people created in the image of God. Religion is its cover (its beard) by which it gains entrance into nations where the ‘freedom of religion’ is sacrosanct. It then takes this freedom afforded to it, and begins its insidious takeover.” Rev. Flip Benham of Operation Save America.
In essence, Benham is upset that Muslim leaders are exercising their First Amendment free speech rights in defense of their First Amendment religious freedoms because doing so represents a threat to his First Amendment right to scream that Jesus hates them.