And here is his rebuttal of the criticisms blasted at him over his original article.<quoted text>His right to voice his opinion in any way he sees fit is not in question - at least not by me. Don't know why you would even ask me that.
There's a difference between respecting the right to express an opinion and respecting the opinion.
Yes, Pern, I think he is ignorant. I would think the same thing about someone questioning a Jew or a Christian or a member of The Church of God the Utterly Indifferent for swearing in on the Torah, the Bible, or a first edition of The Sirens of Titan signed by Kurt Vonnegut his own self.
This is the core of his problem with Keith Ellis:
"Why wouldn't Ellison bring a Bible along with the Koran? That he chose not to is the narcissism of multiculturalism that I referred to: The individual's culture trumps the national culture."
and a bit of background he provides regarding the blow up:
"First, it was Keith Ellison who raised the entire issue of taking an oath on a Koran rather than a Bible. He did not make his announcement in the hopes that it would be ignored but to make a statement. I was responding to that statement. Critics who are unhappy with it becoming an issue should direct their ire at Mr. Ellison."
Anyways, it's bedtime. Good night.