Friday, December 04, 2009

Swiss Right-Wing: Ban Jewish Cemeteries

Fresh from their victory in getting new minarets on mosques banned in Switzerland, right-wing zealots there now want to ban Jewish cemeteries and Muslim cemeteries. What next? Gay bars?

I ask that because when I posted the story of the Swiss banning of minarets on my Facebook page and on Twitter, many gay and lesbian people posted that they agreed with it because Muslim fundamentalists are antigay. I thought this was wrong-headed and we brought it to the show, where there was a highly-charged debate as people also called in supporting the ban -- again, gay and lesbian people -- while others then called in angry at what they were hearing. I hope people realize what happens when extremists of any kind take over.