Fox News Host Announces Plans for Muslim Gay Bar Next to Ground Zero Mosque

Fox News Host Announces Plans for Muslim Gay Bar Next to Ground Zero Mosque

Important news in the annals of publicity stunts today, as Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld announced on his blog—the truly unfortunately named “Daily Gut”—that he has aims to open a Ground Zero–area gay bar catering to Muslim men in the space next to a proposed mosque. “As you know, the Muslim faith doesn't look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world,” the Red Eye host wrote, identifying the bar’s raison d'être. “After all, the belief driving them to open up their center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine.” Ahem.

Gutfeld insists, multiple times, that he is “dead serious on this one,” and announces that he has “spoken to a number of investors” about the project. (For what it’s worth, Red Eye’s Andy Levy corroborates Gutfeld’s earnestness.) Reactions to the proposal have been mixed. Mediaite’s Jon Bershad, for instance, characterized the idea as “brilliant,” explaining, “just because I support Muslim Americans in their fight against anti-Islam prejudice, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get a few dings for their religion’s own prejudice against homosexuals.” The conservative Hot Air blog, itself against the construction of the Ground Zero mosque, provides a helpful gloss: the gay bar is, metaphorically, a mosque equivalent. According to the site, both the bar and the cultural center “needlessly [inflame] cultural tensions in the ostensible service of liberal values” and both “celebrate tolerance regardless of the sensitivities of the surrounding area.” In any event, the stunt will certainly put Gutfeld on the map, if not, necessarily, his Muslim gay bar.

Tags: bar, fox, gay, ground zero, muslim

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Hahaha! This might be interesting to watch :P
If you can assume anyone associated with Faux News of being capable of telling the truth, he claims it is fully bankrolled and ready to go.
I'm inclined to believe the claim. With all of the money behind Faux News, I'm sure he can find several people willing to throw a few tens of thousands of dollars into insulting Islam like this.
Insulting islam is fun, but I don't know if I'd put money into it.
Eh, when you get a fundamentalist with a few million dollars, tossing $10,000 or so into something like this isn't a big deal. Multi-millionaires think differently about money.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the "mosque" at "ground zero" actually a muslim community center 3 blocks away from ground zero?
2 blocks, actually.
Yep, that's what my fact checking found later as well, thanks for the info/correction!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the "mosque" at "ground zero" actually a muslim community center 3 blocks away from ground zero?

It's a community center 2 blocks away that includes a Mosque. And to me, it's no more 'offensive' than a church near a former concentration camp.

Honestly, I like the idea of the community center. The vast majority of Muslims, while still following an archaic religion built on war and oppression, at least (like most Xians) try and reshape it into a warmer and fuzzier version of its former self. To that end, just like most Xians are not Aryan Nation or Scott Roeder, most Muslims are not terrorists or supportive thereof.

Plus, if the community center includes a restaurant, I'd totally go. Mmmmmm... Middle Eastern food .... mmmmmm.....
And with the presence of a pool as well, I'm guessing there will be bikinis...meaning there won't be much in the way of crazy dress codes.

And yeah, some Middle Eastern food is awesome...that's what I'll be having at my wedding!
We have all had this cheering on the Muslims and assuming they're warm-and-fuzzy conversation about a billion times already. It was originally called the Cordoba Initiative btw, named after a mosque that was built over a church when Muslims conquered Spain. To be comparable, maybe if some Christians bombed a Jewish center and then built a church called Auschwitz it would be comparable.
Because Christianity is SOOOO accommodating to homosexuality.

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