Lyons is a guy who opposed the building of a mosque in our community because he felt it would bring in the terrorists.
He tried to come off as sane, but it didn’t work:
“Muslim terrorists kill people. Moderate Muslims do not kill people. Moderate Muslims supply the cash to the militant Muslims,” Lyons said.
No. No they don’t.
His church is normally a polling place during elections, but after his comments (in late 2004), the county said no to the church being a place voters went to on election day. People were too uncomfortable going there.
“It led to enough fear and intimidation on the part of some voters, we felt it was smarter not to get in the middle of it and move it,” said Cook Co. Clerk David Orr
Lyons made this hilariously ironic statement afterwards:
“If the county clerk chooses to accommodate the bias or intolerance of some voter, that certainly is his prerogative, we have no quarrel with that.”
Anyway, he wrote this piece for the community paper:
He deserves a well-written smackdown.
I’ll do my best.
In the meantime, any suggestions as to what I need to include in a rebuttal piece would be helpful.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Vernon Lyons, Ashburn Baptist Church, Muslim, Islam, David Orr[/tags]