No, this is not a joke. In fact, it is instead one
of the most brilliant pieces of provocations in
recent years. Greg Gutfield from Fox News’ Red Eye
announced today via his blog that he is actively
speaking to investors and plans on opening a gay bar
next to the controversial mosque being built near
Ground Zero in New York. To make matters worse
(better?) the bar will be specifically designed to
cater to homosexuals of the Islamic faith. God,
this is going to be an exciting block.
Here’s Gutfield’s entire post which he will expand
upon during tonight’s Red Eye;
“So, the Muslim investors championing the
construction of the new mosque near Ground Zero
claim it’s all about strengthening the relationship
between the Muslim and non-Muslim world.
As an American, I believe they have every right to
build the mosque – after all, if they buy the land
and they follow the law – who can stop them?
Which is, why, in the spirit of outreach, I’ve
decided to do the same thing.
I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build
and open the first gay bar that caters not only to
the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express
my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be
situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available
This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number
of investors, who have pledged their support in this
bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.
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 goal, however, is not simply to open a typical
gay bar, but one friendly to men of Islamic faith.
An entire floor, for example, will feature
non-alcoholic drinks, since booze is forbidden by
the faith. The bar will be open all day and night,
to accommodate men who would rather keep their
sexuality under wraps – but still want to dance.
Bottom line; I hope that the mosque owners will be
as open to the bar, as I am to the new mosque.
After all, the belief driving them to open up their
center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine.
My place, however, will have better music.”