It would be "incredibly unfortunate," if a mosque was built in New York City blocks away from Ground Zero, the U.S. senate candidate Ron Johnson said Friday when asked at a Racine [WI] Journal Times Editorial Board meeting.State rezoning with the express purpose of prohibiting the free exercise of religion? Yes, that oughta work. This guy is dangerous.
"Those folks [the Islamics] are trying to poke a stick in our eye,"* Johnson said. "I just hope the zoning officials and the city, the state revisit that, rezone that piece of property."
See also: 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc (a.k.a. RLUIPA).
* Palin much?