Greg Gurfield, the host of Fox New’s Red Eye, has a great idea. Since the advocates of a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks, which would be dedicated on 9/11/11, say this mosque is all about “strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world,” then he says he’s going to open a gay bar for Muslims…right next door:
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.
He says he’s serious.
Personally, I hope he is. And I hope they open a Hooters on the other side.
Hat Tip: theblogprof