Fox Host: I'm Building Gay Bar Next Door to Mosque
Greg Gutfeld: surely understanding and tolerance should cut both ways
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 7:22 AM CDT
Greg Gutman   (Fox News)

(Newser) – Go for it, Greg Gutfeld of the Fox News show Red Eye tells those backing the Ground Zero mosque. You have every right to build a mosque there (or anywhere) if you own the land and follow the law, he writes in his blog, And I have every right to build a gay bar next door—one that caters particularly to Islamic homosexuals. "This is not a joke," he claims. "I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance."

His goal, he says, is to "break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia" that's rampant in the Islamic world. "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." Mediaite's Josh Bershad notes that the only way to improve this delightfully provocative foray would be for Gutfeld to hatch "a chain of gay bars and plop them down next to churches and synagogues, since it’s not like those religions have been super open-minded."