Conservative Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has recently announced that he is planning on opening a gay bar two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City. That would put it right next door to the planned Cordoba Mosque.
Gutfeld hosts the Fox News show “Red Eye” and is known as being a satirist. But this time, he claims to be serious. He has apparently looked into the space and has already obtained investors.
While many consider Gutfeld’s plan for a gay bar to be a provocation, insensitive, and offensive, Gutfeld claims that he is trying to “promote integration and tolerance” of gays in the Muslim community. His planned bar will be marketed toward Muslims and will feature a non-alcoholic floor to cater to Muslim dietary restrictions featuring 72 virgin drinks.
On his website, Gutfeld claims that he supports the legal rights of the Muslim community to build their mosque so close to Ground Zero. In fact, this is his justification for the building of his gay bar next to their mosque. While it seems that his gay bar plan is a satire of the mosque itself, he continues to insist that he is being serious.
At the root of the gay bar plan is the fact that the religion of Islam is notoriously homophobic. The problem with Greg Gutfeld’s plan is that more then half of Christians are also notoriously homophobia and they are Fox News’s main demographic. In fact, Gutfeld talked about his plan with Glenn Beck who had fun with the idea, but when he realized that Gutfeld was not joking, Beck got a little on edge.
Gutfeld is taking suggestions for naming his new bar on is website, The Daily Gut.
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