Freedom of Religion Jeopardized by New York Politician
The freedom of religion is being trampled upon by the government in New York City. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer demanded that store owner of Bejeweled on Manhattan Avenue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn stop selling Buddhist religious earrings.
The sale of Buddhist earrings at a Brooklyn jewelry store is the last accusation of anti-Semitism by New York and New Jersey politician and advocates, according to FoxNews.com. “Let me be clear, a swastika is not a fashion statement,” President Stringer said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “It is the most hateful symbol of our culture, and an insult to any civilized person.”
According store manager, Young Kim, the earrings are not a swastikas. “It's not a Nazi symbol.” She told FoxNews.com, “I don't know what's the problem. My earrings are coming from India as a Buddhist symbol.”
The Buddhist religious symbol of an equilateral cross with arms bent at right angles is an ancient symbol that is used in India religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. It was also used by Native Americans long before it was adopted by Adolf Hitler during his rise to power in the 1930's.
When the government tries to crush one woman's right to express her religion even by selling cheap $5.99 earrings symbolic of the Buddhist religion, then it won't be too much longer before the Cross of Jesus Christ is deemed offensive, too.