- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

While I believe that mocking another man’s religion in a parade is in bad taste, Judge Mark Martin’s dismissal of assault charges in Cumberland County, Pa., on the grounds that Muslims are more dedicated to their religion than Christians, Jews or Hindus is an example of things to come.

In 1987, artist and photographer Andres Serran displayed a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of his own urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts’ “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Apparently Muslims can break our laws with impunity, and Obamacare insults the religious beliefs of many. I wonder if Muslims will be exempt from participating in that, too.

JOSEPH DUPONT

Towanda, Pa.