This week, Rick Scott, a Republican Candidate for Governor in Florida released an ad critical of President Obama’s recent statement supporting the rights of Muslims to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York. His ads even went as far as calling it “Obama’s mosque”. Last time I checked, Obama wasn’t piling bricks in constructing the mosque building. I realize that this is an emotional issue and I think that both sides have reasonable positions. While building a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero could be insensitive towards the victims and their families, it’s also important to respect religious beliefs and protect religious freedom. At any rate, I don’t think that either side should use this issue in a political campaign. I agree with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who recently said that the mosque should not be used as a political football. What’s your opinion on this hot button issue? Please comment below.