Monday, June 10, 2013

Kid From Brooklyn on foot baths and cleansing stations! (Video NSFW)

Because there is no Kid From Brooklyn in San Francisco...

This video of The Kid speaking about New York LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports past move to install foot baths in done in conjunction with the current decision that was just made on the Left Coast to install a cleansing station at San Francisco Airport in a public area.

While The Kid was obviously not a proponent of the move in New York (as he describes in an extremely politically incorrect and NSFW way), there are as always two sides to every argument when it comes to religious accommodation or denial.

For example, in the case of San Francisco Airport and the catering to the needs of ground transportation workers of the Muslim faith, religious accommodation was made.

On-the-other-hand, in the case of Christians around the United States wanting to celebrate Christmas in accordance with tradition, many localities and school districts have taken away the right to simply invoke the name of the holiday or to place a religiously significant statue or scene in public.

This banning can take place due to the objection of even one atheist who finds the words or practice objectionable.

Why is one allowed and not the other?

Is it because in one case accommodation is the path of least resistance while in the other the decision makers know that any protest will, at its worst, be a peaceful demonstration?

From SFGate:

"Here’s a sign of the changing times — Muslim cabbies now have their very own place at San Francisco International Airport to wash their hands and feet before they pray.

Under Islamic law, Muslims are required to pray five times a day — a ritual that also calls for a ceremonial cleansing.

For many cab drivers, that’s meant either lugging bottled water around or using one of the bathrooms inside the terminal to wash — a practice not always welcomed by airport passengers.

So Royal Cab driver Hasan Khan, 52, a Pakistani immigrant, collected some 300 signatures from fellow cabbies, urging the airport to give them their own cleansing station.

Airport brass obliged — and the wash equipment was installed on the ground floor of the main garage, right next to where the drivers congregate for their breaks.

“The way we look at it…this was in the interest of maintaining a good relationship with ground transportation providers,’’ says airport spokesman Doug Yakel...(Source)


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