There's lots of controversy over this one... and though I haven't read much about it, (nor do I want to - I tend to think there are so many bigger issues to get riled up over than something like this) I did read this. And I liked it. A lot. So I figured I'd share it here... and let the opinions fall where they may.
"When we tell the world, 'Yes, we are a country that will even tolerate a mosque near the site of 9/11,' we send such a powerful message of inclusion and openness."
READ MORE of this NY Times op-ed piece here.