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Bigoted Pastor Alert: Rev. Keith Tucci Thinks All Terrorists are Muslim

This pastor is giving Christians a bad name. He thinks all terrorists are Muslims, wants a background check on all Muslims who are trying to set up a mosque in the small town of Carnegie.

Pastor concerned about Carnegie mosque

(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

The Rev. Keith Tucci preaches from a pulpit more than an hour from Carnegie, but he’s concerned about a different religious community’s plans to relocate there.

Tucci, pastor of the Living Hope Church in Latrobe, said he has “serious concerns” about members of a Muslim mosque who want to move to a former Presbyterian church in the heart of Carnegie’s business district. Tucci said he and members of his congregation will travel to Carnegie on Monday to pass out “informational packets” about the Muslim faith.

“I have questions: Who are these people? Are they American citizens? Has anyone done a background check on them?” said Tucci, whose church is part of a national network of Bible-based churches with headquarters in Reserve, La., according to its website. “I’m not saying all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. We need more information about these people before they are allowed to move in and ruin a community.”

Carnegie Councilman Rick D’Loss, president of the borough’s synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Achim, said some residents asked questions about the plan for the building but generally expressed support.

“In a town of 8,000 people, of course you’ll have some dissenting opinions, but Carnegie is a very inclusive place,” D’Loss said. “Muslims have rights just like anyone else, and they can pray as they choose. It’s a shame that we have to keep telling people that. I find it funny that a group is going to drive all the way from Westmoreland to tell us we shouldn’t allow the Muslims to be in our community.

“If we say no Muslims, then we have to say no Jews, too. Then what?”

The borough council on June 14 approved the Attawheed Islamic Center’s request to convert the 19,000-square-foot stone and brick building along East Main Street into a place for prayer and religious education. No residents expressed opposition at a public hearing about the mosque or during the council meeting that followed. The Muslim group rents space on Banksville Road.

Even with council approval, it’s unclear when the group would move into the building, which needs extensive repairs, including a roof. Al-Walid Mohsen, vice president and manager of the Attawheed Islamic Center, did not return calls for comment.

Police Chief Jeff Harbin, who is the part-time borough manager, said the Living Hope Church group has a right to come to Carnegie and pass out information and talk about concerns, as long as they do so peacefully.

“I grew up in Carnegie, and we tend to welcome everyone,” Harbin said. “We believe in the right of people to express their opinions, and we respect the First Amendment. People are free to disagree.”

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  • Skhan

    @Corry: I like how your preachy tone changed to an insulting one once I started responding to your posts. 😉

  • Skhan

    *sigh* Corry, I simply repeated to you everything you told me, except I replaced Islamic concepts with Christian concepts. If it seemed childish to you, then know that the feeling is reciprocated. I will not respond to your arguments, since this conversation is getting off topic. Look up Ahmed Deedat’s videos if you want answers.

    Also, you agreed with Joshua’s false and bigoted comments about Muslims. Why should I want to convert to your religion in the first place if you have such bigoted beliefs? Also, while agreeing with him that Muslims are violent, you admitted that “When Joshua went into the Promise Land God told him to take it and not to leave anyone Alive”. Hypocrisy much?

    Just because the Christian story of Jesus, peace be upon him, resembles pagan mythology, doesn’t mean that it is the only account of his life. There were thousands of Gospels that weren’t canonized. Not all early Christian sects viewed Jesus as a man-god Savior. Some, such as the Ebionites, viewed him as a mortal prophet. Some didn’t even believe in his virgin birth/him being the Messiah. But my point is, even if some accounts of his life resemble mythology, there had to have been a historical Jesus. Even Bible scholar Bart E. Ehrman, who is an agnostic of a Christian background, believes that Jesus, peace be upon him, existed, just not the way he is portrayed in some of the Gospels.

  • revenge

    @Corry Hey, perhaps the grave of Jesus is empty because perhaps Jesus NEVER EXISTED? It’s quite funny that the story of Jesus seems so much like the story of Horus from Ancient Egyptian mythology:

  • Corry

    I quess there is no since playing childish games with an uneducated man when it comes to the Old Testament. One thing you are right about is that muhammad was talked about in the New Testament, Jesus and all the apostles did say BEWARE OF FALSE TEACHING AND PROPHETS. So again I’am sorry and your right in this area. Maybe when you learn somthing about the Old Testaments like David and Jeremiah or even if you read about Joshua then you can have somthing to say thats worthwhile.

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