Not only that, I was also a trustee in a magnificent building project, the aim of which was to construct a new house of worship "expressly for the use of any preacher of any religious persuasion who might desire to say something to the people of Philadelphia, the design in building not being to accommodate any particular sect, but the inhabitants in general, so that even if the Mufti of Constantinople (a Muslim leader in my day) were to send a missionary to preach Mahometanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service!"
It is truly better to treat all people as brothers and sisters, rather than to play on old cultural and religious stereotypes for one's own selfish purposes.
When one stoops to that level, you're no better than either the fictitious "Dalek" characters in the popular British TV science fiction series "Doctor Who," or the real-life racist Nazi zealot named Adolph responsible for the Holocaust in World War II.
Please, everyone, let's get this presidential campaign out of the gutter and back onto a higher intellectual plane. This country was founded on principles more lofty and compassionate than what we're seeing right now in the media.
Your humble servant,