Last week Arlington, Tennessee, Mayor Russell Wiseman
(get the irony?) posted on his Facebook page the opinion
that President Obama is a Muslim who intentionally scheduled
his Afghanistan war address last Tuesday night to preempt
the annual broadcast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Here is
what he is quoted as writing, taken from the Memphis Commercial

“Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ and our muslim president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn’t done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes’….”

The Town of Arlington responded with this post on the the City Hall website:

Statement from the Town of Arlington

The views of Russell Wiseman, Mayor of the Town of Arlington, expressed on his Facebook account do not reflect an official position of the Town of Arlington. His comments were not made on a Town computer, or using Town computer services. The Town recognizes Barack Obama as the President of the United States, and in accordance with the Constitution, recognizes both the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech. We welcome all law abiding people to our town. We do not discriminate and we provide essential services to all Town of Arlington people without regard to their religion, race, color, age, gender, sex or national origin.