Though the majority of New Yorkers are opposed to Park51, the women who work at the nearby strip clubs generally feel that the whole "hollowed ground" argument is bullshit; "I don't know what the big deal is," said one local.
I'm getting a TINY bit frustrated with the left on this : this isn't about the constitution. Just like the Dr. Laura shit isn't about the constitution, no governmental authority is getting involved in this controversy. Instead, it's a private group trying to build on private land, and private people speaking out against it. Now, whether we can say that the people who claim to be against it are against it because of a subtle mix of racism and misinformation is one thing, but I do think that (just glancing at a lot of the comments here and elsewhere), a lot of people are falling other themselves citing the bill of rights when, really, it simply isn't a bill of rights issue.