Thursday, September 14, 2006

Democrats expose the threat of radical Christianity

On ABC's The View, Rosie O'Donnell interrupted co-host Elisabeth Hallelbeck's assertion that militant Islam threatens free people around the world: "Just a minute... Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state."

Really, Rosie?

Just as threatening as issuing fatwas (proclamations of death sentences) against authors like Salman Rushdie, who are then forced to spend decades in hiding after authoring books critical of a religion?

Just as threatening as the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who filmed a movie critical of a religion, by religious extremists?

Just as threatening as the routine beheading of civilians by terrorists in Iraq?

Just as threatening as the frequent stoning and hanging of women in Iran, the standard sentences for adultery?

Just as threatening as the flogging and execution of homosexuals in Iran, whose laws (articles 108-113) state, "...[it] is a crime, for which both partners are punished. The punishment is death... the method of execution is for the Shari'a judge to decide."

But: "Radical Christianity is just as threatening."

And what shocking controversies have the "radical Christians" been responsible for? Honoring school vouchers, maybe?

And it's not just Rosie. The Christianity-is-evil meme has been a routine talking-point for the hard left (and monied) bank of the Democratic party ever since George W. Bush took office.

The intellectual bankruptcy of the post-9/11 Democratic party is still startling to me, even after all these years. Some days I think it's the gyroscopic energy of JFK, Harry Truman, and FDR spinning in their graves that keeps the Earth aligned on its axis.

Vote Republican.

Related reading:
Betsy Newmark: It could happen
Ed Driscoll: Bringing New Meaning To Media Suicide
Hugh Hewitt: The State of the Left
Kevin McCullough: In defense of Radical Christianity
Mary Katharine Ham: Rosie O'Moral Equivalence
Newsbusters: Rosie O’Donnell and 'Radical Christianity'

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