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Christians as terrorists

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Apr 28, 2005

Over at National Review Online, Stanley Kurtz offers his typical insightful perspective on the secular liberals who think that Christians are a menace because they're so... so... what's the word I'm looking for?

Oh, yeah: intolerant. Christians are intolerant. And the proof is: the Left can't tolerate them.

Kurtz comments:

According to Harper’s, conservative Christians are making “war on America.” Can you imagine the reaction to a cover story about a “war on America” by blacks, gays, Hispanics, or Jews?

But wait: If Christians are making war on America, then American should be able to fight back, right? Kurtz gets that point, too:

For a very long time now, secular liberals have treated conservative Christians as the modern embodiment of evil, the one group you’re allowed to openly hate.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2005 3:35 PM ET USA

    Yes, a very insightful piece. And moderate, too. Missing, though, is any mention of what kicked off this latest onslaught. Just a few months ago Bill Clinton gave a speech in which he identified religious conservatives (meaning Christians) as being the enemies of civilization. News of it was carried on CWN.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2005 1:17 PM ET USA

    Aside from Kurtz's lack of originality ("can you imagine if a liberal did this?"), and his related resort to the cliche ("the modern embodiment of evil"), he's got a point, although a small one. GWB's re-election was never in doubt, and homosexual marriage was denounced at the polls something like seven times, even in supposedly "liberal" Oregon. If Christians are making war on America, it's a case of self-flagellation. No, as Uncle D has repeatedly and wittily exposed, it's the MSM.

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