Have you ever felt badly about over-generalizing over how foul and filthy all Republicans are? Or how all hardcore Christian Evangelicals can’t help but spew hate every time they open their mouths? I used to. My liberal guilt kicked in something fierce and frequently when I over spoke.
“It’s wrong”, my shoulder angel chided me, “to say that just because some nutjob killed an abortionist in the name of God that all Christians want to kill abortionists. You know that. All people are different and to lump them together helps no one. Judge people on their own merits and not on the groups that they belong to.”
Then I’d back off and try to take a more charitable view of foul and filthy Republican and bat-shit crazy Evangelicals.
I’m pretty much done with that now. And if you’re looking for a compelling reason over-generalize without guilt about Christian Conservatives as the greatest threat to mankind, period, then take a listen to this edition of CrossTalk America.
You’ll get to hear such full-out scare tatics as “college campuses are one of the few places left in the world where communism thrives” and a section that applauds a bill in the House (put forth by Republicans – duh) which exempts airline passengers from getting sued by a Muslim because the passenger reported said Muslim as a possible terrorist (“Right now, if I see a group of Muslims talking in high, squeaky language I have to figure out if I want to die or get sued”)
Most importantly, you’ll hear Frau Ingrid Schlueter claim that daycare is responsible for a breed of “new barbarians” that will most likely destroy the United States. Yes, children have become barbarians to the Evangelical movement. America turned away from the “bastion of Christianity” that it once was (I’m assuming this was the 1600’s she’s thinking about) and because of this parents no longer teach their children morals. This leads to our current sitution where a group of three hundred middle school children terrorized her sister and children spit off the second floor of shopping malls. Ok. Chances are pretty good that not all three hundred kids swore at her “beautiful Christian sister”, stole her car keys (which were suspiciously turned into the school office but let’s not consider that someone might have thought they’d been lost) and stole her children’s toys, but the rhetoric in the retelling strongly suggests that every single child in the school was involved.
The only solution, of course, is home schooling and giving your life over to Jesus Christ. That’s it. If you’re not Evangelical then you’re destroying society. End of story. The irony is that on a recent Crosstalk they spent time talking about how 75% of kids raised Evangelical leave the church by the time they’re 25. So, obviously, there are a couple of logical flaws to work out.
I hope this helps. And if you need just a little kick over the cliff, consider this statement of fact by another host, Vic Eliason – “If the homosexual agenda had their way there’d be no people left on this earth.” Take a couple of minutes to parse that statement. Then send them an email.