Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Anne Coulter

I read on my brother Tim's blog about Anne Coulter calling John Edwards a faggot. I am appaled. I commented on the incident on his blog, and wanted to post that comment here again.

Sorry for doing this twice in a row. Apparently, you can stop checking my blog and just start looking at Tims. (Kidding.) Anyway, here's my comment to Anne Coulter and Tim's feeling like he hates the Christian right:

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Tim, if I may offer another lengthy comment:

Tonight I started reading "The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the quest for political power is destroying the Church." by Gregory A. Boyd.

I just want to quote a few bits from his introduction:

"My thesis, which caused such an uproar is this: I believe a significant segment of American evangelicalism is guilty of nationalistic and political idolatry To a frightful degree, I think, evangelicals fuse the kingdom of God with a preferred version of the kingdom of the world...For some evangelicals the kingdom of God is largely about, if not centered on, "taking America back for God," voting for the Christian candidate, outlawing abortion, outlawing gay marriage, winning the culture war, defending political freedom at home and abroad, keeping the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, fighting for prayer in the public schools and at public events, and fighting to display the Ten Commandments in government buildings... because this myth links the kingdom of God with certain political stances within American politics, it has greatly compromised the holy beauty of the kingdom of God to non-Christians. This myth harms the church's primary mission...Because the myth that America is a Christian nation has led many to associate America with Christ, many now hear the good news of Jesus only as American news, capitalistic news, imperialistic news, exploitive news, antigay news, or Republican news. And whether justified or not, many people want nothing to do with any of it."

Needless to say, I can't wait to get deep into this book. I have a hard time not hating the right, because they make me, and Jesus, look like offensive, damning fools.

2 comments:

elliot said...

Coulter's such a delicate flower, isn't she? Looking good here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARY9ka2o2J4

LOL, from Americablog

Tim 2 said...

Anne gives love a Bad Name! (cue Bon Jovi Fireworks!) Whoah ooooo whaoh whoah ooooo ooooooo!