…and I didn’t even say anything today. Not to mention, a leading Islamic terrorist possibly converting to Christianity and Democratic staffers getting immunizations to keep them safe while attending a NASCAR race.
Sen. Harry Reid, a Mormon, claims to know exactly which Christians are “anti-Christian” and surprisingly enough, it is the Christians that vote against him and other Democrats.
Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. “They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right.”
Apparently he can’t imagine the Buddhist majority in Myanmar, Muslim terrorists in Gaza, the communist government in China, or countless other groups of people in various place around the world today who routinely kill and torture Christians for their beliefs. Maybe he forgot about the Speaker of the House (I’ll get to that in another post).
I’m betting I know one person Reid had in mind when he made his comment – Ann Coulter. The ever-present conservative pot-stirrer, has stepped in it once again.
COULTER: Well, OK, take the Republican National Convention. People were happy. They’re Christian. They’re tolerant. They defend America, they —
DEUTSCH: Christian — so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?
DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?
COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?…
COULTER: No, we think — we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.
DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn’t really say that, did you?
The concept is not offensive, at least it shouldn’t be. Followers of religion believe they are correct. Atheists believe they are correct. Everyone believes their belief system is the right one. That should not come as a surprise and should not be offensive.
What will get Coulter in trouble is the language she uses – “perfected.” It gives off an air of superiority in a bad way. It doesn’t come across as Coulter saying that she believes Christianity to be the right religion and the true extension of Old Testament Judaism. It sounds as if Coulter is saying that Christians are perfect and that Jews are personally less than Christians. I don’t believe that’s what she was saying, but it doesn’t matter – the tar and feathers are already out and will keep coming.