Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thank you, Jamie Kirchick

The Religious Right Didn't Kill George Tiller

Jamie is gay. Jamie is a Democrat. But Jamie isn't one of those crazy dingbat leftists who revel in comparing "Christianists" to al-Qaeda.

Thanks, Jamie. You are owed beers.

1 comment:

  1. Kirchick sounds a lot like Bruce Bawer. In his book While Europe Slept- How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Bawer states, "The main reason I'd been glad to leave America was Protestant fundamentalism. But Europe, I eventually say, was falling prey to an even more alarming fundamentalism whose leaders made their American Protestant counterparts look like amateurs. Falwell was an unsavory creep, but he didn't issue fatwas. James Dobson's parenting advice was appalling, but he wasn't telling people to murder their daughters. American liberals had been fighting the Religious Right for decades; Western Europeans had yet to even acknowledge that they had a Religious Right. How could they ignore it? Certainly as a gay man, I couldn't close my eyes to this grim reality. Pat Robertson just wanted to deny me marriage; the imams wanted to drop a wall on me. I wasn't fond of the hypocritical conservative-Christian line about hating the sin and loving the sinner, but it was preferable to the forthright fundamentalist Muslim view that homosexuals merited death." (p. 33)