If everyone agrees the religious right is â€œnuts,â€ can liberals <I>finally</I> catch a break?
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If you're a liberal, no matter what you say about religion, no matter how hard you work to distinguish your healthy, natural and wholly-understandable contempt for a small minority of far-right Christian wackos from other people of faith, thereâ€™s always someone who will say, excitedly, â€˜See! Liberals do have a knee-jerk hostility towards religion!â€™
You could be talking about a specific Evangelical who was running an underage prostitution ring from the back of his Guatemalan sweat-shop when found torturing cute little puppies and still you would be accused of harboring an irrational and instinctive theophobia.
The corollary is that, because you're alienating an alleged super-majority of hypocritical right-wing televangelists, you're personally responsible for Democratsâ€™ electoral failures, stagnating wages, Reaganâ€™s â€œDirty Warsâ€ and the existence of Paris Hilton.
So, I have a question...