If everyone agrees the religious right is â€œnuts,â€Â can liberals finally catch a break?
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, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always someone who will say, excitedly, Ã¢â‚¬ËœSee! Liberals do have a knee-jerk hostility towards religion!Ã¢â‚¬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 DemocratsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ electoral failures, stagnating wages, ReaganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dirty WarsÃ¢â‚¬Â and the existence of Paris Hilton.
So, I have a question...