There are two ways a story with that headline would go. One is to point out that the friendliness to wealth and condemnation of “sinners” typical of this White House is hardly the message of Jesus of Nazareth. A number of liberal Christians have made this argument.
This is from the “Intellectual [sic] Conservative”, so they take the other tack. George W. Bush is the candidate most friendly to right-wing Christianity of any President of my lifetime — indeed, of most anyone now living’s lifetime –but that isn’t enough for this guy. The chairman of the Ohio Constitution Party (the party that’s already offered St. Roy Moore its Presidential nomination and is the greatest concentration of right-wing religious fanatics this side of Teheran) starts out by bringing Nero into it and finishes up with these two gems of paragraphs:
Itís time that Christians make the same vow: never again will we use our influence or our vote or a single red cent to encourage one drop of innocent bloodshed. We will draw a line in the sand far enough to the right that no pro-abortion fanatics, homosexual activistss, or God-haters can win our allegiance. Like Gideonís Army, the Lord may dwindle us down to a zealous few before the victorious battle, but it will be a few out of whom God can get some glory.
As for me and my house, we will support and vote for a Presidential candidate that is pro-life without exceptions, who will not capitulate to the militant homosexuals, and who will constrain themselves to the Constitution upon which our nation was founded.
In between, it’s the usual hard-line purism about how George Bush doesn’t hate gays enough and isn’t doing enough to destroy a woman’s right to choose and isn’t wearing a hair shirt and living on a pillar in the middle of the desert, etc. I love it. Keep it up, guys. “President Kerry” is getting closer and closer.