Cry Babies for Christ

Turns out that even though the President of the United States is an evangelical Christian, and the religious right exerts unprecedented influence on American politics, conservative Christians are actually being persecuted. So said a gathering of some of the most comfortable human beings on the face of the planet this week in Washington. The Washington Post has the story.

It is ironic that conservatives, who once made their political bread and butter by charging liberals with promoting a class of victims, now make their bread and butter the same way. At some point, shouldn’t the rest of us tell these power mongers to call themselves something other than Christians? They aren’t the only ones who have to use that name, and they are devaluing its currency.

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