Pat Robertson is on This Week with George Stephanalphabet, and he said something that I will get to in a moment, but which immediately reminded me of this statement:
Does anyone else find it odd that rightwing Christians are more feared in this country than are the extremist adherents of the Islam that ideologically fueled the 9/11 attacks and continue to fuel Al Quaeda in Iraq?
No one I am aware of is more afraid of right-wing Christians than radical Islamists. No one I know is calling for bombing campaigns on the Moral Majority. No one I know is proposing invading Colorado Springs or Richmond. I think it is even a stretch that people are afraid, when really what I am is disgusted. This is nothing more than an absurd strawman, and we all know it.
Now, to be fair, Baldilocks makes a very good point in the same post:
During the last two presidential campaigns the Democrat candidates campaigned openly in churches and no one turned a hair (well almost no one). Senator John Kerry and the former vice-president himself worked their nauseating black-preacher shtick a few times while black church parisioners clapped and smiled. (In all fairness, however, I did notice that some of those smiles looked forced.)