U.S. AIR FORCE: The Cancer From Within
susan.freiman.law.65 at aya.yale.edu
Sun Nov 11 21:30:53 PST 2007
I understand your reaction. Some of us, though, are genuinely scared by
evangelical fervor and the threat of Christian supremacists, though I'm
sure you're perfectly nice.
Brad & Linda wrote:
> Interesting article. Would've been even more interesting if it had been
> written by somebody who didn't have an obvious anti-evangelical bias.
> To put overly zealous evangelical Christians in the same category as Hitler
> and Mussolini (and when the author uses the term "fascism", that's exactly
> what he's doing) is nothing short of slanderous (in the general sense of the
> word, not the legal definition). And given the attempt to make some kind of
> connection between Abu Gharib and the My Lai massacre to evangelical
> activity at the Air Force Academy, it's quite clear that the use of the term
> fascism was not accidental.
> As an evangelical myself, I have written in opposition to evangelicals who
> have crossed the line (such as when Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on feminists,
> homosexuals, the ACLU, etc.). I have written in opposition to Fred Phelps,
> who seems to think he is an evangelical Christian, when he hatefully attacks
> homosexuals and horrifically misrepresents God in the process. Some of the
> acts described here are troubling, and if they truly did occur in the
> context as they were described, they were clearly wrong.
> But "Christian supremacist fascism"? Evangelicalism as "Cancer"? Abu
> Gharib and My Lai? Puh-leeze! It seems pretty clear that it was a
> deliberate attempt to put down and silence conservative evangelical
> Christians as a whole. For someone as concerned with the honor code as the
> author purports to be, you'd think he would therefore conduct himself
> honorably. In his "reporting" (if you can really call it that), though, the
> final score is: Bias 1, Credibility 0.
> Brad Pardee
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