Monday, January 31, 2005

Bill Moyers - Religious Bigot?

After reading this Bill Moyers piece in Sunday's Strib, I have one question. What is Moyers' problem with Christians? Especially conservative or evangelical ones? Think I'm exaggerating? Here's the first two sentences:

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

And that's some of the milder stuff. I guess we can guess what his opinion of the GOP is. The gist of the article is that Moyers believes the government is in the hands of delusional Christian fanatics who are unfit to govern. Pure leftist, liberal, paranoid, bigoted hooey. He even praises George Monbiot, who is not just anyone's garden variety idiot. Of course, it's not the first time Moyers has spouted this silly stuff. If Moyers is really interested in delusional people, the closest one is the person he sees mornings in the mirror.

The piece does inspire one other question, come to think of it. What is the Star Tribune doing publishing this garbage?

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