Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Just Ignore Falwell

Good piece by David Brooks in the New York Times about one John Stout, a much better representative of evangelical Christians than blowhards like Falwell and Robertson. From Brooks' opening:
Tim Russert is a great journalist, but he made a mistake last weekend. He included Jerry Falwell and Al Sharpton in a discussion on religion and public life.

Inviting these two bozos onto "Meet the Press" to discuss that issue is like inviting Britney Spears and Larry Flynt to discuss D. H. Lawrence. Naturally, they got into a demeaning food fight that would have lowered the intellectual discourse of your average nursery school.
Bernard Moon takes on a similar topic in the Boston Globe. Sum of the story: Christians have brains, too.


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