Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Salon's headline writers come up with a memorable one

Psycho Christians and the media is the title over the article Gary Kamiya Salon 05/20/08. Maybe "psycho-Christian" will enter the language as a synonym for Christianist.

Kamiya's article features Maverick McCain's good bud John Hagee, who's eager to back Israel in any and every war they could fight and some they don't so it will bring nearer that happy day (happy in his warped theology) when most of the Jews of the world will be killed by hostile armies and the rest convert to Christianity. And also McCain backer Rod Parsely, of whom Sarah Posner wrote in a memorable portrait of him (With God on His Side American Prospect 10/23/05) that he sees himself as "the arbiter of what's right and wrong because, as he is unafraid to say, God told him so."

Kamiya focuses on the painfully obvious double standard of the Establishment press in covering radical Christianist clerics as opposed to, say, scary black preachers like a lot of people apparently find Jeremiah Wright to be. "The dirty little secret of mainstream American journalism is that it operates within invisible constraints that conform to some imagined Middle American consensus," writes Kamiya.

Oddly, though, he also says, "Obama's personal relationship with Wright raised more legitimate questions than were raised by McCain's actively seeking Hagee's endorsement." I'm not sure how he gets to that. The bold Maverick sought out Hagee's endorsement knowing very well that Hagee's main political issue is inciting the US to war with Iran to further his crackpot End Times theology. In other words, McCain sought Hagee's endorsement precisely because of his most violent, bigoted, crackpot views on the Middle East.

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