Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: Ann Coulter, Dr. Mohler, and Appearances

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ann Coulter, Dr. Mohler, and Appearances

Ann Coulter, super conservative political commentator, has said this concerning John Edwards, democratic presidential candidate:

"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word "faggot," so I – so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."

One crucial area for the Christian is to be consistent with what we preach. Although Coulter might support and represent a group of political candidates that a good number, although not all, of conservative Southern Baptist's would support, to identify with or "look over" this kind of nonsense can't happen.

Dr. Mohler has written a great article on why conservatives who might support the candidates Coulter argues for simply cannot get behind this kind of garbage. Notice how Mohler talks about "demeaning homosexuals." Very, very interesting how someone like Mohler, who most people on the "outside" would think hates homosexuals, speaks of how sickening it is to demean homosexuals in this way.

This is the classic danger of branding a party, organization, or whatever with the people who represent that entity in its most extreme fashion. Liberals shouldn't think that all conservatives take lightly this kind of talk because Coulter has said it. Nor should conservatives think that every liberal believes that President Bush should be impeached because he didn't sprint out of the school classroom when told of the tragic events of 911 just because Bill Maher says so.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike Ruffin said...

You are right in saying that most of us are far too quick to categorize and demonize. All of us are right about some things and wrong about some things. I weary of having people furrow their brow at me, wondering if I am a "liberal" or a "conservative" and, depending on what they conclude about me, whether they can listen to anything I say. I also weary of myself when I judge others in the same way.

March 06, 2007 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Not to get too much on my political soapbox but if you are in a wing, as both Coulter and Maher are, you are way out of touch. Doesn't matter which side you are on either.

Good post Phil.

March 06, 2007 9:52 AM  

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