Every Ros(i)e Has Its Thorn
And we thought Katie Couric was bad. In case you missed it, here's what Rosie O'Donnell said yesterday on The View: When co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's stated that radical Islam is behind the 9/11 attacks on our nation, O'Donnell responded that "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America." Ironically, Katie Couric said someting somewhat familiar back in 1992 in an interview with George H.W. Bush when she said:
“I think some moderate Republicans were put off by the tone at the convention. The Republicans relinquished too much time to what some term the radical religious right. Did you feel comfortable with the convention?” — October 30, 1992.I think Tom Ascol has written the best commentary on the situation (btw, glad to see you back blogging Tom!). Here's a few snippits of what he said:
This kind of thinking is characteristic of the political and theological left, whose ideology inhibits them from recognizing obvious and vital distinctions the way of Jesus Christ and the way of Mohammed. The prophet taught his followers to kill in order to advance his cause. The Lord Jesus teaches His followers to die to advance His. . . . If more of us who name the Name of Christ were radically committed to Him and His way, our lives and churches would provide such a radical contrast to radical Islam that any attempt to equate the two would be immediately recognized as absurd. Yes, there are some examples of such Christianity among us--but they are few and far between. Conservative Christian organizations (and even some churches) often look more like political action committees than the joyful cross-bearing, daily-dying, enemy-loving disciples that our Master calls us to be.Amen, Tom, and I join you with the earnest hope that there would rise up radical Christians in our day. To watch the clip, go here, and to read Scott Whitlock from Newsbuster's, go here.