James Lileks has another inspired Fisking of an article by Bill Moyers on why Christians are destroying the planet so they can create the Rapture.
Which makes me wonder, if someone said the same thing about Jews, the ADL would be all over them with cries of anti-Semitism (and rightly so). If they said it about Muslims, James Zogby and CAIR would be demanding public apologies. But paint Christians with a broad and completely idiotic brush, and you’re treated like a wise man. Instead, we get Moyers and the French nutjob Georges Monbiot making up their own straw-man version of Christianity and treating the Left Behind series as some kind of whacko Gospel. While there are plenty of nutjob Christian fundamentalists out there, the argument that everyone with any semblence of public religiosity is part of their number is bigotry pure and simple.
Moyers and his ilk have absolutely no understanding of mainstream or evangelical Christianity, neither of which resembles his crude straw man. Moyer’s snake oil only cements the idea that there is an ideology in this country that is filled with an anti-Christian bigotry, and that ideology has found a home in the political left in this country.
UPDATE: Dave Kopel finds that Moyers can’t even get his basic facts straight.