Wednesday, March 14, 2007

This Is Refreshing

Coulter crossed the line in Edwards homosexual reference:
Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, the world’s largest ministry to people recovering from homosexual behavior, said Coulter’s type of political and social discourse is hurtful and should not be tolerated by conservatives.

“Used in any context, this hurtful word is used to demean an individual who is valuable to God,” Chambers said in a March 7 news release. “There is nothing to be gained by denigrating others with crude slurs. In doing so, we disgrace ourselves and discredit the truths we seek to publicly elevate.”

Three newspapers -- The Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., The Oakland Press in Mich., and the Lancaster New Era in Penn. -- said they would stop running Coulter’s syndicated column because of the Edwards comment, Reuters reported March 7.
Its about time someone blew the whistle on her irreverent behavior. Read the entire story here.

11 comments:

Streak said...

Coulter crossed the line in Edwards homosexual reference

I would like to believe that this statement is true, but it isn't as if it is her first scandalous statement. After all she has said--from saying that McVeigh should have parked in front of the NYT building to joking about poisoning a SC Justice to mocking the 9-11 Widows, to joking about torture and killing Muslims--all have been way over the line, yet she is invited back and will sell her latest screed and make more millions.

Streak said...

btw, saw this and thought of our previous thread. I will most likely blog about some aspect of it, but in the meantime:

PublicEye.org - Website of Political Research Associates: "John Blanchard claims that the Jamestown landing signifies that, 'We were started as a Christian nation and I feel it's God's purpose we stay a Christian nation.' Indeed, to read The Assembly 2007 web site, one would think that the King had sent missionaries to Virginia. Far from it. The London Company behind the venture pooled investors interested in making money. For years, it floundered badly. Eventually, the company gave up the commercial charter and control reverted to the Crown. The gauzy view of Christians claiming the land for Christ and King is clarified by history."

Tony said...

Streak,

I agree--I simply lifted the title of the BP article for the first line of the post. Coulter has been out of line for years, yet the right continuously uses her as some kind of authority. I still have to stifle a wretch when I think about her post-9/11 comments.

I did think about posting this alongside Barney Frank's comment on Bill Maher week before last about the failed "assassination attempt" on Cheney and that it was a waste of a bomb, but Frank doesn't have the consistency of vitriol that Coulter does.

make more millions. That's the point, isn't it? I have read in numerous places that Coulter gets $25,001-50,000 for each engagement. Making money like that, you can set principle aside.

Looking forward to the new post.

Geoff Baggett said...

Tony,

It's not so much that they look to her as an authority. They simply let her be the foul-mouthed, unpleasant one ... saying the things they think, but would never say themselves.

Anyhow, who could take anything Barney Frank says seriously? Really. I guess there's no doubt what Anne would call Barney, huh?

Tony said...

Conservatives have unwittingly allowed her to become an authority; their failure to say anything in response to her has emboldened her.

Yet she represents our depravity run amok. There is a part inside each one of us that is glad to hear her say the things she does, things we want to say but don't. Rather, wouldn't it be more effective if she reccommended prayer for the situations she lampoons?

My latest post addresses this phenomenon.

And Barney Frank, well, if you are up on your teenage vernacular, she would probably call him a "barney."

Heather said...

I agree with Chambers when he says: “Used in any context, this hurtful word is used to demean an individual who is valuable to God,”

Finally, somebody is saying what needs to be said ... the "right" needs to sit up and take notice of the wrong

Tony said...

Heather,

Thanks for the insightful quote; spot on. Chambers is one of my favorite devotional writers.

I don't really know if I consider myself part of the right but someone as you say, does need to point out the glaring inconsistencies.

Streak said...

It's not so much that they look to her as an authority. They simply let her be the foul-mouthed, unpleasant one ... saying the things they think, but would never say themselves.

Which is just as bad. When you cheer someone who spews hatred, it is hard to distance yourself, isn't it?

Anyhow, who could take anything Barney Frank says seriously? Really.

I do.

Tony said...

Streak,

Hence why I have distanced myself from such activists. Hatred is not commensurate with the Christian message.

Tony said...

Heather,

Please forgive me for a moment of neurological flatulence. Often when I hear "Chambers" I automatically think Oswald.

How naive of me to think you might actually be quoting the same guy I quoted in my post. Gee whiz.

Sorry!!!

Heather said...

Tony -

I thought that you thought I meant Oswald Chambers, but that's okay! He's quotable also!

Blessings!

~Heather