My family’s favorite wingnut strikes again

Watergate felon and prison convert Chuck Colson is treated like one step down from the Second Coming by many people in my family. So Why Does He Hate America???

We must be careful not to blame innocent Americans for murderous attacks against them. At the same time, let’s acknowledge that America’s increasing decadence is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. When we tolerate trash on television, permit pornography to invade our homes via the internet, and allow babies to be killed at the point of birth, we are inflaming radical Islam.

Radical Islamists were surely watching in July when the Senate voted on procedural grounds to do away with the Federal Marriage Amendment. This is like handing moral weapons of mass destruction to those who use America’s decadence to recruit more snipers and hijackers and suicide bombers.

One vital goal of the war in Iraq, and the war against terrorism, is to bring democracy to the heart of the Islamic world. Our hope is to make freedom so attractive that other Muslim countries will follow suit. But when radical Islamists see American women abusing Muslim men, as they did in the Abu Ghraib prison, and when they see news coverage of same-sex couples being “married” in U.S. towns, we make our kind of freedom abhorrent–the kind they see as a blot on Allah’s creation.

Um, isn’t this traditionally known as appeasement? If Kerry suggested we should avoid irritating Muslim extremists, what would happen?

The scarier thing is how Colson is finding common ground with Jihadi murderers in order to foist his morality here at home. To simplify and personalize this; “Because Osama bin Laden exists, Jay and David can’t get married.”

But wait– I thought when Bush says “They hate us for our freedom,” we are supposed to like freedom. I guess not. Real Americans hate gay freedom. And so does Osama. Which brings me to an epiphany: after all these years of being a wedge issue, it feels kind of good to be a uniter, not a divider.

But wait, here’s how he closes his article: “This makes reversing U.S. decadence an urgent priority, not just for Christians, but for all Americans. If our cultural rot continues unabated, a Talibanized West may no longer be a joke, but grim reality.”

If by “cultural rot” he means “self-righteous convicted felons hijacking our religious and political systems,” I totally agree. Because from where I sit, Chuck Colson is the Mullah-fucking-Omar of our own Christo-Taliban. Frankly, he and his ilk have done a lot more to hurt me over the course of my life than the Taliban, Osama, and Saddam Hussein combined. The hate Colson, Dobson, and Falwell preach is just as dangerous as the filth that flows from any madrassa in Peshawar or Jeddah. It motivates people to hatred in the name of religion and leads to policies that have killed tens of thousands of gays in this country in the past 20 years: AIDS, gay bashing, and the shameful statistic that gay kids are three times more likely to kill themselves. And not a day goes by that I don’t thank God that none of those fates befell me.

So go Taliban yourself, you lousy criminal. And may you– despite your pretense of following Christ– join Osama and Saddam in their “special place in Hell.”