Something in the American psyche recognizes this, which is why the GOP has done so well since 94. But voting for the GOP because They Aren’t Demented Christian-Haters has given the GOP the notion that they are the Good Party. They aren’t. They are (or were) merely the Less Disdainful of Christians Because They are Useful Party, something Rudy Giuliani is aiming to fix by turning it into the Big Tent of Torture *and* Abortion. If he succeeds, we will soon have two demented Christian-hating parties. And sometime after that, we will have either national chastisment and repentance or national chastisment and a hardened national heart ending in ultimate disaster. The chastisement will, like all suffering for sin, be a natural fruit of our own choices, not some Cecil B. DeMille special effect. But it will hurt.
I’d prefer that not to happen, which is why I try to do my patriotic duty and chew out this Administration for its betrayals of the natural law and the law of God. That’s one tiny clue as to why my sharp words for the Prez and his cronies, enablers, sycophants, and apologists are not the same as the demented ravings of the “I hate Christianity, God, Western Civilization, mercy, hope and love and hope for the dawn of the Age of the Imperial Autonomous Self in a Socialist Utopia” types found everywhere in the Leftist base. ~Mark Shea