I’ve written a couple times about the “War on Christians” conference held in DC earlier this week, but some others have much more comprehensive reports on the subject. Michelle Goldberg, the terrific writer for Salon, has a full report on that site. She includes this little gem:
Taking the stage before the 200 or so adoring activists in the banquet hall, DeLay ran with the end-times theme. “We have been chosen to live as Christians at a time when our culture is being poisoned and our world is being threatened, at a time when sides are being chosen and the future of man hangs in the balance,” he said. “The enemies of virtue may be on the march, but they have not won, and if we put our trust in Christ, they never will.”
Tom DeLay talking about virtue is like Wilt Chamberlain teaching an abstinence-only sex-ed course. Neither of them knows anything about the subject.
Goldberg also reports that one of the speakers was Herb Titus, with whom I had an interesting debate on Jim Babka’s radio show last year over the 14th amendment. She goes on to cite Sara Diamond’s claim that Titus was fired from Pat Robertson’s Regent University law school (he was the dean) because he refused to renounce Christian reconstructionism. I’ve been assured that this was not the case, but was rather a lie put out by Robertson to position himself as a moderate, by mutual friends (of mine and Titus, that is). But his appearance at this festival of demagoguery is a bit distressing.