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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Bill O'Reilly: bat shit insane!

Via MMFA:

O'REILLY: Dr. King would be appalled by the secular culture, the attacks on Christmas, the demonizing of Christianity. By the way, where's the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] and other pinheads when Martin Luther King's picture is displayed on public property? He openly advocated the philosophy of Jesus and proudly declared himself a Christian. What say you, ACLU? Dr. King yes, the creche no? Think about it.


Okay, as Dib once eloquently said, there are all kinds of things wrong with that.

First of all, let's not get into the whole demonizing Christianity bullshit, O'Reilly seems to think all Martin Luther King was was a minister, and not, you know, a civil rights leader. He was an advocate of socialism, and spent his life fighting Bible Belt Christians - yes, Christians - who felt the Bible proved they were genetically superior to blacks. I have a feeling King would be much more concerned with the conservative Christian WASPS who claim they are the only oppressed group in America than with the ACLU.

Secondly, despite being a minister who never hid his own Christianity, unlike the ten commandments, or pictures of Christ, Dr. King is not a religious icon. I'm sure this is hard for conservatives to grasp, these are people who don't understand the difference between reading Marx and being a Bolshevik, but let me make this clear, and all caps and boldfaced - PREACHING RELIGION AND BEING A RELIGIOUS CENTRAL FIGURE ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS.

Anyway, I hope this was a help.

Slight edit for clarity

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