Elitist Kathleen Parker Disses Not Only Social Conservatives, But G-O-D Himself
Creative Minority Report has the story:
... See, the reason I am wondering about this is that I foolishly read Republican turncoat Kathleen Parker. If it wasn't bad enough how she savaged Sarah Palin simply to get booked more often on CNN and MSNBC, now she is savaging you and me. Well, to be specific, she is savaging any of you "low brow", "oogedy boogedy", G-O-D fearin' types.And Johan Goldberg has this priceless retort to Parker's nonsense:As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit.
Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D.
I'm bathing in holy water as I type.
To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh.
Which is to say, the GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows.
I don't know what's more grating, the quasi-bigotry that has you calling religious Christians low brows, gorillas and oogedy-boogedy types or the bravery-on-the-cheap as you salute — in that winsome way — your own courage for saying what (according to you) needs to be said. Please stop bragging about how courageous you are for weathering a storm of nasty email you invite on yourself by dancing to a liberal tune. You aren't special for getting nasty email, from the right or the left. You aren't a martyr smoking your last cigarette. You're just another columnist, talented and charming to be sure, but just another columnist. You are not Joan of the Op-Ed Page. Perhaps the typical Washington Post reader (or editor) doesn't understand that. But you should, and most conservatives familiar with these issues can see through what you're doing.Kathryn Lopez adds this:
Yes, there is rot on both sides. But social conservatives are not rotten and it's rotten to suggest they (we, in my case) are.The Parker woman is a BIGOT, pure and simple. She's also another 5-letter word that begins with a "B" followed by an "I".
And, dear God, it's not God who is the problem.