Friday, August 10, 2007

Saint Billy

I'm sorry I just can't get my respect-o-meter up for a man who gave "Christian" counsel to a president about to slaughter hundreds of thousands of Iraqis or who glibly considered committing war crimes against Vietnamese. But NPR joins in the usual adulation of Billy Graham, offering nothing controversial or challenging. There was one telling anecdote from the interviewee, Michael Duffy, co-author of The Preacher and the Presidents. Duffy tells Norris, "
He really found politics a little seductive and he talks talks about it that way. He sometimes wondered whether the devil wasn't at work because he felt really pulled."
Nixon, the Reagans, the Bushes - what's to wonder?

1 comment:

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Religion & politics - mmmm, tasty.
Thankfully our founders had a keener palette than that, at least.