Andrew Sullivan at his blog today:
It’s staggering to me that this callow charlatan is supported by people who call themselves Christians. There is no way for anyone who is not a monster to respond to the fathomless tragedy of Haiti by immediately using it to attack a political opponent, and implicitly to urge people not to donate (“We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax.”) But you will find no criticism on the Christianist blogs, or any peep from the alleged “religious” right.
I think that the answer to Sullivan’s bafflement is that the “Christianity” adhered to by the Fox News and talk radio crowd is a syncretism of authoritarianism with Christianity. Of course, it’s not the first time in history that this has happened. But perhaps others have a different idea. Are there any Christians out there who listen to Rush Limbaugh, and wish to defend him (or their reasons for listening to him)?