Un-freakin' believable. To my mind, the fact that John Kerry, a liberal Democrat, is quoting scripture
is a victory for the Christian right.
"The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" Kerry said. "When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?"
It's good insofar as it helps regular Christians see that Bush's Christianity is a sham, but it's bad insofar as it validates relgious, and especially Christian, discourse as legitimate in the public political sphere. Not that Chrisitianity is any better or worse than an alternative religious discourse, but rather having any particular religion as the
legitimate source of political authority is inherently intolerant. That's how I see things, but what about the scions of the Christian right?
Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry's comment "was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack."
These people are truly unreal.