I’m not one to stick up for Ann Coulter, but I’m disturbed to see folks piling on her, specifically, for calling Christians perfected Jews.
I mean, yes, it’s insulting and bigoted, but a lot of Christians believe it. I mean, it was just last week that Ned Williams was asserting to NM that “Evangelical Christians typically believe more of the Hebrew faith’s assertions than most Jews believe” and just not getting why that would be offensive to Jews, even after he admitted that he doesn’t know a whole lot of Jews or a whole lot about Judaism (I suspect, based on his positive reaction to Sharon Cobb, that Ned thought he would just spout some nonsense and that NM would take it as a teaching moment and, instead, like Coulter, he was blindsided by the fact that said nonsense is actually hurtful to people, which, in a way, explains why I cannot agree with dear Sarcastro. There are plenty of times when it doesn’t matter whether the person intended to be an asshat; they still are asshats. Also, Christian friends, I kind of went a little crazy asshat in the comments of that post, just to warn you ahead of time–Ned’s, not Sarcastro’s).
There are a shit-ton of Christians who support Isreal, not out of some great love for the Jewish people, but because they believe there have to be Jews on that land and the Temple rebuilt before Jesus comes back and, once Jesus comes back, the Jews will eather be converted or sent to Hell. And those Christians are trying to force Jesus’ hand. They don’t give a shit about Jewish people as people. The Jews are just props in their grand effort to stage a large-scale production of “The Passion: Part II” in hopes that Jesus will be contractually bound to show up and read his lines.
So, I mean, it’s fine to be mad at Coulter, but let’s not overlook that we need not only be laughing at her, we need to be addressing with her fellow believers why this is offensive.
Argh, yeah, what KTK says over at Lean Left.