Friday, March 31, 2006

He ain't no Jesus

and I'm offended...

In an astoundingly cynical performance at a ``War on Christians'' conference in Washington this week, Rep. Tom DeLay urged religious conservatives to stay on the attack against hostile forces out to get Christians like, well, Tom DeLay.

``We have been chosen to live as Christians at a time when our culture is being poisoned and our world is being threatened,'' DeLay told the crowd. ``The enemies of virtue may be on the march, but they have not won.'' The Texas evangelist who organized the conference likened DeLay's legal and ethical woes to - wait for it - the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

But lest the faithful prematurely canonize DeLay as a martyr for the faith, they should consider how Team DeLay, with its paladins of public piety, has specifically manipulated sincere Christians for personal gain.

Mrs. DeLay thinks he's Christ too.

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