Saturday, September 16, 2006

September 16, 2006

Recently, Rosie O'Donnell made a comment on the popular daytime TV show The View that was shocking, although not surprising, given Rosie's public in-your-face lesbianism and the Conservative Christian response to this tactic.

O'Donnell said: "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."

Threatening - To be a source of danger to; menace (

Yes, believe it or not, she really said that. I could comment ad infinitum on this bizarre perspective, but instead I'll just post the email I sent to Barbara Walters at The View:

"Dear Ms. Walters,

America was founded by what many people today would consider to be "radical" Christians. The legacy they left was one of religious tolerance--I suppose some might have called that "dangerous".

When Rosie O'Donnell commented on The View last week that Christians were as dangerous to America as terrorists, I could not believe what I was hearing. As a Christian, I object to her odd and offensive characterization; I sincerely cannot recall any buildings that Christians have blown up in recent memory. I can think of thousands of hospitals and charities founded on Christian values, though, and I recall all the humanitarian aid given and kindness exhibited by so many American Christians over the years (many of whom would consider themselves "radical").

Christians may disagree with a lifestyle, but they are commanded to love, not to kill (unlike Mohammed's directive to his followers). What in all of this qualifies us as "dangerous"?

Rosie's attitude shows some ignorance of history and certainly a great deal of prejudice. It reflects poorly on your show, and on your decision to hire her. The warm, cheerful old Rosie appears to have evolved into a tough, hostile woman with a massive chip on her shoulder.

It is a very sad thing to see."

If you have a moment, drop Barbara Walters a note and let her know how you feel about Rosie O'Donnell's comment.

Perhaps Rosie should try practicing what she thinks Christians need to practice: tolerance. There is never any excuse for prejudice.


Denny said...

I agree completely with your statements regarding the fallacy of comments made by unbelievers like Rosie O'Donnell. I pray that God will open her eyes to the Christian Scriptures that she is ignorant of.

Just a note on the side to say I happened upon your blog because I am reading your father's book "The Kingdom of the Cults" and have been doing some research. I have just purchased the 2003 revised edition as I already have the 1977 version. And the day that you posted this is my spiritual birthday in Christ Jesus as I was born again on Sept 16, 1983.

Thanks for continuing with the sort of work your father began.

God Bless!


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