Incredible! Christianity Today website shared recently the following strange piece of news:
Glenn Beck, the Mormon hero of Fox News, who urged recently all Christians to leave their churches if they preach on social justice
Paige Patterson, one of the architects of the fundamentalist take over of the Southern Baptist denomination in the US
will be the main speakers at the commencement (graduation) ceremony on 15 May at Liberty University, in Virginia, which boasts to be ‘the largest and fastest growing Christian Evangelical university in the world’. You may find the news also on the website of the university.
This is mind bogging. I try to imagine on the podium the ‘Trinity of Liberty’: Glenn Beck, the Mormon champion of the Religious Right,
Paige Patterson, the Patriarch of Fundamentalism and
Ergun Caner (head of Liberty Seminary), the ‘Prophet’ of Islamofobia.
It’s a match made in … [add your choice of words here].
The end (of promoting conservatism=fundamentalism- justifies the means (using a loud-mouthed Mormon, who can swear better than any fundamentalist). If that is what being a conservative means, then this is the last time I am going to use that word to describe myself.