"I believe the most damaging thing that Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously into public office, which made him a target for all those who despise the cause of Christ," Scarborough said, introducing DeLay on Tuesday. When DeLay finished, the host reminded the politician: "God always does his best work right after a crucifixion."
I mean, not only is that preposterous on its face, and factually screwy (DeLay's big mistake seems to have been taking bribes), but it's also blasphemous. And in the proper frame of mind, it would be incredibly funny that the self-righteousness of proselytizing propheteers leads them to such delusional states.
But mainly, it makes me want to rant and rave, because the people who lately have been assuming this position are not just ridiculous bozos. They're Majority leaders in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, and ranking members of both houses of Congress, and legislators and governors of states, and members of boards of education. Unless the whole thing is a cynical posturing to garner votes in their rabid districts, these people might actually believe some of their nonsense, and that's not funny, it's terrifying.