The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (March 22, 2009) – “Sullivan Group Think”

March 23, 2009

andrew sullivan / culture / politics

This noxious corruption of religion is still at large. Gingrich, for example, sees it as a lynchpin for the future of the Republican coalition. And it has clearly helped delegitimize Christianity in the eyes of many who might otherwise be tempted to look at the Gospels in a more open-minded fashion. The damage these fanatics and reactionaries have done to actual faith – let alone a rational politics – is incalculable, and I’m damned if I will allow them to use the word “Christian” to describe their agenda. It isn’t.