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GOP = KKK?

The stench of liberal judgmentalism wafting from the Washington Post’s op-ed page is stronger than usual this morning.

Sounding ironically like Mike Huckabee, Harold Meyerson condemns many in “the Gospel’s Own Party” as hypocritical for wanting “to punish the undocumented immigrants” who live here illegally. “The Bible isn’t big on immigrant documentation,” he points out.

Mr. Meyerson follows this exegesis by comparing the modern Republican Party with the Ku Klux Klan (despite the fact that the Klan overwhelmingly comprised southern Democrats):

The demand for a more regulated immigration policy comes from virtually all points on our political spectrum, but the push to persecute the immigrants already among us comes distinctly, though by no means entirely, from the same Republican right that protests its Christian faith at every turn.

We’ve seen this kind of Christianity before in America. It’s more tribal than religious, and it surges at those times when our country is growing more diverse and economic opportunity is not abounding. At its height in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan was chiefly the political expression of nativist Protestants upset by the growing ranks of Catholics in their midst.

4 thoughts on “GOP = KKK?

  1. Charlie, thanks for your comment. I was being sarcastic in calling Mr. Meyerson’s quip exegesis, but thanks for your words and their reminder that sarcasm doesn’t always come through well in writing. Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. I’m not sure I’d label what that author puts forth as exegesis, because that reflects a genuine and sincere effort at the truth. LOL At any rate, I always enjoy your posts and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!

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