Over the last week or so, Joseph Farah has put his particularly hateful and vindictive brand of hard-right Christianity on parade:
- He insists that God enthusiastically endorses the death penalty.
- He claims God will punish America for permitting gay marriage or, really, permitting any "homosexual behavior."
Farah's self-aggrandizing religious style continues in his Thanksgiving column, in which he states:
I'm so thankful to be part of a country where worshipping You is not a crime – yet.
I'm thankful we have the opportunity to tell others about You.
I'm thankful You have blessed this land in so many ways.
I'm thankful for the way You chastise this land and judge it with leaders unworthy of this nation's great heritage but who are, in Your wisdom, necessary to correct us and reveal our iniquities.
I'm thankful for Your patience with Americans, who, despite their countless blessings, do not often recognize from where they come.
For another view of Christianity that's free of Farah's self-conscious piety and vindictiveness toward anyone who doesn't agree with him, read this.