Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Passion of Tom Delay

According to this column from The Nation, supporters of former House Leader Tom Delay (who was recently indicted for fraud and conspiracy) have likened him and his legal battles to Jesus during His cruxifiction. Perhaps even more hilarious is that -- rather than admitting his wrongdoing -- Delay actually embraces the sentiments of his supports. According to Delay:

"We have been chosen to live as Christians at a time when our culture is being poisoned and our world is being threatened. The enemies of virtue may be on the march, but they have not won."

Nevermind the fact that Christianity is the dominant religion in our culture and that the laws of this land are geared toward securing Christian "values". Nevermind the fact that Conservatives have control of each of the three federal branches. Nevermind the fact that Jesus really was innocent. We should all somehow feel sorry for Tom Delay.

And you wonder why I think Christianity -- as we know it -- is starting to get watered down.


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saved_sinner said...

If this story wasn't so sad and pathetic, I could laugh.

I agree with you 100%.

Andre said...

I agree.

First, we have Kanye West comparing himself to Christ. Now we have Tom Delay.

Sometimes I wonder if Jesus is smacking Himself on the forehead thinking "What the hell have I created?"

Sad, indeed...