Pro-Choice Christians: Shattering Nature’s Glass Ceiling

After eight years of George W. Bush’s “culture of life,” which included well over 4,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq and an estimated 1.25 million Iraqi deaths, abortion is back on the front burner, thanks to the presence of Sarah Palin on national television.  Few were “energized” about John McCain before she entered stage right on the TV screen.  Sure, pace James Dobson, they had still planned to “get drunk and vote for McCain” if the weather was decent on Election Day, but now voting has (once again) become a matter of Christian duty.  Ann Coulter summed up the mood of conservative Christians in her column, titled “The Best Man Turned Out to Be a Woman.”  Contrasting Mrs. Palin with other potential running mates, the fellow barracuda struck: “As for former governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge and Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, the other also-rans, I can think of at least 40 million unborn reasons she’s better than either of them.”

Conservative Christians are eager to see themselves in Sarah Palin.  She likes guns.  She’s a fiscal conservative.  She knows the name “Pat Buchanan.”  She knows what secession is.  She’s pretty cute.  She has five children.  She’s even a churchgoer, and at a church or churches that believe the Bible, even if those churches don’t quite interpret...

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