Fleming on Christian Delusions
Some few Christians are beginning to suspect that the leaders of the so-called Christian right are nothing more than Republican Party hacks, lobbyists for their own special interest—namely, themselves. This may explain the high-and-mighty denunciations of Rudy Giuliani we are hearing, as if Giuliani is less of a Christian than, say, the cultist Romney, the crackpot McCain, or the actor (the word translated as “hypocrite” in Jesus’ denunciations of scribes, Pharisees, and actors) Thompson. This is a sucker’s game. Of course, the Grand Old Party has always betrayed its Christian voters. That is their assigned part in the scheme of things. 'If God did not want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep'—the memorable line William Rogers gave Eli Wallach in The Magnificent Seven."
---Thomas Fleming, Chronicles, December 2007