As one who has referred to Obama as a “faux messiah,” columnist Cal Thomas continues to invoke words and images of the new president that foment religious distrust and even hatred. By characterizing his exuberant supporters as worshippers of a false god, Thomas does nothing but validate the Obama as anti-Christ credo that is whispered and sometimes shouted from some on the right.
Others have opponents; Thomas conflates his to godless enemies, an Immoral Minority, if you will. Having vice presided over the once-named Moral Majority, it appears a matter of job security that Thomas has a fresh supply of evildoers, even if he must create them.
How else are we to receive him? Whatever veracity might be found in his assertions is orphaned young when he takes leave of them to wage a different fight. The whole of his career, a tortured amalgam of Christian crusader and political ideologue, is known for its apocalyptic juxtapositions, wherein he speaks for the righteous while others are worthy of divine contempt.
Perhaps we live in an age now where society requires pundits to leave diverting demagoguery. Thomas’ credibility could use it.