Thursday, May 28, 2009

Denying Rush like denying Christ?

Red State's Erick Erickson throws down the conservative gauntlet in a post that's both fascinating and -- if you could go there -- almost camp.

After describing the "incidents of late with Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, and Mark Levin", the blogger goes for the metaphorical kill.

Peter denied Christ three times. Our goal should be to not deny Christ and also to not deny the valuable members of our own movement. Embracing them does not mean we embrace every word and every deed. But it should likewise mean we don’t race to the nearest microphone to condemn our own when they do something indiscrete.

Way over the top.

Isn't using Christ as an example for conservative reaction to Cheney et al almost a form of denying Christ himself by elevating the sons of ordinary men to the pedestal reserved for the Son of Man?

His overall point is taken, but it's not clear why he has to resort to impugning opponents of Rush et al with some kind of form of Christ-denying.