June 10, 2005

Nobody Ever Does Anything About Religious Conservatives: A Call to Action

Monkey Business:
Everybody Always Talks About Religious Conservatives, But Nobody Ever Does Anything
About Them.

This is an outstanding article by Matt Taibbi at New York Press that should be required reading by all open-minded individuals. The essence of his argument is that it is a mistake to assume that the Christian extremist movement is too crazy or too extreme to succeed. Drawing on the Scopes trial, the author shows how religious extremism that is not opposed will flourish. He points out that there is virtually no opposition - no organized resistance to Christian extremism. While their politics are opposed, the underlying religious insanity is rarely criticized. They aren't going to self-destruct. They aren't going to simply go away on their own. The threat they pose must be met head on.