Rosie O’Donnell brought forth a nice round of applause from the live audience of The View when she proclaimed that “Radical Christianity is just as dangerous as Radical Islam!”
A few observations and questions here:
1. I’m guessing the network execs were thrilled. Insulting giant swaths of the potential viewing audience is always a great strategy. Is it just possible that the stay-at-home moms available to watch the show might be more likely a bit on the traditional side?
2. What does Rosie mean by “Radical Christianity”? I tend to think Mother Theresa. I mean, she was really sold out for the gospel and was really, really pro-life. Christians who would run around blowing up innocent people would qualify as bad Christians by virtually any standard. I don’t know enough about Islam to say the same about Muslims.
3. Is Rosie aiming for a political show in the timeslot behind Keith Olbermann? How can a man be so right about sports and so terribly, terribly wrong about politics and culture?
4. Rosie really needs a reality check. What comparable worldwide and organized group of Christians mirrors Al Qaeda? If she means something like the Family Research Council or Focus on the Family, then she’s comparing polite lobbiers and letter writers to literal bomb throwers and head removers. Somehow, I just don’t think the comparison is apt.