The level of depravity revealed by this statement from David Barton yesterday is hard to fathom:
“I tell you what, Richard gave a two-word axiom that we ought to emblazon on everything we have: liberalism kills.
Liberalism kills, whether it’s in the family; whether it’s in a university; whether it’s in education; whether it’s in business; whether it’s in government, and especially in denominations, liberalism kills.
That’s a great axiom to remember, is liberalism kills.”
Barton, the religious right’s favorite pseudo-historian and propagandist, was speaking on his WallBuilders Live radio program following an interview with Southern Baptist leader Richard Lane. From Dallas Morning News writer Wayne Slater:
Land was targeting liberal Christian ideas that he says are driving away church members – raising taxes on the rich, providing universal health care, expanding programs that help the poor.
There you have it: in the fevered minds of religious extremists like Barton and Land, asking wealthy Americans to pay more in taxes, ensuring that everyone has access to affordable health care and providing government help for the poor is essentially the same thing as murder.