Civility alert: Liberal radio host says tornado victims forsaken by ‘their God’
posted at 1:45 pm on March 5, 2012 by Howard Portnoy
In case you missed the news, Rush Limbaugh has folded. He has formally apologized for calling feminist activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” So is the left ready to move on—to forget, if not to forgive?
Don’t bet on it! Fluke herself appeared on ABC’s The View on Monday, where she said Limbaugh’s apology isn’t enough:
I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support.
Steny Hoyer, Democratic House leader, agrees. He stated over the weekend that he thinks Fluke should sue Limbaugh “for slander, libel or whatever else might be involved.”
I suppose the left’s position should come as no surprise. Turning the other cheek, after all, is a religious solution, and we know where the left stands on religion.
For some on the left, that stance includes a booting firmly planted on religion’s throat. Take “progressive” radio personality and blogger Mike Malloy … please! In a post today on his blog, Malloy writes cattily:
A longtime warrior in the war against women, Limbaugh (who himself could be a poster boy for birth control) tackled the recent (ridiculous) birth control debate with vicious verbal attacks against a 30-year-old law student who testified before Congress of the medical need for insurance companies to cover birth control pills if for no other reason than that 60% of women on ‘the pill’ take it for reasons other than contraception (endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc).
What makes the debate “ridiculous” to a deep thinker like Malloy is obviously that anyone would dare consider that there is another side to it. For him, religion isn’t just ridiculous. It’s …. Well, let him tell you. Here is what he had to say to his audience regarding the victims of the tornadoes that recently tore path through a large swath of the country (h/t The Radio Equalizer):
Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma. You know, the Bible belt, where they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about twenty people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.
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