Sen. Harry Reid is either a bigot or a fool. He spoke at Brigham Young University yesterday, and Deseret News quotes him as saying the following.

Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. “They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right.”

“…anti-Christian…” As in “against Christianity itself.” It doesn’t get much plainer than that. In Harry Reid’s world, “the people from the Christian far right” are more anti-Christian than the Communist government in China that persecutes Christians, the atheists who regularly smear Christians and the Muslim governments and jihadists who routinely murder Christians from Sudan to Pakistan. They are less anti-Christian, in Harry Reid’s world, than I am.

Reid’s statement shows nothing but hatred and intolerance for Christians who don’t subscribe to his neo-Rooseveltian political world view. Reid has spent the past week intentionally mischaracterizing Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldiers” remark (lying through his teeth, in other words, which is hardly a Christian act), and now has the gall to smear millions of Americans who happen to be socially conservative Christians. Sen. Reid is contemptible.

Reid must apologize immediately for smearing millions of Americans by characterizing us as “anti-Christian.”