Bush Letter Update
Letter from Dr. Bob Jones III
A friend asked me what in Bob Jones III's letter would cause a man to be very, very, VERY angry. He wondered if perhaps it was John Kerry who called. Well, no, this fellow was from Ohio (since then several other states have been represented).
Most recently I received a call from a PBS station in New York. The reporter wanted to confirm that Dr. Jones had spoken at a meeting in New York on November 2. She then wanted to confirm that he had writen a letter to the President. I asked her, "Just curious, how did you hear about the letter?" She hemmed and hawed - "Oh, I just got it in an e-mail someone sent me." Yeah, right I thought, have you ever heard of The Villiage Voice? I said, "I'm just wondering because we are very curious here why this is something that interests you." More hemming and hawing.
Reporters do not like it when you ask them questions.
The portions of the letter that are ticking people off are the following phrases: "a reprieve from the agenda of paganism" and "They despise you because they despise your Christ." This is taken quite personally by Democrats who voted for John Kerry (so far we have not heard from any folks identifying themselves as Republican). They deduce that they are pagans and despisers of Christ because they voted for John Kerry.
There are certainly liberals who do not despise Christ or are pagans. However, most of the ones who do despise Christ and make a point of attacking Bush are liberals.