Well, the comments that are allowed to stand at the "liberal Christian" thread (still entitled Gas your enemies) make the whole matter worse. One "Poppy Tupper" writes:
I smile at the way he dangles his baby over the cyber-balcony - 'look at me, I can make babies after all. I'm straight'. I shudder at his bad-boy attempts to be acceptable to the evangelicals. Rather too shrill to be true, I always think. Just imagine I'm the woman in the pub pulling your arm and saying, 'leave him, David. He's not worth it,' before you drag him out to the car park and kick the shit out of him.
When another commenter reacts to this, "Poppy" retorts:
Wilfried, much though I detest Mr Ould I would hate to see him beaten up, although he is so full of shit that there has to be some way of getting it out of him. I'm guessing you're American. My post included elements of what we in England call humour.
But there you have it. Liberal Christians have only two arguments:
- If you disagree with me, you must be neurotic.
- If you disagree with me, you must be stupid.
And because we are all neurotic and stupid and they are our betters, it is perfectly fine for them to joke about beating people in parking lots or to speak in stereotypes.
h/t commenter Wilf