No equivocating in this piece on crackpot Christians. Walter C. Uhler lays the blame for the moral decay of our nation right at their feet. Here's the money grafs.
These Crackpot Christians are largely responsible for placing one of their own, George W. Bush, in the White House. Their astounding ignorance, unquestioning faith, war hawkishness, and fascination with the End of Time subsequently rendered them gullible to the Bush administration's lies and exaggerations about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (especially the apocalyptic "mushroom clouds") and ties to al Qaeda. Thus, they cannot escape responsibility for supporting an illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq.What's ironic about the crackpot crowd is for all their embracing of the Rapture, if it turns out they're right and there is a Judgment Day, they won't be raptured, they'll be reviled and cast out of the kingdom of heaven for their un-Christian conduct. And they'll have to watch the liberals march through the pearly gates.
Judging by recent polls, Crackpot Christians continue to provide the residual support that prevents the total collapse of the worst presidency in American history. Their insouciance toward the ever worsening daily horrors in Iraq - so vividly reported by Jeffrey Gettleman in the August 2006 issue of GQ -- is daily testimony to their moral degeneracy. And, by their refusal to repent and improve, Crackpot Christians become responsible for the precipitous collapse of U.S. moral authority now occurring around the world.