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    Her latest column is what we call 'eminently quotable':

    Originally posted by Ann Coulter
    I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.

    What was the point?

    Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed by the more than $2 million already paid by the Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA just to fly him and his nurse home in separate Gulfstream jets, specially equipped with medical tents, and to care for them at one of America’s premier hospitals. (This trip may be the first real-world demonstration of the economics of Obamacare.)
    It only gets harsher from there:

    Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?

    No—because we’re doing just fine. America, the most powerful, influential nation on Earth, is merely in a pitched battle for its soul.

    About 15,000 people are murdered in the U.S. every year. More than 38,000 die of drug overdoses, half of them from prescription drugs. More than 40 percent of babies are born out of wedlock. Despite the runaway success of “midnight basketball,” a healthy chunk of those children go on to murder other children, rape grandmothers, bury little girls alive—and then eat a sandwich. A power-mad president has thrown approximately 10 percent of all Americans off their health insurance—the rest of you to come! All our elite cultural institutions laugh at virginity and celebrate promiscuity.

    So no, there’s nothing for a Christian to do here.
    Absolutely nothing at all:

    If Dr. Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.

    If he had provided health care for the uninsured editors, writers, videographers and pundits in Gotham and managed to open one set of eyes, he would have done more good than marinating himself in medieval diseases of the Third World.
    Why might this be?

    Which explains why American Christians go on “mission trips” to disease-ridden cesspools. They’re tired of fighting the culture war in the U.S., tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots. So they slink off to Third World countries, away from American culture to do good works, forgetting that the first rule of life on a riverbank is that any good that one attempts downstream is quickly overtaken by what happens upstream.

    America is the most consequential nation on Earth, and in desperate need of God at the moment.
    If America falls, it will be a thousand years of darkness for the entire planet.
    Finally:

    Not only that, but it’s our country. Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care of our own first. The same Bible that commands us to “go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel” also says: “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’”

    Right there in Texas, near where Dr. Brantly left his wife and children to fly to Liberia and get Ebola, is one of the poorest counties in the nation, Zavala County—where he wouldn’t have risked making his wife a widow and his children fatherless.

    But serving the needy in some deadbeat town in Texas wouldn’t have been “heroic.” We wouldn’t hear all the superlatives about Dr. Brantly’s “unusual drive to help the less fortunate” or his membership in the “Gold Humanism Honor Society.” Leaving his family behind in Texas to help the poor 6,000 miles away—that’s the ticket.
    That attitude which infests the government has also infested the church:

    Today’s Christians are aces at sacrifice, amazing at serving others, but strangely timid for people who have been given eternal life. They need to buck up, serve their own country, and remind themselves every day of Christ’s words: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

    There may be no reason for panic about the Ebola doctor, but there is reason for annoyance at Christian narcissism.

  • #2
    Sigh... She actually makes some good points but they'll be lost in the protest storm. She probably violates the very principles she's espousing in so doing.

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    • #3
      I think it's fairly obvious that Ann Coulter is a brilliant performance artist
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
        Her latest column is what we call 'eminently quotable':
        What a gal! And she is from my state!
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          She's the same woman that stated on network television that the Japanese citizens should be glad that Fukushima happened because radiation is good for you. And she was serious.
          Last edited by seanD; 08-07-2014, 04:12 PM. Reason: noun confusion
          "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seanD View Post
            She's the same woman that stated on network television that the Japanese citizens should be glad that Fukushima happened because radiation is good for you. And she was serious.
            This is why I'm convinced she's taking everybody for a ride and raking the profit. That, and the soccer column. And a host of others.
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #7
              Ann Coulter is the female version of me.
              "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

              There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                Ann Coulter is the female version of me.
                I'm pretty sure we broke the mold after then made you.


                <walks out back with sledge hammer>

                Yep, I'm sure...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                  Ann Coulter is the female version of me.
                  Isn't she single?

                  Go get her cowboy!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by foudroyant View Post
                    Isn't she single?

                    Go get her cowboy!
                    Too old.
                    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

                    There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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                    • #11
                      Her or you?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                        Too old.
                        Beggars being choosey and all that

                        I'm always still in trouble again

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                          Sigh... She actually makes some good points but they'll be lost in the protest storm. She probably violates the very principles she's espousing in so doing.
                          I am getting tired that people make points that I agree with but they say it in a way that destroys the message. Now anyone who makes the same point has to defend themselves from guilt from association.
                          "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
                            I am getting tired that people make points that I agree with but they say it in a way that destroys the message. Now anyone who makes the same point has to defend themselves from guilt from association.
                            The problem is with you, not her.
                            "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

                            There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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                            • #15
                              Al Mohler is eloquent in response: http://www.albertmohler.com/2014/08/...o-ann-coulter/
                              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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