Fundamentalism What?

So there’s an article in today’s L.A. Times about the rise of fundamentalist Islam in California’s prisons. The article quite rightly points out the threat that fundamentalist Islam poses to well, civilized society. But it made me wonder, where’s the news coverage on the rise of fundamentalist Christianity?

Because it seems to me that fundamentalist Christians (hereafter known as the Christofascists) pose just as much, if not more, of a threat to life as we know it than fundamentalist Islam. After all, people vote for Christofascists, and one could make the argument that they have a stranglehold on US politics. And the nuttiness and America-hating that Christofascits enshrine would make any Muslim terrorist green with envy. Lord knows, given half a chance, the Christofascists would round up and shoot ‘da gays and ‘da heretics (anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their perverted worldview), and chain ‘da women back into the kitchen. One has only to read one of Ann Coulter’s columns to know that she’d as soon shoot an American as look at one. The Handmaid’s Tale, anyone?

But you know, Christofascists tend to be white and upper-class, so their perverted outlook on America is okay. It’s the bloodthirsty brown folks we have to worry about. And don’t you forget it.


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