Ross Douthat Appeals to Liberals and Secularists to be Fair to Conservative Christians
In Douthat’s column today in the New York Times, Douthat implores liberals and secularists not to think the worst of Christian Conservatives, and to resist the temptation to assume that candidates like Bachmann and Perry accept the positions of the most extreme views within conservative Christianity. That is no doubt a fair position. Of course, conservatives have applied precisely that “six-degree of separation” principle Douthat rightly condemns when liberals criticize conservative Christians to Muslims. I wonder if we can expect Douthat to implore his conservative brethren to adopt the same liberal spirit toward Muslims.