Although I've always tried to be pleasant to the Christian Right folks even where we disagree, I really think it's best if I don't weigh in right now.
Well, I always hope that people can disagree without being disagreeable. The people who can't usually wind up losing.
You know that the nasty folks [folks who attack Glenn's stand on the Schiavo case] are unrepresentative, but they're so damned energetic about it that it's hard to keep that in mind at times.
I don't think that they're [the Schindler supporters] nascent Mullah Omars, and I think that calling them that just makes the problem worse. This is a tragedy, and it's become a circus. Name-calling just makes you one of the clowns. [Emphasis added.]
But Glenn has been nasty, too. Glenn has called conservatives and the devout bad names.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW RECENT EXAMPLES OF GLENN'S NASTY NAME-CALLING:
"If you don't want to be confused with a movement led by theocrats, don't let actual theocrats be seen as your spokesmen. It may be impossible to shut Randall Terry up -- though if I were Karl Rove, I would have tried really hard -- but he needs to be loudly and regularly denounced as a nut."
"As I said about the antiwar people, you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Randall Terry's a dog."
"I think that first crack is unfair to the snake-handlers."
"... not rushing to overturn all the rules because we don't like the outcome, seems to me to be part of being a member of civilized society rather than a mob. As I say, I thought conservatives knew this."
So when Glenn complains about the name-calling he's been the target of, it's a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. This makes Glenn Reynolds a HYPOCRITE, and a weenie. And a nasty clown - to borrow HIS words, HIS characterization.
HEY GLENN: If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the blogosphere! HEH! Indeed.