Skip to comments.Andrew Greeley: Evangelical Mobs to Burn Books if McCain Wins
Posted on 09/18/2008 5:21:39 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Get the scene. The McCain/Palin ticket wins in November and soon afterwards mobs of wild eyed bible-toting evangelicals will burn stacks of books in giant bonfires. Sound ridiculous? Well, that is exactly what Andrew Greeley is laughably claiming in his latest Chicago Sun-Times column ominously titled, "Next Chapter for radical right: Burn books." Years ago, Greeley sounded somewhat sane but lately he has gone off the deep end such as his claim in June that it is racist not to vote for Obama. Greeley's latest sanity-challenged screed presents a bleak future of crazed book-burning evangelicals taking over the country. Try not to laugh too hard as you read Greeley's rantings (emphasis mine):
Let's fill some trucks with books, drive them downtown and burn them in front of the Chicago Public Library. Let's drive other trucks to the regional libraries and burn them, too . . . I mean the books, not the libraries, though libraries are the source of the problem. If it weren't for the libraries, it would be hard for innocent young people to be corrupted by the filth pouring out of the country's printers.
Instead of burning books or libraries, perhaps we ought to start smashing printing presses. They have served as tools of sin and the devil since Herr Gutenberg invented them.
When the radical evangelicals take over the White House, lists of books that one shouldn't read or in fact are forbidden to read will spread around the country like wildfire, you should excuse the expression. Unless a much tighter control is imposed on distribution of books, the morals of the country will continue to deteriorate, which will in turn weaken us in the long war on terror.
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McCain’s the liberal Republican that the evangelicals don’t like, remember Andrew? None of your base voters are going to buy such nonsense - your media pals have spent too many years praising McCain as a “maverick” with the conscience that GWB supposedly didn’t have. That image can’t be unmade quickly enough with such preposterous imagery as you have used. ;)
These nuts have no problem with censorship and intimidation from the left, of course.
Well, maybe it could be.
This Andrew Greeley deserves to have his books burned.
What’s with Chicago that they have so many hippy priests?
I generally refrain from criticizing priests, but to me, Andrew Greeley is a compelling argument for the proposition that the grace of ordination is not a sure defense against either error or hubris. In fact, if the priest in question is hubristic enough, the error can become embarrassing.
and we orthodox jews for mcCain will bake matzos with the blood of babies
You grew up.
Quick round up and imprison all the Evangelicals in order to protect all your first amendment rights!
I’m pretty sure he’s certifiable.
Recall the recent squibs about racism in America as the reason Obama is falling behind? Did you think it was an effort to rationalize an Obama loss in November? Think the UN report on racism in the U.S., to come out in late October, is a coincidence?
Ha, Fat Chance!
It’s preparatory to setting the stage for a threat: Either you vote for Obama or there will be race riots like you’ve never seen.
All those undecideds, wafflers, don’t care voters will flock to vote Obama just to avoid Racial Conflict.
Part of the Plouffe Strategy.
So now we add Andrew Greeley to the list of celebrity mouthpieces calling Americans racist if Obama looses the election? Anyone got a score card out there? Or at least a tally sheet.
The bishops have the gaul to excommunicate 5 harmless women who think they are priests yet are irrelevant to almost all that is sacred...but they let this vile heretic...this master of deception turned idiot...remain a priest in good standing...go figure.
Sounds yummy, personally I wonder how the man knew that “we” Evangelicals were going to head to Chicagoland and burn books?
I guess that boradcast email thingy didn’t work out to well..
Sarcasm of course, it amazes me that any large city newspaper stays in business, this is pure bigotry on the printed page.
Bishops who don’t exercise discipline.
I love it when these guys lose control.
Good summary. He’s been embarassing for as long as I’ve been aware of him ... at least 25 years.
For the record, I think people should be allowed to burn books, as long as they paid for the books themselves and follow relevant environmental-quality and safety regulations. Maybe I’ll pick up some of Andrew Greeley’s for .25 each at the next library rummage sale and let my sons torch them in the barbecue pit at church.
I think the right have much more to fear from the left who have been so hateful this election including talking about putting us in prison.
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