Obviously, what a private citizen says is not nearly as important as what an elected leader says. So I expect to see the liberal blogosphere calling for Senator Harry Reid's resignation for this, from the Deseret News, Reid calls Evangelicals "Anti-Christian":
Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. "They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right."While he was at it, the Democratic Leader also saw fit to attack the church's leadership:
He also called followers of the Mormon faith sheep, saying they were easily led down the "wrong path":
Some past prominent LDS Church leaders wrongly pressed conservatism on church members, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday during a press conference at Brigham Young University.
The Nevada senator attacked President Bush and evangelical Christians while saying members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to worry less about abortion and gay marriage and more about health care, global warming, education and jobs.
"Members of the church are obedient," Reid said, "they are followers in the truest sense of the word, and I think they've taken members of the church down a path that is the wrong path."Trent Lott said something nice about his friend Strom Thurmond at Strom's 100th birthday party, and was run out of his Majority Leader post.
Shouldn't the Democrats be consistant and force Reid to resign for calling Evangelical Christians "anti-christian"? And for attacking church leaders and church members? It's not like we have to misinterpret what he said, he came right out and said it.