NEW YORK -- Following on from the loving Christian message of radio host Rick Wiles, who opined this week on how Ebola might solve America’s problem of homosexuality, fellow right-wing commenter Ann Coulter penned a similarly charitable comment piece on Wednesday decrying an American doctor that contracted the virus after travelling to the “disease-ridden cesspools” of the Third World.
Entitled, “Ebola doc’s condition downgraded to ‘idiocy,’” Coulter argues that Ken Brantley, a missionary doctor who travelled to Africa and contracted the virus, would have better served God by staying in the US, while decrying the medic for making two Christian charities pay for his repatriation to the US for treatment. Coulter squeals, “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?” before going on to present a list of America’s problems the good doctor would have been better turning his energy to.
Here’s a sample:
If Dr Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.
If he had provided health care for the uninsured editors, writers, videographers and pundits in Gotham and managed to open one set of eyes, he would have done more good than marinating himself in medieval diseases of the Third World…
Which explains why American Christians go on “mission trips” to disease-ridden cesspools. They’re tired of fighting the culture war in the U.S., tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots. So they slink off to Third World countries, away from American culture to do good works, forgetting that the first rule of life on a riverbank is that any good that one attempts downstream is quickly overtaken by what happens upstream.
So according to Coulter, anyone that speaks out against Christian bigotry in the US is responsible for forcing doctors, such a Brantly - who quite nobly risked his own life travelling abroad to help the suffering - into leaving the US. Make of that what you can...