The Barber of Incivility

I have generally tended to shy away from writing about “controversial” figures like Ann Coulter and Michael Savage, mainly because I suspect that their outrageous views and statements are generally little more than pathetic attempts to stir up controversy as a means of accomplishing their ultimate goal, which is to generate attention for themselves.  

I’m beginning to think that I might soon have to add Matt Barber to that list people I consciously avoid writing about for such reasons, since he is reduced to writing columns about likening progressives to those who practiced Baal worship:

Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of "mother earth."

The natural consequences of such behavior – pregnancy and childbirth – and the associated financial burdens of "unplanned parenthood" were easily offset. One could either choose to engage in homosexual conduct or – with child sacrifice available on demand – could simply take part in another fertility ceremony to "terminate" the unwanted child.

Modern liberalism deviates little from its ancient predecessor. While its macabre rituals have been sanitized with flowery and euphemistic terms of art, its core tenets and practices remain eerily similar. The worship of "fertility" has been replaced with worship of "reproductive freedom" or "choice." Child sacrifice via burnt offering has been updated, ever so slightly, to become child sacrifice by way of abortion. The ritualistic promotion, practice and celebration of both heterosexual and homosexual immorality and promiscuity have been carefully whitewashed – yet wholeheartedly embraced – by the cults of radical feminism, militant "gay rights" and "comprehensive sex education." And, the pantheistic worship of "mother earth" has been substituted – in name only – for radical environmentalism … Under the guise of "social justice," its adherents often support – or at least rationalize – the same pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and radical environmental policies pushed by the modern-day Baal worshiper.

The interesting thing about Barber is that he initially became a Religious Right cause célèbre when he lost his job at Allstate Insurance back in 2005 for penning anti-gay columns for right-wing websites and has managed to translate that … into a career penning increasingly idiotic columns for right-wing websites.