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Bud Wright’s latest rant glosses over the offenses of radical Islam by comparing them to the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).  (Is this the best the Daily Advance can do in op-ed’s—rehash Facebook memes?) The WBC spreads hate and shows egregious disrespect for fallen soldiers and families.  The rest of Christendom disdains the actions of the WBC.

On the other hand, this week in Nigeria Islamic radicals killed 42 children and teachers in a school.  The children were burned alive.  Last week, Fr. Francois Murad, Roman Catholic priest in Syria, was shot inside his church for his faith by Islamic zealots.  A Coptic priest was shot dead in Egypt. In Iran, American Pastor Saeed Abedini remains imprisoned for his faith.  Murders of Christians by Muslims occur in churches, villages, marketplaces and in homes throughout the Middle East and Africa. Any reasonable person can easily see Islamic zealotry is more than a verbal annoyance or a single unit of the religion like the WBC. 

Similarly, Wright’s assertion that American Christians and Muslims value American freedom equally is an unfounded and unquantifiable statement.  The burden of the proof lies with Wright.  We have freedom in this country, because America’s founders were informed by Judeo-Christian values that established freedom to worship.  The same cannot be said of countries with governments informed by Islam where Christians and Jews are often persecuted if tolerated at all.

Wright also rejects any proposed restraints against abortion providers.  Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist recently convicted of murder and manslaughter, operated without meaningful oversight in the name of “Women’s Health.”  Wright essentially argues for this libertine prerogative for abortionists.  Wright eschews the types of prudent medical standards that prevent deaths of mothers like Maria Santiago who died following a botched abortion this year in Maryland. 

The closing argument of a recent Wright column attempts to show the irrelevance of Biblical sexual ethics pertaining to marriage.  He compares Biblical sexual morality to the Old Testament law prohibiting work on the Sabbath.  A writer should have at least a pedestrian knowledge of the Bible before attempting to turn it against itself.  Wright only proves his own Biblical ignorance and general foolishness. 

The above examples, I think, are a few of the plethora of Wright’s asinine assertions that consistently insult readers by their incoherent content, unreasonableness and unoriginality.   Wright is like a schoolyard bully who verbally insults people because he has an older and bigger brother to stand behind him.  I honestly don’t understand how or why Wright is afforded half a page of Saturday’s paper each week. 

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