As a member of the church where Dr. Kent Brantly formerly worshiped, I support his mission and convalescence with love, prayers and money.
But valid points in media essays often get overlooked by inflammatory rhetoric, which is Ann Coulter’s trademark.
Such essays invite retaliatory inflammatory remarks, that Bud Kennedy obliged. (See: “Sticking up for Brantly against Coulter and critics”)
Here are two points from Coulter’s column that critics seemed to have ignored:
“America, the most powerful, influential nation on earth, is merely in a pitched battle for its soul.”
She’s right on target here, as millions of Americans are concerned that atheists will turn America into a godless society. Example: Note the New Mexico court decision on Aug. 8 that posting the Ten Commandments was a violation of the Constitution.
Her next point may be the harshest judgment ever lashed out at Hollywood’s moral degradation, while at the same time crediting Brantly with a supernatural power of persuasion in masterful hyperbole:
“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.”