American liberals are desperate to feel bold, edgy, brave, daring, rebellious. What "Well done, good and faithful servant" is to a believer, "Bad boy!" is to a liberal.
This holds true in any sphere, whether politics or religion. Aging has-been Brian McLaren loves to position his books as daring and edgy, and himself as a beleagured outcast. It's likelier that Fosdick and others from the 1920's would sue for plagiarism.
Liberals in the media regularly show their Mommies how bad and naughty they are by filthy language, sexual crudity, and attacks on Christianity. I say "media" loosely by design. It's all over the internet, of course. I can't tell you how many times I've found a clever picture, video, or essay, begun to plan to share it with you — then little Johnny has to show Mommy what a bad boy he is by some verbal or visual obscenity or blasphemy.
A chief perp is Comedy Central, land of many big, bad mouths, and of South Park. In this, I confess not to being cool. I've tried it a few times, it's very clever... and it always gratuitously offends me, grosses me out, gives me an image or association that I don't need to add to the sewage I'm already having to pump out of the basement. So I pass.
They were in the news last month because Comedy Central censored an episode in which Islamists detected disrespect done to Mohammed (Muhammed, Muhammad, Mohammad, whatever). There was a threat, Comedy Central caved and censored.
Surreal flash-forward: the same network, however, is considering a blasphemous cartoon about Jesus.
So: if it is about the values of Christians — who insofar as they practice their faith do not express their disapproval by setting things on fire, beheading, threatening death and murder, and the like — liberals are all about being bold and brave and bad and edgy.
But Muslims? Ooh, now.
Must be sensitive and respectful. Mustn't offend anyone.
So we have a president who, with his party, shows sneering contempt for every distinctively Christian tenet and value, and who systematically pushes for oppression and marginalization of Christians. Obama himself can't even talk straight about Daniel Pearl, murdered on camera by Islamic extremists, standing right in front of his surviving family. Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder won't say that radical Islam motivated a radical Islamist to an act of terrorism. Yet at the same time, they pussy-foot in their language about Islamic extremists, won't speak of Islamic terrorism or extremism.
Yet at the same time, Christians are regularly depicted as if we're all in our basements planning how to murder the next baby-killer or bomb a federal building. Why?
Simply because we won't be assimilated.