The Donald's Scarlet X

In her HBO documentary Fall to Grace, Alexandra Pelosi – yes, Nancy’s daughter – revealed, without intending, how the shifting progressive creed had become conflated with “sin.” The documentary tracks the career of former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, the self-dubbed “gay-American” disgraced in a sex and security scandal.  In one passing scene, McGreevey enters an Episcopal Church ostensibly more welcoming than the hidebound Catholic Church of his childhood.  The message board on the church front reads, “Jesus liberates us from our sin of sexism, homophobia, racism and classism.” Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have had Jesus liberating “us” from xenophobia, Islamophobia, and global warming denial as well.  Although there are many other ways the insensitive could go wrong, these stand for the moment as the seven new deadly sins. Last week, perennial showman and...(Read Full Article)