I kinda thought that after last year’s backlash in the blogosphere when Harding tried to bring Anne Coulter in as a distinguished speak, Harding would pick some moderate speakers, people from the lecture circuit rather than Burlesque Political Pundits.
I was wrong.
Mark Elrod has a list of all the speakers at his blog. Some of them I don’t have a problem with because they may have valuable insight. George Tenet for example, could bring some interesting words to the discussion. However, when I saw that Sean Hannity was the headlining speaker, I threw up in my mouth.
I won’t lie to you. There was a time in my life (brief as it was) that I listened to and enjoyed Sean Hannity. It was early on in my political awareness which was also the beginning of my Republichristianity. Anyway, soon after I made it to Lipscomb, I realized that, well….. Sean Hannity is a moron. He doesn’t let anyone else get a word in edgewise if they disagree. He tries to make sure to get the craziest people in the world who disagree with him to come on his show so he can easily make them look insane. If someone articulate tries to debate with him, he throws talking points at them, or asks them leading questions that would never work in a court of law.
Basically, Sean Hannity is political pornography. He’s an embarrassment to Christianity (Which he professes) and really he’s an embarrassment to our country and humanity. I wish he never spoke another word in the public arena. I think the world would be a better place.
And Harding, if you are reading this, I have enought beef with you anyway for not challenging your students theologically and socially, but if you let Sean Hannity speak, there is no doubt I will do all I can to keep anyone from sending their children to your school. You are in bed with the Neo Cons and I would venture to say that JC is probably unhappy.