Dear Ann Coulter, You’ve unleashed countless clueless, heartless, pointless rants in your day, but this one very likely surpasses them all. You not only display an indescribable cruelty, but provide a textbook example of completely missing the point you’re allegedly trying to support. I could walk point-by-point through your disgusting disregard for suffering in the world, but… what difference, now, would it make? Yes, there are needs in America, and lots of people are addressing them as best they can. You talk a good game about supporting liberty, but apparently would deny Dr. Kent Brantly the opportunity to follow God’s leading, and go where you might not want to go, but Jesus would. This line is especially telling:
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. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.
This is yet more evidence of how so-called “Conservatives” can support the drone-slaughter of innocents overseas, in the name of truth, justice, and the American way: The lives of “foreigners” are clearly of less value to you than the lives of Americans. Bulletin: God loves the unknown tribesman dying in Africa, *just as much* as snarky columnists in America who think way too highly of their own wisdom. The Apostle Paul wrote:
Consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” –1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Very clearly God does not value people based on their address. It is often the lowly who see most clearly they are nothing without God’s mercy. As a further example that God is not a Realtor who believes in “location, location, location,” Jesus was born in a lowly stable, not in prestigious New York, like you. There is so much more, but the Bible instructs us not to cast our pearls before swine–even those that wear lipstick in America. Henceforth, I’ll go back to my usual life of ignoring you, while praying for both the “Hollywood power-broker” and for snotty syndicated columnists who apparently deceive themselves that they know and love Jesus. I pray both will come to know Him, because that would, indeed, make the world a better place. Final thoughts: If I had to choose between a Christ-less life of luxury, notoriety, and privilege, versus dying of Ebola because I risked everything to show God’s love for the unloved, I hope I would choose the latter. This life is not all there is, and eternity is a long time. Jesus chose to be a “missionary” from Heaven, and to die a horrendous death to demonstrate His love for worthless nobodies like me. For that, I am eternally grateful, and I am grateful for selfless heroes like Dr. Kent Brantly who urge me on to true greatness through a life of sacrifice for others. Sincerely, Bob Allen Nashville, TN