More remarkable moral equivalency from American liberals

By Tom Quiner

Christian evangelist Jerry Falwell famously sued Hustler Magazine for profaning Christianity back in the 80s.

According to MSNBC liberals, this is the same thing as Islamic terrorists gunning down a dozen people in Paris over cartoons that profaned the prophet Mohammed.

Is a lawsuit the moral equivalent to mass murder? In the eyes of a liberal, yes, as long as it involves Christianity. The point secular liberals try to make time and time again is that Christian “extremists,” like Falwell, are just as bad as Islamic extremists.


In the clip above, a former Rolling Stones editor, Eric Bates, equates Christianity and Islam.

The other guests in the clip above lays the blame for the Paris killings on American troop presence in the Middle East.


American soldiers in the Mid East are the root cause of French Muslims going on a mass murder spree?

How do these moral-equivalence spouting liberals account for the 233 Jihad attacks in thirty countries in the last month alone?

How do they account for the 2497 dead bodies, scattered throughout the world, and the 2225 critically injured children, women, and men all perpetrated in the name of Allah?

Is the U.S. really responsible for the relentless mass murder taking place throughout the world for decades, even centuries, at the hands of Muslim faithful?

And is Christianity really as bad as Islam?


What ever happened to the critical thinking skills of the political left? Their premise makes no sense.




  1. atimetoshare on January 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm


  2. outstandingbachelor on January 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    As I understand, Falwell sued Hustler for defamation of character – a PERSONAL attack made against him, and Falwell won the case, then the decision was later reversed by the Supreme Court. He never sent his goon squad to kill Larry Flint and his associates.

    (I believe that he was depicted having sex with his mother in an outhouse, or something.)

    In the French case, the assassins were not PERSONALLY attacked, and they resorted to killing those at the office where this produced – even (I am told) an economist who was in the building at the time, as well as nearby police.

    • quinersdiner on January 8, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks for pointing out these distinctions, which makes the moral equivalency argument even less legit.

  3. Tiffinay Compiano on January 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    The leftists/ Democrats are definately down-playing this war (they are not calling them “Islamic gunmen” anymore just “gunmen”, even though the gunmen were screaming in Arabic). No it is not morally equivalent. The impetus may be equivalent “you made fun of my religion” but, last time I checked killing twelve people and suing someone were not the same thing.

    • quinersdiner on January 8, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      They seem different to me, too, but I’m just an unsophisticated conservative.

      • quinersdiner on January 10, 2015 at 8:55 am

        Thanks for weighing in.

  4. Sharir on January 10, 2015 at 5:37 am

    …and Bill Donahue of the Catholic League, speaking to Megan Kelley on Fox News, used a reverse analogy of the exact same event (comparing the Charlie Hebdo staff to Larry Flynt), stating that those people caused their own murders by being narcissists…

    There are people on both “sides” of the political right/left and the religious/secular spectrum who will say disgusting things to promote their own agendas…

    As far as I’m concerned, these types of “terrorists” are actually just low-level gangster types, envious of people with more fulfilled lives, and who, instead of focusing their energies on improving the problems within their own lives and/or their societies, or even on understanding the real ideas behind their particular religion, chose instead to behave in an angry, brutish, tyrannical manner and then cloak their sins in the name of God.

    They aren’t martyrs, they are legal criminals, spiritual sinners – and the people who exploit tragedies like this to advance their own personal agendas don’t rate much higher.

    —How’s that for some moral equivalency?

    And as for me, I try to love and respect all people of goodwill who strive to make better, more fulfilling lives for themselves, their children and their fellow man, no matter, as the owner of this blog has said before, “which lever they pull on election day”…and that includes their right to think freely, worship freely, and express their views in public places without having to fear for their lives.

    And, if something said in an editorial environment offends me, I have enough discipline to put down the magazine, or shut off the television, and enough of sense of humor, or maybe balance, to laugh a little at how absurdly people can behave.

  5. bluebird of bitterness on January 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    In a convoluted sort of way, France caused (or at least facilitated) this situation by allowing such high levels of immigration from Muslim countries. This was necessary, from their point of view, because of the low birth rate among native-born French women. I guess you could say it’s just one more of the unintended consequences of the contraception revolution.

    • quinersdiner on January 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Yes, you could say that Islam is really winning their war through demography more than murder.