The most obscene thing about Laura Ingraham, the neocon pundit who subs for Bill O'Reilly and joins the discussion on Fox News Sunday from time to time, is that she never appears on TV she doesn't have a big gold cross dangling from a gold chain around her neck. (In her favor I must say at least she doesn't have a huge Adam's apple like her colleague Ann Coulter.)
Almost all of the conservative pundits I have seen on TV profess their Christianity, incorporating it into their selfish views on government, including the idea that there should be no separation of church and state. Yet the very things they stand for would, in my opinion -- had the guy been buried and not resurrected -- have caused their prophet to roll over, squirm, and scream in his grave, protesting as I must believe he would, the notion that getting filthy rich is saintly. They ignore the fact that the early Christians at least had the grace to recognize that the idea of property ownership was anathema to their prophet's message; for this reason, they were the original communists.
Neocons like Ms. Ingraham follow the "prosperity gospel" espoused by the leaders of the mega-churches, whose Sunday sermons suggest that God wants us to amass great fortunes. I understand Oliver Stone is making a sequel to Wall Street. I hope he does it right and has Gordon Gekko coming out of the penitentiary, donning a clerical collar, and preaching (as do the evangelicals in so many words): "Greed is good."