Rush, by contrast, responded to an ad in which the actor Michael J. Fox advocated funding for stem-cell research by fuming that Fox "was exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act ... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth," said Jesus extolling the virtue of humility (Matthew 5:5). "I have talent on loan from God," boasted Rush.
OK, nobody expects Rush Limbaugh -- or any mere mortal for that matter -- to fully live up to Christ's moral code. But that's not the point. The point is that someone who invokes Jesus' name in practically every broadcast might know a little more about what the founder of Christianity actually taught. Limbaugh is free to spout any bigoted, mean-spirited, vitriolic and unenlightened opinions that he likes. But with the Christmas holiday coming, please do us all a favor and leave Jesus out of it.