The 20 Worst Christians Of All Time?

Note: I believe the following list is neither edifying nor humorous. Actually, it is just wrong. I encourage you to make your comments concerning the post to First Things.com since the post originated at that particular site. – JT

Joe Carter of First Things crosses a line:

“Out of all the gangsters, serial killers, mass murderers, incompetent & crooked politicians, spies, traitors, and ultra left-wing kooks in all of American history,” asked conservative blogger John Hawkins, “have you ever wondered who the worst of the worst was?”

Though I had never thought about it before, a number of candidates instantly popped into my head: Charles Manson, Benedict Arnold, Ted Bundy, Ann Coulter.

Turns out I was way off. Hawkins polled a hundred conservative bloggers who selected the 25 Worst Figures In American History. Naturally, the top three slots did not go to gangsters, serial killers, or mass murderers but to Presidents: FDR (#3), Barack Obama (#2), and Jimmy Carter (#1).

Some other conservatives like Matt Lewis and Jim Geraghty were appalled by the list. But I thought it was inspired. In fact, it inspired me to make a list of the 20 Worst Christians of All Time:

20. Fulton Sheen – For creating the job of televangelist.

19. Joel Osteen – For everything.

18. Billy Graham – Because when I was a kid his televised crusades used to always preempt The Dukes of Hazzard.

17. The producer for the band Stryper.

16. Pope Boniface VIII – He knows why.

15. Anthony Sacramone – He knows why too.

I could say much about this list, but I’m hoping you will beat me to it. Read the rest here.

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