Christians: Do you speak out against fundamentalism?
Keeping this critique of Islam in mind, shouldn't moderate Christians practice what they preach and speak out against Christian extremists and fundamentalists like Anne Coulter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, and Pat Robertson? These fundamentalists do the Christian religion more of a disservice than a service, and are rhetorically comparable to the worst examples in extreme Islam.
So, rather than focusing your collective domestic efforts against homosexuality, divorce, and welfare reform (all of which actually undermine the ability of Christianity to appeal to the mainstream) why not focus against the folks in your own ranks who literally give Christianity a bad name? Why not speak out against those who weaken your message of love and forgiveness?
Examples of Christian extremism:
Anne Coulter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wnPHFSdrME)
Shirley Phelps-Roper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-STpW7jarrs
Pat Robertson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-RGWXMGKq0&feature=related
Watch the links.