More on extremism
Read this excellent post from the Unintentional Blogger about some of the scary extreme Christian groups out there.
Rational Christians, conservative and progressive alike, need to be vocal about this kind of stuff because this is the way our God and our Savior is being presented to the public. God as the ATM in the Sky or Jesus as political revolutionary. It's bad theology and it's bad policy. Speak loudly and often against these kinds of distortions of Christ.