Friday, March 24, 2006

Ovadal Calls Sykes a Psycho

If anyone wants to see just how extreme the proponents of the marriage and civil unions ban in Wisconsin can be, you should check out this op-ed by Pastor Ralph Ovadal in which he goes off on Charlie Sykes. The op-ed is titled: "Sykes Goes Psycho Again."

In the comments made just before the op-ed begins, Ovadal actually challenges how conservative Sykes really is by putting the term in quotes before Sykes' name.

Yikes. I didn't think it was possible to get more conservative than Sykes.

If that doesn't tell you how far out there Ovadal is, then just take a look at the graphic on the top of the op-ed screen. I wonder if Ovadal fashions himself in the manner of the figure from the image.

It's creepy, to say the least. I can only imagine how comfortable Sunday School must be for the kids at Pilgrims Covenant Church.

I wonder what the reaction on the right side of the blogosphere will be to this one. My best guess is that it'll go untouched by most.

If only the left could get away with such a brash commentary on the "blogfather" of the right.


Blogger Jay Bullock said...

Seems like a copyright issue, too, reprinting Sykes's entire op-ed. I say Sykes, the Isthmus, and Journal Communications sues the poor guy for everything he's got.

March 24, 2006  
Blogger grumps said...

That just gives him another pulpit from which to rave.

Let's just get him on a mailing list of Sykes' colimns and let him rant away. If Charlie can't pass your litmus test you are, as Kinky Friedman says, walking out there where the buses don't run.

March 25, 2006  
Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

I think what's most interesting about this is the utter silence on the right about it.

I'm not too surprised, though. This little battle between Sykes and Ovadal really brings the GOP split--social vs. fiscal--home to Wisconsin. I imagine that's an uncomfortable topic for many on the right.

The fiscal conservatives must feel a bit burned, though, since their revenue amendment can't even make it through the Republican-controlled legislature once, while the marriage ban sailed through two consecutive sessions easily.

March 26, 2006  

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