Martin Bashir Compares Obama to King David on Twitter

June 13th, 2014 6:00 PM

Did you ever want to do a Bible study with Martin Bashir?

I ask because a few days ago the former MSNBCer, who once fantasized on air about former Gov. Sarah Palin being forced to eat human excrement, shared his observation in a tweet about one way in which the president can give his Amen to a lament of the biblical King David.

"'All day long they twist my words; all their schemes are for my ruin' Psalm 56 v5 re. David but could easily apply to President @BarackObama," he tweeted at 10:42 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 4.

"All day long they twist my words; all their schemes are for my ruin." Hmm, sounds like a complaint almost any conservative could lodge against MSNBC. It's certainly one that Rick Santorum could have made against Bashir for, well, comparing him to Stalin or Gov. Mitt Romney to Idi Amin.

Of course, in fairness, both sides of the political aisle all too often and quite cavalierly use Scripture passages out of context in cheap political commentary. I wouldn't want to pluck the speck out of Bashir's eye while there may be a log in my own.

And I certainly hope that Mr. Bashir, a practicing evangelical Christian, has learned a few lessons since losing his job at MSNBC following his inexcusable remarks about Palin, comments for which he appropriately and unreservedly apologized on air.

So that leads me to close with some wise words that Bashir tweeted on May 24 from the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which I hope and trust Martin has taken to heart should he one day get a fresh shot on a cable network:

'The question is not whether we will be extremists but what kind of extremists?Will we be extremists for hate or for love?' Dr M Luther-King