[Michele] Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that? … My aim here isn’t to re-litigate Bachmann’s crimes against reason and decency, all widely documented. It’s to wonder why we accept her descriptions of herself, and in turn describe her, as a deeply religious woman. That grants too much credence to her particular, peculiar and highly selective definition of piety. And it offends the many admirable people of faith whose understanding and practice of religion aren’t, like hers, confrontational and small-minded.
— Frank Bruni in his column, The Divine Miss M - NYTimes.com (via bohemiansouth)