In her recent column Ebola Doc’s Condition Downgraded to ‘Idiotic’, right wing warrior princess Ann Coulter managed to pen what is perhaps the most virulent anti-Christian column from ever seen by this author. The target of her vitriol is Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. Huffs Coulter,
I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.
What was the point?
Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed by the more than $2 million already paid by the Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA just to fly him and his nurse home in separate Gulfstream jets, specially equipped with medical tents, and to care for them at one of America’s premier hospitals.
So far as this author is aware, Dr. Brantley and his nurse have volunteered for this service and are supported by missionary organizations who agreed to send and support them. This is not a man on the public dole, he is a Christian using his gifts to carry out, not some merely humanitarian mission, but the Great Commission of Christ. Who is Ann Coulter to object to the volunteer work of a Christian missionary? Dr. Brantly, SIM and Samaritan’s purse have asked nothing from her and do not answer to her. I have known one missionary family affiliated with SIM. They served in difficult conditions in Africa to bring both clean water and the Gospel of Christ to those who desperately needed both. Were they wasting their time? In the mind of Coulter, apparently so.