My column this week quotes at length from a sermon delivered by a liberal Christian clergyman in America, with a not-so-subtle implication that there are parallels to be drawn with the Muslim world, and an O. Henry-like twist at the end:
"The question whether America is a secular nation or in some quasi-official sense a Christian one is as old as the country itself. Muslims, Jews and other non-Christian Americans understandably feel a personal stake in the issue. The nature of Christianity itself has also been debated heatedly among American Christians, with consequences for public life."
The full column is online here.