Best-sellers were once made by being banned in Boston.
Now a pair of New Jersey state legislators are trying to ban a book already atop the best-sellers list.
Once again, the book stirring all the controversy is Ann Coulter’s “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.”
Two Democrats – Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender – are pushing to ban “Godless” from all bookstores in their state because of Coulter’s biting criticism of four 9-11 widows known as “the Jersey Girls,” who demanded investigations into President Bush’s role in allowing the terrorist attacks.
“No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering,” the two said in a joint statement. “We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter’s book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9-11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves.”
In her new book, the WND columnist argues that while many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion, to focus solely on the Left’s attacks on Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: Liberalism is a religion – a godless one.
“Liberals love to boast that they are not ‘religious,’ which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion,” she writes.
“Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as ‘religion.’”
Chapter headings in Coulter’s “Godless” include “On the Seventh Day, God Rested and Liberals Schemed” and “Liberals’ Doctrine of Infallibility: Sobbing Hysterical Women” and “The Holiest Sacrament: Abortion.”
Coulter is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must),” “Treason,” “Slander,” and “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Most of the criticism of Coulter is focused on comments in her book about four 9-11 widows using the deaths of their husbands to push a political cause.
Coulter is the first publicly to take on the New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The women also backed Democrat John Kerry’s presidential candidacy in 2004.
“These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much,” Coulter writes in “Godless.”