Weeks after tackling the unpatriotic sport known as soccer, conservative columnist, political pundit, and internet troll Ann Coulter has furiously typed her best-selling brand of vitriol at another unpatriotic target: Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly.
“Why did Dr. Brantly have to go to Africa? The very first ‘risk factor’ listed by the Mayo Clinic for Ebola — an incurable disease with a 90 percent fatality rate — is: ‘Travel to Africa,'” Coulter wrote in her most recent column. “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?”
Brantly was serving as medical director for a Christian medical charity organization fighting an Ebola outbreak in Monrovia when he contracted the virus. Brantly and another American who tested positive for Ebola are currently being treated in isolation units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
In typical Coulter fashion, she connected Brantly’s condition to every other issue she has dedicated her time on Earth to shouting about, including liberalism, Obamacare, American imperialism, the moral decay of the country and even Hollywood.
“If Dr. Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia,” Coulter wrote. “Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.
Coulter’s chief concern, however, was Brantly snubbing his own country — apparently “in a pitched battle for its soul” — in favor of one in Africa. Brantly’s decision to ignore first-world problems in favor of the ones plaguing the third world may have just triggered the apocalypse.
“America is the most consequential nation on Earth, and in desperate need of God at the moment. If America falls, it will be a thousand years of darkness for the entire planet,” Coulter wrote. “Not only that, but it’s our country. Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care of our own first.”