On this, a morning of Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (and of palm fronds and chocolate Easter bunnies), I’m watching Meet The Press host David Gregory talk with guests about how religion can (or could) affect culture, politics and national policies. And I’m looking at his guest Gigi Graham, the daughter of rightwing Christian bigot and hate-monger Billy Graham, and thinking about my feelings of loathing for the Christian right and my split feelings about religion — it gets the weak and vulnerable through the night and keeps the sheep in line, but it also provides a haven for the smallest and pettiest minds. Rightwing Christians and Islamic fundamentalists are equally vile, but I hate Christians a little bit more because I grew up with them and have come to know their shallowness and complacency first-hand.