“It is theoretically possible to make an apparently bigoted remark that is also factually true and morally sound. Thus, when the Rev. Bailey Smith, one of the deputies of the late Jerry Falwell, claimed that ‘God almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew,’ I was in complete agreement with him. This is because I do not believe that there is any supernatural supervisor who lends an ear to any prayer.” — from a 12.19 Christopher Hitchens Slate piece titled “Three Questions About Rick Warren’s Role in the Inauguration.” The subtitle: “If we must have an officiating priest, surely we can do better than this vulgar huckster.”