Ann Coulter has stirred up fury on the internet by calling the American doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia a "Christian narcissist" in her new column.
Dr. Kent Brantly's condition has improved since he was transferred back to America for care, but she wants him to reflect on this: "his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered."
"What was the point?" she asked.
Coulter attacked him and other American Christians who go on "mission trips to disease-ridden cesspools" rather than serving God in the United States.
Here's Coulter's view of what would have been a better use of the doctor's Christianity and skills:
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. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.
Needless to say, her comments caused social media users to fire back:
Ann Coulter slams Christians for doing Christian stuff outside of America, you know, like that dumb misguided Jesus dude.- Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) August 7, 2014