Thom just had a caller who was discussing his Christianity, and that he was also a Democrat. Thom ended the call with the following (paraphrasing): I don't know what Bible the Republicans are reading. Maybe they have a special Bible...
The issue here is not the Bible they are reading; it's that they are not Christians. Christians, by definition, follow the teachings of Christ. These Neo-Cons are Biblicans, or more specifically, Old Testamentians. They ignore the parts of the New Testament related to caring for the poor, helping those in need, shunning wealth, etc..., and instead choose the spiteful, punitive, and hate filled God of the Old Testament for most of their Philosophy.
By referring to themselves as Christians, they can not only side with the portion of the populace who truly are Christians, but worse, they can then subvert many of the under-educated in this group, and convert them into Biblicans. By hijacking the word Christian, they have been slowly eroding the morality of religion, and claiming the moral high ground while ignoring true Christian morality.
We should point out in our discussions that following the Bible does not make one a Christian; only following the philosophy of Christ (which often times directly conflicts with the parts of the Old Testament the Biblicans follow) makes one a Christian. By shifting from referring to these hate mongers as Christians, and calling them what they really are (Biblicans, Old Testamentians, some other more accurate adjective - I'm looking for ideas here), we can create a separation between them, and those who follow the loving teachings of Christ. If we can create separation from this false moral high ground, perhaps we can make inroads to some of the under-educated voters who hear the word Christian, and don't question anything after.