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Taibbi.jpgLast Saturday, I offered up a short post that consisted mostly of a little diatribe by Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi against the prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen. But because I stuck a photo of Osteen at the top, it was not hard to mistake the indented words for my own–and over at Beliefnet’s Chuch Basement Roadshow blog, Tony Jones did make that mistake yesterday. So as appreciative as I am of the shout out, I want to be clear that all that stuff about Osteen (“a human haircut with plastic baseball-size teeth”) subverting Jesus’ preferential option for the poor was Taibbi’s, not mine. This blog, of course, keeps its opinions to itself. Sort of.