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Gretchen Carlson Whines About “Attacks On Christians” In Fox Nation

Reported by Priscilla - April 21, 2009 -

Fox&Friends Gretchen Carlson is a Christian. As a good Christian, she frequently alludes to her belief that fellow good Christians are being persecuted and prosecuted. On yesterday’s (April 20th) Fox&Friends “Fox Nation” segment she interviewed the two women who are suing a California college for action taken against them regarding praying in school. Fine. But Gretchen did need to work in this statement: “By the way, this is just commonplace now for people who want to express being a Christian like, just like, you know, let’s just attack them, it’s very easy to do.” Brain Kilmeade said that they’d be “tracking the case.” The other day Steve Doocy said that they would be praying for them, too. I guess Gretchen doesn’t know (or doesn’t care) that Christians can do some persecuting too – as in the case of the two California students who were expelled by a Christian school for an alleged lesbian affair - a topic that the little Foxes won't be following. Nope, the Fox Nation is a Christian nation full of persecuted Christians as demonstrated by the topics on their website. BTW, the video is titled “War on faith.”

Speaking of the Fox Nation (like the Twilight Zone, “another dimension of sight and sound"), a glimpse of its website shows that it provides lots of affirmation for Christians. The top article is Miss California’s (persecuted by evil, godless, Perez Hilton – watch for more of this on Fox News) statement that “God was testing my faith.” There’s a link to an article that reports that more Catholic bishops are saying “No Bama.” The words “No Bama” were very popular for right wingers during the presidential campaign. While the bishops aren’t happy campers, they did not use the phrase in the article; but the link title is just so cute and catchy. And because the Fox Nation carries the banner of conservative Christianity/Catholicism, you probably won’t see articles from sources that show the support of Father Jenkins’ invitation. I didn’t see any links to the Notre Dame newspaper “The Observer” which publishes articles in support of the invitation. You’ll also find a photo of the right wing’s ememy du jour, Janeane Garofalo, who had the audacity to say that the teabaggers were racist. And if you want to know more about Mel Gibson’s Church, there’s a link there too. Until it got moved to a secondary page you would find a great big picture of the NY Times writer Frank Rich who, according to the caption, says that “opposing gay marriage makes you a bigot.” However, if the Fox Nation dared (under penalty of sin?) to actually read the article, they would have read about how the million dollar advertisement (“The Growing Storm”) against gay marriage, by Maggie Gallagher’s (remember when she was forced to own up to the fact that the Bush administration gave her money to promote traditional marriage?) group “The National Organization For Marriage,” is a crock of crap and the subject of great parodies including that of Steven Colbert. Rich also mentions Rev. Rick Warren’s turnabout on Prop 8. (Has the Fox Nation reported on that?) It mentions the Republican Governor of Utah’s support for gay civil unions. (Does the Fox Nation know that?) It is a well written analysis on the growing support for gay marriage which accurately points out, in a reference to the above cited ad, that “It is justice, not a storm, that is gathering. Only those who have spread the poisons of bigotry and fear have any reason to be afraid.” Note the wording which does not say that you’re a bigot if you oppose gay marriage. It was directed against those who spread bigotry and fear – like Fox News. BTW, do you think that liberal secular Jews and Christians would feel comfortable in the Fox Nation? Just saying…..