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Fox & Friends Love Those Teabagging Christians

Reported by Priscilla - June 10, 2010 -

Fox & Friends loves Christians and teabaggers. And if you're a Christian teabagger, it’s even better. Yesterday, Fox & Friends gave free face time to a retired Marine who belted out the “forgotten” fourth verse of the National Anthem at a Tea Party event. The morning chums provided affirmation and validation for this “patriot” for whom God and the USA are joined at the hip. It was a Fox & Friends prime cut – lovable, patriotic teabagger and God who, according to this fellow, is being taken from our classrooms. And all the Fox audience says amen!

Brian Kilmeade set the agit prop with this comment: “A Tea Party goer wows the crowd when he breaks into song into a too often forgotten portion of our Star Spangled Banner." Dana Perrino, who obviously shares the same offshore IQ account as Gretchen Carlson for whom she was subbing, nodded her head. A video was played of an older gentleman singing the fourth verse of the Anthem – a verse that describes America as the “heaven rescued land” and which exhorts citizens to “praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.” It also includes “this be our motto, in God is our Trust.” While he was singing in front of a group of well fed Americans, he raised his hand in what, I think, in some kind of Christian salute. (I’ve seen it on GodTV) Dana asked Lewis Schaeffer why he “belted that out.” He said that shortly after 9-11 WSP 750 (I guess that’s him?) was at the Braves game when they asked for volunteers to sing patriotic songs. He didn’t step forward because he didn’t think “he was worthy” but vowed that if ever given the opportunity again he would “sing to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.” He continued that “when we are raised and go through our schooling, we assume that others are receiving the same kind of school as we are and come to find out that God has been removed from our culture.” He referenced the Fox & Friends guest, who came on before him, who asked the same question about whether there is any hope of bringing him back. Perrino cut off his homily by asking him how he knew about the fourth stanza. He said that the hymnal that his aunt gave him, “when he became a new Christian,” had only two verses but his grandmother’s hymnal had the whole enchilada. (The Star Spangled Banner did not appear in any Catholic hymnal that I had. In fact, most of the songs were in Latin!) Kilmeade said that he was unfamiliar with the fourth verse and asked what the crowd reaction was. The chyron: “Marine Stuns Tea Party Crowd.” He said that when the crowd realized that he was singing the anthem, they stood but his purpose wasn’t to bring attention to himself but “to bring awareness that God had his hand on the forming of this nation.” (Not taught in Catholic schools which teach that the Founders were Protestants!) Perrino said “what’s great is that you were able to share that crowd and now you’re able to share it with the Fox & Friends audience."

Comment: So it’s not just on Glenn Beck’s show that Christian Dominionists have a safe haven and a pulpit to preach from! Good Lord!!!