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Fox's Peter Johnson Jr. Supports Holy Brick Bearing Persecuted Christians

Reported by Priscilla - June 16, 2011 -

If I could extend my powers of Fox News prognostication to things like picking stocks, I'd be sitting pretty. Yesterday, when I saw the article on the Fox News website, about how a California school district cancelled a fundraiser after two good Christian women submitted bible quotes on "Memorial Bricks," I knew that it would be yet another persecuted Christian segment on Fox & Friends. Flash forward to today and lo and behold, I was right!

Fox's legal analyst, Peter Johnson Jr., began the agitprop with his comment about how this is a "big battle over bible verses and freedom of speech." He provided background on how Desert Sands High School, in Palm Desert California, was trying to raise funds by selling bricks to be placed in walkways of the school. People who bought the bricks were able to put "personal inscriptions on them." But the fundraiser was stopped because two students put bible verses on their bricks. (According to the Fox News article, they were local women - not students.) These two women have filed suit against the school district. He introduced one of the women, a parent of a school senior, and her lawyer from the Alliance Defense Fund which specializes in persecuted Christians. Lou Ann Hart said that she wanted to commemorate her daughter's "hard work in bringing people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ." She held up one of the bricks that had a quote from Corinthians and said that she was told that her bricks couldn't be placed.

Johnson provided his legal opinion which was (quelle suprise) on the side of the aggrieved Christian. He opined that her rights were violated under the Constitution. The agitprop chyron was sure to fill the righteous Christian audience with righteous Christian indignation: "School Censors Religion, Programs Nixed Over Bricks With Bible Verses." Matt Sharp said that Christians have a right to express their beliefs. He mentioned that they allowed quotes from the "Hindu religious leader, Gandhi" (Gandhi was a political leader, not a religious one), "God bless you babe" and "Carpe Diem." (Carpe Diem is a phrase from the Latin poet Horace who wasn't' a religious leader.) He whined about how his clients were prevented from using "inspirational" bible verses. Hart said that she filed the lawsuit because she feels that "God's words need to be public" and - are ya ready for it - she wants "children to see the truth." Sharp claimed that the courts have ruled that "Christian expression can be given equal treatment without violating the Constitution." But (Jesus wept) the school destroyed all the bricks, shut down the program, and refunded the money.

Comment: It's ironic. When Fox & Friends covered recent school prayer issues, they made a point of saying that just a few people were trying to ruin it for the rest. In this case, two women were responsible for the scuttling of the project but Fox & Friends took the side of the two women one of whom thinks that Christianity is the only "true religion." One can understand the school's sentiment. What if the Christians wanted to include stuff like this juicy tidbit from Leviticus: "If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death." Or this gem from Deuteronomy: When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets. Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her." Onward Christian soldiers. Fox & Friends has your back! And I do wonder if Peter Johnson would take the same position if some parents were refused the opportunity to put "gay pride" on their bricks!