As the network for persecuted Christians, Fox News is always willing to provide a platform for any and all perceived offenses to Jesus' BFF's. When a Virginia judge, presiding over a lawsuit involving the posting of the 10 Commandments in a Virginia school, suggested that the Commandments be abridged to include only those with no mention of God, America's Christian newsroom was all over it. Official Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris discussed it on his weekly Sunday Fox & Friends sermon. It was talked about on "The Five" where the suit was deemed to be a waste of taxpayer money. But praise the lord, the case has been resolved with a compromise. On this morning's Fox & Friends, the Christian attorney for the county chatted with Jesus' BFF's Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson. Not only did he misrepresent a major detail of the case, but he and the curvy couch twins claimed it was a "win" for Christians. You just can't make this stuff up.
Doocy and Carlson spoke with Mat Staver of the Liberty Institute. Let's digress for a moment for some fun background info on Staver. He is on the BOD for "40 Days to Save America," which fights against stuff like "sexual licentiousness" that is supposedly being pushed by the public school system. He says that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is part of the "homosexual agenda" ("the moral iceberg that we need to steer clear of") that will lead to the death of children because men will be allowed into women's dressing rooms and bathrooms. He claims that Obama's position on gay marriage is being driven by "sexual anarchists" in the White House. He says that "personhood" efforts are just like MLK's Letter from the Birmingham Jail. You get the idea - the kind of Christian that fosters those evil stereotypes about how Christians are intolerant!
Anyway, Staver discussed the compromise that consists of the school being able to post a copy of a history textbook page that has a picture of the 10 Commandments. But in what was a straightforward report, Staver might have violated one of the Commandments. The textbook page is titled "The Roots of Democracy." The heading is "Although the United States is 200 years old, the ideas of democracy and representative government are far older. The roots of democracy reach back to civilizations in South West Asia and Europe." The stone Commandment tables are in the upper right hand corner. On the other side are sections about the Enlightenment, English parliamentary traditions, and Greco Roman roots. The wording under the commandments is "The values found in the bible , including the 10 Commandments and the teachings of Jesus inspired American ideas about government and morality." Get the picture?
After describing the picture and the text, Staver said that "it [commandments section] shows that as the foundational root of American law and government and the foundation of our democracy in America." (uh, no, it didn't) Gretchen framed the message in her comment that "you still see this as a win." He agreed. The chyron read: "Holy Fight Settled." (Is that like jihad?) Doocy congratulated him on the "win."
Christians might not be stupid but they appear to be delusional! Holy shit!
Anytime one of these d-bags comes from “Liberty Anything” or is part of a group with “family” or “values” or both in the name, the last thing they are concerned with is liberty, family or values.