The America of Fox News is Christian and patriotic. And as Christian patriots they love them their Lee Greenwood whose schmaltzy, jingoistic "God Bless theUSA" is the unofficial national anthem for red state America. On Fox,Greenwood has achieved a demi-god status and any affront to his patriotic hymn is met with scathing condemnation, across the Fox media, of the offenders such as the NY City school principal who had the effrontery to eliminate Greenwood's sacred song from the kindergarten graduation. The Fox News channel paid homage to Greenwood during a recent Hannity show where polymath Greenwood lectured a rapt Hannity about the importance of God to America - in this case, revisionist - history. And for Fox, Greenwood's god is a Christian one as shown by the visual of a Christian cross on top of a "Holy Bible" on the Fox video thumbnail.
To Hannity's question of whether God is still blessing the USA,Greenwood said that "as I Christian I believe he does" and "it's time we stand up and make a stand." (Christian jihad?) Hannity showed his love for his friend Greenwood (seriously, dudes, get a room) with commentary about the awesomeness of Greenwood's "God Bless theUSA" at Hannity's "Freedom Concerts." Hannity "confessed" that he worries about whether "America's better days are behind it." Greenwood said he has the same concern and then smoothly segued to his book.
He then read quotes from the Founders, contained in his book, that would make Christian, bogus historian David Barton proud. He quoted John Adams as saying that the "general principles on which our fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity." The quote is bogus as it's actually a "patchwork of three phrases taken from a letter (28 June 1813) to Thomas Jefferson juxtaposed to give a misleading impression of Adams’ meaning." He claimed that Thomas Jefferson said "God who gave us life gave us liberty." He quoted Patrick Henry as saying that "it cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists." This is totally bogus as Patrick Henry never said this. It was part of a 1956 article about Patrick Henry. While his Jefferson quote "God who gave us life gave us liberty" was accurate, the reality is that Jefferson also said this: "I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology."
Anyway, Hannity continued to drool over Greenwood and called him a great American. Cue the barf bags!
If it weren’t for Hannocchio, Greenwood would be singing his songs at the local bar.