If, as Jon Stewart says, "conservative victimization" is the true genius of Fox News, Fox & Friend's perpetual parade of persecuted Christians makes it MENSA material. Whenever a Christian cross, on public property, is under fire, Fox & Friends has its back. Such was the case during last week's segment about a cross topped war memorial which is the target of a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. At one point in the discussion, Foxblonde, Anna Kooiman provided reinforcement of the persecuted Christian meme with the Fox message for the day: "Clearly, the right to have a faith and to believe and practice and worship is under fire at the moment." Really?
Correct me if I'm wrong but the forces of satanic secularism aren't shutting down churches. There haven't been any pograms directed against Christians, have there? However, on the day before the Fox & Friends segment, a gunman killed six people and wounded four at a Sikh temple. Kooiman didn't mention that! But they did allow the mayor of the cash strapped city of Woonsocket RI to solicit donations to the city in the event that they need to defend the cross that is bravely carried by Fox & Friends.
“What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people.” James Madison, 1785.