As part of its trademark persecuted Christian meme, Fox & Friends never wastes an opportunity to cast atheists as a bunch of godless evil doers who are out to make life difficult for Jesus' BFF's. This morning, Jesus BFF Steve Doocy interviewed a Christian water park owner who has received a letter of complaint, by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, for his special discount which includes seniors, military, and church groups but not inner city kids. In typical Fox fashion, this gentleman was allowed to present his view while Steve Doocy smiled and nodded, especially when the park owner made a statement which, coincidentally (?), underscored an ongoing Fox & Friends narrative; i.e. that one person or group can spoil things for good Christians: "As Christians we've given up way too much for way too few." As the "Church Lady would say, "Isn't that special."
As noted in an article in the "Arkansas Blog," this situation touches on legal issues related to "full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation . . . without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin." The author asks "What if a Chevy dealer sold Impalas cheaper to atheists than to Christians? Or what if houses onChenal Circle were priced higher for Jews? What if preferred Razorback seating was sold on a sliding scale — cheapest for Baptists, most expensive for Episcopalians." Naturally this wasn't a concern for Steve Doocy who lives in a world where Christians rule and everybody else can STFU.
This was classic Fox & Friends in that the chyrons provided the requisite framing of the narrative about those evil atheists who are out to hurt good Christians: "Atheists Take Action, Over Religious, Military, Senior Discount" and the message for the day - a message frequently articulated on Fox & Friends, especially by Gretchen Carlson who complains about the tyranny of the minority which, in one case, included Sikhs: "The Minority is Now the Majority, Majority to Suffer Over One Complaint." But interestingly, Fox & Friends has no problem when just one Christian complains.
But here's the question. Inquiring minds want to know how the gang on the curvy couch would feel about Muslim discounts not afforded to Christians. Whaddayathink?
Or was it Johnny?
Anyway, Doochey, show me where is the pool side bar with all that devil’s juice. I am going to set an example. Temple and the teabaggeds thing.
We like Christian Consumers! And ONLY Christian consumers …
IMHO, that would be just as entertaining as christians vs. the lions.