As Fox News is America's Christian Newsroom, the celestial big man is a potent presence. In addition to hanging out on the curvy, Christian couch on Fox & Friends, he's a welcome guest on Megyn Kelly's alleged "news" program. Kelly has no problem invoking her Catholicism, such as when she and fellow conservative Catholic Michael Reagan cheered on the nuns and priests who would be, according to the divorced and remarried Kelly, fighting in the streets over the HHS birth control mandate. (Unreported by Kelly is that this never happened and the "Fortnight for Freedom" was a big, fat dud). Yesterday, Kelly cheered, literally, a group of Christian Texas cheerleaders who are suing their school over the prohibition of the use of prayer banners at public high school football games. Their cause was recently cheered by Fox & Friends. They won a temporary victory when a judge granted a two week extension for them to continue using their prayer banners until the next court hearing. But for Megyn Kelly this was a real victory worth cheering over!
Kelly and Trace Gallagher, equipped with their trademark shit eating grins worn during their kick off of the Fox News slut shaming of Sandra Fluke, reported on this "victory." Kelly announced the new developments as the chyron didn't really tell the whole story: "Judge Allows TX Cheerleading Squad To Display Banners With Religious Messages." (Uh, only for two weeks!). She framed the message by saying that the cheerleaders were "fighting for their freedom of speech with inspirational messages that also reflect their faith." (F%#k separation of church and state?) Trace Gallagher further reported on the backstory which cited the involvement of the "atheist, agnostic" Freedom From Religion Foundation which complained to the school on behalf of some heathen resident of Kountze Texas. As he spoke, the "inspirational" banners were shown. He noted that a conservative legal firm is representing the cheerleaders who are, after having been told ixnay on the banners, suing the school district.
Gallagher could hardly contain his excitement about how the recent court hearing looked like a pep rally with all the local folks wearing the Kountze colors on tee shirts that had a proverb that could be part of any jihadi's play book: "The wicked man flees, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion." Video of a cheerleaders, talking up their faith, was shown. Gallagher then showed his whiteboard with "Cheerleaders vs. School" as the heading. Below he had arguments for both sides: Cheerleaders - "came up with idea on their own." School - Banners are school symbols, Government speech on government property." He didn't include the fact that this is religious speech on government property. At the bottom of the whiteboard was a piece of paper with "Judge" on it. Gallagher summarized both points and, as he peeled off "Judge," revealed that the judge ruled in favor of the Cheerleaders.
Megyn shouted wo-hoo. At this point (almost two minutes in) Gallagher added "for at least two weeks." He read commentary from the school about how pleased they were. A Kountz banner, with something about Jesus and victory, was shown in the background. Gallagher grinned as he said that for the next two games, the bible verses will be "back up" so right now it's cheerleaders two and freedom from religion nothing." Kelly gave them "a lot of credit" because when she was a cheerleader all they cared about was their uniforms.
So there you have it. Attorney and Fox "news" person, Megyn Kelly didn't bother to cite the 2000 SCOTUS decision which ruled that student initiated prayers, played over a loudspeaker at football games, were unconstitutional because they "implied school sponsorship." But seriously, do you think that Megyn would be cheering for banners with Koranic verses at public school football games?
FYI - Megyn Kelly's high school cheerleading photos can be found here.
Kelly and The Right is Right: Right!
Onward Christian Boners!