While the real America is a religiously diverse nation, with an increasing number of those who claim no faith, the America of Fox News is a Christian nation and a place where Jesus is alway welcome. In addition to the morning "friends," Jesus has a new BFF who is aglow with love for the lord and full of righteous Christian indignation towards those who are not. As one of Jesus' Fox News anointed, Megyn Kelly is closely following the case of the Christian Texas cheerleaders who are suing their school district for prohibiting them from hoisting banners, with appropriately bellicose bible quotes, at high school football games. Recently, on her alleged "news" show, Kelly rejoiced when the cheerleaders won a temporary reprieve for their banners. And now that a Texas state district judge is allowing them to fly their banners until the next court date in June, Megyn Kelly is preaching that God "won" the case.
On yesterday's "America Live," Kelly opened with a "Fox News Alert." In a breathless and dramatic tone, she reported that "in the case that aimed to keep God off the gridiron, or any sports field for that matter, it appears that God has won." While images of the bible banner were shown, she reported that the cheerleaders had prevailed in the latest court decision and tossed to Trace Gallagher who provided the rest of the story for "this breaking headline." After noting that the Texas Attorney General and Governor Rick Perry supported the decision, he said that "they all appear to be winners in this big victory."
Kelly then brought in her "court," consisting of lawyers, Mercedes Colwin and Mark Eiglarsh, to talk about how these cheerleaders "won." She asserted that "this could have implications beyond this district, folks." Citing "freedom of religion" and the expression of "personal religious beliefs," Colwin supported the decision. She argued that the banners are expression of personal faith and not school sanctioned. Kelly mentioned the SCOTUS case which ruled very differently and asked Eiglarsh to discuss it. He felt that the decision is short-lived because it is unlawful. As they spoke, banners with crosses and Jesus,' name were shown.
Kelly, looking very agitated, again cited the SCOTUS decision which the Texas school department used when they - catch the wording - "caved to this out of state atheist group." (The Freedom from Religion Foundation which responded to an unnamed person). Eiglarsh said that part of the SCOTUS decision (No Christian prayer over loudspeakers at high school games) was based on the principal that you keep prayer "off the field" because it could offend those who are not Christians. Kelly snarked loudly, "but if it's student led, how is that school sponsored." She asked if this is any different from students wearing crosses and saying the Hail Mary in school halls. Colwin agreed. Colwin said that she wears her cross when she goes to her children's school and before she finished her question about whether that's a problem, Kelly interjected - ready for it - "pretty soon it's going to be banned."
Kelly repeated the question about the student saying the Hail Mary. Eiglarsh responded that the banners are intertwined with the school and gives the appearance of the school supporting it. Colwin asked about the Pledge of Allegiance and - wait for it - using money that has "in God we trust" on it. After Eiglarsh predicted that the decision will be reversed, Jesus new BFF and alleged straight news anchor asked "What's wrong with, would we rather have a society in which kids can go out with their signs that say Allah loves the Tigers, hahahah, and you know no god loves the Tigers and the girls with the signs saying God loves the Tigers. Would we rather have that society or a society in which nothing can be mentioned?" Eiglarsh noted that favoring a specific religion is unconstitutional.
Can you imagine the furor, from Jesus' BFF's at Fox and their Christian congregation, if public school cheerleaders did "Allah loves the Tigers" banners. There would be heated discourse (and a requisite Fox Nation thread) about "creeping Sharia." And then, unmentioned by Megyn, there's the whole issue of taxpayer money going to public schools that promote religion in the form of banners displayed in front a diverse audience - different,IMHO, from the hall Hail Mary's.
Fox "news" - Fair & Balanced & Christian!
As long as it’s led by the students and not the teachers, it’s okay? Then where are the adults when it comes to this issue? Just let them police themselves. they’ll do the right thing.
Student led ignorance only begets more widespread public ignorance/unawareness.
Help save our communities. SAY NO to SLI (Student Led Ignorance.)
Let’s see God show his face.
and if he does not, let’s call God out for what he is.
unless he decides to step forth
and take responsibility for his own sins.
“it appears that god has chosen not to make his presence known in the courtroom.”
Do you think Fox news would be supporting that right?
I doubt it.
Be that as it may if Perry and the state decide to defend this further and waste a bunch of taxpayer money they will lose. For precedent see the 2000 Supreme Court decision in Santa Fe vs. Doe.
Absolutely no talk of violence is allowed, even if you’re just kidding.
little thing looks good.