As the go to show for the Christian right, Fox & Friends never wastes an opportunity to showcase, as part of their patented persecuted Christian meme, how those who hate the baby Jesus are trying to tear his cross down at every opportunity. These lawsuits, based on First Amendment questions about a distinctly Christian symbol on public land, do not concern those who believe that the religiously diverse US is really a "Christian nation." The Christian warriors on Fox & Friends have provided coverage and support for the "Mojave Desert Cross" which was erected on government land but now, as a result of a court decision, will be turned over to a private veterans group in return for five acres of donated land. At one point in the coverage, Gretchen Carlson whined that evil atheists, Barack Obama, and the ACLU will soon be trying to get rid of crosses in veterans cemeteries. Kelly Shackleford, from the right wing Liberty Institute, has been the Fox & Friends point person for this issue. Yesterday, he appeared, once again, to talk about the recent court decision regarding the cross that is constantly carried on Fox & Friends.
Juliette Huddy reported on the court decision and asked Shackleford to provide some history of the case. He explained that this one little cross was put up in the middle of a great big desert to honor all war veterans. (The land is public and not all war veterans revere the cross but who cares about these silly details.) He referenced how the ACLU filed a lawsuit to have it torn down. He claimed that now "they are one step closer to victory" with a "nail in the coffin against what the ACLU is trying to do." (Reality check - the ACLU got a court decision to get the cross off public land. They won.) Shackleford kept referring to this as a veterans memorial which obfuscated the fact that this is a private memorial and never sanctioned by the government. He whined about how the evil Obama administration isn't allowing the veterans group to erect a cross to replace the original (had been recently stolen) until the land swap occurs.
Huddy then mentioned how the Fox audience can sign a petition and donate to the cause. - a cause that Fox & Friends promoted in March of this year when they hosted a whine fest about another court case involving another Christian cross on public land. She suggested that folks go to "Don't Tear Me Down" which is a website, run by the Liberty Institute, which makes bogus claims like "Jesus is not welcome at gravesides" because of a veterans cemetery policy which prohibits volunteer honor guards from doing their thing at veteran's funerals unless the family requests it. Not surprisingly, Fox & Friends has flogged this issue.
What's that saying about how when fascism comes to America it will be carrying a bible and a cross? Welcome to the world of Fox & Friends!