While Fox's "War on Christmas" is seasonal, Fox's patented "war on Christians" is ongoing because, as we all know, Merkin Christians are being persecuted at a level not seen since Nero. And as the mouthpiece for the church of the perpetually persecuted Christians, Fox & Friends is always willing to provide a pulpit from which to preach the gospel of that victimhood which, according to Jon Stewart, is "the true genius of what Fox has accomplished." Uber Christian warrior princess and veteran of the Fox "war on Christmas," Gretchen Carlson is very concerned about what the godless hordes are doing to this Christian nation. Yesterday, she did her Christian duty during her interview with the sister of mega church pastor, Joel Osteen, about the anti-Christian forces of satanic, secular darkness.
At the beginning of the interview, Gretch framed the message by playing video, from the ABC debate, of the redeemed Newt Gingrich (he's Catholic now so we can forget about all that other stuff) discussing what he feels is bias against Catholics as shown by Catholic social services being "forced" to shut down because of refusal to accept gay couples. Gretch didn't tell the audience that the church voluntarily closed the agencies because they wouldn't be able to survive without the state funding that they wouldn't be receiving because they were out of compliance with state non-discrimination laws. She introduced her guest, Lisa Osteen, who is the assistant pastor atLakewoodChurch, a non-denominational "mega church" that isn't invested into the fire and brimstone kind of thing espoused by others in the very lucrative trade.
Gretch asserted that "Gingrich doesn't have a problem telling it like it is." (Like he was doing historian work for Fannie & Freddie and that he committed adultery because he loved his country). She then claimed that "a lot of people agree with him." (Right, your fellow right wing zealots) Zeroing in on the official Fox lesson for the day, she asserted that "there seems to be an anti-Christian crusade." (How bout anti-Muslim, anti-gay, and anti-atheists crusades from those same Christians especially those on Fox "News") Osteen noted that "Christians have been persecuted for years and that hasn't stopped us." (Right, there efforts to push their theology have become even more strident). Good GOPper Gretch suggested that maybe Gingrich is "on to something." (No, he's pandering just like you.)
In her best breathless voice, Gretch expressed concern about a poll showing that people don't care about religion. Data was shown with the heading "Losing our Religion?" (With any luck). Gretch wanted to know if "this is because of our entitlement generation and how young people are raised." After Osteen said that she doesn't see this at her church, Gretch reflected that atheism is growing (Oh, noooooo) while mega churches are thriving. Osteen responded that "people don't have hope which we can provide." (As long as you turn in that tithe!) And that was pretty much it apart from a brief discussion of Osteen's new book.
There's a war on Christians but praise Tim Tebow, Fox & Friends is fighting back.