Jon Stewart wisely said that "conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished." And on Fox "News," there ain't no victim like a Christian victim. To hear what's said, on a regular basis from various Fox hosts, American Christians are the victims of persecution not seen since the days of lions snacking on Christians in the Coliseum. The reality, however, is very different in that the radical Christians, so beloved by Fox, are trying their godly best to foist their anti-gay, anti-reproductive rights "family values" on a country of religious and non-religious diversity. Last week (June 25th) St. Laura of the great-big-in-your-face-Christian-cross Ingraham hosted a discussion about the Obama administration's alleged "attack" on Christianity. In her articulation of all the patented persecuted Christian talking points, Ingraham did not disappoint.
She spoke with David Silverman, head of the American Atheists and Pastor Robert Jeffress who is a noted American wingnut Christian. Lest you think I'm being harsh, he's the guy (not mentioned by Ingraham) who referred to Mormonism as a cult - but now that he's backing Romney all is forgiven. He also has said that Islam supports pedophilia and that the deficit is "God's Judgement." At any rate, Ingraham talked about how TV shows like "Glee" and "Modern Family" are assaulting Christianity and how the culture is "promoting secularism." Jeffress, in questioning Obama's Christianity, lied about Obama wanting religious symbols removed from his Georgetown speech. Ingraham referenced the Catholic "Fortnight for Freedom" protest against the HHS mandate which, according to Sister Laura, is all about religious folks "who have gotten together to say no to this cram-down of policies that are antithetical to the consciences of Christians across this country." She claimed that Obama was making Christians feel like they are "second hand citizens." Other than the HHS mandate, Ingraham could provide Silverman with no other specifics about this alleged Christian dissing.
Poor Americans Christians. They're just so persecuted. And if they say so on Fox News, it must be true!
(3/12/18 update: Video no longer available.)