Sometimes persecuted Christians actually have a real grievance. So when it's resolved you'd think that they'd be praising the lord and moving on with the lives. But noooooo, rather than accept whatever redress is offered, these congregants of the church of the perpetually outraged go on Fox News to continue to whine about how badly they were treated and thus, perpetuate the now standard Fox meme of Christian victimization. Such was the case on this morning's Fox & Friends when Jesus BFF Anna Kooiman, during their now standard "Fight for Faith" (What is with this constant "battle" imagery?!), followed up on Fox's decorated culture warrior, Todd Starnes' story about a Catholic student who was told by a college supervisor to remove her cross while she performed her duties at a student orientation. Long story short, it was a mistake, the college acknowledged it, and tried to contact the student to apologize. Should be end of story. But on Fox & Friends, Christian persecution is a never ending story!
After the now familiar opening graphic of "The Fight for Faith" superimposed on dark clouds and accompanied by lugubrious music, sweet, lil Anna provided the back story without mentioning that the college had acknowledged the mistake. The chyron reinforced the grievance albeit with a play on words: "Crossing the Line, Student Asked to Remove Cross Necklace." She introduced her guests, Audrey Jarvis, sporting her great big cross, and her lawyer, Hiram Sasser, a Fox fave whose law firm, Liberty Institute, specializes in persecuted Christians.
Jarvis recounted her tale complete with commentary about how, as a Christian, her cross is important to her. Kooiman asked Sasser if it is Jarvis' right to express her faith. He described the edict as "shocking and bizarre." Jarvis says what she's looking for, from the school, is "to foster conversation about what tolerance means in a" - wait for it - "very politically correct day and age." (So was that statement, which included one of the most hated things on the Fox & Friends shit list, just a coincidence or part of the pre-determined script. I report, you decide!) She preached that she hoped that "other college Christians will stand up with me and see their faith as something that defended because that's really the reason why we're here to witness and to live as an example to others."
At 2 minutes and 34 seconds into the piece, Kooiman finally read the school's statement that the person who ordered the removal of the cross was wrong.
The school is already getting messages (thank you Todd Starnes) which accuse the school of discrimination. And thanks to Fox & Friends, they will probably get more - perhaps even some nice Christian death threats. But for Fox, it's all good. The meme of Christian victimization is promoted and the student got to preach about Christianity. Who needs a friend in Jesus when you've got Fox & Friends!
Correction - I incorrectly identified the fresh faced, buxom blonde, glowingly Christian show host as Ainsley Earhardt. They all do appear to come off the same assembly line, don't ya think! Thanks to reader DJ Weideman, I "put aside my blind hatred for Fox" and made the necessary correction.
The real issue then is the blind reverence you feel for Fox, which is largely due to the fact that Fox hates liberals. That’s enough for you.