The nice Fox & Friends Christians love Jesus who, as everybody knows, hates fags. Joining Jesus in some old time homo hating are various "family values" groups who have been designated, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, as hate groups because of their homophobia. But that's not a problem for Fox News which has warmly embraced the head of the hate group, The Family Research Council, Tony Perkins. Perkins has appeared, several times, on Fox & Friends, where he once claimed that his group doesn't hate gays and that his group is just trying to preserve the family. Fox & Friends is now defending another homophobic hate group, the American Family Association which has close ties to Fox's Mike Huckabee and Fox contributor/writer and male leather thong aficionado Todd Starnes. On this morning's Fox & Friends, Toddles whined about how the evil Obama administration is telling good Christian soldiers that the virulently homophobic and anti-Islamic hate group, The American Family Association, is a hate group - which it is - but not in the Fox & Friends apocalyptic world of persecuted Christians where the AFA is a "respected Christian ministry." True story.
The newest whine in the radical Christian right is that Christians in the military are being persecuted when the reality is that the military is pushing back against evangelical Christians whose overt proselytizing includes condemnation of homosexuality on biblical grounds. Starnes is actively advancing this meme with stories about this alleged persecution. Yesterday, Starnes broke a scorching exposé about an army training program which informs trainees that the American Family Association is a hate group. The AFA is pissed because - wait for it - they don't hate gays.
So on this morning's "Fight for Faith" segment, the friends provided a pulpit for Starnes to preach his patented Christian propaganda. Steve Doocy began by reporting about an American solider who is "fighting for faith" because a hate group label was "slapped" on a "well established traditional Christian ministry" that just "opposes gay marriage." The chyron pushed the agitprop: "Spreading the Hate Label, Army Links Ministry With Hate Groups Like KKK." Elisabeth Hasselbeck explained that the nice homophobes at the AFA are upset because they are linked with other unsavory groups like neo-Nazis. Brian Kilmeade noted that the soldier, who "fears for his faith, reached out" to Starnes. Starnes provided the backstory about how a "well respected Christian ministry" was being unfairly labeled. The chyron kept the agitprop going: "Soldier Speaks Out, Says Instructor Attacked Christian Beliefs." Doocy said that the army said that the reason for their calling the AMA a hate group is because they oppose gay marriage. Doocy lied. Starnes' article doesn't quote anybody from the military because they haven't responded to him.
Starnes blithered about other army trainings that designated evangelicals and Catholics as religious extremists but didn't mention that according to his article about it, the Pentagon said the one incident in question was an "isolated" incident which was not condoned by the military which didn't produce the material. Starnes whined about how the military isn't responding to him. Hasselbeck read a quote from the persecuted Christian soldier. Starnes whined about the increase in Christian persecution since Obama took office. Without saying how, he claimed that he "knew that this was coming from civilian lawyers." Starnes claimed that he has talked to "so many" soldiers who are "nervous" about their careers because of this "anti-Christian" activity "directed specifically at Christians." The chyron reinforced the agitprop: "Battle for Beliefs, Soldier Fears Punishment For Christian Values."
And what Todd Starnes screed wouldn't be complete without some nice Christian Islam bashing. Starnes whined that there is nothing about Islam in these presentations which focus on evangelicals and Catholics. Hasselbeck chimed in "labeled as radical and extreme."
The AFA says shit like this: “Homosexuality is a poor and dangerous choice, and has been proven to lead to a litany of health hazards to not only the individuals but also society as a whole;" “[Islam] is, in fact, a religion of war, violence, intolerance, and physical persecution of non-Muslims;" "Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews;" "If President Obama, Congressional Democrats, and homosexual activists get their wish, your son or daughter may be forced to share military showers and barracks with active and open homosexuals who may very well view them with sexual interest;" " "Homosexuality is not only harmful to homosexuals themselves, but also to children and to society." (And that's just a small sample)
Homophobia is a "respectable" family value? Oh, right, we're in the bizarro Christian world of Fox & Friends so it's all good....
Little Tony-he’s not that tall-travels the nation to spread his hate. He does not travel by private jet like the other hotshots at Fox “News.” He prefers airlines like Delta.
He’s not talkative, often keeps to himself when he’s not addressing the ignorant at conferences. A majority of the masses don’t recognize him in public. He’s not that well known, thankfully.
He attends CPAC in Washington. The little guy just roams around the hotel hoping someone will come up to him.
We are very familiar with the little guy.
NOTE TO TONY
Jindal and a few others couldn’t make it to your boring conference because they had better things to do, and they were informed of your background.