Last week, Fox combined their patented Muslims suck meme with their patented Christians are persecuted meme in a trifecta of stories about how Christians are being persecuted by Muslims and, even worse, President Obama is doing nothing about it. Megyn Kelly's interview with an anti-Islamic guest appeared to be a rational discussion. (It wasn't). Shannon Bream's report appeared to be a rational "fair & balanced" presentation. (It wasn't) And rounding out the trifecta, was a Fox & Friends piece that dispensed with any semblance of rationality regarding the issue. Obviously, the plight of Christians, in nations where they are persecuted, is worthy of a serious and objective discussion. It didn't happen on Fox & Friends where Peter Johnson Jr. got nearly hysterical.
While the chyron read "Global Persecution, Christians Struggle For Survival Overseas" and the graphic for "Fight for Faith" appeared, Brian Kilmeade reported on "the latest attack on Christianity overseas." He described these attacks, one of which, reportedly, involved a Christian who"got 80 lashes" for drinking wine during communion. Kilmeade got his facts wrong because the Fox News.com article states that, according to some Christian group, the Iranian Christians were "sentenced" to the lashes. His voice rising, he asked Johnson "why are Christians being persecuted abroad and why isn't anybody talking about this." Roger Ailes personal attorney, litigator for the Catholic archdiocese of NY, and Catholic Knight of Malta, Peter Johnson Jr, said "we're talking about it and it's literally a fight for faith."
Johnson excitedly described recent attacks on Christians by "Islamic extremists." The chyron reinforced the message: "Ungodly Punishment." Brian Kilmeade sputtered that Christians must be asking why this is happening because "it's not like we're on the offensive." Johnson said that this is "a horribly ignored issue" and that "Christians are under attack in the Middle East and around the world." He wrongly attributed an article, about this persecution, to the Los Angeles Times when it was in the Washington Post. Not pausing for breath he accused the US and the UN of not responding to these attacks.
As the chyron read "Casualties of Jihad," Brain Brian Kilmeade suggested that the US and UN tell these countries if that they don't "secure" their Christians "the aid is going to stop our troops aren't gonna keep coming." (Huh?) Johnson blithered about how Fox viewers are tweeting "stop the aid now." Tying the patented Fox anti-PC meme into the discussion, Johnson asked asked if "we are too PC to say" whether there is "religious terror" as opposed to "political terror." He praised the Vatican for speaking out and taking a strong role because "they speak out for all religions but they should be speaking up for Christianity."
So along with all his other crimes against humanity, President Obama, according to Fox News, isn't doing enough to help Christians. It's obviously a complicated issue, but not for Fox & Friends which keeps it simple - minded!
Or so the fiends of Faux would have us believe.
Would you like to know more?
We encourage the masses to write to all publications nationwide and call radio stations about this topic. Use these examples.
1. “The War on Children Inside the Catholic Church”
2. "Media Silent on Pedophile Priests Inside the Catholic Church
3. "Is Media Protecting Pedophile Priests In the Catholic Church’?
4. “Roman Catholic TV Hosts Silent on Pedophile Priests in the Catholic Church” (Use this one because it applies to these clowns).
When calling talk shows local and nationwide use this line.
To the host: “You hear on television news about the abuse of children, but when it comes to the Catholic church, most hosts are silent, especially the ones who are Catholic themselves.”
To fight these cafeteria Catholics you have to take it to the streets of America.
And then, you could also spend a few minutes talking about how other groups are routinely persecuted by CHRISTIANS in other countries. You’ve got gays in Russia being targeted by the Russian Orthodox Church (a Christian faith which has the kind of power in Russia that the religious right can only dream about in this country) and gays in Uganda being targeted by evangelical Christian leaders (with the loving guidance of American evangelical Christians).