As Fox News' "fundamentalist barking dog," Todd Starnes is always on the alert for examples of the insidious secular agenda that is trying to destroy America's Christians. The latest addition to his voluminous collection of anti-Christian outrages is his report about how a Christian pastor made the "shocking discovery" that a local Costco store had, OMG, labeled the Bible as "fiction." While Costco told Starnes that it was an error and had been corrected, the pastor says that there is still a "boatload" of mismarked bibles. So how better to take this outrage national than to feature it on America's flagship show for outraged Christians, Fox & Friends. And sure as the tide goes in, the tide goes out, the aforementioned pastor was a guest on this morning's Fox & Friends.
Elisabeth Hasslebeck, a former Catholic now generic "Christian," showed a visual of "50 Shades of Grey," "The Hunger Games," and the Bible. She reported that they were all labeled as fiction at a California Costco. She showed the close-up shot, taken by the pastor, of the "fiction" label on the bible. She tossed to Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach who recounted his experience of seeing the label on the bibles.
He talked about the responses which he received, on Facebook, after he posted the photo. While he spoke, the chyron described the situation as an "unholy act." He noted that he didn't agree with those who want to boycott Costco. He also mentioned that some of the commenters said that the Bible is fiction. The chyron reinforced the message with a Cavuto marked chyron: "Sinful Situation?"
After Hasslebeck read a statement from Costco in which they said that they were correcting the mistake, Kaltenbach preached the Fox News gospel about how "Christians do need to stand up for their faith." He asserted that this situation shows how "polarizing" the Bible and Jesus are.
If anything is polarizing it's Fox News which makes big bucks in creating divisions especially between godly Christians and evil atheists. If the patented Fox war on Christmas isn't polarizing, I don't know what is!
And BTW, as reported in Raw Story, Costco has earned the ire of conservatives because it doesn't allow guns into its stores and the workers are paid a living wage.
There is absolutely NOTHING about the Bible that would merit its inclusion as NON-fiction if you look at it from an objective point of view. Even L Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics is classified as “non-fiction” under the Dewey Decimal System and, as the “Bible” for Scientology, it’s pretty much nothing more than outright science fiction. (It’s kind of interesting that so many right-wingers laud Ayn Rand’s various works of fiction as though they should be treated with half the respect they expect be given to the Bible.)
He flat called them liars to their faces in his article retort, and made comments like that they “wouldn’t make this mistake with the Koran.” Nice touch misspelling “Qur’an” there, Todd- Really drives that whole “we’re tolerant, Costco isn’t” vibe home.
Then he tried to pass his lie off as a victory by posting their acknowledgement and move to correct the error off as a “come to Jesus epiphany” that he’s responsible for, despite the so-called initial hostility towards him that he admitted in the main article he wasn’t getting until he badgered them because he wasn’t getting results fast enough.
You know what? Here’s the article, on (no surprise!) Fox Nation. He might as well have openly admitted that Costco bent over backwards to resolve the complaint, while he made excuses to force his narrative. And his update is the very definition of religious fiction.
If the Fox “News” frauds want to talk about unholy acts and sins we can begin with hacking a murdered 13 year-old girl’s cell phone, bribery, blackmail, adultery, pedophile priests inside the Roman Catholic church, Ruthless Rupy’s infidelities, Billy’s troubles with women, etc. The scandals out of this hideous skyscraper in midManhattan is full of “unholy acts.”
Lizzy should address these scandals on her little curvy couch with her two cafeteria Catholic co-hosts. If they won’t talk about it we will to all the masses.
We have to do the work Lizzy refuses to do because, frankly, she’s not that smart. She’s a certified bimbo.
Fox “News” should be labeled fiction, including the on-air mouthpieces. Notice we didn’t say talent. That term is reserved for professional journalists, not fictional characters portrayed as journalists on this fraudulent “news” outlet.