In addition to invoking freedom of speech and religion, the defenders of Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson brush off his vile comments about homosexuality because he was only referencing his faith. As such, protests about Robertson's comparison of being gay to other nasty things, including bestiality, are seen as attacks on Christianity because, hey, God hates fags and you can't argue with God. As the mouthpiece for the Jesus loving, homo hating religious right, Fox talkers have jumped onboard the Phil Robertson was merely stating what Christianity teaches bandwagon. Of course, not all Christians believe what Robertson believes but you won't hear that on Fox News which dismisses those outside the fold of evangelical Christianity and Catholicism. This was apparent on Sean Hannity's show when Hannity brought in two priests to validate the view that poor Phil was just articulating what everybody knows; i.e., homosexuality is a sin.
Back in 2011, Sean Hannity had a three day freak out about Bill Maher's comments about conservative women. He accused Maher of having "an anti-religion and anti-Judeo-Christian values agenda." Official Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris agreed. Flash forward to 2013 when the gay community is offended by vile anti-gay statements made by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and Hannity has no sympathy because Robertson is Christian and, after all, he's speaking Christian truth to power. Moreover, Hannity has joined the Christian right defenders of Robertson by accusing those who are offended of being anti-Christian.
Last week, Hannity, who showed no concern about Bill Maher's freedom of speech, invoked Phil Robertson's freedom of speech: "Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, is it right to be punished for your faith." Hannity's visual was "Faith & Free Speech" superimposed over a photo of Robertson. His panel consisted of two Catholic priests, Fr. Gerald Murray and Fr. Jonathan Morris and Fox's religion correspondent Lauren Green. Murray's conservative creds have been established with his homily at the funeral of anti-abortion activist Dr. Bernard Nathanson and his endorsement (wink, wink) of GOP candidate Wendy Long who lost her race against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and who is also a Hannity pal.
Hannity asked if pre-marital sex, drunkenness, and other things mentioned by Robertson are sins. Morris and Murray said yes. Hannity asked if homosexuality is a sin. Morris said that while homosexuality isn't a sin, homosexual acts are sinful. Hannity wanted to know what the difference is. When Morris discussed how "inclination" towards sin isn't sinful, Hannity asked about if "lusting in your heart" is adultery. Morris claimed that Robertson made that distinction. Murray chimed in with the official Catholic position that homosexuality is "a disordered inclination" which should be resisted.
Green spoke about views of homosexuality are now a litmus test in the religious culture wars and that Robertson has "simply waded into this conflict." She, accurately, noted that, for homosexuals, their sexual inclination is their identity. Hannity said he understood how "some people" were offended by "vagina" and "anus" but Robertson just responded to a question about sin. Although Morris said it wasn't done "in the happiest way," he asked why GQ was asking a duckcaller about sin. Hannity: "Because they wanted to set him up." (Oh, right, blame GQ) Morris acknowledged that Robertson's words were offensive. After disclosing that his sister is a lesbian who is married to woman, he read a statement from her in which she condemned A&E's censorship. Morris provided his own spin that those who are tolerant of gays should be tolerant of those who "believe the Christian doctrine." Hannity said that gays have "asked for tolerance" which Americans have given. (Todd Starnes and his hate group pals, not so much)
Hannity proclaimed that he is a libertarian and doesn't care what people do privately. Murray claimed that "every Christian shares the same belief" (Except for Christian denominations that not only welcome gays but have gay clergy) "and "when a man expresses it in a way that's not as precise as a theologian, doesn't mean it's wrong." (Doesn't mean it's right, either). He claimed that Robertson is being told that he can't express his belief that homosexuality is wrong and "this is wrong." Hannity then smeared A&E because they have shows about strip clubs and bondage. Murray pontificated that "only some sins get secular excommunication."
So when Bill Maher insults conservative is offensive; but when Phil Robertson insults gays, he's just being a Christian. Hannity makes it all so simple
Sports is more lucrative than Hannocchio’s radio show, and will bring in more revenue and audience.
He’s losing his conservative audience because they are sick and tired of hearing a broken record. It’s like hearing a rerun of a rerun.
It has not been a good year for this cafeteria Catholic. Forced out of his prime-time slot on this fraudulent “news” outlet, and given the worst radio stations with less power.
Hannocchio and Actor Glenn Beck will be working on future projects together starting in 2014.
We predict Hannocchio will exit Fox “News” to pursue his dreams of being an actor in films. You heard us correctly.
Perhaps he can persuade junior to act in films with him. Given his “skills” on the tennis courts it might be best for him.
Don’t forget to add to your list of predictions for the year ahead for Slanthead: the tanking of his radio career!
He’s about to loose at least 50 percent of his audience, by some estimates, as he moves from powerful class A 50kw stations to weak class B 5kw outlets; Chicago being a perfect example as Hannity leaves WLS for WIND.
One of the few exceptions is here in NYC (WABC to WOR with just slightly less transmitter reach). But wait ’till April and take joy as WOR bumps Slanthead off the air by countless Mets ball games!
Just far fewer of his Great Amerikan lemmings to hear Hannity and his slimy, weasely brand of hate for gays, blacks, Mexicans and Jews who aren’t ready to drop bombs in the Mid-East.
I’ll have much more on this on Jan 1. Meanwhile, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all!
Is adultery a sin? Let’s ask a select Fox “News” employees that gem, since they have first hand knowledge, and they definitely know who they are.
Let’s ask these so-called “priests” if pedophile priests are a sin. Turn on the cricket sounds.
Funny, Hannocchio the RINO asks if premarital sex is a sin. Ahahahaha!! The Stop Hannity Express should ask Annie that same question.
The Stop Hannity Express presents a blast from Hannocchio’s past. Listen to how he degrades gay people in his own words.
A well-known conservative talker asked a gay employee at a radio station about the lifestyle of gay people. He wanted to know what they did, if you get our drift. On another occasion, this talker asked a young male on the phone if he was gay. The guy said no, but the talker didn’t believe him.
This talker knew about fisting and other activities. We always wondered if he was a closet bisexual.
Coming down the pipe in 2014:
1. Trust, lust, and bust.
2. Hannocchio founds himself in trouble.
3. Ruthless Rupy prepares for more damage control.
4. Fox “News” frauds are not happy with the suits.
5. The biggest scandal of 2014 rocks the Fox “News” frauds and the GOP.