Along with Christians, Muslims, and Jews have their respective defense leagues, Phil Robertson now has his very own defense league in the form of Fox News which has been squarely on the side of Robertson because of Robertson's exemplary Christianity which, of course, is based on the "God hates fags" theology. Fox's famous double standard couldn't be more apparent. When Bill Maher offends Christians, Fox News, as the defender of the Christian faith, is all over him. But when the LGBT community criticized Robertson for his hate filled, "Christian comments," the Fox talk is about how gays are the really intolerant ones. In its attempt to canonize Robertson, Fox's Martha MacCallum actually compared him to the Pope. And last Sunday, Fox's one true priest Fr. Jonathan Morris ignored Robertson's bigotry and praised his Christian theology of sin which, according to Morris, is just like the Pope's!
Proud gay basher and famous dick Tucker Carlson began by describing how Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson has "been denounced as a bigot ...but what was Phil Robertson really trying to say." (God hates fags?) Anna Kooiman asked if Roberston "was really trying to attack the gay community or was he merely opening up about his faith and the bible." (Nothing was said about the racial comments.) Kelly Wright introduced the one, true Fox priest, Father Jonathan Morris who began the homily about "lessons learned." The chyron framed the patented Fox message that Robertson is being persecuted for his Christianity: "Missing the Meaning, "Duck" Shares Faith, Gets Suspended."
He began the Robertson rehab with by asking why A&E"set up" Robertson to "take him down with deep theological questions like what is sin." Laughter ensued when Morris said "first lesson learned." The next Cavuto marked chyron asked if the reaction to Robertson was "Unfair Criticism" because Robertson said that his "Comments About Love Not Judging." (Really?) For the next "lesson," Morris asked why A&E and the gay advocacy group GLAAD are being "so sensitive."He asked "what about the great principal of tolerance that should be for the gay community, that should be for everyone." His third lesson was advice, to reality TV stars, to not do interviews with GQ. (More guffaws.)
The cute little padre (and Roger Ailes' special friend) informed us that he loves Phil Robertson who was just "expressing his belief in the Bible." Morris added "but you gotta do it in the right way" and that's another important lesson. In keeping with the propaganda, Morris asserted that Robertson's comments *"weren't done in bigoted way." So as not to appear that he's totally in the tank for Robertson, Morris continued that the comments "weren't done in the right way." He cited Robertson's "morphing" comments which, according to Morris, wouldn't be the way that Jesus would have discussed sin. Morris then preached about sin.
Morris' last lesson complete with excessive jazz hands: "Let's not go after everybody and say, because you're with Phil, I'm against you..." He whined about the meanness of the comments on his Twitter and Facebook. The chyron continued the pro-Robertson agitprop: "Faith Under Fire, Robertson's Remarks Taken as Bigotry." Kooiman asked about the sin of premarital sex which, according to Morris, Robertson "explained very well" (complete with anatomical references!) along with other sins. More whitewashing with "it wasn't just about homosexuality." He preached that, in the end, it's God who judges. Minister Wright preached that because "we're all guilty, nobody should be throwing stones." In connecting Robertson's view of himself as a sinner, Fr. Morris referenced Pope Francis' assessment of himself as a sinner. (Baddaboom - propaganda mission accomplished!)
So the Fox News lessons are that Phil Robertson can say whatever the f**ck he wants because it's just part of his devout Christianity and gays need to lighten up. But seriously, folks, Kelly Wright says that "nobody should be throwing stones." Hahahahahahahah. This, on Fox News where the hosts must have bi-ceps the size of cantaloupes from all that stone throwing!!!!
*And if Fr. Morris doesn't think that Robertson's putting being gay in the same category as bestiality isn't "bigoted," he can keep on pretending!
Assuming that some sort of god does exist, that would be a very astute and true statement. If this god is all that they pretend to adore and profess, Father Spanky and Friends will have a lot of ’splaining to do when their miserable, picayunish lives are over.