The hypocrisy of Fox News is nowhere more evident in their double standard regarding religious free speech. While there is much whining about how Christian free speech is being attacked, Fox has no qualms about atheists who use their First Amendment rights to put up signs expressing their beliefs. Last year, Fox was aglow with holiday hatred directed towards the atheists who put up a sign in Times Square. This year, Fox is putting Christ back into Christmas, as well as reinforcing its atheists-are-scum message, by attacking atheists who put up billboards in support of "closet atheists" who feel pressured to attend religious services at Christmas. But in a brilliant propaganda tour de force, Fox & Friends is claiming that the signs are attacking Jesus and, of course, Christianity itself! That's not true - but then this is Fox & Friends!
This morning, Roger Ailes' consigliore, Catholic Knight of Malta, and Fox friends Peter Johnson Jr, began the patented "Fight for Faith" segment about how, in Jesus' own bible belt, atheists have put up billboards advising people to OMG skip church. He informed us that this is the first time these "anti-god ads" have been put up in "religious areas." He introduced Fox's favorite non-Catholic, anti-gay, anti-Muslim Christian pastor, Robert Jeffress as the chyron set the agitprop message: "Anti-Christian Campaign, Atheist Billboards Spark Controversy." In case you're not familiar with Jeffress he claims that there is a link between homosexuality and pedophilia and that homosexuality will cause the demise of our country. He believes that Obama is paving the way for the anti-Christ and Islam is a "false religion."
Johnson said that there are some obviously bad and misinformed people who don't believe there's a war on Christmas and "even if there is war on Christmas, it's meaningless." (Ya think!) He asked Jeffress if there is a war on Christmas and if there is "why is it important." Jeffress, who once said that Johnson's Catholic faith is a fake satanic religion, not surprisingly responded in the affirmative and claimed that the first war on Christmas was when Herod tried to kill Baby Jesus. But all is not lost because, according to Jeffress, "these continuing wars won't succeed either."
Getting into the full Christian victimhood, so beloved on Fox, he brayed about how these "continuing attacks against Christianity" which aren't going to succeed. The agitprop was reinforced with the chyron "Bible Bashing, American Athiests Launch Holiday Ads." Despite the reality that the ads are merely expressing support for closet atheists who feel uncomfortable with all the religious aspects of Christmas, The chyron reinforced the blasphemy meme by noting that the ads "tell people to skip church."
In an astounding spit out the coffee moment, Johnson, who is part of a network which continuously proselytizes Christianity, accused the atheists of engaging in an unprecedented level of proselytization. He said that it's one thing to say that there is no God but the ads "actively say, if you believe in God, if you believe in Christ, skip church because it's a fairy tale." He accused the atheists of having "an aggressive attitude." The chyron kept that Christian agitprop going: "Anti-God Advertisement, Atheists Take Aim in America's Bible Belt." Jeffress provided the validation with his comment that "these attacks are intensifying." But again, he said that these onslaughts will just make Christianity stronger.
Johnson asked Jeffress if non-believers should be upset about "a war on Christmas." (Uh, no?) Jeffress blithered about the awesomeness of Jesus. (Uh, can we talk proseltyzing?) Johnson thanked Jeffress for "sharing the good news, the great news on this Sunday." (Uh, can we talk proselytizing).
If Fox News thinks that the atheists are "aggressive" bullies, it can keep on pretending.
“Why are national Catholic television hosts silent on pedophile priests in Catholic churches?”
Let’s see if that hits the Fox “News” airwaves.
Okay….so why do they always threaten, ridicule and shame those who choose to not conform to their way of thinking?