The Christian right is in a tizzy over Obama's supposed anti-Christian Prayer Breakfast comments. So who better to validate this sense of Christian victimhood than official Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris who, on Sunday, fulfilled his sacred Fox obligation to pimp the party line and smear Obama.
Fox's Sunday mornings with Fr. Jonathan began with video of Pres. Obama making his now infamous statement about how Christians, as shown by the Crusades and Inquisition, have some dirty laundry. As the video played, the banner framed the propaganda message as Fox Fact: "Slighting Christianity: President, Violence Not Exclusive to Islam." Clayton Morris informed us that this (very valid) comparison of ISIS to Christianity has Christians "outraged" which seems, at least on Fox, to be their standard MO. He rhetorically asked why the President "is still standing behind those comments."
Jesus BFF Ainsely Earhardt introduced Fr. Morris who "we love so much" (why wouldn't they, he's a total Fox tool?!) who expressed his sadness (awww) about the comments. Morris claimed that the murder of the Jordanian pilot can't be compared to the Crusades despite the historical reality that Crusaders indiscriminately slaughtered Jews, Muslims, and Byzantine Christians.
Fr. Morris then veered into some nice Catholic Obama bashing with his commentary about how "leaders" need to "stand up and say I will not make any analogies, I will not make any comparisons, we will make sure this stops." Earhardt agreed and blithered about how, instead of asking the faith leaders to pray for the country, he was "condemning them." (Uh, no)
After admitting that Obama said some good things, during speech, he spluttered about how "when you're the president you have to be able to make sure you don't say things that deserve to be jumped on." (Naturally, nobody mentioned that Obama was very critical of ISIS, referring to it as a cult of death.) He said that Obama shouldn't have made "stupid political comments" at an event that supposed to be about prayer.
And of course, this being Fox & Friends, nobody mentioned anything about the ties, mentioned by Obama, between slavery/Jim Crow and Christianity because that cuts against American "exceptionalism."
When the conversation turned to the Pope's upcoming visit, Fr Morris seemed a teensy bit uncomfortable which isn't surprising given that Pope Francis decries the lavish clerical lifestyles enjoyed by guys like Morris. Morris didn't know what the Pope will say to Congress, but predicted that he will make both sides of Congress uncomfortable. He speculated that Francis will talk about prioritizing the needs of the poor - BUT - lest you think that Francis is the total Commie that Hannity and Limbaugh think he is, Morris assured us that he won't say "give out all free money." After saying that the Pope will "make us all nervous," Fr. Morris joked (?) that the Pope "makes me nervous on a regular basis."
As a vehicle for advancing two very important Fox memes - Christians are persecuted and Obama is despicable - Fr. Morris' sermon was pitch perfect. No wonder Fox loves him! Thanks be to God and Roger Ailes!
All of these fools give the religion a bad name.
I’m only hearing noise made by elements of the “faith based cult of ignorance” dressed in Jesus drag!