As the mouthpiece for the patriarchal, Christian right, Fox News does love America's patriarchy such as the Duck Dynasty guys and the Duggar tribe, both of whose patriarchs espouse a form of Christianity that represents a radical and fringe belief system. But their right wing views do endear them to Fox News whose audience longs to take their country back to the days when patriarchy ruled. The fecund Duggar family, who also have their own reality TV show, are always warmly welcomed on Fox & Friends where they endorsed Rick Santorum. On another visit, they chatted about their trip to Asia and how one of the Duggar daughters wants as many babies as God will give her. Monday, they returned, en masse, to Fox & Friends where the gushing Fox hosts promoted a new book, written by four of the Duggar daughters, in which the girls talk about saving it for Jesus. Talk about the alternate reality of Fox News....
Anna Kooiman's smile couldn't have been any bigger as she previewed how, on "19 Kids and Counting," "love is in the air for one of the Duggar sisters." Video was shown in which the love smitten 21 year old Jessa Duggar asks her sisters what she should wear on her "double date." (The young man's parents are the "double") Peter Johnson Jr., reported that the book, "Growing Up Duggar" is about "faith family relationships." He gushed, "what a handsome and beautiful family."
Brian Kilmeade gushed "congratulations" and asked about the "message" of the book. Jana Duggar responded that it is "to give girls...tips and things" that they have learned from their parents. A gushing Kooiman wanted to know about Jessa's "little romance" which, in Duggar terms, is called a "courtship." Jessa, who met her beau (who is studying for the ministry) at church, informed us that holding hands is being saved for the engagement and the first kiss will be on the wedding night. They are allowed to text each other, under parental supervision, about religious topics.
Patriarch Jim Bob, who told the 2013 Values Voters audience that the US is just like Nazi Germany and that Christians would ensure a Cuccinelli victory in the VA gubernatorial race, said he was "so blessed" to have "all these children who love God and have a heart to serve others." Matriarch Duggar said that the girls should "remain pure and wait for the one that God has for you and on your wedding day you can enjoy all the physical aspects of a relationship." (After which you pump out gazillions of babies!)
Brian Kilmeade gushed "that's great" and hoped everyone would run out and get the new book in which the girls (24, 22,21, and 20) say that they censor "their thoughts through the filter of God's word" so that "they will be able to recant any wrong thoughts or temptations that try to sneak in." They also say that they avoid men so as to avoid sin. But just when you think that they are totally freaky, they do acknowledge that they have "have a natural physical desire toward men" and thank God for "making us normal." (Uh...)
Really, what else is there to say....
And I suppose “peach peachy” doesn’t quite get the intended meaning of “thank God for making us normal” bit.
Is that an acknowledgement that “Gawd” determines who is straight or not? (I’m assuming that by ‘normal’, they mean straight. These people are certainly NOT normal!)
That would mean all these nutbags that claim to have a cure for teh gay are messing with Gawd’s design??
I don’t get whats wrong with this segment. Were they saying anything mean or controversial?