While Bill O'Reilly is constantly warning about Islamic extremism, he has no problem inviting a Christian extremist, Pastor Robert Jeffress, on his show." Jeffress is so extreme that notorious Catholic blowhard bigot, Bill Donohue, once described him as "a poster boy for hatred" due to Jeffress' comparison of the Catholic Church to the "whore of Babylon. Jeffress believes a lot of other crazy stuff such as how the President is paving the way for the reign of the anti-Christ and how gays are destroying the country. Not surprisingly, he is vehemently anti-Islam which, he believes is "from the pit of hell." But O'Reilly seems to enjoy bantering with Jeffress who has validated Bill's "war on Christmas." Friday night, O'Reilly hosted Jeffress for more Jesus loving, Islam hating which, by the end of the piece, was too much even for O'Reilly!
O'Reilly began by reminding us that Christians are being persecuted in Muslim countries and how ISIS is killing those "with different religious beliefs." (The majority of whom are Muslims but who needs silly details!) The divinely inspired Bill preached that while "the Christian gospel" says "turn the other cheek," that isn't always the case. After introducing Jeffress, devout divorced Catholic Bill said that "when I go to Church on Sunday, when I go to Mass at a Catholic Church, the priests never talks about terrorism or how to process it." When he asked Jeffress if he speaks about it during services, Jeffress was off and running with his now patented brand of Islam hating.
Jeffress said that he certainly does preach about terrorism because even though not all Muslims are terrorists, "you cannot deny the relationship between Islam and terrorism, especially after these last three attacks on North America all of which have some tie to Islam." Jeffress treated us to some, uh, "FACTS" such as how Mohammed was "a man of violence" and that today's terrorists are "following" Mohammed's beheading method of execution. Despite the FACT that the Bible is very violent, Jeffress cited violent Koranic verses. While he acknowledged that Christians "occasionally" do "goofy things" and "commit acts of violence" (Ya Think?), he claimed that Christian leaders denounce them while Muslim leaders "run for cover" a LIE because Muslim leaders have denouncedISIS.
Rather than rebut the aforementioned lunacy, Bill pressed him for his "message" to his congregation. Jeffress spoke about how Christian forgiveness only applies to situations in which one is personally offended; "but nowhere in the Bible does the Bible command government to turn the other cheek..." He quoted "Romans" which commands "government to bring wrath on those who do evil."
In asking Jeffress what he thinks of interpersonal relationships with Muslims, O'Reilly acknowledged that he has a few Muslim friends and treats them like he treats everybody else. (?!) Jeffress said that he advises his flock to pray for Muslims and try to bring them to Jesus. To O'Reilly's question of whether this is proselytizing, Jeffress answered "absolutely." To O'Reilly inquiry if "nailing Mohammed is the tactic you take." Jeffress responded with his characteristic Christian Islamophobia: "You have to tell the truth and the truth is that Islam is a false religion, built on a false book written by a false prophet." He claimed that this comment, which if said by somebody in the librul media would be roundly excoriated on Fox, was validated by a Muslim who recently told Jeffress that "everything" he says about Islam is "true." (That proves it!)
O'Reilly asked Jeffress what spiritual advice he would give to the President. Jeffress used the opportunity to claim that Obama is "securing" our country because he's acting out of political correctness. He cited another FACT, that Muslims are much more likely to commit acts of terror than other religions. Bill, in appealing to "a sense of fairness" (OMG!) pointed out "that the Muslim community is largely peaceful here since 9-11."
How crazy is Pastor Robert Jeffress? So crazy that Bill O'Reilly was forced to appeal to a "sense of fairness."