Just when you thought that Pastor Robert Jeffress was the craziest, right wing Christian that Fox could come up with, along comes somebody even crazier. Tuesday, Gretchen Carlson just gushed over another preacher man who is calling for America to repent because, I guess, we're all going to hell....
Tuesday, uber Christian Gretchen Carlson began with a comment about how, while the President is preparing for his State of the Union address, "one pastor is urging our leaders to take a look at the spiritual state of the union, not just the regular state of the union." She explained that Pastor Ronnie Floyd, head of the Southern Baptist Convention has come up with a number of things that need to happen for a spiritual awakening: People need to repent, they need to return to God, the Church needs to wake up, and the country needs a spiritual awakening. These items were superimposed against an image of a Christian church.
The rest of the segment consisted of a pinkish Floyd doing his gospel thing which he also detailed in an op-ed on Fox News. He spoke about how our leaders "need to return to God." Gretchen said that her favorite part of his treatise was his call for the church to "wake-up. Floyd then preached about how the church, "at times, refuses to get involved in the process of our nation" and exhorted churches to be strong and "rise up and give the hope that only the gospel of Jesus Christ can bring people's lives." (Fox obviously doesn't care about bringing in the non-Christian sheaves into its viewership!)
Seems like pretty standard Fox proselytizing, similar to what you hear from Jeffress. But this isn't the only thing that Floyd and Jeffress share. Both are virulently anti-gay and anti-Islamic. Floyd has preached sermons that have been described as "unbridled Islamophobia." He also published a book, "The Gay Agenda" (No, I'm not kidding), a wildly paranoiac screed" in which Floyd claims that the goal of the LGBT community is to "the destruction of the family." He has also said that "homosexuality is Satan's con job."
Gretch thanked him and directed viewers to her Facebook where she published his op-ed which is just even more crazy talk.
Funny, those on Fox News are always complaining about radical Islam when they provide safe haven to the "American Taliban."
What can I say? Careful with that bible, Ronnie!
*By “rescued,” I mean, of course, adoption and fostering kids, many of whom have special needs or were physically and emotionally abused by their “loving” biological families.
I’ll bet Hell only has one channel, Fox.