On Fox News, Christians have never done anything wrong. But Obama said otherwise at OMG a very important Prayer Breakfast and that made Bill Hemmer very sad.
Yesterday, on America's Newsroom, a very solemn Bill Hemmer played the part of Obama's National Prayer Day speech about ISIS in which he cited past Christian evil deeds as an example of how religious faith can be distorted. Hemmer, a devout Catholic bachelor asked former George W Bush flack Dana Perino what she thought of the message. She wasn't surprised because "this is how he sees the world." She felt that Obama should have talked about working together "in an interfaith way to beat back evil."
Poor Bill just couldn't understand why Obama would draw such "a moral equivalency" and asked if this is a "smart message." Ignoring the reality of brutalities of bible based Jim Crow, referenced by Obama, Perino said that Christians have agreed to not have crusades anymore. (Cept for the occasional abortion clinic violence, shhh...) And despite the fact that the point of Obama's comment was to show how religion can be twisted to evil ends, Perino claimed that it was his attempt to say that the violence of ISIS can be traced back to the Crusades.
Poor Bill asked if this was a "smart message when there are innocent people being put into cages and burned alive and posted online" - video shown in its entirety by Fox! He accused the message of being "tone deaf for the world." Perino managed to work in the VERY IMPORTANT FOX GRIPE that Obama doesn't say "Islamic terrorism." She suggested that Obama should be the world's pastor in providing "moral leadership" to the world.
Hemmer played video of Obama reacting to the death of the Jordanian pilot and NOT SAYING ISLAMIC TERRORISM. He asked, very slowly, if this is "intentional." Perino speculated that this could have been just a "flub." She then quoted her smarmy "The Five" pal, Greg Gutfeld, who wants Obama to be Winston Churchill. Hemmer finished with Obama's supposedly anti-Christian quote and said it will be "interesting" to see how Obama's press secretary reacts. Perino hoped that somebody (we're looking at you Ed Henry) asks about the high horse.
Pres. Obama simply said that while ISIS engages in barbarity, Christians did the same thing from the time of the Crusades through the days of Jim Crow. That was said as an example of what he believes is the differentiation between those who subscribe to the true tenets of their faith as opposed to those, like ISIS, who pervert it. But America's "Christians," of course, took offense and Fox News, of course, defended the offended Christians. Pope Urban, in calling Christians to their religiously inspired killing spree, said "God wills it." In the case of the ongoing Fox crusade against Obama, it's Roger Ailes!
Regarding President Obama’s remarks, I keep hearing/reading some on the right say that it was really bad that he mentioned the Crusades as it just played into the hands of ISIS, Al Qaeda and Bin Laden (because of their propaganda which has said that the U.S. is on a Christian “crusade” against them). Nevermind that Obama was pointing out how this isn’t the first time that religion has been horribly distorted in order to justify despicable acts/war. Nah, instead we are told that Obama is providing support for radical propaganda.
However, while they are attacking Obama for what they see as him supposedly doing ISIS’ PR for them, they give FOX “news” a pass for posting the burning death of the Jordanian pilot – which most certainly IS doing ISIS’ PR for them. I personally find it reprehensible and irresponsible that FOX “news” posted the video using the excuse that people need to see it in order to understand the evil of ISIS.
Btw, remember this?
(Sept. 16, 2001) President George Bush: “This crusade – this war on terrorism – is going to take awhile,…”. Bush later apologized for using the word “crusade”.
“Let he among you who has no sin cast the first stone”