While he might not be as devout a Christian as his fellow Fivers, Greg Gutfeld does play one on Fox. Recently, he engaged in some nice, Christian hatemongering directed against opponents of the Indiana religious freedom law who should STFU because their concerns are trivial compared to Christians being slaughtered everywhere!
On April 3rd, the good Christian hosts of The Five expressed horror over the horrific slaughter of Christians at a Kenyan college. Ainsley Earhardt who, as a Southern Christian gal supports "benign" Christian iconography in public schools, informed us that she and her fellow Christian peeps prayed for the Kenyans during the Maundy Thursday service. The banner reinforced the popular Fox persecuted Christian meme: "Christianity Under Attack."
After she described Christianity, "in her opinion," as "a religion of hope, peace" because "we teach Christ's love," she got right into the nice, Fox Christian Islamophobia: "Why is it that these extremists, these Islamic extremists, why do they hate Christians so much. Why do they want to eradicate us?" Naturally this being Fox, nobody said that the Islamic extremists kill more of their fellow Muslims than they do Christians - but hey, that might cut the propaganda buzz!
Former Catholic altar boy Gutfeld (who assured Bill O'Reilly that he was Catholic, not Jewish) immediately launched into the requisite Fox News homophobia:
"While Christians are being slaughtered by the dozens, in Indiana we are discussing hypotheticals, about gay couples and pious pie makers. You cannot hold a persecution complex in the United States while there are massacres occuring all over the world. It's not about gay couples and it's not about bakeries and florists. It's about murdering hundreds of Christians."
He attacked Miley Cyrus for saying bad things about the sainted, Christian governor Mike Pence over "hypotheticals that didn't happen." (Uh, yeah, because the law was adjusted so as to avoid the kind of discrimination that some Indiana Christians were looking forward to.) He wanted to know "where was her outrage over real, matter of fact, murderous persecution." Good Christian Gutfeld said he would call Cyrus "an ass, but donkeys don't deserve that comparison." (What a comedic talent!)
"Vibrating in hatred," Gutfeld continued the rant:
"We have people right now sending out death threats [like the ones sent to that professor targeted by Fox News?] to pizzerias. We have people worrying about hypotheticals, not being invited here, not going there. This is happening around the world so enough with this tedious b.s. This is baby games compared to the hell that exists in this world."
Don't ya love Fox Christianity?! Never let a tragedy go to waste if you can use it to hatemonger and promote propaganda memes which, in this incisive piece, highlighted the popular Fox persecuted Christian, nasty gays, and nasty Muslims messaging. So if Christianity is a religious of peace and love and Fox is Christian, then Fox should be all about peace and love. Right?
Maybe Christians in the US should STFU because their concerns are trivial compared to Christians being slaughtered everywhere.