OMG! Sound the alarm! Fox & Friends is reporting that the Satanic forces of the gay agenda have bamboozled the student government at Johns Hopkins Univ. into banning Jesus' very own chicken - much to the chagrin of traditionalist Jesus loving students. OMG!
Right wing world is aflame with Christian indignation over what they are presenting as a Johns Hopkins student government ban on the establishment of a Chick Fil-A on campus. So it wasn't surprising to see Catholic Knight of Malta, Roger Ailes' friend and counsel, and Fox friend Peter Johnson Jr. take the outrage national during a patented Fox & Friends "Trouble with Schools" segment.
Johnson sputtered with anger as he reported that the Johns Hopkins student government voted against "a proposal to potentially bring Chick fil-A to campus because of the owner's support for traditional marriage." After reading a section of the resolution, he introduced his guest, a Johns Hopkins student, who, according to Johnson, says that "this is the latest attempt by campus liberals to silence those with different opinions."
Andrew Guernsey, a product of the old school Catholic Ave Maria community, was urged to speak about "what's going on" at the school. Guernsey, as president of the school's pro-life club, whined about how the school attempted to block his club and is now blocking the sacred chicken because of "religious intolerance" towards conservatives. While the only "controversy" is that being stirred up by Fox, the banner defined it as a "controversy on campus."
Guernsey whined about "increasing intolerance from his peers" especially those in student government. He dismissed, as silly, those who "fear for their physical safety because students have different opinions on the campus." He whined his view, that "marriage is between moms and dads," is considered hate speech and "incompatible with the school's commitment to free speech."
Johnson cleverly worked in the Very Important Fox Message about liberal intolerance in higher education: "Are you surprised by this that at Johns Hopkins University that there isn't an ability to exercise the kind of discussion and the kind of freedom that the 1st Amendment opinion that there should be. Guernsey quoted right wing ideologue, George Will who, in defending the Jesus chicken contingent, said that colleges "value diversity in everything but thought." Guernsey said this is "a disturbing trend on campuses."
After Guernsey whined about his pro-life group having been hassled, Johnson thanked him profusely for his "efforts for freedom of expression."
While the graphics and the conversation indicated that Chick fil-A has been "banned" from campus, this isn't true. The student government "was not voting to ban Chick-fil-A and does not in fact have the liberty to do so. Rather, the resolution proposed by SGA was intended to express an opinion on the matter, one that the administration may not necessarily share." Johnson neglected to mention that the resolution passed 18 to 8.
If a minority of students opposed a majority student government vote to show American Sniper on campus, I suspect that Fox News wouldn't be concerned about the free speech rights of those in opposition. But in the land of Fox, Jesus and Chick Fil-a rule and anybody who doesn't think so is a godless tool of the freedom hating gay agenda!
Who’d have thought that freedom to believe whatever you liked and follow even the nuttiest of nutjobs into the jaws of hell could have paved the way for the dangerously intolerant America of today?
It’s a delusion.
And the Christianists aren’t experiencing ‘persecution.’
They are experiencing the ‘point of view’ that finds proselytizing annoying and the misguided Christianists proud ignorance of science frightening.