A new Pew Poll shows that the number of those who identify as Christian, especially millennials, has dramatically dropped and this makes the nice Fox News Christians very sad. On yesterday's "The Five," the five lamented this trend. But never fear, Eric Bolling (the "dumb guy") still loves Jesus and, the feeling is mutual!
Kimberly Guilfoyle reported on this terrible situation and asked "should anybody be alarmed about this?" Juan Williams said it's "not great for families" when "educated Americans are thinking that they know better than the word of God." He extolled the benefits of religion to community.
Next to speak was Eric Bolling, who, despite his hatred of the President, Muslims, and anybody not sufficiently conservative, describes himself as being "as Christian as they come." He whined about how the "culture is in decline" and blamed entertainment for leading youth astray. And never one to waste an opportunity to prove his deep religiosity and his general awesomeness (he attends daily Mass and lights candles for his fellow Foxies) he treated us to this:
"I'm a Catholic, a practicing, unapologetic, and I'm thrilled that I can do it because if you like me, listen to me, I hope that you realize that what I am, came from a lot of years going to church, listening, praying for forgiveness. I'm not perfect, never said I am; but I think it certainly makes me a better person."
He told a "heart warming" story about how his son accompanied him to Easter Mass even though the boy wasn't asked to do so. He hopes that "people realize that church and God matter."
In keeping with the Fox/religious right meme, Dana Perino said that religious liberty, is "a lot under threat," which is awful because that "is what holds the country together." She lamented that Catholic schools, which are just so wonderful, "are closing at an alarming rate" and that people should try to reverse that.
The twice divorced Kimberly Guilfoyle mentioned that her church, where her son made his "First Holy Communion," has been saved from the chopping block by Fox friend, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. She gave a thumbs up when she said Dolan's name.
Greg Gutfeld admitted that he wasn't religious and speculated that religion is just one of many American institutions that Americans have lost faith in. He babbled about "forces" that are trying to destroy family life "because they find them pernicious or dangerous." Without identifying who these "forces" are, he accused them of offering no alternative. He asked if atheists and agnostics should "step up" to create new communities.
In keeping with the religious right/Fox persecuted worldview, he expressed dismay that these religious traditions are being "marginalized in the hopes of creating some radical utopia that is really going to be anarchic fascism." (Are we impressed with Greg's fancy word play?) He lamented "the decline in respect for these traditions that have created this country." (Aww, you mean racism, homophobia, and misogyny?)
If Bolling is an example of what Catholicism is all about, no wonder folks are leaving in droves. But seriously, perhaps one reason why folks are losing their religion is because they're turned off by self-righteous Christians like those on Fox News?!
All of them should have been ex-communicated from the Catholic church decades ago.