Proving that Fox never wastes an opportunity to push their favorite propaganda memes, Megyn Kelly's last question to the participants in the Fox News presidential debate was whether the candidates had received advice from God. So was it just a coincidence that Fox's propaganda priest, Fr. Jonathan Morris, subsequently gushed about the responses
On yesterday's Fox & Friends, Fr. Morris, when asked about the "God" question, said he was "glad" that it was asked because "it helps explain a person's philosophy, a person's character, a person's beliefs." The sweet, little padre was "impressed that everyone gave an answer about a personal experience they've had in making personal decisions based on their faith in God." The "Cavuto marked" banner, "Guided by God?" suggested that Fox believes the GOP is on direct dial with the divinity who for Fox is definitely white and male!
Video was shown of Ohio Governor John Kasich's comment about how God's "unconditional love" allowed him to feel comfortable attending a friend's gay marriage. Possibly hoping that Morris would say that gay symp Kasich is on the highway to hell, sweet lil Southern Christian Anna Kooiman asked for Fr. Morris's reaction. Fr. Morris, who didn't attend his gay sister's wedding (he doesn't mention her much on Fox) congratulated Kasich for his "sincere" and "beautiful" statement.
Setting up the argument that Gov. Scott Walker's politics are fine because he loves Jesus, Clayton Morris commented that Walker's faith "shaped his political battle." Video of Walker (whose faith informs him that women should have their rapists' babies) was shown in which he asserted that he didn't "lash out" at those who were protesting his battle with Wisconsin public employee unions. Morris provided his imprimatur when he asserted that Walker was "believable" and that Walker's conduct, when those nasty union folks were "yelling" at him, was an "excellent example" of living his faith.
Paragon of Christianity, Tucker Carlson, brought up Ben Carson's contention that the US Tax Code should be based on biblical principals. After video of Carson's comment about the awesomeness of "tithing," Fr. Morris, who "loves" Carson, said that this was a mistake because Old Testament rules aren't really appropriate for these times.
In bringing home the propaganda bacon, i.e. that we should vote for political candidates who walk with God, Kooiman asked whether religion should have a role in politics. Fr. Morris responded that religion should have an important role in every aspect of our lives (so screw U godless atheists!).
Showing a little love for Donald Trump, Fr. Morris said he liked Trump's honesty in saying that he never asked for God's forgiveness. (Wonder how Fr. Morris would have reacted if a Democrat had said that?)
For Fox News, religious faith is a litmus test for politicians. According to Fr. Morris they (Ben Carson not withstanding) passed the test. As the SNL "Church Lady" would say, "isn't that special."