While Fox News loves the 2nd amendment, they find that 1st Amendment "wall of separation" thing just silly because Jesus wrote the Constitution. Check out how Outnumbered morphed Fox's popular Christian persecution meme into advocacy for clearly unconstitutional school prayer which, btw, will prevent school shootings!
Last week, Outnumbered's resident wall of genius Stacey Dash reported that a Louisiana community is "rallying in support of religious freedom" by fighting the evil ACLU which had the audacity to complain about a public school principal writing "may God bless you all" in a school website message to students. She noted that the nasty Jesus haters say that proposed school sited "prayer boxes" are a problem. (Ya think!) After video of a Louisiana persecuted Christian was shown, Dash, who once got nekkid for "Playboy," asserted that she is "a very proud Christian."
Harris Faulkner chimed in that "one of the things that boggles the mind is all the things they allow on campus that are offensive." ( the school being discussed is a high school) The other gals giggled and said "exactly." She asked "what sort of things won't you allow on campus outside of religion because if you're gonna strike one thing I guess you should get rid of all the offensive things that exist too."
Sandra Smith said that she was a member of the fellowship of Christian athletes (who want to set up the prayer boxes) when she was a track athlete at LSU and that - wait for it - "Christians are under attack in this country." Avoiding the obvious legal implications of the Louisiana situation, she cited those who ask "when is God bless you going to be outlawed in the classroom" as a way to advance the patented "war on Christians" meme. Naturally, Faulkner quipped about "in God we trust" on our money.
#Oneluckyguy Lou Dobbs, a devout Christian who hates immigrants and poor people, asked why Christians "are not reacting." He mentioned that his pastor spoke about "the assassination of Christians" in Oregon. The gals breathlessly said "yes" when he preached that "Christians have to stand up." He then made the bogus, religious right claim that "The first acts of our government, our Constitution, all pertained to God and the religiosity of our culture, our society, and yes, our government." (Memo to Dobbs - there is NO mention of "God" in the Constitution.)
Ignoring the "establishment clause" of the 1st Amendment and SCOTUS decisions, an emotional Dobbs pontificated that there is nothing in the Constitution "that says freedom to kill religion in our culture, society, and our government." Despite SCOTUS decisions that clearly ruled against school support for prayer, Dobbs encouraged public school boards to "demand a return to the Judeo-Christian ethic, the practice of religion in our society, the practice of religion, to prayer in public schools." He drew "a straight line between what happened in 1963 [Abington School District vs. Schempp] in the denial of the right to pray in our public schools and violence in our schools and our society..."
Andrea Tantaros spoke about how school athletes should be able to pray which isn't the "problem" in the Louisiana school. She speculated that students will no longer be able to say "God bless you" when somebody sneezes. She blathered about nasty things on college campuses when, again, the story is about a high school.
In the real world, Sandra Smith's question of how public school prayer boxes would be "imposing your religion on others" would be met with derisive laughter. Instead, Dash said it is "voluntary" so it's fine. When she said that Christians are persecuted because they are "powerful," Dobbs responded "it's time to assert that power."
So Lou Dobbs says screw the Constitution and screw U if you're not with Jesus! Only on Fox, folks....
And, it’s funny how, just after the Oregon shooting, the big meme was that “Christians were being targeted by the shooter.” Now, do you really think having a PUBLIC PRAYER GROUP is going to make Christians LESS of a target? Or MORE of a target? I know if I wanted to specifically shoot and kill a group of Christians, either a church on Sunday mornings* or a group engaged in a prayer circle or around a “prayer box” would be the first place I’d be heading.
While it wasn’t exactly the reason WHY Jesus advocated “praying in secret,” maybe that would be some fucking good advice for these loudmouthed “Christians” to heed.
*Sunday is, of course, the primary “Sabbath” day for Christians, but a few denominations (the Seventh Day Adventists, in particular) observe it on Saturdays. And, of course, most Christian churches have additional services during the rest of the week, especially in conjunction with certain holidays. But, someone specifically looking to kill a large number of Christians would have a greater than 98% chance of doing so on Sunday morning (a little surveillance could help determine—especially with larger churches—which Sunday morning service would yield the optimal number of victims). Not that I’m making any such plans or anything—purely hypothetical and speculative.