Fox & Friends does love the "religious liberty" part of the 1st Amendment - the whole separation of church and state thingie, not so much. And that's why Fox & Friends does love its persecuted Christians. Check out Steve Doocy showing some Christian love.
Yesterday, Jesus BFF Steve Doocy began the patented Fox & Friends "Fight for Faith" segment with a report about how Florida Christian high school football players were told by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) that they couldn't begin their game with a prayer. Doocy neglected to say that the reason for the ban was because this particular title game was played on a publicly funded facility (unlike their season's games played at the school) and the players wanted the prayer broadcast over the loudspeaker. He also neglected to say that the students WERE ALLOWED TO PRAY TOGETHER ON THE FIELD - despite the banner reading "Christian School Denied Pre-Game Prayer."
Doocy asserted that the school is "fighting back" and introduced his guests, Jacob Enns, a football player from Cambridge Christian School and Jeremy Dys, an attorney from Liberty Institute, an advocacy group for persecuted Christians and a big Fox fave! Doocy encouraged Enns to talk about how pre-game prayer was a school tradition. The banner continued the Fox lie that the players were denied the opportunity to pray: "Team's Request to Honor God Denied."
Doocy provided the patented validation: "You go to a Christian school. And you were facing off against another Christian school. You would think that it would be a fair request. Hey, can we start with a prayer? But, Jacob, when they said no, what did you think?" Ennis claimed that he and his poor, persecuted fellow Christian players didn't understand "why they wouldn't let us pray" because they have always done so before games. Again, no mention that the field was public and the prayer was to be said over the speaker system.
After Doocy spoke about he always prayed in grammar schools, Dys whined about the injustice of it all. While he noted that the issue involved prayer over the loudspeaker, he complained that the ban was a censorship of "private speech." He lamented: "For a government to censor a Christian school’s private speech and prayers is wrong. And the lesson they’re teaching the kids is just terrible." Doocy finally admitted that the teams met before the game and prayed.
This being Fox & Friends nobody mentioned the Santa Fe Independent School District v Doe decision which ruled that student prayer, broadcast over a loudspeaker at a football game, was unconstitutional.
Ain't no party like a persecuted Christian party, and Fox & Friends is bringing it!