Until this week it’s been a conceit of News Hounds [okay, me] to treat Brad Stine—the right-wing, religious, comedian who appears weakly weekly on Fox and Friends—as an amiable doofus, who rarely knows what he’s talking about despite being used as an expert on everything. That ends today. On this morning’s Fox and Friends—the happy-talk-agit-prop-table-setter for The Fox “News” Daily Memes™—Brad Stine went so far over the line that it’s time to ask Fox “News” whether it embraces his comments, or whether they sink to the level of, say, Hank Williams, Jr., who crashed and burned with his over-the-top criticism of President Obama.
Stine was no help to himself or the Foxy Friends, who were in the process of trying to perform Republican Rehab on Rick Santorum’s recent comments about President Obama’s “phony theology.” Stine, the former carny, waved his arms wildly while his rubber-faced, meth-head persona made things a whole lot worse. Within 3 minutes Stine spewed all of the following hateful statements, the context for which is in the video below the jump:
“We’ve been dealing with the Christian, uhh, Obama thing for quite some time because Jesus said he was the way. He was the way you get to heaven. Obama said back in ’08, “Listen, I’m a Christian, but really who gets to decide who gets into heaven?” Yannow, I’m thinking, maybe Jesus!!! I mean, if you’re Christian maybe we need to go that direction!!!”
“If Santorum doesn’t want to question his [President Obama’s] Christianity, I will!”
“Listen: If Santorum can be slammed for living like a Christian, then why can’t Obama be slammed for faking it?”
“He [POTUS] says that people that are rich needs to have their money taken from them and given to somebody else. That breaks the 8th Commandment. You’re not supposed to steal!!! He actually believes people with more stuff than other people: it’s not good. That’s coveting!!! That’s breaking the 10th Commandment. He’s not doing what he’s supposed to do. You’re actually supposed to live it [a religious life] like it’s real and he’s not really—You see Liberals are not really good with Christianity because it’s [sic] intolerant. They actually make you change your beliefs whether you like it or not, [imitates baby voice and wrings hands] even if it hurts your feelings. Christianity doesn’t work very well with Liberals.”
SD: [Rick Santorum clarified and said,] ‘I believe that Barack Obama is a Christian.’
BS: Yeah, I mean, I’m just saying if ya don’t live like that I don’t know that that’s exactly true. I don’t think he is [a Christian]. But listen, if I’m wrong—if he actually wants to admit like we all do here on tee vee, who are really Christians that Jesus is the only way to get into Heaven, I will apologize. I will give one-thousand dollars to a charity of his choice, but I’m not holding my breath because if I did, I’d die. But the good news is, I’d go to Heaven because I really believe in Jesus.
COMMENT: Somehow I doubt it, Circus Boy. I am sure there’s a certain level of Hell (not that I share your fantasies) reserved for hypocrites like you. As you attacked the religious faith of the President of the United States of America—and proudly boasted of your own (one of the 7 Cardinal Sins, as I recall)—well—I am at a loss for words. Matthew said it a whole lot better than I ever could:
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
If you are as outraged as I am about Brad Stine’s statements, join me in demanding that Fox News stop using Stine as a pundit on the air. You can contact them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. [Video below]
Time to get out your checkbook, Bozo, since Obama has already admitted this numerous times. Why don’t you give the White House a call – I’m sure they’d be glad to tell you President Obama’s favorite charity. Man, Jesus must be so embarrassed by asshats like Stine.
Obama: “And it was through that experience, working with pastors and laypeople, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods, that I CAME TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST FOR MYSELF AND EMBRACE HIM AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR.â
Obama: "I discovered that God works in mysterious ways. I thought I was helping their people out they were helping me. I thought I was coming to save a community but in fact I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS BEING SAVED. "
It was this relationship that led to the definition of Obamaâs personal religion of Christianity, “Through that interaction with the church I ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST IN MY LIFE.”
Obama from his book, The Audacity of Hope: “The president wrote these ânewfound understandingsâ led to him âfinally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and BE BAPTIZED. It came about as a choice and not an epiphany; the questions I had did not magically disappear. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt Godâs spirit beckoning me. I SUBMITTED MYSELF TO HIS WILL, AND DEDICATED MYSELF TO DISCOVERING HIS TRUTH.”
President Obama’s personal Christian testimony: http://www.brianbowen.com/?p=188
One is the heaven of which these people speak. That’s where all the Fox fans, evangelicals and overtly pious go. Free guns and bullets for all!
The other is where the good people, dogs and George Carlin end up. Free beer!
We’re lunatics. We gripe, piss, spit and spew 24/7 ‘bout how victimized we are, BUT!!!! We all know Jesus will let us, and only us, into Heaven. I guess we just don’r trust Jesus all that much, OR, maybe we really know there is no Heaven. OR!!!! Maybe we’re just pathetic morons who get really pissed with people who aren’t as stupid as us. Fuck!!!! Who knows?!!! We don’t!!! Now, let’s do some more pissin’, spitin’ ‘n’ spewin’ – it’s our Destiny! Phone-hackin’ police-bribin’ Rupert show us the way! We are your children!!!!!!!
Brad Stine — a moron
So Stine and his happy friends don’t believe that Jews and other non-Christians can’t go to “heaven.” How very medieval of him. And something tells me that Stine is breaking all kinds of commandments although I don’t know if Jesus said anything about meth.