It’s hard to know whether Hannity show regular Gavin McInnes was serious or pranking tonight when he discussed Don Jones’ tweet about Michael Sam’s gay kiss by comparing gay rights advocacy to Sharia law. But two things are certain: It wasn’t funny. And host Sean Hannity didn’t mind a bit.
It was part of a meme that I saw repeatedly on Fox tonight on various shows: using the NFL drafting of Michael Sam, its first openly gay player, to complain that Tim Tebow never got the same props for being openly Christian. As if being openly Christian has been anything like a barrier.
Panel member Deirdre Imus spoke supportively of both Tebow and Sam. She and the other guest, Jedediah Bila each said they thought Tebow was just as cool.
McInnes began to speak up. “It’s considered uncool,” he said. “It’s acceptable to make fun of Christians.” He was somewhat drowned out by the other two panelists.
Hannity interrupted Imus and Bila to say, “Hold on, Gavin’s making a good point here.”
That’s when McInnes proved he thought it was acceptable to make fun of gays. Or else "just" malign them as viciously as possible:
It’s totally acceptable to make fun of Christians. You can ridicule Christians and no one gets mad because – I don’t know – we tolerate it but gays seem to be the least tolerant group in modern America. It’s almost like Sharia law here.
Then, referring to the fine and penalty levied against Jones, McInnes added, “That’s the kind of fascism these guys are promoting.”
Bila and Imus were obviously not impressed.
Hannity, however, jumped in to suggest that Jones’ tweet was not about Sam’s homosexuality but that he was not good enough to be drafted: “I was listening to the analysis on ESPN. A lot of people said, ‘Well, maybe he’s not really up to snuff, not athletic enough for that position,’” Hannity said.
I don’t know whether Sam is “up to snuff” or not. But I do know deliberate gay bashing and asinine behavior when I see it. And Hannity didn’t just tolerate it, he all but coaxed it.
You can watch McInnes' asinine behavior below.
How’s Michael Sam gonna force it down our throats like that? Force himself sexually on the other players? Talk about his sex life in interviews? Grab the crotch of every man who wants to shake his hand?
Oh, wait- Sam has more class than that. He’s already proving that by keeping his sexuality out of it, when it isn’t the topic, something that I’m sure will disappoint people hoping for a black liberace on his rumoured reality show. They were (and still are) the ones that brought it up, because the NFL wanted some pro-LBGT ratings, and the Tebowites wanted something new to bitch about.
This fraudulent “news” network has gays on the payroll. We are sure McInnes is aware of it.
If you were to construct a Christian “sharia” based on a literal reading of the Bible’s proscriptions, it wouldn’t be much less horrifying than the horrors trotted out by people like Hannity and Pam Geller and Beckel.
Low self-esteem among females is probably more like it. One more reason for increasing measures aimed at women’s liberation. It’s literally inconceivable to me, so to speak, that any woman would be willing to sleep with this guy just based on his personal appearance alone, never mind his obnoxious behavior. But that’s just me…
Money? Lots and lots of money.
Or women with really low self-esteem.
Or, quite likely, a combination.
Actually, if anything, FoxNoise hosts are like Sharia law (no “almost” about it). Completely intolerant of others and willing to see their “enemies” dead. In fact, the FoxNoise kkkrew really WANT Sharia law—they just want the “Christian” version of it. (Just look at all the Christian “victims” they find to support.)
I suspect, frankly, that if somebody more sympatico had made the same comments about “gay fascism,” Bila and Imus would have readily agreed. They just don’t like McInnes (does anybody other than Hannity? How do guys like that manage to breed anyway?)
Tribal identification trumps everything with these people and MacInnes isn’t of their tribe.