Poor Ainsley Earhardt is just “so tired of protecting the minority” in this country. She was talking about religion in this case but Earhardt’s racial record suggests that she was likely thinking of other minorities as well.
On Outnumbered, the Couch Crew discussed a controversy over “In God We Trust” decals on sheriffs’ patrol cars in Missouri. Naturally, most of the gang supported the decals. But the lone liberal in the “fair and balanced” group of five, Julie Roginsky, was offended. She saw it as a transgression against the separation of church and state.
Cohost Earhardt decided that Roginsky’s view should not matter.
EARHARDT: The majority of Americans, 77%, believe in some sort of God, the majority are Christians. You have 23% - this is according to Pew Research – they surveyed 35,000 people last year. 23% are atheist or agnostic and the majority should win in this case.
Notice how Earhardt just assumed that if you believe in God or are a Christian, you would want the decal?
Roginsky said she does believe in God. But, she added, “It is because we protect the rights of the minority – and listen, we have separation of church and state in this country…”
Earhardt interrupting, began to shout. “What about the majority? I’m so tired of protecting the minority! What about the rest of the country, the 77%?” she cried.
Whether she was only thinking of religion or not, Earhardt’s intolerance for protecting minorities has extended to racial issues as well. In 2011, Earhardt helped Sean Hannity defend racial segregation in Westchester with a biased, misleading and inflammatory report of the Obama administration’s efforts to enforce the county’s consent decree to provide fair housing.
Watch it below, from the July 27 Outnumbered, via Media Matters.
Religion has always been a civil rights issue, not the will of the majority. However, the SCOTUS has frequently sided that IGWT is sufficiently secular to be allowed. Of course it is not.
But like LGBT, the religious landscape is changing rapidly. What will the “majority” do once they become the minority? That’s the purpose for the separation of church and state.
Most fair-minded religious people actually don’t believe that religious beliefs should NOT be cherry-picked to support discrimination; it’s just a very vocal minority that wants to use their religion to discriminate (oddly enough, only against LGBTs; they seem to take umbrage at the suggestion they might be required by those same religious beliefs to discriminate against other ethnic groups or religious groups or even divorced people).
Like so many of the FoxNoise kkkrew, they just can’t see how their own viewpoints can so easily (and quickly) be turned against them.