Ok, Folks, it’s time for yet another chapter of “Freedom of Religion” hypocrisy from Fox News. This instance comes from Mike Huckabee, as a guest on Fox & Friends Weekend yesterday, where he made an appearance to talk about (what else?) The HHS Mandate. More specifically, he was talking about the EWTN lawsuit or the lawsuits by 43 Catholic agencies against the Obama administration over its mandate that health insurance cover contraception. Some say it's a ploy to help Republicans. But nobody mentioned that in this segment.
After a discussion about the national debt, at the 3:32 mark in the video below, host Alisyn Camerota changed the subject to the lawsuit and asked snidely, “That seems like a big story- yet, most of the media outlets have not covered this massive lawsuit. Why not?!”.
Huckabee jumped on the bait:
It’s like not covering the ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ by Martin Luther King in 1963; It’s like missing the Roe v Wade decision and not thinking that’s significant. It’s like somehow missing Brown v Board of Education. This is one of the most significant, historic lawsuits in the past 100 years, because what you have are the major Dioceses, and the most significant parts of the largest Christian body in the world suing the President of United States. That is not small potatoes, and let’s remember the Catholics are not historically a Republican organization, even right leaning…
Typically, I think, Catholics tend to vote more Democratic than Republican- so you can’t say that this is some Partisan effort to embarrass the President. This is the last resort by people of conviction and faith who realize that this is a Government that has grossly overstepped its constitutional authority and it's done exactly what the first Amendment has prohibited it from doing. And that’s having respect to a certain religion and somehow trying to restrict their free practices of faith.
Mike Huckabee has no businress lecturing anyone about respecting the spiritual beliefs of others considering that the ADL asked him to quit trivializing the holocaust, considering that he was such an ardent fighter against the “Ground Zero Mosque” he welcomed Islamophobe Pamela Geller to his television show to demonize discuss it, considering that he actually got upset about Christians sharing their churches with Muslim. He has also said about atheists that they are more often than not immoral, impure, and improvident. Furthermore, even Fox News acnowledged that Huckabee has a poor record on women's rights.
So it's beyond shocking that a guy like Huckabee would have the gall to compare a lawsuit aimed at preventing health insurance coverage for contraception to some of the greatest moments in American civil rights.
But, of course, none of the three Fox & Friends co-hosts objected.