“Your ‘war on Christianity’ – You’re just a 10-foot-tall crybaby,” John Stossel told Bill O’Reilly last night. “I mean, Christians aren’t being killed.”
“No, not yet,” O’Reilly shot back, suggesting it was just a matter of time.
“Not in America, and they’re not going to be,” Stossel said.
“They’re verbally being killed,” O’Reilly insisted.
“So what?” Stossel responded. “…83% of the country says they are Christians. You are the majority. You’ve won.”
That refreshing exchange occurred on The O’Reilly Factor last night. But O’Reilly was not about to give up what he apparently sees as his noble victimhood.
“It’s not a matter of winning, It’s a matter of respect,” O’Reilly insisted. “Look, you remember a few years ago when some of the department stores ordered their employees not to say ‘Merry Christmas?’ Remember that? …And then we had to bring in the hammer and we won, OK. …And that went away to a certain extent. Now we have to fight the crèches and all of that.”
O’Reilly went on to complain that “secularists” think religion “stands in the way of unfettered abortion” as well as “gay marriage," “legalized narcotics” and “all the things that the secularists want.” O’Reilly wagged his finger. “That hasn’t gone away. And they’re still on the attack.”
Funny, I always thought Christianity was about followings the teachings of Christ, not narcotics nor crèches.
Watch it below, from last night’s The O’Reilly Factor, via Media Matters.
“Bringing the hammer” is essentially “attacking your enemies”. Didn’t Jesus command Christians to love their enemies ? Jesus was about the love and forgiveness, not about the hatred and divisiveness that O’ Reilly espouses nightly.
O’Reilly’s supposedly a Roman Catholic. Maybe he should take a refresher course on the Saints. A HUGE number of them earned that honor largely on the principle of having died for their faith.
O’Reilly should consider himself lucky that Christians are ONLY being killed “verbally.” Given the actions of more than a few of our Christian Taliban in the past few years, I’m ready to round them all up and ship them off to the Middle East to fight ISIS—with O’Reilly leading the charge.*
*Well, in O’Reilly’s case, he’d probably be leading the retreat.
Should be interesting to see how much “hay” O’Reilly can make out of this “feud.”
You’re a proven liar, O’Reilly. Why should anyone show you “respect?” We secularists, agnostics, and atheists should be allowed to show respect to those who earn it and not just those who demand it. O’Reilly wasn’t paying as much attention during his Catholic school classes as real Christians(and atheists) were, and it shows every night. It even goes back to his dishonest reporting days when he worked for reputable news organizations like ABC and CBS.
Please get a clue O’Reilly, you’re embarrassing yourself.