Imus Producer Wants Satanists Shot

The executive producer of Don Imus’ radio show, Bernard McGuirk, went on a Fox Business News show last week and said that the satanists who proposed a monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse next to a Ten Commandments monument should all be murdered.

The Satanic Temple has issued a press release demanding that Fox Business News publicly apologize for the remarks made by one of its commentators.

On January 9, 2014, one of the participants in Fox Business New’s “Mensa Meeting,” Bernard McGuirk, said that members of the Satanic Temple who want to erect a monument in Oklahoma City should be executed.

“They should be able to put the statue up, and then they should be shot right next to it, and then we take it down,” McGuirk said.

Lawyers for the Satanic Temple say that “[s]uch incitement to violence is reckless and possibly criminal. Advocacy of the murder of American citizens based on their religious beliefs is intolerable and sickening. For [Fox Business] to disseminate such a position as part of a televised debate on a national network strikes at the heart of this country’s founding principles and potentially places the Temple’s members in imminent danger.”

I have pretty much no use for those who consider themselves satanists, but seriously? The fact that he’s an Imus producer certainly can’t be surprising. It all reminds me of this rant from the movie God Bless America about morning radio shows. Morning radio is almost entirely a vast wasteland of dumbass comedian wannabes spouting date rape jokes and stupidity for their douchebro audience, all while posing as “edgy” and “whacky.”

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  • https://www.facebook.com/kalli.procopio Kalli Procopio

    I also object to the use of the words Fox, News and Mensa Meeting in the same sentence. Mensa should sue.

  • doublereed

    From what I’ve seen, Satanists are usually quite into the whole secularism thing, and have a sense of humor about religion. It’s often hard to tell what they actually believe, but they certainly know how to act cheeky. I appreciate that.

  • Chiroptera

    I have pretty much no use for those who consider themselves satanists….

    Are they really that much different from Freemasons? But maybe that’s your point.

    On the other hand, my understanding is that unlike Freemasons Satanists welcome atheists into their groups, so there’s that.

  • gorgias

    There are few truly “theistic” satanists out there; I suspect that those who aren’t just rebelling against religious parents or trolling Christians in general are more of a subset of neo-paganism rather than arch-enemies of the church.

    Awful lot of stories about Christians wanting to shoot unbelievers lately. How long until someone lowlife actually does it, and how many of the wingnuts will immediately claim that they had nothing to do with it?

  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    Morning radio is almost entirely a vast wasteland of dumbass comedian wannabes spouting date rape jokes and stupidity for their douchebro audience, all while posing as “edgy” and “whacky.”

    A couple of years ago there was a Youtube video that went viral. It was a clip of Glenn Beck as a morning DJ doing the zoo crew schtick. Back then he was just an uninformed dull idiot.

  • cafeeineaddicted

    “Back then he was just an uninformed dull idiot.”

    So no change then.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/LDORIGINALS Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    chiroptera

    Are they really that much different from Freemasons?

    The Church Of Satan are basically Randists with rituals, they make up most of the people who call themselves Satanists. Then there’s the Temple of Set, which are the same only they believe in magic, and possibly some type of divine being, and the occasional rebellious Christian going for shock value.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.stricklin josephstricklin

    The Santanic Temple is a group of humanists. They don’t believe in magic or gods or anything like that. They follow a certain concept of Satan.

    “The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people. In addition, we embrace practical common sense, wisdom and justice. As Satanists we all should be guided by our conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by our individual wills. We believe that this is the hope of all mankind and the highest aspiration of humanity.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.stricklin josephstricklin

    The church of Satan and Santanic Temple are two different groups of people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    From what I’ve seen, Satanists are usually quite into the whole secularism thing, and have a sense of humor about religion. It’s often hard to tell what they actually believe, but they certainly know how to act cheeky. I appreciate that.

    If Satanists are giving conniptions to right-wing morons, they enjoy my (qualified) approval.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    The Satanists, that is.

  • whheydt

    The fundies in Oklahoma have a bigger issue on their plate as of yesterday…

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/LDORIGINALS Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    Josephstricklin

    So they are. My bad.

  • howardhershey

    Now, if he merely advocated that they be put in cattle cars and shipped away to gas stations rather than shot on the spot where it could be reported… but perhaps that invokes a certain internet law too quickly.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    ““They should be able to put the statue up, and then they should be shot right next to it, and then we take it down,”

    If I said EXACTLY the same thing, except for substitution of “Bernard McGuirk”, “Don Imus” or a number of other TRUE MurKKKan Patriots, they would be howling for my arrest.

  • caseloweraz

    Bernard McGuirk, meet Matt Barber and Mat Staver.

    You say you want to murder a bunch of people who propose to put up a monument next to one honoring the Ten Commandments of the Christian religion. Both monuments would be at the Oklahoma statehouse — that is, on government property.

    Barber and Staver maintain that making contraception available is tantamount to murder. On those grounds, they condemn contraception when it is made available through the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a federal law.

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to consider both these positions and decide if you can discern any contradiction within them.

    Good luck, Bernie.