Fox and Friends on Church/State Separation

The Fox and Friends morning show on Wednesday was missing the almost infinitely stupid Steve Doocy, but Eric Bolling admirably filled in for him as he and the equally clueless hosts discussed two recent church/state stories, the Navy pulling Bibles from their hotel rooms and the AHA telling a Georgia school they can’t have football coaches proselytizing students.

“It looks like two groups might not get the Bible,” Hasselbeck announce on Wednesday’s edition of Fox & Friends. “There’s a war on religion going on, you know it. And right now Bibles are booted from Navy base guest rooms, and an atheist group is telling a Georgia high school football team to punt the prayers.”…

“I don’t know how having a Bible in a hotel room in a drawer is forced on anyone,” Fox News co-host Eric Bolling opined. “You don’t want to read it, leave it in the drawer. How is that implicating the Navy in any way, shape or form?”

“You would think that a federally run organization would be able to make their own decisions,” co-host Brian Kilmeade agreed. “But its atheist organizations that are pushing back on that.”

No, a federally run organization is limited in its decisions by this thing called the Constitution. You might have heard of it.

After reading comments from a few viewers who accused atheists of wanting to have more rights than Christians, Hasselbeck connected the situation to violence in Iraq.

“You know, in light of what’s going on in the world and the persecution of Christians right now, how close do we want to get to eliminating religious freedom in the globe?” she asked. “Particularly here.”

Eliminating religious freedom? I bet the sky is lovely in the world she lives in.

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About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • anubisprime

    @ OP

    “You know, in light of what’s going on in the world and the persecution of Christians right now, how close do we want to get to eliminating religious freedom in the globe?”

    It would appear that the ISIS is exercising their ‘religious freedom’ quite voraciously, there is no elimination they seem to be considering…

  • sh3baproject

    make sure the fox never eats its own shit. its not a good sign.

  • scienceavenger

    If you are going to start reporting on stupidity on Fox and Friends, you are going to need another blog just for that.

  • kantalope

    scienceavenger @3

    It would just be a rebroadcast with laughtrack…how hard could that be?

  • rationalinks

    “I don’t know how having a Bible in a hotel room in a drawer is forced on anyone,” Fox News co-host Eric Bolling opined.

    And I’m sure they’d totes be cool with a Koran in every guest room drawer instead of a Bible right? I mean they aren’t forcing anyone to read it or anything.

    @4 kantalope – I was thinking more along the lines of MST3K style. I’d totally watch that.

  • dingojack

    kantalope – what, and deprive Mr Colbert of the right to a living?!?

    Socialism I tells ya, SOCIALISM!* (Just like them Nazis).
    :) Dingo

    ———–

    * Oh and BENGHAZI !!!!!!

  • Artor

    Kantalope @4

    I’m not laughing. This crap is as funny as…um…a Republican comedian? Not funny at all.

  • Doug Little

    Why can’t Christians carry their own bible around with them? I’m sure there’s many online copies as well if you happen to forget the good book on your travels.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Or, Doug Little, they could just borrow one from an atheist.

    I’ve got at least three print versions, likely double that, but being conservative at least one each of King James, “Living Bible” and NIV.

    I also have a couple of copes on my Kindle that are different versions.

    It’s not as if there aren’t millions upon millions of Bibles floating around.

    I’d be willing to bet that anyone staying at the Navy facility could go down to the front desk, ask for a Bible, and have one in his hands in five minutes — at most.

  • Matt G

    Are these people aware that you can actually BUY Bibles in the United States? It’s true! You don’t have to wait until you are a guest at a Navy hotel.

  • robertfaber

    The Gideons hand out KJV and NKJV only. It’s not just non-adherents who are upset. Offering only the KJV is like saying to every Catholic in the US military, “fuck you”.


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