Monica Miller vs Robert Jeffress on Fox News

Monica Miller, an attorney with the American Humanist Association (not to be confused with the equally awesome Monica Miller of Lehigh University, also a great humanist), went on Fox News to debate the decision recognizing humanism in prisons to allow humanist inmates to hold meeting groups and the like. Jeffress was his usual self, arguing that the First Amendment doesn’t even mean that the government has to treat all religions equally. A perfect example of Christian privilege.

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  • David C Brayton

    I have a good friend that is Mormon and he utterly and totally believes that his version of Christianity is the true and correct one because it is so intellectually superior to the others.

    There is just no arguing the point with him. The beauty of having Faith.

  • colnago80

    Re David C. Brayton @ #1

    He and the blog’s resident physics professor and former math department chairman should get along splendidly.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    colnago80, since you’re the most anti-Semitic poster on this blog. Glenn Greenwald. Etc.

  • Synfandel

    Careful, Modusoperandi. He’s been known to yawn viciously at people.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    The host asked whether the prisoner was a long term humanist, or converted in prison. Who the hell cares? Why would it make any difference in how he should be treated?

  • militantagnostic

    David C Brayton

    I have a good friend that is Mormon and he utterly and totally believes that his version of Christianity is the true and correct one because it is so intellectually superior to the others.

    I have been listening to the My Book of Mormon podcast* which has finished the book of Mormon and is now on to the Pearl of Great Price. This is a definition of “intellectually superior” with which I am unfamiliar. The BOM is childishly stupid even by the low standard of religious texts.

    *Do not play the suggested drinking game if you value your liver. Although I am a teetotaler, I now feel a compulsion shout “drink!’ every time I hear the phrase “it came to pass”.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    Hard for me to grasp how freakishly stupid or dishonest (your choice, I cannot tell) Jeffress is. The idea that he finds not just theistic, but Christian, supremacy in the First Amendment just boggles the mind. And then his response to Miller’s correct assertion that separation of church and state is a long-standing principle in constitutional interpretation, pointing out cases from the early 19th century, ridiculous. I mean, what is he, another one who never heard of the Fourteenth Amendment?

  • doublereed

    Wow, Jeffress is just a straight-up jackass. Totally disrespectful at the end.

  • addicted44

    The host gave Jeffress way too much time, and did not call him out on any of his falsehoods and BS.

    It was just a poor job.

    The reality is there was no debate because Jeffress himself was admitting that the humanist should be allowed the same privileges. All you had was Miller laying out the fairly simple facts of the case, and the pretty obvious conclusion the courts reached, and Jeffress basically lying about humanism and the constitution in an attempt to denigrate everything but Christianity.

  • davek23

    @addicted44 re: #9

    The host gave Jeffress way too much time, and did not call him out on any of his falsehoods and BS.

    Fairly sure that disseminating falsehoods is part of Fox’s mission statement.

    It was just a poor job.

    Sounds to me like that’s exactly how Fox management want the job to be done.