Earlier tonight, American Atheists’ Dave Silverman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor (with guest host Laura Ingraham) to discuss how religion has influenced Obama’s policies as well as the latest Gallup poll showing how only about half of Americans would vote for a qualified atheist for President.
Mediaite has the clip:
Silverman called the trend “a progression towards tolerance,” or “the de-bigoting of America.” It doesn’t mean we’re going to become an anti-religious nation, he said. “But you would prefer that,” Ingraham responded, which Silverman refuted, saying we need to “get to a point where people can be who they are and not be judged simply on that fact.”
Because he’s an atheist, Ingraham said of Silverman, he doesn’t understand. He doesn’t understand that people of faith feel like “second-class citizens” under this administration.
Apparently the fact that shows like Modern Family are popular is evidence that our country is anti-Christian. (Gay families are happy?! YOU’RE MAKING BABY JESUS CRY!) Also anti-Christian? Obama wanting employers to provide employees with healthcare that includes contraception services. Doesn’t Obama realize that giving other people access to birth control prevents Christians from controlling them?!
Dave Silverman didn’t make his rageface, but it was called for during the entire segment.
It was an amazing demonstration of Christian privilege in action.
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