Fox News kicks Dan Barker off show for being a meany pants

Things I find hilaro-tragic about this video:

1. Bolling assuming that the group, which was founded out of state, is intent on forcing their agenda on Texans, despite the fact that he’s told several times that the group responded to complaints from residents of the town.
2. No one on the program seems to understand the difference between free speech and government sanctioned religion.
3. Fox News crew making snarky remarks (that’s my job) in the style of “here we go again”, even though this whole affair is a RESPONSE to Christians shoving their baby Jesus in everyone’s face.
4. The town deputy’s brilliant argument against allowing others the same right to free speech as ‘garbage”.
5. Bolling getting upset when Barker (who wrote a book that stole my bloody name) calls the Jesus parable “insulting to humans” and pulling the whole “this is my fucking show” act before kicking him off.
6. Calling the guy who got kicked out of a show for being honest a “hate monger’.
7. Claiming that the greatest symbol of love is the ritualistic sacrificial blood offering of one’s son with a straight face.
8. Trying to get Ben Franklin on their religious fundy side, despite having said this:

..As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupt changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity

(via NCRM)

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Comments (4)

  • avatar

    Brennan

    I’m a student in Toronto and as of 3 days ago a teacher put up a Christmas tree in our library. When a fellow student approached her about it inquiring as to whether it was illegal, she flippantly disregarded his questions.

    I myself approached the principle and asked whether he would take it down. He response was that who was he to exclude Christians during this season of cheer, and went on about it being a philosophical issue.

    My question is, is Canada a secular nation? And if it is how should I approach it a second time?

  • avatar

    Richard

    @BRENNAN

    Anyone who takes offence at a Christmas tree in a library should be shot. (figuratively of course)

    Also…

    Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
    (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
    (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
    (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
    (d) freedom of association.

    So yes we’re secular, but also no…

    “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.”

    Those so called ‘reasonable limits’ allow the government to censor speech that it deems to be ‘hateful,’ so I imagine similar restrictions apply to religion.

  • avatar

    feinburgrl

    Although I agree with some of Dan Barker statement about the nativity scene. He should have stuck with the US law and how it’s unconstitutional and not how he thinks about nativity scene.

    Eric Bolling acted like a prick.

  • avatar

    BlueIndependent

    Is it just me or has FNC’s script taken over FBN’s. I’m seeing more and more of this crap in segments from FBN, where they should be talking about business…ya know, stocks, bonds, annuities, economic news…not what FFRF is doing. Faux must need to cannibalize its own viewer base to get FBN some ratings.

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