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Fox News Condemns Vicious Hate Crime In Charleston -- Against Christians
This is something you don't see every day. Or ever. But the dimwits at "Fox & Friends" are quite upset about an alleged hate crime committed by a white man that left nine people dead in Charleston, South Carolina. (We'd call it terrorism if the suspect were dark-skinned and Muslim, but he's not, and we all know white men don't do terrorism.)
While no one at Fox wants to jump to conclusions, they've got a pretty good idea about what kind of hate crime this is, and why a young white man would open fire in a church that happens, coincidentally, to be black.
Here is Boy Blond Steve Doocy exploring possible motivations with Fox's very favorite black pastor, E.W. Jackson, the failed Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, and a fan of segregation and the three-fifths compromise. He's always happy to explain why race has nothing to do with anything, ever:
DOOCY: It was released earlier, and extraordinarily, they called it a hate crime, and some look at it as well, because it was a white guy, apparently, and a black church, but you made a great point just a moment ago about the hostility toward Christians -- and it was a church -- so maybe that's what they're talking about. They haven't explained it to us.
JACKSON: Most people jump to conclusions about race. I long for the day when we stop doing that in our country. But we don't know why he went into a church, but he didn't choose a bar, he didn't choose a basketball court, he chose a church, and we need to be looking at that very closely.
Silly us, we unfairly assumed that a white guy shooting up a black church might have something to do with hostility toward black people, but nah, hostility toward Christians makes more sense. Christians are the most oppressed victims in America these days, as everyone on the Fox payroll keeps telling us, thanks to godless liberals and gaysexuals and secret Muslim president, B. HUSSEIN O'Hitler. Besides, if the shooter had wanted to kill black people for being black, he would have gone into an area filled with black people, like a basketball court. Not a black church, which is filled with Christians, who might happen to be black, but what's that got to do with anything?
So while Christians of all races must be on high alert for this kind of hate crime, is there anything they can do to protect themselves from anti-Christian violence like this? Glad you asked! Pastor Jackson has an idea:
And I would mention one other thing very quickly, and that is I would urge pastors and men in these churches to prepare to defend themselves. It's sad, but I think that we've got to arm ourselves, at least have some people in the church who are prepared to defend the church when women and children are attacked. [...]
Being a Christian means taking a risk, because it means loving the unloveable, it means helping people who maybe want to hurt you, and we have to keep doing that. But on the other hand, we also have to be prepared to defend those innocent people against these kinds of vicious attacks.
Oh sure, of course more guns in churches is the answer. It's hard out there for a Christian in America these days, trying to love his neighbor and turn the other cheek and all that feel-good Jesus stuff. But sometimes, when Christians are under attack, the best thing pastors can do is forget the Jesus talk and load for bear to shoot thy neighbor dead, just in case. Isn't that what Jesus would do?
[ Media Matters ]