Fox & Friends hosts have a hissy fit about taking ‘God out of everything’ in America

According to the good folks over at Fox News, God is being taken out of everything in this country, and that’s why there’s so much violence and dissolution in the United States.

On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt began discussing religion by referencing a story out of Pennsylvania where an elementary school no longer says “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance is read over the school’s public address system each morning. To discuss the matter, attorney Jeremy Dys from the anti-LGBT organization First Liberty joined the debate, remarking:

“I’m wondering if they’re so upset about the phrase ‘God Bless America,’ is the school district there in Pennsylvania, that is frankly not too far away from where those flights went down on 9/11, are they going to get rid of the dollar bills that have in God we trust on them?

“Are they going to start punishing teachers for saying ‘God bless you’ to students that sneeze in the hallway? This is absurd and it should be treated as absurd. When people say ‘the grass is pink,’ it’s not based on any kind of reality, just like they say ‘God bless America is unconstitutional,’ there is no reality that supports that.”

Hmm…wonder how Dys would feel if one day a week the school read a Muslim prayer over the PA system and then had the principal announce, “Allah bless America.” He’d probably be screaming bloody murder about Sharia law in the United States.

Ainsley Earhardt then joined the fray, noting:

“As a Christian my faith is extremely important to me. When I think about taking God out of America, it really saddens me because I feel like we need Him.”

And then the entire discussion devolved into utter absurdity, with Earhardt suggesting that taking God out of everything in the U.S. has led to more shootings at churches and synagogues:

“When you have shootings in synagogues, shootings in churches, and you have to get wanded before you walk in to a church now. Where have we come as a country? What’s going to happen if we continue to push this narrative to take God out of everything?”

That led Dys to remark:

“I fear. I fear for our country, if we were to get rid of these things entirely.”

What we should really fear is the imposition of religion on anyone for any reason. Or as Thomas Jefferson once wrote:

“In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”

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