Brit Hume playing the persecuted victim card

Brit Hume, the Fox News commentator, went on national TV this week and publicly criticized another person’s faith as inadequate.

Facing a backlash for those remarks, Hume is now casting himself as the victim of religious intolerance.

Got that? The victim of religious bigotry and intolerance is the man who publicly condemned another’s faith as inadequate.

To review briefly, here’s Hume’s original statement on Fox News Sunday:

“… the Tiger Woods that emerges once the news value dies out of this scandal — the extent to which he can recover — seems to me to depend on his faith. He’s said to be a Buddhist; I don’t think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be: ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith, and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.’”

According to Hume and others, he has become the victim of anti-Christian bigotry for those remarks. “It is certainly true in secular America today that the most controversial two words you can ever utter in a public space are ‘Jesus Christ,’” Hume said in a later interview about the uproar.

That’s absurd. It’s not about Christianity. Among other things, it’s about poor manners. Like a lot of Americans, I was raised to respect religious belief, and I think it’s rude and crass to drag another person’s private faith into the public square for judgment and belittlement, as Hume did to Woods.

Reportedly, Hume’s longtime Christian faith deepened after the tragic suicide of his son 11 years ago. I get that and accept that, and I’m glad that Hume found solace at what must have been a very difficult time. If Hume had reached out privately to Woods to share that experience, I’d have no problem with it whatsoever, and I doubt many others would either.

In fact, if Hume had merely said on air that his own Christian faith had helped him through hard times and that Woods might benefit from it too, I’d find it hard to object much. (Such a statement would have seemed odd and out of place from a political commentator on a news show, but that’s another issue.)

However, that’s not what Hume did. He said Woods is a Buddhist and suggested that Buddhism is an inferior religion.

Thanks to an earlier post on this subject, I’m now among those being accused of being anti-Christian and intolerant. Well, let’s try a little experiment, shall we? Let’s imagine that a prominent newscaster had said the following about Hume at a difficult time in his life:

“Brit’s said to be a Christian — I don’t think that faith offers the kind of solace that is offered by the Buddhist faith — so my message to Brit would be, turn to the Buddhist faith and you can make a total recovery.”

Personally, I would find that just as objectionable as what Hume said about Woods. A person’s religion is not a topic for public judgment. But I guarantee that most of those who today rush to defend Hume’s comments in the name of tolerance would be singing quite a different tune. They would not be celebrating the airing of religious issues, they would be complaining about a lack of basic respect for faith.

And in that case, they’d be right.

394 comments Add your comment

RW-(the original)

January 7th, 2010
5:57 pm

Why so ungrateful Jay B? A blogger called you a blogger so you’ve arrived.

LA

January 7th, 2010
5:57 pm

Jay, please do us all a favor and write about things that matter.

1: Brit Hume doesn’t make policy.

2: It’s his opinion and last time I checked this was still a free country.

Bottom line: Enough with the Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Cheney, Palin and Bush bashing.

LA

January 7th, 2010
6:00 pm

“Let’s imagine that a prominent newscaster had said the following about Hume at a difficult time in his life:

“Brit’s said to be a Christian — I don’t think that faith offers the kind of solace that is offered by the Buddhist faith — so my message to Brit would be, turn to the Buddhist faith and you can make a total recovery.”

It’s called free speech, Jay. WHO CARES?????????????????

No one is accusing you of being anti-Christian and if they do, so what?

I scoop ;~] Uleak :>o

January 7th, 2010
6:01 pm

Brit Hume had a John Lennon moment?

Now I HAVE heard everything.

Matilda

January 7th, 2010
6:03 pm

I agree. Mr. Hume’s comments represented poor manners at best. That he’s now crying “victim” after insulting Mr. Woods’ faith suggests to me that he feels he deserves special treatment by flawed mortals in addition to enjoying the oh-so-special favored status of the Christ saved. Like, being washed in the blood of Jesus isn’t enough? He demands to be treated better than he treats others TOO? Hmmm…

Yo'momma Obama

January 7th, 2010
6:06 pm

I am totally offended that my belief in Satanism with its tenants of pedophilia, beastiality, homosexuality, and polygamy is not given equal treatment like Christianity…..yawn

I scoop ;~] Uleak :>o

January 7th, 2010
6:09 pm

HEY EVERYBODY: Trolls are stampeding over on Bob Barr’s blog. They’ll hit a 1000 comments easy as pie! WOW!

You’ve got to read the tone of the comments! What the hell could have happened? He must have PO’d somebody with a lot of idle friends, or a spam machine.

@@

January 7th, 2010
6:09 pm

I’m not even gonna read this fluff piece. MY GAWD, jay…Brit Hume is a network commentator. Does he really deserve this much attention?

Jay

January 7th, 2010
6:11 pm

Scooper, Drudge linked to it.

Charles Absher

January 7th, 2010
6:14 pm

Taxpayer

January 7th, 2010
6:14 pm

Well, Jay, on the brighter side, I think this news blows a gaping hole in the notion made by some bloggers here that no one outside your very own small following even knows you exist. Well, there’s also those times that you mentioned FairTax™ as further proof but those don’t count since you no longer talk about that topic.

Jay

January 7th, 2010
6:15 pm

@@, when I write that I was raised to treat religious belief with a great deal of respect, I really meant it. It’s a foundational belief for me, and I do find this kind of thing honestly offensive.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 7th, 2010
6:16 pm

I think your fixation with finding something other than obozo to talk about has taken a new turn, downward.

Jay

January 7th, 2010
6:16 pm

FairTax?

What’s a FairTax?

RW-(the original)

January 7th, 2010
6:19 pm

Scooper, Drudge linked to it.

Ouch! And you only got Newsbusters. Now I understand.

N-GA

January 7th, 2010
6:20 pm

Brit Hume was once a competent journalist, then he went to work for Fox and ended up as a political comentator. As such, he routinely gets to express his opinions (guaranteed by the US Constitution). And as such, he should expect (and welcome) the criticisms directed his way when he puts his foot in his mouth.

I find it amusing to read the remarks of his apologists…..there are numerous “Christian” politicians, ministers, and talking heads whose sexual escapades have made the news. At least enough to make Hume’s remarks about Tiger Woods pathetically gratuitous as well as arrogant.

N-GA

January 7th, 2010
6:21 pm

….commentator…..

getalife

January 7th, 2010
6:22 pm

brit creates news by playing the Christian card.

Silly distraction.

FinnMcCool

January 7th, 2010
6:26 pm

Brit just wants his country back.

Pitiful

md

January 7th, 2010
6:30 pm

Accountablity – he needs to raise his hand and move on.

FinnMcCool

January 7th, 2010
6:31 pm

Did Shirley Franklin even consider running for governor?

Sunshine and Thunder

January 7th, 2010
6:31 pm

“In fact, if Hume had merely said on air that his own Christian faith had helped him through hard times and that Woods might benefit from it too, I’d find it hard to object much.”

No, but you’d still object, right?

“But I guarantee that most of those who today rush to defend Hume’s comments in the name of tolerance would be singing quite a different tune.”

Christians have to be tolerant of other religioins because they see theirs bashed constantly and prohibited in schools. The latter may not be so bad except that the religion of left wing ideology is taught blatently in our schools.

Jay

January 7th, 2010
6:35 pm

I’d think it was unprofessional, Sunshine, but that would be the extent of the complaint.

moonbat betty

January 7th, 2010
6:38 pm

Maybe owebama should have brit, tiger and the dalai lama over for brewskis?

Paul

January 7th, 2010
6:42 pm

Jay

At first I thought you were being a bit hypersensitive on that, so I appreciate your remark of “I was raised to treat religious belief with a great deal of respect, I really meant it. It’s a foundational belief for me, and I do find this kind of thing honestly offensive.” I had the same kind of upbringing, but it was one in which differences between faiths, as well as religions were openly examined (we have more than a few represented in our family). Examining differences and the implications of those differences was not considered a matter of labeling one as superior or one as inferior. They were just different. They appealed to different needs. In many ways, they resulted in different attitudes and outlooks on life. Different. Not ‘better.’ Different.

From a different perspective, I saw Mr. Hume’s remarks (remember, he began by speaking of his admiration for Mr. Woods and his hope he would have a good life) as given out of genuine concern and a desire to help. Your suggestion that it could have been worded better if it had been based upon Mr. Hume’s experience has merit, but he didn’t do that. But I think the message would have been the same.

Forgiveness and redemption are basics of many 12-step programs, which do have their basis in Christian philosophy. Those programs speak of forgiving one’s self, accepting the unconditional love of a higher power and turning to new thoughts and behaviors (redemption). I do not know if the Buddhist faith offers that, or not. Possibly it offers other beliefs that Mr. Woods finds helpful. But if it doesn’t, Mr. Hume was pointing out something that might work for him.

I wrote the other day about an Ann Landers letter wherein a woman was concerned because her boyfriend, who was raised to respect women, held the door open for a woman who immediately castigated him for all the negative things his action implied to her. Not for how he meant it. This strikes me as the same.

As far as his other assertion, that people seem to ‘launch’ on Christianity while cutting slack to other religions: that’s another issue. But I think you’ll find a lot of people have experienced workplace and education situations where nonChristian observances are permitted while Christian observances are discouraged. Something as simple as reading a a religion’s version of scripture on a lunch break. Not that it doesn’t happen to all religions or faiths, but some seem to think it tilts a bit heavier against one than against others.

Kamchak

January 7th, 2010
6:42 pm

The latter may not be so bad except that the religion of left wing ideology is taught blatently[sic] in our schools.

As exemplified by an extensive campaign to plaster text books with stickers.

:roll:

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
6:44 pm

JAY
My hat’s off to you once again in matters of respect for people of faith. Hume deserves all the criticism levied at him, but he deserves it, as you succinctly put it. There is no need to chastise Christians. This is a matter of bad manners and lack of professionalism. Thank you.

Taxpayer

January 7th, 2010
6:44 pm

What’s a FairTax?

Many a better person than I have tried, in vain, to answer that question.

LA

January 7th, 2010
6:48 pm

“Christians have to be tolerant of other religioins because they see theirs bashed constantly and prohibited in schools. The latter may not be so bad except that the religion of left wing ideology is taught blatently in our schools.”

Bingo.

Taxpayer

January 7th, 2010
6:50 pm

I have noticed that sometimes there is quite a heavy toll to be paid for one’s increased notoriety. For example, Erick Erickson’s little foray on the Colbert Report seems to have extracted a little skin, at least from my vantage point. Perhaps Erick carries spare peroxide and bandaids for just such emergencies.

LA

January 7th, 2010
6:51 pm

Jay, can you name any other religion other than Christianity that offers redemption?

Brit Hume voiced his opinion. Just like Bill Maher, Christopher Hitchens and other professed atheist do on a weekly basis.

Bosch

January 7th, 2010
6:51 pm

The worst of the left wing ideology has more actual religion than the worst of pretend fundamentalist politicians…look up C street.

@@

January 7th, 2010
6:52 pm

@@, when I write that I was raised to treat religious belief with a great deal of respect, I really meant it. It’s a foundational belief for me, and I do find this kind of thing honestly offensive.

So was I, jay, and yet some of your commenters use my faith as a foundation for their attacks.

Personally, I wouldn’t have been offended had some other commentator SUGGESTED an alternative religion. If you recall when you first posted Hume’s comment, I said it was out of character for him, and that he was right about ONE thing. There is no individual redemption in Buddhism.

I don’t even think Tiger is a practicing Buddhist. If he were, meditation would take up the better part of his day. He might have time for a little golf, but not enough time for golf and “puttering around”.

Sick&Tired

January 7th, 2010
6:53 pm

Many people claim to be of the Christian faith, but don’t understand the basic principals that are represented by Jesus. When I read Hume’s statement it reminded me of Mathew 7:3 – ” Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” I would suggest that Brit Hume retake Christianity 101. We all have to go back and re-educate ourselves more often, than not. It’s a good thing that our God is a forgiving God.

RW-(the original)

January 7th, 2010
6:56 pm

josef,

Are you saying Brit deserves to be chastised because of what he actually said or the way it’s being presented as him claiming the Buddhism was inferior?

Paul

January 7th, 2010
6:57 pm

Sick&Tired

By that line of reasoning, no Christian would ever serve on a jury where the would be required to pass judgment.

N-GA

January 7th, 2010
6:57 pm

Paul,

If Brit Hume wants to go to work on one of the religious channels or appear on 700 Club (or similar programs), then he should be free to couch his remarks in any way he chooses. But as a paid political commentator for Fox, he needs to have sufficient professionalism to edit his remarks. I can only imagine what Huntley, Brinkley, or Cronkite would say about this.

DoggoneGA

January 7th, 2010
7:00 pm

Sick&Tired – it made me think of Matthew 6:1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.”

Jenifer

January 7th, 2010
7:01 pm

Did Hume comment that Ensign, Craig, Vitter and Sanford should also become Christians? No wait, they already are, supposedly. Calling out republicant hypocrisy is becoming the world’s most boring sport.

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:05 pm

RW–
He should be chastised for saying what he did in the forum he did. It was not mannerly in that in a public forum such as the one at his disposal the promotion of one’s own faith as having answers that another does not is not good manners, faith being perhaps the most personal of all issues. So, yes, he should be chastised for what he actually said where and when he said it. Just as Jay, as the moderator, the one with the public forum at his command, does not promote his own faith, or lack thereof (I do not know) Hume should not have used his forum toward that end since, to the best of my knowledge, theology was not the topic/theme. That he did, in my opinion, was a viloation of the ethics of the profession.

FinnMcCool

January 7th, 2010
7:06 pm

Blessed are the cheese makers.

F. Sinkwich

January 7th, 2010
7:09 pm

A terrorist nearly blows up a plane on Christmas potentially killing hundreds of Americans. Then our fearless leader, Chairman O (Bookman’s hero), reads him his Miranda rights and has him “lawyer-up,” thus preventing the good guys (the US, that’s us lefties) from gaining valuable intelligence about jihadist activities in Yemen. An outraged Bookman dumps on Brit Hume.

This idiot we have as POTUS is going to get people killed. And all Jay can get concerned about is a Christian.

Two terrorist attacks in just a few weeks, and this bozo (Chairman O) gets a pass. Can you imagine the outrage if GWB was still president?

Didn’t think so.

matte white

January 7th, 2010
7:10 pm

Jay,

Could you please point out exactly where, in that linked CNS article, Hume cast himself as a victim?

I don’t think you can.

{I also don’t imagine David Shuster has any friends whatsoever, much less Christian friends.}

Taxpayer

January 7th, 2010
7:11 pm

Does this mean that everyone is once again OK with maintaining a separation of church and state and that we can quit lambasting Obama, for example, for not selecting a voter subset-approved sermon for he and his family — not that it is any of our business if he even goes at all, correct!

jt

January 7th, 2010
7:12 pm

Let’s imagine that the HEAD OF THE IRS just got busted, via paper trail, of the biggest swindle in U.S. History.

Oh wait,……………………

we don’t have to.

Bosch

January 7th, 2010
7:12 pm

Paul,

Isn’t there some kind of little football game coming on?

moonbat betty

January 7th, 2010
7:13 pm

Maybe owebama should have had the working class folks of Pennsylvania over for brewskis?

@@

January 7th, 2010
7:15 pm

New Jersey Senate defeats Gay Marriage Bill.

Civil unions, josef. I’ve heard they’re all the rage among the majority.

Gays make up 2%…3%? of the population. Even those numbers can’t be corroborated.

Hate to say it, but the bi-sexuals and transgendered need to form their own coalition. They complicate your cause.

Civil Unions, last call.

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:18 pm

Good Evening, N-GA

I guess I don’t understand the ‘off limits’ sign that applies to religion because it’s something ‘personal’ and applies to ‘beliefs.’ Consider a person with no religious adherence. They may embrace many of the same principles – how they view their fellow man, what they consider moral action to be, how they view their relationship to others, how they think we should care for the Earth – through a political group. These views can be the very core of how they define themselves. Yet people have no inhibitions when it comes to challenging those beliefs, telling people how they are wrong and another way is better. Happens all the time.

Seems to be another hangup on a noun (religion) that justifies or prohibits how one should speak to others.

Personally, I don’t much care for someone else’s judgment. But I cut them some slack if I detect in them an earnest desire to be of help. Then good manners on my part come into play. Not condemning them. Just saying “thank you. I shall consider that.”

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 7th, 2010
7:18 pm

Well, I’m just disgusted Bookman would rake one of my Heros over the coals.

Brit Hume is dead Right. There ain’t no good religion but the Christian religion. And they won’t even let teachers make kids pray in the schools. Anyhow, I’m with all the other good Conservatives on this blog. Let Brit Hume alone. He tells the Truth.

This would be alot better country if we had a Preacher in the White House. And make all the members of Congress be Christian too. About 70% of us in this country are Christian, and if any other faiths don’t like it, let them have a whole bunch of kids and maybe in a few hundred years they can be the majority.

Shame on you, Bookman.

Jenifer

January 7th, 2010
7:18 pm

How in the world does ranting on the air (when Tiger might not even be watching), rather than privately contacting him, further the tenets of his faith?

RW-(the original)

January 7th, 2010
7:20 pm

josef,

I didn’t take it as him promoting his faith only saying that Christianity offered a pathway to redemption and I’ve heard from a Buddhist friend that I asked that he thought that to be essentially correct. The forum that you find inappropriate was a round table to make predictions for 2010 and the question was specifically about what lay ahead for Tiger Woods.

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:20 pm

Hey Finn

And blessed are the Wisconsin fans?

’bout ready to bag it in and watch the University of Texas play Texas East (Alabama, for the uninitiated) for the national championship. They are both fine teams with much talent and hardworking young men. The best to all of them.

And round about halftime I’ll have that scotch!

getalife

January 7th, 2010
7:23 pm

Time to show Tebow and the world that SEC football still rules.

Roll Tide.

It’s your turn.

AmVet

January 7th, 2010
7:24 pm

The right-wing Christian nuts and Crusaders, like Hume are just PO’d that they couldn’t get their quasi-theocracy implemented in America. (Can you say School Prayer Constitutional Amendments?)

Disgusting.

Matilda, Bruno asked me to re-link this for your benefit.

Some of us got into a Zappa oeuvre last night.

Enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x80h_JiOTZs

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:24 pm

Hey, one of the posters triggered a good thought…. when President Obama invited a certain minister of the Christian faith to, what, offer a benediction or invocation, many, many, many people (let’s limit this to the nonChristians) passed quite a bit of judgment on the inferiority of the minister’s faith and how he should not be given that request. Granted, it wasn’t done on a news discussion show. Or was it? Haven’t researched MSNBC’s archives yet.

Sunshine and Thunder

January 7th, 2010
7:25 pm

“I’d think it was unprofessional, Sunshine, but that would be the extent of the complaint.”

Well, I have a complaint. I think that religioin is taught every day in public schools. Every day. It is a religion of intolerance of traditional values and faith. It is a religion of “diversity” for its own sake. It is a religion of same sex marriage and sexual promiscuity. Why isn’t that religion separated from the state? And before you reply, if you do, note that I am not saying I am for or against any of these values. Just that they are taught as truth and not as possibilities.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 7th, 2010
7:25 pm

and that we can quit lambasting Obama, for example, for not selecting a voter subset-approved sermon for he and his family — not that it is any of our business if he even goes at all, correct!

taxxie- I couldn’t care less if obozo chose Christmas day to make human sacrifices to the climate gods, but I do reserve the right to my opinion of him for it.

Put ice cubes on your forehead, sweetie, it’ll help with the thinking heat.

md

January 7th, 2010
7:26 pm

Amvet,

I believe you to be correct when it comes to beliefs in schools, but it should also include political beliefs – not happening.

Bosch

January 7th, 2010
7:26 pm

Roll Tide!!!! Off to watch the game! Good night all.

DoggoneGA

January 7th, 2010
7:27 pm

Paul – that’s no comparison, and you know it. Obama invited a religious leader to give an invocation at his inauguration. Hume is not a religious leader, the forum was not a religious one…and Tiger Woods did not invite him to give his religious opinion.

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:29 pm

@@
I’m for civil unions–for everybody. That’s what the piece of paper called a “marriage license” bought down to the “Marriage License Bureau” and sanctioned by the state are supposed to be regulating–it’s a legal issue. If you want the sanction of your theological doctrine and call it marriage, go for it, but it does not take the place of the civil registry. Otherwise, we’re creating a two-class system, Definition of marriage is not the province of the state. Definition of civil union is. As Granddaddy always said, “marriages aren’t made at the court house. Civil unions are.”

And as far as the bi-sexuals and transgendered are concerned…they do, indeed, complicate the cause. I wish I could claim to be open minded and welcoming, and I am at the poltical level, but at the personal, well, I’d be lying if I tried to present myself as such. In my experience, bi-sexuals have a real tendency to run back to the straight world when the going gets rough and transgendered–L-rd knows I try, but I just don’t get it…

Intra-nostra, we call folks like me and Unmentionable, “the hard-core 3%.” The “bi-sexuals,” that is those willing to knock off a piece of when nobody’s looking, are a much larger segment of the general population than anyone would ever want to admit.

AmVet

January 7th, 2010
7:29 pm

What political beliefs are those, md?

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:29 pm

“The right-wing Christian nuts and Crusaders, like Hume are just PO’d that they couldn’t get their quasi-theocracy implemented in America. (Can you say School Prayer Constitutional Amendments?)”

Yes BedWet, the nut job Christians, who go to work everyday, work, bring home food for their families and pray to the God of the universe, are so evil aren’t they?

Christian nut jobs: Pray, go to church, read their Bibles, give their own money to support missionary work, give their time to help others in need etc……

Muslim nut jobs: Blow up buildings, cut off heads of infidels, bomb and kill their own people, beat their women, kill their own family members for converting to other religions etc…..

Yep, those Christians sure is evil.

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:30 pm

good luck, getalife!

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:32 pm

“Time to show Tebow and the world that SEC football still rules.”

Uh, last time I checked, Tebow had a Heisman and two national championships. And, three BCS wins.

I think Tebow is doing just fine. Oh, and he was voted player of the decade.

Not Matt Lienart, Reggie Bush or any other college football player.

Roll Tide Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:32 pm

PAUL–
One of the reasons I despise Fierce Advocate for the hypocrite he is was that invitation to that hate-monger hiding behind his faith–fine and good at Saddleback, Not fine and good at the inaguration of the President of the United States of America.

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:32 pm

Doggone/GA

Let me restate. People are making the point it’s rude to pass judgment on another’s religion by labeling it inferior.

I submit that’s exactly what many, many people did when referring to Rev Warren. I’d bet the archives here would bear that out.

Jay

January 7th, 2010
7:34 pm

Sunshine, we put two kids through Atlanta Public Schools, k-12, and I don’t recognize what you describe.

Paul, the controversy was over his political views, not his religion per se. You could argue that his political views were an extension of his religious views, and that would be fair. But the inauguration was a political setting.

I’m not, by the way, joining in the criticism of that clergyman’s selection. I had no problem with it personally.

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:35 pm

“One of the reasons I despise Fierce Advocate for the hypocrite he is was that invitation to that hate-monger hiding behind his faith–fine and good at Saddleback”

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:35 pm

josef nix

And you are being consistent. My point is many who condemn Mr. Hume for his expression of belief or for saying his views are superior while another are inferior, are doing the same themselves when it comes to others. As I expressed to Doggone/GA.

I’m tryin’ to get a pizza ordered for game night…………………

@@

January 7th, 2010
7:36 pm

jay, I think it’s only fair to spread the love.

I give you MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:36 pm

More stupidity from this administration.

Failure Linking Ft. Hood Dots

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6069423n&tag=api

AmVet

January 7th, 2010
7:38 pm

getalife, I found a new video for our latest incarnation of junior.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzd75jmG84

Mahatma Gandhi wrote very clearly in his autobiography ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’: ‘I had started disliking Christianity. This was not without any reason. Those days Christian missionaries used to stand in a corner near the High School in Rajkot and used disgraceful words against Hindus and their Gods/Goddesses. I could not bear this’.

In fact not only Gandhiji, no self-respecting Hindu can bear this.

Nor would any self-respecting American bear the Humes of this world…

John Galt Jr.

January 7th, 2010
7:38 pm

Well you all miss the point, Brit Hume was correct in his statement.

Jenifer

January 7th, 2010
7:40 pm

Playing the persecution card is the typical right-wing tactic when they’ve put their foot so far in their mouth that they can tie their shoes from behind.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 7th, 2010
7:40 pm

Did yosef really just discriminate against he/shes?

~~~~~

Alabama in a walk.

hehehehe

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:42 pm

RW–
It is not as though the concept could not have been broached—it is the first-person presentation I object to and then the conclusion that it is “right,” not from a distanced analysis, but from Redneck’s oft repeated, “that’s my opinion and it’s very true.” It was neither thought out (professional) nor mannerly, and, in my opinion, did a disservice to people of faith, Christian or not. If you are going to bring the subject up, step very, very carefully—otherwise an individual comes off crude, vulgar and belligerant, like so many of us here in our attacks on Christians, Jews, Muslims or what have you, and coming off every bit as intolerant as those they are railing against…

@@

January 7th, 2010
7:44 pm

Be sure to watch the entire video of Olbermann and Maddow. Their snide comments regarding Sarah Palin’s religion? Do they overstep the boundaries of news commentators?

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:46 pm

JAY

“Sunshine, we put two kids through Atlanta Public Schools, k-12, and I don’t recognize what you describe.”

And as somebody there on a daily basis…neither do I…

“I’m not, by the way, joining in the criticism of that clergyman’s selection. I had no problem with it personally.”

And I hold that against you if you are referring to hate-monger Warren who still has not responded clearly to the charges he is funneling shekels to the death penalty for homosexuals faction in Uganda…

Proud American

January 7th, 2010
7:46 pm

Jay Bookman and Cynthia Tucker two losers.

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January 7th, 2010
7:46 pm

By the way-

Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses, says the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

Admonishing a brother for his sins and acts against God is one thing but criticizing those who mission is an entirely different subject.

And there is nothing good or righteous about it, just sayin…..

Paul

January 7th, 2010
7:47 pm

Jay

Thank you for the response. Good points. I thought it was consistent with Candidate Obama’s pledge to bring people together. Even people some of his supporters didn’t like.

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Off to watch the game.

Pleasant evening, all -

Taxpayer

January 7th, 2010
7:48 pm

I know how easy it is to get a rise out of you, Whiner. So either skip your Viagra or don’t read this. I tell you this because my religion, science, knows that the resulting loss in blood flow to your cranial cavity could yield permanent and potentially harmful effects. Then again, experiments of all sorts have always intriqued me so by all means keep me posted on your decision, preferably before you black out.

I have no problems with folks practicing most types of religions as long as they don’t try to impose their beliefs on others. However, I do note one exception because those that pray to the almighty dollar, in my opinion are by far the worst and most evil of all so-called practitioning life forms to ever co-inhabit this planet. To them, nothing trumps the power and the glory of their buck. Case in point.

Jenifer

January 7th, 2010
7:48 pm

I wonder how people who agree with Hume would feel if Tiger was a Christian, and a Muslim said that Tiger should convert to Islam…

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:49 pm

Cynthia Tucker is on Chris Matthews show. LOL

DoggoneGA

January 7th, 2010
7:50 pm

“I submit that’s exactly what many, many people did when referring to Rev Warren. I’d bet the archives here would bear that out.”

Those people were just as wrong, but THEY don’t have a public forum with the potential to reach millions at a time.

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January 7th, 2010
7:50 pm

An incoherent rant and moving of the goal posts, taxxie, there you go.

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:50 pm

“I wonder how people who agree with Hume would feel if Tiger was a Christian, and a Muslim said that Tiger should convert to Islam…”

Answer: Tiger would behead his wife with a nine iron.

josef nix

January 7th, 2010
7:51 pm

IR/YW

“Did yosef really just discriminate against he/shes?”

Against? No. Between? Yes.

PAUL–
I agree. See my 7:42 to RW

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:52 pm

“I have no problems with folks practicing most types of religions as long as they don’t try to impose their beliefs on others”

AMEN!!!!! Now, go tell Muslims to stop killing people and imposing their religion on innocent people.

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:52 pm

Buchannan just schooled Mssssssssssss Tucker on the underpants bomber.

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January 7th, 2010
7:53 pm

What??? no response to Olbermann and Maddow’s assessment of Sarah Palin’s religion? MSNBC’s forum?

Why am I not surprised?

Oh well…

LA

January 7th, 2010
7:54 pm

@@, liberals never admit their own bias or stupidity.

RW-(the original)

January 7th, 2010
7:56 pm

josef,

I’m not trying to be overly obtuse here but I didn’t take it to mean it was the “right” religion. I’ll go back and look again later this evening and get back to you if you’re still around then.

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January 7th, 2010
7:56 pm

Jenifer- Look, try to read other people’s comments every know and again, especially the hosts, who’s silly musings you just plagiarized.

mohhamed instructs his followers to convert others to his “religion” by killing or enslaving them.

Buddha, or whatever, considers cows to be sacrosanct or some such ridiculousness.

Jesus asks of you to carry forth his Word of love and forgiveness to all who will hear it.

The comparisons are pedestrian, to say the least.

Hillbilly Deluxe

January 7th, 2010
7:56 pm

All I got to say is I sure am glad everything I say doesn’t go out over the airwaves. I’d have been strung up or committed years ago.

@@

January 7th, 2010
7:58 pm

LA:

I know, but I like to, at least, give them the opportunity. I’ve come to realize they’re not much into opportunities of their own making.

What’s a girl to do?

Have fun.

Jenifer

January 7th, 2010
7:58 pm

Hume, you are being blasted for being a stupid a$$ bigot. Not because you are a hateful, ignorant, hypocritical Christian.

Goodnight all.

GOP is Gone

January 7th, 2010
7:59 pm

Silly Jay, everyone knows only Black anf Liberals play those cards. Everyone on FOX is totally sincere, especially when the women dumb themselves down and Beck gets a tear in his yey