Fox pundit: Atheists fighting government prayer are basically ‘Hitler’
Fox News radio host Todd Starnes on Tuesday said that atheists and non-religious people were taking the United States down the same road as Nazi Germany by trying to force religion out of government.
While guest hosting for Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday, Eric Bolling celebrated a “rare win for God in America” with Starnes after the Supreme Court upheld religious prayers by government bodies favoring a specific religion.
“Always a good day when the anti-Christian folks get smacked down by the Supreme Court,” Starnes quipped.
The Fox News outrage specialist said he wasn’t “into the legalese” of the decision, but worried that the fact that the ruling was limited to only “short prayers” meant that there would be future court cases.
Starnes then turned the segment into a pitch for his book, God Less America, arguing that “the Obama administration has been waging a war against people of the Christian faith. It’s not covered in the mainstream media, it’s covered here at the Fox News Channel.”
He predicted that atheists would even sue to have the words “endowed by our creator” retroactively removed from the Declaration of Independence.
“Let’s say the atheists are successful in removing creator out of that sentence, alright?” Starnes said. “Who do we put in there? I mean, look, the Germans tried it with Hitler. It didn’t work out very well with them. Look at what happened in Italy [with Mussolini].”
In fact, Adolf Hitler often mentioned religion in public speeches, and insisted that God was backing his policies.
“Lord God, give us the strength that we may retain our liberty for our children and our children’s children, not only for ourselves but also for the other peoples of Europe, for this is a war which we all wage, this time, not for our German people alone, it is a war for all of Europe and with it, in the long run, for all of mankind,” the dictator prayed at the conclusion of a 1942 speech in Berlin.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast May 6, 2014.
(h/t: Media Matters)