Tucker Carlson: Every Wiccan a nerd or a ‘twice-divorced older woman’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, February 18, 2013 17:33 EDT
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Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson speaks to Fox News
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Tucker Carlson, the founder of The Daily Caller, attacked Wicca on Sunday, mocking the minority religion for allegedly having too many holidays.

Carlson appeared on the Fox News show Fox & Friends Sunday to discuss the University of Missouri’s “Holiday and Recommended Accommodations” guide, which lists eight Wiccan holidays.

“The bad side of Wiccanism is it’s obviously a form of witchcraft,” he said. “But the upside is you get a ton of holidays. Twenty percent of all school holidays, as described by the University of Missouri, are Wiccan holidays. Twenty percent of all.”

Though the Fox & Friends Sunday hosts suggested Wiccans received special treatment, the guide does not recommend any accommodations for Wiccan holidays, unlike many of the other religious holidays listed.

Fox & Friends Sunday host Anna Kooiman complained that Christians were prohibited from saying “Merry Christmas” in the United States.

“But you get 20 holidays now if you’re a Wiccan,” Fox & Friends Sunday host Clayton Morris interrupted. “I guess that’s the one to go with, right? I mean, that’s certainly the one. If you’re going to pick one, go with the one with the most holidays.”

“Except any religion whose most sacred day is Halloween, I just can’t take seriously,” Carlson added. “I mean, call me a bigot. And I’m not, you know, not offering an editorial against Wiccanism.”

Carlson later added that every Wiccan was either a “compulsive Dungeons & Dragons player or is a middle-aged, twice-divorced older woman living in a rural area who works as a midwife.”

Watch video, via Media Matters, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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