Conservative radio host Mark Levin became enraged on Monday and hung up on an atheist caller who had suggested that presidential candidates should not have to believe in God.
During a radio segment flagged by The Right Scoop, a caller said that he was disappointed that Levin continued to “perpetuate the myth” that religious faith was a prerequisite for being a good leader.
“Oh, I forgot, I’m not supposed to mention faith or God,” Levin interrupted sarcastically. “I’ve decided to bring it up because I’m sick and tired of us being told, ‘Just tax cuts, don’t bring up that other stuff. Oh, my God! Don’t bring up God! For God sakes!’ Right? You got it?”
“To narrow down your desires, your qualifications for the next president, to list among them a professed faith, a religious faith, is ridiculous,” the caller noted. “I don’t want a religious president, no.”
“So, you’re an atheist, right?” Levin asked. “Okay, great. Can I help you out, pal? This world wasn’t created by atheists. Meaning, this country was not created by atheists.”
“The great thing about our Constitution and the great thing about the Judeo-Christian belief system is its tolerance,” he continued. “You see, you have almost no tolerance for my viewpoint. This is the thing that really angers you! On the other hand, if you’re an atheist, I could care less.”
“First of all, Mark, it’s ‘couldn’t care less,’” the caller observed.
“Actually, it is could care less,” Levin shot back. “You know, you’re an ass. I’ve had about enough of you. You’re a real punk. You know that? You have contributed nothing to this program in ten minutes. Zero. And you’re not that smart.”
“The problem that some of you atheists have is you’re intolerant. You’re intolerant. And you’re a punk. So, get lost. Get out of here.”
At that point, Levin disconnected the caller, and concluded that the segment had been a “waste of time.”
Listen to the audio below from The Mark Levin Show, broadcast March 17, 2014.