Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Atheist soldiers don’t need chaplains — ‘just Facetime somebody’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 14:10 EDT
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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade
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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday asserted that atheist soldiers did not need non-religious chaplains because they could just “Facetime somebody” on a video chat with their iPhones.

On Tuesday’s edition of Out Numbered, Fox News host Harris Faulkner noted that the Military Association of Atheists and Free Thinkers had planned to request that the Pentagon provide “humanist” chaplains to serve nonbelievers.

“Are we going to have chaplains for vegetarians now?” Faulkner wondered.

Kilmeade opined that non-religious chaplains did not make sense because they could only say, “What ever happens, just know, there is no afterlife.”

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle argued that the request was all “game” to attack religion.

“They don’t need a humanist or whatever the heck that is,” she said. “You want a hug? I’ll give you a hug. You want to go talk to a counselor, you can go talk to a counselor. What is the point of this? This doesn’t make any sense to me.”

“And why do we pay our military and our troops more because we are diverting funds unnecessarily because we are so super-PC,” she added. “I can’t stand it. And you have to put money over on this side instead of where it belongs. What?”

Faulkner pointed out that religious people deserved support because they were being asked to “put their lives on the line,” but atheists did not need special chaplains.

“If you need somebody to listen to you, they have counselors,” she said.

“Why don’t you just Facetime somebody if you need somebody to talk to!” Kilmeade volunteered. “Because clearly the chaplains aren’t going to give you the answers.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast May 13, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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