Bill O'Reilly rips Stephen Colbert: Mocking Justice Scalia will only alienate 'traditional Americans'
'O'Reilly Factor' host Bill O'Reilly on June 29, 2015. [YouTube]

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly chided Stephen Colbert on Monday for making fun of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia following the high court's decision legalizing marriage equality.


"In a few months, Colbert will be competing against [Jimmy] Fallon and [Jimmy] Kimmel, both talented and successful guys," O'Reilly warned. "He might want to think about alienating traditional Americans to the extent he has. It could be very bad for business."

Colbert released a short video late Friday night quipping that he thought Scalia hid his head "in a flesh-toned cinch sack" before inviting him onto The Late Show after he takes over in September.

O'Reilly, however, bemoaned the wave of derision directed toward Scalia following the court's 5-4 ruling, calling Scalia's dissent "well-thought out."

"Oppression runs both ways, and Americans should consider that," the host argued.

O'Reilly also said that "forcing" people to participate in same-sex marriages "tears up the social contract forged by the founders."

"If a baker believes marriage is a sacrament instituted by his religion, the government should leave the baker alone," he said.

Watch O'Reilly's commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.