Fox Host: Christians Have Killed ‘Zero’ People In The Name Of Religion

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Nearly every conservative television personality has slammed President Barack Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech at this point.

But Fox News host Eric Bolling denied Saturday that Christians, or people of any faith other than Islam for that matter, have killed anyone in the name of their religion.

“Reports say radical Muslim jihadists killed thousands of people in the past few months alone,” Bolling said on “Cashin’ In.” “And get, and yet when you take Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, whatever, their combined killings in the name of religion — well that number would be zero.”

Bolling argued that it was wildly inappropriate for Obama to use a “misguided moral equivalency” to invoke the Crusades in the same breath as the Islamic State terror group to make a point about the history of religious violence.

“He practically blamed Christians for the religious fanatics who are burning men alive, burying children alive and crucifying young boys,” he said. “Talking about both in the same context is simply not okay.”

It’s not clear whether Bolling was referring to the total number of people killed in the name of religions other than Islam in the past few months or in general. But even if Bolling was referring to that narrower time frame, there was at least one planned attack in the United States with reported ties to Christianity that he overlooked.

Law enforcement officials believed that Texas resident Larry McQuilliams, who was gunned down by police in November while trying to burn down a Mexican consulate, was planning a broader attack against churches and government buildings. Investigators searching McQuilliams’ van found a copy of the 1990 book “Vigilantes of Christendom,” which is linked to a Christian sect called the Phineas Priesthood that holds racist and anti-Semitic beliefs.

h/t Huffington Post

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  1. Ever heard the expression “jumped the shark?”

    FOX News has jumped it, crashed and burned, then drowned.

  2. “WE’RE NOT TO BLAME! FOR ANYTHING!!!” Bolling screeched, stamping his widdle feet.

  3. Luke 18:11

    King James ver.

    The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

  4. Okay, this is absurd.

    Oh, and anyone take notice of the ticker scrolling along the bottom of the story’s pic? Doesn’t it say something like “natural gas” and “fun dung”. Is this actually a caption for the pic?

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