I'm sure many Christian, Republican-Americans, the "real Americans" who reside in 'flyover' states, feel that persecution against Christians is real, because Fox News tells them so. Their Fight For Faith segment features the latest paranoid rantings of the most self-righteous Christians out there, the Dominionists. Adherents of this belief system strongly feel that Christians should rule the world. These Christian-Supremacists come armed with anonymously-conducted studies, which they claim are real and super serious.
Jonathan Morris, Fox News' resident Roman Catholic Priest, is well aware of the obstacles that challenge America's more devout Christians. Dominionists, like Morris, take all forms, from Catholics to devout Mormons. These holy rollers want the tenets of their interpretation of a materialistic, bigoted and misogynistic faith to supercede our own Constitution. Tucker Carlson shows a few graphics of quotes by anonymous, educated people who are not fond of this Dominionist-inspired thinking. Of course, we don't know where he pulled these mysterious quotes from, and one can surmise they came right out of his posterior. In addition to two of the 7 Mountains realms, the media and Hollywood, the most formidable opponents to a Christian Theocracy are members of the dreaded academic intelligentsia. Carlson asks Morris,
"where specifically do these comments come from?" (Shorter version: who should we demonize?)
Then Father Jonathan begins his mini sermon:
"I really believe there is a Christianphobia in some elite sectors of our society. Let me say three: one is in the news media to some extent, two, in Hollywood, and number three, and this is the most important and dangerous one, in academia. This study shows, a it was a very serious study (see, I told you it was serious!), that shows that among some of the most educated, there is this, you know it's not phobia, I don't think, they call it Christianphobia, I think it's more, it's disdain, an almost embarrassment
"why do you think that?"
Without hesitation, Father Morris replies
"because it's not cool, it's not cool to believe in Christian, it's nice to say I like Jesus' teachings on love...but, do I actually believe in salvation-redemption?...in this world of social media, and in the anonymity of a study like this, it's easy to go over the line and say something that you would never say to someone's face."
The expert on all things holy explains that Christians are persecuted, most egregiously in the Middle East, where Christianity doesn't enjoy a plurality like it does in the good old U.S. of A. Those practicing the dreaded Islam are often guilty of persecuting Christians, who have never persecuted anyone. Morris explains,
"Unfortunately, there are people who are doing terrible, terrible, nasty things."
But the real gist of this alleged, anonymous study that Papa Morris most assuredly validates, is that people will say more vitriolic, hateful things when they're able to hide behind an anonymous, online identity. It's a good thing he's called this problem to our attention because who knew that online anonymity raises the level of hate against those who believe differently?
What an important and real segment this was; thanks Fox News! If it weren't for you, we may be inclined to believe that the online community was all unicorns, rainbows and roses. Stay strong, Jeebus-lovers, stay strong. Your faith is always being tested, so don't let thinkers allow you to question the Bible. Keeping the faithful is the only way to keep the tax-free institution afloat, and what's more American than tax-evasion?