In case you were concerned about silencing the religious majority in America, there's always another story on Fox 'News' about the War on Christianity. Representing Mexico, NY (north of Syracuse close to Canadian border) high school QB Dante Turo and his father, Geno, appeared with Anna Kooiman on Thursday's Fox and Friends to discuss a penalty he received after pointing to 'God' up in the sky in the end zone. Ultimately, his team lost the game.
Todd Starnes took a break from spending time in his closet to write about the incident.
Mexico High School (in upstate N.Y., near Syracuse) quarterback Dante Turo was raised by his parents to give glory to God – especially on the football field.
“When you score touchdowns, when you make big plays, it’s easy to become proud,” Geno, his dad, told me. “It’s easy to take credit for yourself. I didn’t want my son to get caught up in that.”
So on Oct. 17 when Dante ran 73 yards for a touchdown, the 17-year-old quarterback raised a single finger to the sky.
Dante was honoring the Lord. But a referee said he was taunting.
Video shows the quarterback running into the end zone and briefly raising his finger before tossing the pigskin to the referee.
As soon as he raised his finger, the ref tossed a flag. He was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct -- excessive celebration.
“I talked to the referee and told him I wasn’t trying to do anything malicious or arrogant – I was just trying to give praise to God,” Dante told me. “He told me, ‘don’t do it again.’”
This type of 'story' gets the paranoid audience, who perceives some alleged persecution of Christians, all aflutter. There are countless other sources who are showing the TD, each is asserting the same persecution alleged on Fox and Friends. This quote is from a site called BelieversStandUnited.com.
Across the U.S., Christians are being told—and forced—to silence their beliefs. These are time-honored beliefs that have been an essential part of the American landscape before the founding of America. It is not acceptable or fair for a new, progressive agenda to redefine what America is and change its Judeo-Christian heritage.
This type of drivel will have to do, for now, to stave off the heathens. The Fox viewers will just have to wait for the annual War on Christmas, which begins any day now.