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Fox Hosts Controversial Pastor To Suggest Obama Is Secretly Muslim

April 26, 2011 8:37 am ET

From the April 26 broadcast of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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Previously:

Fox & Friends Picks Up Bogus Attack On Obama's Lack Of Easter Proclamation

Right-Wing Media Throw A Fit About Obama Not Issuing Easter "Proclamation"

Why is the media giving a platform to pastor with history of inflammatory rhetoric?

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    • Author by epichuntarz (April 26, 2011 8:47 am ET)
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      Why aren't they hosting the pastors who insist Obama is Christian? So much for fair and balance!!!
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      • Author by jediknight65 (April 26, 2011 8:53 am ET)
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        because then they can't feed the need of the racists who believe this crap
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      • Author by David2012 (April 26, 2011 8:57 am ET)
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        What this shows is the disdain Fox has for its audience. They treat them like morons.
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      • Author by David2012 (April 26, 2011 8:57 am ET)
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        What this shows is the disdain Fox has for its audience. They treat them like morons.
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        • Author by chuckie (April 26, 2011 9:28 am ET)
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          "What this shows is the disdain Fox has for its audience. They treat them like morons."

          Why wouldn't they?
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      • Author by galmud (April 26, 2011 9:46 am ET)
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        If I didn't know better you'd almost think Fox invited this crazy Christian pastor to make Christians look bad.
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      • Author by gg (April 26, 2011 9:47 am ET)
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        The right wing complained that Obama attended Rev. Wright's church for years so if he was a secret Muslim it shouldn't have mattered. Obama could be seen sitting at the Last Supper and they wouldn't be happy.
        Since when do we have a religious requirement to be elected to office, I rather see the results of a civics exam.
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        • Author by Konacha (April 26, 2011 10:17 am ET)
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          I brought this up to one the right wing Rush bot at my office about the religious requirement, the first thing out of his mouth was "You're the problem with this country." It didn't matter that I was right about the issue, then they start going on and on how Sharia law is going to take over the US and about how poorly Muslims treat women (totally false, in fact a number of women in Muslim countries have been elected PM). It doesn't matter... they yell and shout at you without even being able to get a word in to them.
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          • Author by foghornleghorn (April 26, 2011 10:29 am ET)
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            This whole fear of Sharia law is the most puzzling aspect of the nutjob mindset. How can a religious group that makes up less than 1% of our population impose their laws on the other 99%.

            The nutjobs don't have faith in the American system or the American people by being so fearful of Sharia law. I guess it's just another manifestation of their hatred of Muslims, or anyone who is different.
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      • Author by ThomasJH268 (April 26, 2011 11:58 am ET)
           
        Because they lost one of their major talking points:

        Sheppard Smith: Fox News can confirm that the President of the United States is a citizen of the United States

        to which I replied

        Translation: FOXPAC can confirm it, they would just rather stoke up the controversy if it will get a few rating points and The Donald a couple thousand more votes in 2012


        Since they can't keep claiming Obama isn't a citizen anymore and still appear to be credible (ha ha) now their going after the "Obama is a secret Muslim" angle.
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      • Author by liberalXtian (April 26, 2011 12:20 pm ET)
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        Why aren't they hosting the pastors who insist Obama is Christian?


        Just as well they didn't. They would have probably picked Reverend Wright.
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    • Author by blk-in-alabam (April 26, 2011 8:49 am ET)
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      The so-called preacher said show me the money,before he said show me the proclamation,and the president is a muslim,and what ever else he was supposed to say to make the shown money drop in his hand...............Sounds like a typical Tex as so-call conservative preacher
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      • Author by BlackMako (April 26, 2011 9:09 am ET)
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        A baptist whore? I'm shocked! Say it aint so!
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      • Author by bintx (April 26, 2011 9:36 am ET)
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        Sounds like a typical Tex as so-call conservative preacher


        No, he doesn't. He sounds like a fundamentalist preacher, which is what he is . . . has nothing to do with the state he's preaching from. He's a bigoted old fool who hides behind the Bible to justify his bigotry.
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        • Author by raine315 (April 26, 2011 10:06 am ET)
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          Exactly! I bet Pastor TD Jakes(Potters House Houston and Dallas) would have a totally different opinion.
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    • Author by AB-001 (April 26, 2011 8:51 am ET)
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      Well, if a respected watchdog like the SPLC singles out the guy, then he's certainly a qualified guest for Fox & Friends!

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      • Author by epkklk851 (April 26, 2011 9:54 am ET)
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        "The deep, dark, dirty secret of Islam: It is a religion that promotes pedophilia — sex with children." from the SPLC website.

        What is the deep dark secret of Texas Baptist preachers that promotes this sort of intellectual necrophilia?
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        • Author by bintx (April 26, 2011 10:05 am ET)
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          I will again object to the generalization that Jeffress represents "Texas Baptist" preachers. Jeffress represents fundamentalist preachers, that's all. For every Jeffress, I can give you 5-10 "Texas Baptist" preachers who DON'T adhere to his bigoted beliefs. For instance, at my "Texas Baptist" church, we have studies on Islam and Judaism. Why? To promote understanding and tolerance.

          Generalizations are rarely, if ever, true.
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          • Author by epkklk851 (April 26, 2011 11:09 am ET)
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            bintx, my generalizations are based on 35-40 years of experiences many miles away from Texas. For every Ann Richards, Molly Ivins, or Linda Ellerby, there are a half dozen of this jerkwad, or a scrub, or a terdblossom, or a Barton, or a Perry put forth as the face of true Texas. As someone who can only claim a few hours in Texas, what else am I supposed to think, if this is the only face I get? What is your church doing to change the face put forward? Richard and Ivins are dead, I believe Ellerby is retired, who replaced them?
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            • Author by bintx (April 26, 2011 11:26 am ET)
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              Wow. As I said, generalizations are rarely, if ever, true. Your comment was based upon very limited knowledge, yet you posted it with relish.

              I take it from your post that the only people you consider worthwhile are people who believe, in lockstep, with you. How very sad. If you had seen the horrible posts last week on HuffPo about the Texas fires, you would understand why I despise the FALSE generalizations which get promoted about Texas. There were people there saying "burn, baby, burn," and even worse. If you don't know what you're talking about and you base your opinions on the actions of a few, you are uninformed.

              BTW, I loved Molly Ivins and Ann Richards because of their honesty and wit. They are irreplaceable.
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        • Author by WestMassman (April 26, 2011 10:58 am ET)
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          What is the deep dark secret of Texas Baptist preachers....

          When dealing with religious Groups (Confessions to use the technical term) such as the Baptists, you have to be very careful.

          Southern Baptists are fundamentalists and prod of it ( at least for the most part)

          American Baptists are very liberal ( as a rule)

          To complicate this, all Baptist churches are independent and vary greatly a bout approach to issues , dogma, policy etc.
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          • Author by bintx (April 26, 2011 11:22 am ET)
               
            Not all Southern Baptists are fundamentalists, most are not. Again, a generalization.
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            • Author by Conchobhar (April 26, 2011 12:01 pm ET)
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              Sorry, I can't resist:

              QUESTION: Why are Southern Baptists for forbidden to have sex standing up?

              ANSWER: It could lead to dancing.
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    • Author by pklute63 (April 26, 2011 8:52 am ET)
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      And if he is/was? SO F@&KING WHAT!
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      • Author by jediknight65 (April 26, 2011 8:57 am ET)
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        because if its true that he is a muslim then it has to be true about him being born in kenya.....its all about justifying the bigotry
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    • Author by IRONY 101 (April 26, 2011 8:53 am ET)
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      Unbelievable...! And they wonder why some of us tell them to shove their religion where the sun doesn't shine.
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    • Author by bintx (April 26, 2011 9:05 am ET)
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      Jeffers is a tool. I've gotten e-mails with some of his uninformed screeds before . . . I asked them to stop sending this old bigot's nonsense to me.
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    • Author by BlackMako (April 26, 2011 9:06 am ET)
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      Our official religion is not Christian and our official language is not English. We don't have an official religion or an official language. If the candidate is 35 years old, was born in the US, lived here all of his life and is a Muslim who speaks only Arabic and not one word of English, they are still a valid candidate. If I agree with him, or her, they will get my vote, if I don't, they won't. I don't care what color they are, what language they speak or what their religious preference, sexual orientation or anything else that is not related to their ability to perform the duties of the president. Stop cramming your racism and bigotry down our throats conservatives. We know better!
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      • Author by MickD (April 26, 2011 9:55 am ET)
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        Unfortunately this has become a Repub "strategery." Frame the president as the "other," with code words like foreigner, Muslim, whatever, so the racists can feel comfortable about their racism and come to the polls to vote for the rich, fat white man who will take every social program away that they may have to depend on.
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      • Author by grrson (April 26, 2011 11:05 am ET)
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        I agree that there isn't, nor should there be an official religion in this country.

        But I do believe that English is our official language and should remain that way. I am NOT saying that we shouldn't have multi-language education, or that we shouldn't welcome other cultures and their languages into the United States. I think those two things are crucial for the advancement of our society.

        It just makes sense, IMO - an overwhelming majority of citizens speak some dialect of English; the founding documents were written in English; American English (with all of its quirks, for better or worse...) is a cornerstone of what makes America awesome.

        That being said, I think it should be required that students learn about some of the Native Languages spoken by the people who were here before us.
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        • Author by JoeSixpack (April 26, 2011 11:23 am ET)
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          an overwhelming majority of citizens speak some dialect of English; the founding documents were written in English; American English (with all of its quirks, for better or worse...) is a cornerstone of what makes America awesome.


          That's exactly why there's no need to make it "official."
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        • Author by BlackMako (April 26, 2011 12:17 pm ET)
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          But I do believe that English is our official language and should remain that way.


          Belief is meaningless, this is a black and white issue spelled out in the letter of the law. The constitution is what matters and it does not list an official language. Now, as for practice, the de facto language at this point in our history is English. If yo do any business with anyone in any capacity in this country you will be doing that business in English.

          If the official language had been chosen based on the majority then you would not be speaking English today. Since the republic was founded, the most commonly spoken languages by the majority have been Spanish, French and German. For most of our history one of these three languages was the majority tongue. It was only in the late 19th and throughout the 20th century that English came to prominence.

          American English (with all of its quirks, for better or worse...) is a cornerstone of what makes America awesome.
          What language we speak, in and of itself, has nothing to do with our greatness as a nation. To say such a thing is bigoted. It is a suggestion that you are better than someone who does not speak English simply because they don't speak English.
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          • Author by grrson (April 26, 2011 12:50 pm ET)
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            What language we speak, in and of itself, has nothing to do with our greatness as a nation. To say such a thing is bigoted.

            Did you just call me a bigot for suggesting that American English, which includes all of the regional dialects, is an important part of our country in terms of our culture and heritage?

            American English is a huge part of American culture whether you like it or not. And I happen to think that American culture (and I'd like to think the good aspects of it outweigh the bad ones) is pretty great.

            I apologize for not being more concise with my statement. If I had, maybe you would have been less of a d ick when you responded. Or you could have merely asked for a clarification about what I meant before you would toss out such an accusation.

            It is a suggestion that you are better than someone who does not speak English simply because they don't speak English.


            I never said, nor did I suggest anything like that. I don't think that I or anyone else in America is better than anyone else because of the language they speak (I've spoken Spanish as a second language for going on 15 years now, BTW).

            And despite being a diehard leftist, YES, I think America (the country itself, not the government) is f--king awesome and wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world.

            Again, I probably should have explained my comment a little more to spare myself the wrath of someone such as you. I'll make sure I do that next time.
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            • Author by BlackMako (April 26, 2011 1:21 pm ET)
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              I am sorry. I did not intend to be hostile. I try to be direct and clear, that's all and I do realize that sometimes that comes off as hostile. Please don't think I was judging you in any way.

              For the record, being bigoted is a fact of life, no one can truly say that they are not bigoted in some way to some degree. We all have "beliefs" that we hold dear and we vehemently disagree with those who think differently and we don't fully understand why they don't think like us, we think "some things are just so obvious", and that, by definition, is bigotry. You are a good person, I am sure.

              I am a bigot and the first to say so. I hate religion, absolutely to my core, I can't stand it, it hurts my brain and my heart and I harbor no tolerance for it nor will I pretend to for anyone's benefit, including my own, ever. I am a bigot and proud of it and I will never apologize for it. It is MY belief and I OWN it!
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              • Author by grrson (April 26, 2011 2:11 pm ET)
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                It's all good.

                I consider myself spiritual, but not religious. I believe in a god, but I don't know and don't plan on ever knowing who/what/where that god is.

                I agree that we are all bigoted in some way or another. I try really hard not to be in all aspects of my life, and it just rubs me the wrong way when someone suggests that I am.

                Everyone is different, but everyone is also a good person at their core. At least that's what I hope.

                But then again, people like Steve Doocy and that pastor can really put a dent in that hope...
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                • Author by BlackMako (April 27, 2011 8:11 am ET)
                     
                  But then again, people like Steve Doocy and that pastor can really put a dent in that hope

                  Not to mention the damage done to discourse.
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    • Author by j238 (April 26, 2011 9:08 am ET)
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      Such nonsense.

      Why has religion become so central to electoral politics???
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      • Author by jediknight65 (April 26, 2011 9:13 am ET)
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        because conservatives can't win arguments on their merits so they have to distract and pull sleight of hand tricks.
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      • Author by tbone (April 26, 2011 9:25 am ET)
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        It's not. But freedom from religion has been enexorably moving ahead in the civic institutions and discourse.

        - We have exorcised much religious practice and symbology from government owned or controlled property and institutions;
        - Conservative religious issues, not withstanding the rhetoric, have no legislative champions;
        - Societal acceptance of the non-traditional family continues apace;
        - Uber proselytizers used to be accepted if not part of the mainstream - they are now marginalized or ignored.

        Religion is not under threat in this country, but those who would unconstitutionally supplant it into American law/politics are losing influence and power. They know they are dying; fear of this death makes them cry out the loudest.
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    • Author by plasmaman (April 26, 2011 9:19 am ET)
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      Can someone PLEASE tell me why it is necessary for Obama to make an Easter proclamation, and why it is necessary for the president to be Christian? America doesn't have a state religion people! AAAGH!
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      • Author by liberalXtian (April 26, 2011 12:25 pm ET)
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        No President has made an Easter proclamation since 1980. That includes both Bushes.
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    • Author by GBU-15 (April 26, 2011 9:19 am ET)
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      I guess the NeanderCons worst fear would be a woman president who is Muslim and gay! Dennis Hopper said in the movie Easy Rider "People in this country talk about bein' free. But when they actually SEE someone bein' free? It scares them"!
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    • Author by Lord of Light (April 26, 2011 9:20 am ET)
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      I wish Obama was an aggressive atheist. I'm tired of these religious morons claiming some kind of moral authority merely because they believe in an imaginary man in the sky. Even more tired of their attacks on science and race-baiting crap. If I saw this pastor creep in person, I'd tell him to F off right to his face.
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      • Author by dogbreath (April 26, 2011 9:55 am ET)
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        Me to, but it wouldn't do any good.

        Personally, I think the president isn't an overly religious person, but in our current state of hyper-religiousity in this country, he has to show some interest. Let's face it, if the man came out tomorrow and parted the Potomac, the FOX crew would condemn him for not parting the Mississippi. He just can't win no matter what.
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        • Author by IRONY 101 (April 26, 2011 9:58 am ET)
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          Personally, I think the president isn't an overly religious person, but in our current state of hyper-religiousity in this country, he has to show some interest.

          In other words, he has to fake it...which is a sad reality in our current political environment.
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          • Author by IRONY 101 (April 26, 2011 10:05 am ET)
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            I'm often reminded of a movie I once saw...I thnk it might have been Spartacus. Two Roman Senators are walking and one stops to pay a street merchant to sacrifice an animal to one of their gods. The other Senator asks him if he really believes in all that, to which he replies something to the effect "No...but you have to do it to keep up appearances for the people."

            Sounds like modern American politics...
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            • Author by dogbreath (April 26, 2011 10:31 am ET)
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              Yes, I think it is definitely something along those lines. Most the religious garbage we are handed by politicians is just that - garbage. It is spewed out to game those who are too stupid to know they are being gamed. I don't know why these religious tools who politicians are appealing to would think that politicians wouldn't lie about religion in order to get elected. Moreover, when these "religious" politicians act like immoral dolts by having affairs and breaking laws, they are rarely called out by these so-called religious voters. It is a strange, twisted reality of how ideological our country has become.
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        • Author by beDecent (April 26, 2011 10:50 am ET)
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          I was just thinking this last night, after reading Obama's statement at the Easter breakfast, that once his presidency is over, he'll be able to be more honest about his religious beliefs, and I hope he is. I'm not convinced of the beliefs I feel he's forced to portray in public, but imagine if he came out and expressed his doubts of some supreme being.

          I really hope that the 180 this presidency has taken from the former--not summoning God with every decision he makes, not claiming God told him to send the drones over Libya, not claiming he prayed to God for answers to the questions facing our country--is the beginning of less religious influence with our leaders (Democratic, anyway).

          Ah, it's all hope, I know. Washington and Lincoln, among others, were hush-hush about their religious beliefs. It really only depends on the person, I guess.
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      • Author by WestMassman (April 26, 2011 10:33 am ET)
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        I wish Obama was an aggressive atheist....


        I am a devout Christian. But I agree with you that I too am Tired of these religious morons claiming some kind of moral authority...

        While I don't believe God to be imaginary, these morons put forth a distorted, centuries out of date, image of God and actually mock God.

        It is sickening to see any political figure have to cower to these fanatics.
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    • Author by Tony195616 (April 26, 2011 9:24 am ET)
         
      Whatever happened to the "no religious test" thing for the Presidency? Doocy should be ashamed of himself for hosting this so-called referend. Here's a preview of the next wacko theory after the birther thing plays out: the secret Muslim conspracy.
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    • Author by Ninure (April 26, 2011 9:30 am ET)
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      Interesting they get a White Pastor to say that a Black man is not a Christian...
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    • Author by dogbreath (April 26, 2011 9:49 am ET)
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      What is he the frickin' pope? Why does the president have to issue a religious decree? Grief.
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      • Author by heididad1417 (April 26, 2011 10:17 am ET)
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        Well, if this "man of God" says that there's only two viable explanations that Mr. Obama didn't issue an "Easter Proclamation" then that convinces me, Obama MUST BE a MUSLIM! Period.

        Or it could be that Mr. Obama has been a little busy lately. You know, thinking up evil ways to take over the world and stuff like that.

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        • Author by WestMassman (April 26, 2011 10:37 am ET)
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          Or it could be that Mr. Obama has been a little busy lately. You know, thinking up evil ways to take over the world and stuff like that.




            Or that no President since Reagan has issued one


            Or that no presidents should out of respect for the (Gasp!!! Horror of Horrors !!!!) establishment clause of the First Amendment

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    • Author by WestMassman (April 26, 2011 10:07 am ET)
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      Fox Hosts Controversial Pastor To Suggest Obama Is Secretly Muslim

      I do not believe for 10 seconds that Mr. Obama is Muslim. He is ( was?) a member of the United Church of Christ. Funny thing I used to be a member of the UCC until I became an Episcopalian at age 16. Also and most of my family still are UCC members. I know he must be Christian (and not a phoney Chris-Chun like the Bangers )

      BUT

      So what if he were Muslim?? many very good people are.
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    • Author by liberalXtian (April 26, 2011 12:21 pm ET)
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      Since Fox has admitted that Obama was born in the US, they now need to concentrate on the Muslim lie.
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    • Author by historygeek001 (April 26, 2011 1:43 pm ET)
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      Crap. I can say that every single person that works for Fox is secretly an alien from planet !xtlpop and that the fact that they deny it only proves my point; I would be equally credible. This is red meat for those who pretend that Fox provides information because they lack the integrity to admit that they prefer lies they can agree with to facts they don't like.
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