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Fox News Host Wants Federal Investigation into ‘South Park’ for Blasphemy (RightWingWatch)

Fox News Host Wants Federal Investigation into ‘South Park’

If a Muslim had said something along the lines of what Todd Starnes said you can bet that the Islamophobia echo chamber would be pushing the line that American Muslims are trying to undermine the First Amendment by pushing blasphemy laws.

What if they were Muslim? (h/t: CriticalDragon)

Fox News Host Wants Federal Investigation into ‘South Park’ for Blasphemy

(RightWingWatch)

Fox News’s Todd Starnes is sick and tired of ‘South Park’ and Hollywood getting a free pass. The Fox News commentator participated in the Values Voter Summit panel on “Religious Hostility in America” over the weekend.

The panel featured the familiar argument that Christians in America are somehow a beleaguered minority that is under constant assault. Starnes claims to have a pile of stories stacked up on his desk about “instances of people who have been facing attack because of their faith in Jesus Christ.”

Speaking of the controversy surrounding the laughably bad “Innocence of Muslims,” Starnes asked why the federal government isn’t investigating “shows like ‘South Park,’ which has denigrated all faiths.” He also demanded to know why President Obama hasn’t denounced Hollywood.

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We have the seen the administration come out and say, “we condemn anyone who denigrates religious faith.” And they come out in regards to this anti-Muslim film.

Well, that’s well and good, but my question is, when has the administration condemned the anti-Christian films that are coming out of Hollywood? Where are the federal investigations into shows like ‘South Park,’ which has denigrated all faiths?

Where is the outrage when people of the Christian faith are subjected to this humiliation that is coming out of Hollywood?

Religious Right activists have been the most vocal supporters of the filmmakers, if you can call them that, and have rightfully pointed out that the First Amendment protects their activities. Starnes, however, seems to have a double-standard when it comes to speech that he deems offensive to his religious views.

As it turns out, the only investigation going on around the “Innocence of Muslims” concerns whether one of the purported “filmmakers” violated the terms of his probation. Otherwise the government has no place policing speech, regardless of who is offended, and the president is not the film critic in chief. President Obama can be excused, however, for speaking out when Americans are being killed over an amateurish YouTube video.

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4 Comments »

  1. Christians have been denouncing Hollywood forever. Lots of people hate South Park. Some Christians certainly do want to influence law in the US.

    Back when Hollywood was censored maybe it made better movies. In the Godfather everyone stays dressed and nobody swears. When I was a kid society was very clean, except that one could kill blacks and gays, blacks were forbidden access to lodgings, restaurants, libraries, Universities and water fountains.

  2. “If a Muslim had said something along the lines of what Todd Starnes said”

    If he has stood up at the UN and called for an end to ridiculing christianity or if he had carried a banner calling for the death of those who insult christianity or if he had put a bounty on the head of somebody he claims had insulted christianity then it would be similar to the action of some muslims recently

  3. looks like we are seeing some growth with this website.

    “Otherwise the government has no place policing speech, regardless of who is offended, and the president is not the film critic in chief.” that’s the second person you understands american free speech in like two weeks.

    and yes the fox guy’s comparison is as dumb as the muslims crying double standards over the subway adds and the baseball player being disciplined by the mlb. of course the president isn’t going to monitor every movie, so he can denounce it’s anti-christian, anti-gay, anti-scientology, etc, etc. but when people, start killing people because of the content of the movie, something is going to be said. the thing is, year to date i can’t recall anyone other than muslims killing people over movies, or cartoons, or books, or art, etc, etc.

  4. Well Sterns speaks for himself, the government needs to stay out of it. People are free and should be free to state thier views on religion or a particular religion or a religious figure no matter how disgusting those views are when compared to a person’s beliefs.

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