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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Radical Christianity is Just as Threatening as Radical
Posted by Scott Whitlock
September 12, 2006 - 17:06.
O’Donnell, the new host of "The View," restrained herself for exactly one week before letting fly with her extreme liberalism.
On the September 12 edition, in response to fellow co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s comment that militant Islam is a grave
threat, O’Donnell stated that "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."
The comedienne also attacked America’s response to 9/11:
O’Donnell: "We were attacked not by a nation.
And as a result of the attack and the killing of nearly 3,000 innocent people we invaded two countries and killed innocent
people in their countries."
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The segment, which aired at 11:16AM EDT, saw Ms. O’Donnell open up and, for the first
time as a ‘View’ host, express her true outlook. The piece began with Rosie inquiring as to whether anyone watched
President Bush’s address to the nation. She then read from the speech:
O’Donnell: "He had one sentence
that I thought struck me. I thought, what did everyone think? ‘The safety of America depends on the outcome of the battle
in the streets of Baghdad.’ And I would say the outcome, really, of America really depends on the battle in the streets
of New Orleans, that that city is still decimated and $303 billion have been spent fighting this war. If, literally, a third
of that money was put into Katrina and facilitated with honest people who knew how to do it, we wouldn't be in the situation
O’Donnell may be unaware of this, but $110 billion has been designated for the Gulf Coast clean-up.
My math could be wrong, but I believe that’s at least a third. Co-host Joy Behar, a fellow liberal, chimed in with this
Behar: "Don’t you think it’s clear at this point that they don’t care about New Orleans?
If they cared about it, they would have fixed it already."
The fact that she believes New Orleans should be completely
"fixed" in a year is besides the point. ‘The View,’ a program that is supposed to represent the perspectives of
women, is now almost completely in the control of Move-On-type liberals. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the show’s token Republican,
meekly submitted to the liberal onslaught. She replied simply, "They should give more."
O’Donnell saved her harshest
comments for the war on terror. After Hasselbeck had the temerity to mention the threat of extreme Islam, Rosie responded
with her slap at Christianity:
O’Donnell: "And just one second, radical Christianity is just as threatening as
radical Islam in a country like America."
This proved too much for even Behar. She replied, in a somewhat bewildered
Behar: "But, but Christians are not threatening to kill us. There’s that difference. This group is threatening
to kill us."
Hasselbeck also appeared surprised by O’Donnell’s comment. She maintained, "We are not bombing
ourselves here in the country." The comedienne had a clever retort for this:
O’Donnell: "No, but we are bombing
innocent people in other countries. True or false?"
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Rosie's View: 'Radical Christians' Same as 9/11 Terrorists
Senior Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) - Just two weeks into her new job as co-host of "The View,"
comedienne, actress and political activist Rosie O'Donnell has made her views about Christianity known to the world.
discussing the 9/11 anniversary and the war in Iraq on Sept. 12, O'Donnell compared "radical Christianity" to the Islamo-fascist
beliefs of those who planned and carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Advocates for traditional, biblical Christianity
are not surprised by O'Donnell's attack.
View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck was defending the proactive strategy followed
by the Bush administration in removing the Taliban government in Afghanistan and toppling Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
"I mean, it's been five years, we have not been attacked," Hasselbeck said. "We're also in
a- We're on the on the offense here. We have to be, because we were attacked five years ago."
second, We were attacked, not by a nation," O'Donnell argued. "And as a result of the attack and the killing of nearly 3,000
innocent people we invaded two countries and killed innocent people in their countries."
Hasselbeck continued, arguing
that she believed the U.S. was not attacking the countries, but the Islamo-fascist beliefs of those who support and carry
out terrorism against the U.S. and its allies.
"But do you understand that that the belief funding those attacks, okay,
that is wide spread?" Hasselbeck asked O'Donnell. "And if you take radical Islam and you want to talk about what's going on
there, you have to..."
But O'Donnell interrupted, again, before Hasselbeck could finish her comment.
one second," O'Donnell said. "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where
we have a separation of church and state. We're a democracy here."
Hasselbeck seemed shocked by the comparison.
on," Hasselbeck interrupted. "We are not bombing ourselves here in the country. We are being attacked."
O'Donnell. "But we are bombing innocent people in other countries. True or false?"
View co-host Joy Behar had been
supportive of O'Donnell's comments, earlier in the program, criticizing the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.
But O'Donnell's attacks on Christians were, apparently, too much for Behar.
"But, but Christians are not threatening
to kill us. There's that difference," Behar said. "This group [radical Islamists] is threatening to kill us." (See video.)
Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, told Cybercast News Service that "No one should be
surprised when Rosie O'Donnell shows her contempt for Christianity and Anti-Christian bias."
"It's been a matter of
public record for quite some time now," Sharp explained. "Rosie has a well-documented hatred for the war on terrorism, a hatred
for our president, and a hatred for the principles of Christianity."
Sharp also criticized ABC for providing O'Donnell
with a forum for what some critics have called religious bigotry.
"ABC is pleased to give her an open mic," Sharp
said. "This is another example of why their ratings are tanking."
Later in the show, O'Donnell indirectly accused the
White House of fear-mongering regarding the potential for a future terrorist attack against the U.S.
"But in life,
you have two choices always, faith or fear," O'Donnell said. "A government should lead by faith, never by fear."
think we are leading by faith," Hasselbeck responded.
"How about rationality?" Behar asked. "What happened to that?"
then dropped the adjective "radical" when referring to the Christians with whom she disagrees.
"And faith is not Christianity,"
O'Donnell stressed, "faith in humanity, faith in equality."
Michele Combs, director of communications for the Christian
Coalition of America, expressed particular displeasure with that comment.
"This is America, and everyone can have their
own opinion, however, we do disagree with her opinion," Combs said. "Christianity is all about faith.
is all about humanity and equality," Combs continued. "That was the core of the life of Jesus Christ"
speculate that attacks like O'Donnell's may be the reason fewer evangelical Christians - who are considered more fervent in
their beliefs than adherents to so-called "mainline" denominations - are willing to identify themselves as such.
day before O'Donnell's criticism of "radical" Christians, the Baylor University Sociology Department and the Baylor Institute
for Studies of Religion released the first part of their survey on religious life in America entitled "American Piety in the
Researchers found that one-third of Americans are evangelical Protestant and five percent are evangelical
black Protestant. But of the nearly 40 percent identifying themselves as holding evangelical beliefs, only 15 percent chose
the word "evangelical" to describe themselves. Only two percent said it was the best descriptor.
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse,
senior fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, in a new release commenting on the survey, said that
"Today's pseudo-sophisticates view Biblical orthodoxy with disdain and/or hostility."
"The Washington Post, reporting
on the Baylor survey, noted that those who view God as 'engaged and punishing' are more likely to 'have lower incomes and
less education, to come from the South and to be white evangelicals or black Protestants,'" Crouse noted.
implying that Southerners, white evangelicals and black Protestants are poor and uneducated, reinforce old prejudices and
continue the negative stereotypes about true believers," she said.
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