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Fox News host ‘tired’ of atheists’ demands for freedom from religion: ‘They don’t have to live here’

Fox News host Dana Perino this week suggested that atheists should leave the country instead of trying to maintain the separation of church and state.

In a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Court, atheist lawyer David Niose argued that the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the Equal Rights Amendment of the state’s constitution.

“I’m tired of them,” Perino complained on Wedneday. “I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge.”

“If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” she added.

“Yeah, that’s a good point,” co-host Bob Beckel agreed.

“If you don’t believe then why do you care?” Perino wondered. “It’s just like some guy’s name.”

Watch this video from Fox News’ The Five, broadcast Sept. 4, 2013.

by Anonymousreply 2509/18/2014

The point they are missing is freedom of and from religion, government free from religion and freedom of speech. You don't have to agree with each other but it's every person's right to complain about something. Telling someone to "like it or leave it" is the most un-American thing you can do.

by Anonymousreply 109/06/2013

I can't with this woman. I... I just can't.

by Anonymousreply 209/06/2013

I'm tired of these religious loons waving around their perceived moral code. They don't need live here. Scram. Let us good and honest non believers live in peace.

by Anonymousreply 309/06/2013

Perino is tired of them? She must not have a whole hell of a lot to do.

And if she's tired of news stories, then get the fuck out of the news business. Oh, I forgot, it's Faux News.

by Anonymousreply 409/06/2013

I guarantee you this bitch snarks about "Holy rollers" the second she's off the air. Fox News plays up to these people but have nothing but disdain for them. The used car salesman has no respect for the loser he just sold a lemon to.

by Anonymousreply 509/06/2013

I'm sure Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch go to church faithfully every Sunday morning, arm in arm with Bill O'Reilly.

by Anonymousreply 609/06/2013

As an American, there is nothing more patriotic I can do but support the Constitution, which specifically does NOT endorse a national religion.

If our Founding Fathers wanted a Christian nation, they would have founded a Christian nation. They did not.

Why is this so hard for people to understand?

And how many times are rightwingers going to bring up the "under God" debate? Every educated American knows that "under God" was added in the 50's by the rightwing to combat communism.

by Anonymousreply 709/06/2013

Well R7 these are the same people who proclaim that "this country was founded on biblical principals and Christianity". They have never heard of the ideals of the Enlightenment which is really what they were going for.

Extreme religiosity truly is for the uneducated and weak-brained.

by Anonymousreply 909/06/2013

And I bet she's at the front of the line screaming about the dangers of Sharia law.

by Anonymousreply 1009/06/2013

Dana Perino is as dumb as a box of hair.

by Anonymousreply 1109/06/2013

How very dare you, R11!

by Anonymousreply 1209/06/2013

Perino is a well known cunt.

by Anonymousreply 1309/07/2013

Google pics of her husband.

by Anonymousreply 1409/07/2013

I've heard that unlike most evil up-tight twats Perino never needs Activia because even her shit can't wait to get away from her.

by Anonymousreply 1509/07/2013

[quote]“Yeah, that’s a good point,” co-host Bob Beckel agreed.

You'll remember that he's one of the token "liberals" at Fox.

by Anonymousreply 1609/07/2013

[quote]‘They don’t have to live here’

Unfortunately, they're wrong. You can't just up and move to another country unless you're rich, you are highly educated/skilled and can do jobs that people in the country you want to move to can't do, or marry someone from another country.

Trust me, I would have left this country for a European country years ago if it was up to me. The US is no longer the "land of opportunity", there are no fucking jobs, and of course, there's tons of idiots here like the ones on Fox News.

by Anonymousreply 1709/07/2013

When she was Bush's Press Sec., she did not know about the Cuban Missle Crisis.

by Anonymousreply 1809/07/2013

Faith still plays a part in elections. If a White House hopeful were atheist or agnostic, 39 percent of Americans overall would consider voting for them - a sentiment shared by 25 percent of Republicans, 47 percent of Democrats and 42 percent of independents.

by Anonymousreply 1909/18/2014

Julia Sugarbaker said it best:

by Anonymousreply 2109/18/2014

The thing that tickles me about all this is that the original Pledge was written by a socialist (Francis Bellamy) and didn't include the phrase "under God." For 62 years it merely said "One nation indivisible" until 1954 "when under God" was inserted during the height of McCarthyism/Cold War as a way to differentiate the U.S. from the concept of communist state atheism. So taking it out won't be desecrating it since it wasn't there to begin with. Furthermore, it originally appeared in a children's magazine (THE YOUTH'S COMPANION) in 1892, so it's not an official American document.

by Anonymousreply 2209/18/2014

You're confused, r20. The opposite is true.

by Anonymousreply 2309/18/2014

Since the day she came on the scene as the George Bush White House's Press Secretary, Dana Perino has been one of the saddest, most ignorant, brain dead idiot we've been exposed to in years. She is determined to be the most useless, ignorant-of-the-law bobble heads we have on the scene.

by Anonymousreply 2409/18/2014

r20 is stupid.

by Anonymousreply 2509/18/2014
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