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Date: 09/18/12 04:50 PM

48 Responses to Fox News Host Calls For `South Park` Investigation

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Link: Fox News Host Calls For `South Park` Investigation - Todd Starnes is sick and tired of South Park & Hollywood getting a free pass on religious hostility. Story in credits
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    I`ve never heard of Ted Starnes and I thought I was pretty well versed not the big names of the major news networks. I even know who Greg Gutfeld is.

    BUT....anyone who watches this video and makes the conclusion that he thinks South Park should be under Federal investigation for blasphemy is a real intellectual lightweight. Why? Because he clearly doesn`t call for one, it`s pretty simple. He`s just stating that society has different standards for which faiths you`re allowed to criticize. Nobody will get their panties in a bunch if you criticize Christianity, but if you criticize Islam you are an insensitive, racist Islamophobe. And a bunch of Muslims will kill each other a few thousand miles away.

    South Park (which I fracking love) has denigrated so many faiths. Nobody died. The only one that caused a major ruckus was the Islam one. Their Mormon one is a fracking Broadway play now. I would like to see "The Book of Islam" on Broadway!
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    Gr1ill3d Male 18-29
    34 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Don`t want to be offended? Don`t watch the damn show you moron.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Sadly, I think he`s right. If it`s wrong to denigrate one, It`s wrong to denigrate them all. Although, on the flip side, I firmly believe in blasphemy against religions. I blaspheme several times before breakfast. In fact, I`m blaspheming as I write this.
    If a religion can`t stand the dark of ridicule, then it can`t stand the light of reason and doesn`t deserve our respect.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    Christians are idiots.Period. So are muslims and the rest of the mentally sick freaks with make-believe friends in the sky.When freedom to speak unpopular speech is gone,Fox goes with it.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Andrew155 said EXACTLY what I always tell people when discussing this topic. South Park and countless other TV shows, many of which I love, constantly mock every religion you can think of and it`s never a problem until someone starts talking sh*t about muslims. Then it`s suddenly no longer funny, or insensitive or whatever the f*ck you want to call it. The problem is that muslims don`t have a sense of humor and they`re attention whores.
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    Langer Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    turn the other cheek, no?...i`ll admit it`s a horrible stance for conflict resolution, particularly if you represent a group of people over something that actually matters (like human rights, working conditions, oppression...not so much getting your feelings hurt),but hey, it`s part of the creed right?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Let`s denigrate all false religions. Only false religions. True religions based on an actual God are to be left alone. Examples:

    a. none
    b. none
    c. none
    d. none of the above
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    While true, Andrew, he does make the ridiculous comment "these stories, I mean they`re stacked up on my desk now, the numbers of, the instances of people who are facing attack because of their faith in Jesus Christ."

    .....HAHAHA. The internet age is a particularly amusing one. When you can call some 4chan troll posting on your facebook about how you`re a "noob" because you believe in some fairy tale an ATTACK... Hahaha, cool story bro.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    @Andrew155: for the one in scientology they received a large number of lawsuits and other threats, from what I heard.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    No One Murdered Because Of This Image (The Onion - NSFW)
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    If religious organizations are going to be tax-exempt, the least we should be able to do is make a few jokes about them.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    All I can say is you should treat everyone equally, with the same protection, rights and freedoms. Either everyone can do it, or no one can, pick one. We should be well past the point of certain groups getting special treatment over others.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    freedom of speech... religion is a silly thing...
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Freedom of religion and of speech works great when it works in your favor and only your favor ... ain`t it?
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    Weiner.
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    notorious98 Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    Well, to be fair Andrew, the Scientology episode did cause the loss of Chef because, let`s face it, Scientologists are also humorless. Unless it`s Tom Cruise being batpoo crazy.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    You know what? i agree with him. either its ok to make fun of EVERYTHING or NOTHING. drat the Muslims and the Christians too!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    ugh...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    whodat6484, I think that might have been the most awesome thing I ever saw.
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    Barnk Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Is nothing sacred? Or is something sacred? I honestly forgot.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    It amazes me when a wealthy white man squawks about his faith in Christ. "It is far easier for a Camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to pass through the gates of heaven."-JC (allegedly) screw all you religious idiots.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    First, I watch Fox News quite a bit, and I`ve never even heard of this Todd Starnes character. It turns out he`s on Fox News Radio.

    Second, I think he was pointing out the hypocrisy of the Obama administration jumping all over an insult to Islam while completely ignoring much worse and much more frequent insults to Christianity. On that he has a perfectly legitimate point. The reason that nobody cares when Christians are insulted is that they don`t riot like insane barbarians.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    whodat - awesome. Pure, unadulterated blashphemy.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    notice the lack of clapping when he said to attack south park. no one is going to back you up there buddy
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    metalman7158 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Christianity is a fraud.
    Islam is a lie.
    Judaism is false.

    There is no god.

    A more secular world, is a more peaceful world. Forsake religion, embrace the ideals of Secular Humanism.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    "The reason that nobody cares when Christians are insulted is that they don`t riot like insane barbarians."

    Yeah. Well, at least in America, now. See: Crusades.

    Some people may not know but Mohamed was actually a powerful conqueror. It is not surprising that his religion has adherents who believe in faith-by-fire.

    I’m just saying, War is in Christian and Muslim DNA, neither has clean hands.

    And you cannot complain of “unfair treatment” when you are the majority of a people. It is simply a laughable argument that Christians need government protection. They are well represented, their institutions have shaped the development of this country more so than any other. Every single President has been a Christian (*psst* - except the black guy wink wink).

    "War on Christmas" my f*cking as$hole. This is America. We`re all allowed to say "you`re full of $hit."
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    @OldOllie
    Male, 50-59, Midwest US

    Couldn`t disagree with you more.
    Link
    And if your interested in something more recent:

    link
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    Americans need to get out more.

    I`ve visited Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, the UAE, Iraq and Iran. Never once did anyone try to kill me, those pesky Muslims.

    Yet I ran the gauntlet every day going to school in Northern Ireland, that I might be murdered by a car-bomb for being slightly the wrong flavour of Christian.

    Al-Qaeda is to Islam as Westboro Basptist Church is to Christendom. We`ve all got our headbangers. To claim that all Muslims are the same is deeply retarded.

    I urge you guys to get out and see it yourselves. Crakrjak, OldOllie, MeGrendel, whoever. Those guys are pretty cool, I promise. I`ve been there. They didn`t try to kill me, in fact they did their damndest to feed me.

    Surely that`s fair? From a guy who`s been there?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    Davymid, seriously. Wow. How many people has Westboro Baptist killed?

    And most of the Muslims going ape$hit are not Al Qaeda, just your run-of-the-mill Authoritarian-minded, anti-gay, ultra conservative, religious Muslims. I hate to break that to you. One of my good friends is a Muslim Sri Lankan girl. She is going to be forced into a marriage after she completes her Masters. Her dad in UAE is a rather radical Islamic banker. If he were Christian, you would have a hernia.

    How many Christians commit honor killings because their daughter wore a skirt? It`s been happening in the West a lot recently.

    And seriously, you think that the Protestant-Catholic conflict in Ireland is more deadly than the Sunni-Shia conflict? Have you read about the Iraq and Syria conflicts?

    Nothing applies to any population 100%. Hitler didn`t even need 50%. But fun fact, last time Egypt invaded Israel, their soldiers carried a copies of Mein Kampf.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    Here is an interesting article about the direction the Egyptian government is taking. This is a government elected democratically. That is, by a lot of people (as opposed to that "tiny percentage" we always here about).

    http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/egypt-threatens-execute-american-citizens
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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    September 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    I don`t see south park attacking christians too much (I don`t consider mormons or gingers to be christians).
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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2012 at 12:23 am
    I seriously hope South Park makes fun of this.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 19, 2012 at 12:34 am
    south park picks on EVERYBODY. religious and atheist alike. no one is spared. so everybody gets equal humiliation.
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    Mrpoo Male 70 & Over
    141 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 4:04 am
    fudgekin` fascist religious arsehole.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 5:48 am
    Second, I think he was pointing out the hypocrisy of the Obama administration jumping all over an insult to Islam while completely ignoring much worse and much more frequent insults to Christianity. On that he has a perfectly legitimate point. The reason that nobody cares when Christians are insulted is that they don`t riot like insane barbarians.

    ^^^^
    This


    And the Crusades? Really? Your great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandpappy killed my ........

    Hold a grudge much?


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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2012 at 5:59 am
    Dumbass Todd Starnes just landed himself a cameo on South Park.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 6:09 am
    @davymid - Al-Qaeda is to Islam as Westboro Basptist Church is to Christendom.

    I will never stop laughing at this most egregious comparison error. I don`t know what is more funny, the overemphasis on WBCs pathetic significance or the underemphasis of the thousands of lives destroyed by al-Qaeda. Weird guy.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Like any other TV program, if you don`t like it, don`t watch it.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 19, 2012 at 7:07 am
    @Ollie: While I actually think this Starnes guy has a point, the whole condemnation thing was more just damage control to try to protect Americans and American soldiers abroad. They are usually the ones who suffer for films like this. I`m sure if Christians were rioting over an episode of South Park, then that episode would receive condemnation as well.

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    liberkaos Male 30-39
    156 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am
    yeah, condemn those blasphemers, we don`t need frredom of speech! Someone may say something we don`t like! But then, christians don`t get to say anything about science either, ok?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2012 at 10:38 am
    I`m sorry but if your religion judges and discriminates you can not pretend to be the victim. Christianity is supposed to be about rising up and being a better person, not being better than that person.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    September 19, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Religious nuts have had free reign on trying to lay the smack down on non believers for many many years, they really need to shut up and stop watching the nasty programmes that offend them.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    @markust "Christianity is supposed to be about rising up and being a better person, not being better than that person"

    Well stated.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    September 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @markust123
    Well stated, indeed. Unfortunately, the "better person" is increasingly defined as the one with the most money.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    If you don`t see South Park making fun of Christians, you`ve never watched South Park.

    The very first "pilot" that became the idea for South Park was Jesus vs Frosty. Jesus is in several episodes. There was a two parter, Part 1: "Do the Handicap go to Hell?", Part 2: "yes." about Timmy not being able to perform the verbal requirements to get into heaven. I`d say Christianity, several denominations of Christianity, have been made fun of in probably half of the episodes over the years.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Okay, I`ll admit that there`s hypocrisy in the administration making their announcement during the Muslim Extremists riots and not during South Park episodes. However, that said, a) is that what American Christians reckon they should measure up to? Muslim extremists in the Middle East? Wow!, and, b) I`d rather the government stay COMPLETELY OUT of religion. I wish they`d never have made that announcement and simply spoke about free speech being an American tenant and its responsible use being something we should all strive for. Religion is poison.
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    BanjoJeff Male 13-17
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    September 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    FREEDOM OF MOTHER DUCKING SPEECH!

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