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Bill O'Reilly Blows Gasket at Laura Ingraham Over Calling Anti-Gay Activists 'Bible Thumpers': VIDEO


Last week during the marriage equality hearings at SCOTUS, Bill O'Reilly defended gay marriage, saying that "Bible thumpers" are on the losing side:

The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That's where the compelling argument is. 'We're Americans, we just want to be treated like everybody else.' That’s a compelling argument. And to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible."

Last night he had conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on who thinks he's unnecessarily insulting Christians by using the term. O'Reilly strongly disagrees. Strongly.


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  1. I'm pretty sure the fabric of reality has torn...

    Posted by: Aaron A. | Apr 3, 2013 8:58:32 AM

  2. My poor ears.
    Could someone take them both to one side and explain that 'thump the Bible' is not a word. It's several.

    Posted by: Gareth | Apr 3, 2013 9:00:35 AM

  3. Bill is 100% right.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 3, 2013 9:11:29 AM

  4. You all do know that Laura Ingraham has a gay brother, right?

    She's one odd cookie

    Posted by: Such Bigotry | Apr 3, 2013 9:16:14 AM

  5. I love how Bill is "in business to get things done."

    Posted by: Frank | Apr 3, 2013 9:19:19 AM

  6. If you analyze a lot of O'Reilly's points without the yelling, he actually makes a lot of sense, especially with regards to the Bible vs. public policy.

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 3, 2013 9:23:06 AM

  7. It's fun to see the Right Wing devour each other.

    Posted by: Francine | Apr 3, 2013 9:24:38 AM

  8. I love this.

    Posted by: brian | Apr 3, 2013 9:26:55 AM

  9. It is a sure sign of the coming apocalypse when I agree with Bill O'Reilly twice in one year.

    Posted by: Bobby | Apr 3, 2013 9:35:20 AM

  10. Can we start a pool to determine the last time that bottle blonde was in a church?

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 3, 2013 9:49:46 AM

  11. @ Frank, totally agree! Like he is a politician. Well, he does have an agenda, and is hardly objective.

    Posted by: Dave | Apr 3, 2013 9:56:49 AM

  12. She is a complete mess. And, so is Laura Ingraham.

    Posted by: Walt NYC | Apr 3, 2013 10:10:07 AM

  13. lol, :) Thanks, Walt.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Apr 3, 2013 10:18:59 AM

  14. LI has come a long way since being plucked from obscurity as an LA radio news correspondent. Roger Ailes loves seeing barbie-doll women to spout conservative mantras.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 3, 2013 11:08:27 AM

  15. Best part of this clip is the woman's repeated assertions that the anti-equality forces "need time to come up with better arguments against it."

    Pretty much says all there is to know about where their objections are actually coming from....

    Posted by: Shelly | Apr 3, 2013 11:15:16 AM

  16. if Paddy Chayefsky could have been around to witness this......

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 3, 2013 11:29:06 AM

  17. Fight, Scorpions, fight!

    Posted by: Lovin' it | Apr 3, 2013 2:20:49 PM

  18. Bill O'Reilly is one of the reasons I left the Republican Party. He is an arrogant, loud mouth, over egoed, "I'm right your wrong" name calling, idiot. Lat night he was not only ruse but wrong. There is a total difference between "framing a policy, and deeply held Biblical faith. Especially when one calls the Bible "cotrdictory and mostly allegory. That just shows his stupidity over the subject matter. Jesus could cars less about winning a policy debate. He was about truth and winning people people. Bill O'Reilly care about winning arguments whatever it takes to do it. Reminds me of Pontious Pilate who did not know Truth when it was standing in front of him. Laura Ingram was completely right and showed lot of class while the shanty Irishman (and I can say that because I am Irish) threw his petty little fit.

    Posted by: Paul Sigler | Apr 3, 2013 3:17:34 PM

  19. Probably two of the most annoying people on the planet.

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 3, 2013 3:34:43 PM

  20. Paul Sigler: So, you don't think the bible is contradictory and mostly allegory? Really?

    Posted by: Mikey DallasM | Apr 3, 2013 4:01:11 PM

  21. OMG, I actually agree with Bill O'Reilly. Shoot me now.

    Posted by: shle896 | Apr 3, 2013 5:22:17 PM

  22. But Billo is right Laura- if all you have against gay marriage is the Bible- a lot of reasonable people will not take you seriously. They've lost the argument against gay marriage because logically they can't win it.

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 3, 2013 6:09:21 PM

  23. O'Reilly has finally come to accept the historically secular nature of our republic. In 1796, the U.S. signed the Treaty of Tripoli with the Ottoman-ruled state of what is now Libya. Article 11 of the treaty states:

    "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."

    That should be clear enough for anyone to understand. Everybody happy? Left wing? Right wing? Everybody?

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Apr 3, 2013 6:49:31 PM

  24. O'Reilly is completely right about this and he should be applauded.

    That said, it's interesting that he's getting a taste of his own "War on Christmas" medicine.

    Posted by: jd | Apr 3, 2013 8:02:11 PM

  25. Bill shouldn't be applauded for crap. My family (myself excluded) are all avid Fox News falsehood devourers. It's been evident to me for years, judging by the way Bill's personality completely changes when he's out on the talkshow circuit promoting something (his reasonable statement/wingnut hysterics ratio raises drastically), that he doesn't believe half of the ridiculous nonsense he spews on his show. He's an opportunist pandering to the fearful, hateful masses for ratings. Just like my mom's buddy, Karl Rove, pandered to that same lowest common denominator to get his sock puppet dubbya re-elected.

    Bill just mistakenly let slip one of his secretly held sensible opinions, this time. The only truly surprising thing is that he's now defending that position instead of trying to obfuscate and walk it back.

    Posted by: FFS | Apr 4, 2013 12:21:47 AM

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