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FOX News Defends Nutty Religious House Stenographer Removed After Shutdown Vote: VIDEO


Last night, after the House voted to reopen the government, a House Stenographer named Dianne Reidy hijacked the House microphone andwent nuts, launching into a tirade about Freemasons and God before being dragged out by security.

Said Reidy: "He [God] will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus."

This morning FOX & Friends' hosts Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck made the laughable suggestion that Reidy is being persecuted for her religion.

Watch and listen to the clips of Reidy below and watch the FOX segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The U.S. House of Representatives is infested with this evangelical effluvia. One hopes that one day the filth of fundamentalist christianity will be eradicated from our political and national discourse once and for all.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 17, 2013 11:33:09 AM

  2. Again, who vote these people? And who can defend her actions? She is a law maker and she should respect the process. A sweet lady? She surely sounded like one.... Of course FNC is defending her, it's in their fair and balanced sheet.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Oct 17, 2013 11:34:57 AM

  3. @MATT27, she is a stenographer, not an elected law maker. Poor thing got ate up with the Holy Spirit. I hate when that happens.

    Posted by: Linkmaxbub | Oct 17, 2013 11:39:27 AM

  4. Nobody gets to disrupt proceedings like that and act like a damn fool. That's the job of members of Congress!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 17, 2013 11:42:05 AM

  5. Matt, she's not elected... She's some random stenographer. Aside from the concerns about fundamentalist effluvia (which I share), one wonders about the security concerns regarding how easy it is for crazy people (aside from the representatives themselves) to obtain access to the chamber. I for one thought the security response was remarkably subdued.

    Posted by: The milkman | Oct 17, 2013 11:43:16 AM

  6. I wonder if they'd still be defending her if she were screaming about Allah. Or Thor. Or Satan.

    Posted by: BELIEBER | Oct 17, 2013 11:44:18 AM

  7. @Linkmaxbub and Milkman, thanks, I misunderstood.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Oct 17, 2013 11:46:51 AM

  8. "you cannot serve two masters". Interesting. It's almost like a spirit possessed her to inform Republicans that the Lord they use to bludgeon people with instead of helping the poor is on to them and is coming to judge them finally.
    Praise God!
    You cannot serve two masters. And the one master Republicans serve, is greed. Ayn Rand would tell you that Christianity is the best kindergarten of communism possible and that Capitalism and Christianity are incompatible. Why? Because of government helping the poor paid for by taxes. That forces the beast to do good and it burns the beast. It's torture for the beast to know that it is helping the poor because that is the opposite that the beast wants to do to the poor.
    It's worth noting that Ayn "What are your masses but mud to be ground underfoot" Rand was also the inspiration for Anton LaVey's Church of Satan and his Satanic Bible. Go ahead, google it.
    It's also worth noting that there is one particular tv channel which bears the mark of the beast right in the call letters. That channel, whose first client in 1932 was Adolf Hitler where they made propaganda films for him paid for by Prescott Bush, just so happens to contain the only three letters in the english alphabet which can be reduced to SIX using a simplified english version of ancient hebraic gematria.
    F = 6th letter of the alphabet
    O = 15th letter, add the two digits = 6
    X = 24th letter, add the two digits = 6
    Go ahead, try it on all the letters of the alphabet for yourself.
    You cannot serve two masters, Republicans.
    The one verse that seems to escape the Sodom and Gommorrah Republicans is Ezekiel 16:49

    'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.'

    Will Republicans heed the word of God before their infestation of debauchery destroys the nation? Let us hope. I will pray for them.

    Posted by: Michael Heynz | Oct 17, 2013 12:02:06 PM


    "ate up with the holy spirit" hahahahahahaha! Thanks for the laugh! Reminds me of the Pentecosts down here in the South! They get rolling on the floor and wrestling with the holy spirit! Too funny!

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 17, 2013 12:02:47 PM

  10. What happened to Elizabeth? She's become much more extreme in her views since joining Fox.

    Posted by: Sara | Oct 17, 2013 12:05:32 PM

  11. It's been known for a while that the suicide rate for House staffers is higher than the general public. There's a lot of stress involved. However, senior staffers do wield a lot of behind the scenes power and influence.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 17, 2013 12:06:05 PM

  12. Would they be defending her if she happened to be Muslim

    Posted by: Really? | Oct 17, 2013 12:07:23 PM

  13. http://fablog.ehrensteinland.com/2013/10/17/fait-diver-queen-of-the-house/

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 17, 2013 12:08:09 PM

  14. Sorry to bring the race card into this, but I can't help but wonder if this were a person of color if she were to get a pass from Fox and Friends.

    Posted by: TortugaToo | Oct 17, 2013 12:08:25 PM

  15. Bless her heart. she works for Congress. That's enough to send anyone into a nervous breakdown.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Oct 17, 2013 12:25:50 PM

  16. @Anon: it's not surprising if the suicide rate for House staffers is higher than the general population: having to baby Boehner is a fate worse than death!

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 17, 2013 12:32:57 PM

  17. Todd Willich is hot. Just had to comment on it.

    These religious fanatics are getting out of hand. Probably only going to get worse before it gets better.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Oct 17, 2013 12:47:22 PM

  18. Probably couldn't get her meds because of the shut down. That'll teach 'em.

    Posted by: Sean | Oct 17, 2013 12:50:10 PM

  19. "This morning FOX & Friends' hosts Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck made the laughable suggestion that Reidy is being persecuted for her religion."

    Is crazy a religion now?

    Posted by: Voet | Oct 17, 2013 12:51:23 PM

  20. Elizabeth Hasselbeck is a mindless twit. "persecuted for her religion??? Give me a break, no one requested this crazy religious stenographer grab the mic and make a fool of herself. We're tired of hearing about the god that hates all the same people you do. Fundamentalist filth has no place in our government and should be marched straight to the mental hospitals where they belong.

    Posted by: Jon | Oct 17, 2013 1:10:22 PM

  21. This lady is most likely having a psychiatric problem, and will look back on this with embarassment and humiliation. A kinder society would show her some empathy and not drag her into some ridiculous ideological or religious argument.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 17, 2013 1:39:17 PM

  22. She's registered to the Liberal Party. Crazy liberals.

    Posted by: Kev C | Oct 17, 2013 1:49:27 PM

  23. Kev C, you really are the most absurd troll on here. There's no liberal party in the US. But there are trolls on towleroad.

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 17, 2013 1:57:57 PM

  24. The dumbest part of this story is that the house is run by Republicans. So if Fox thinks this lady was persecuted for her religion, their paymasters at the republican party did all the persecuting.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Oct 17, 2013 2:12:12 PM

  25. The poor dear. She finds the Masons...jarring.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 17, 2013 2:34:53 PM

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