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Todd Starnes: 'Religious Persecution' of Christians Will End in 'Civil Disobedience' - VIDEO


Frequent Fox News talking head Todd Starnes is talking, yet again, about the plight of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and his ilk. Christians like Robertson, says Starnes, are growing weary of being persecuted for their religious beliefs, and are likely to begin retaliating in the near future.

Rather than merely throwing support behind Robertson, who came under intense media fire last winter after making racist and homophobic remarks, Starnes sat down with Heritage of Truth to warn of the wave of oncoming Christian civil disobedience.


“Rick Warren told me that this issue, religious liberty, is going to be the civil rights issue of our generation,” He explained to Jeanne Dennis. “During the civil rights movement there were acts of civil disobedience, people were marching in the streets for their rights. I suspect we’re going to see that in our lifetime.”

Starnes rounded out the segment with a generous serving of right-wing histrionics, linking feminism and First Lady Obama’s Let’s Move initiative back to a supposed governmental plot to destroy the American family.

Watch more of Todd Starnes’s interview AFTER THE JUMP...



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  1. OK fine, Todd. You start.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 9, 2014 11:55:19 AM

  2. What a pretty backdrop.

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Jul 9, 2014 11:56:55 AM

  3. Rick Warren drove his own son to suicide...soo...... yeah.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 9, 2014 11:59:19 AM

  4. Been there, done that, Todd. Civil disobedience in the civil rights movement was for the expansion of civil rights to African Americans. Civil disobedience in the LGBT movement (remember the AIDS demonstrations and other demonstrations?) has been for the expansion of civil rights to LGBT people. Civil disobedience is a tool of liberation movements. Disobedience of laws for the purpose of restricting rights, is called lawlessness.

    Posted by: john patrick | Jul 9, 2014 12:01:08 PM

  5. As f*cking if, weirdo. And always playing that tired martyr card.
    Get some rocks and stone the sinners - that's what your Jesus said, right?

    Posted by: sjorgl | Jul 9, 2014 12:06:44 PM

  6. What these dimwits don't understand is that their "civil" (i.e. governmental and social rights) are not being abridged. You can hate me all you want. You can say you hate me any time you want. You cannot be free from the civil and social consequences of either of those acts however. Free speech is expensive, kids.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Jul 9, 2014 12:09:00 PM

  7. Actually the title should be "'Religious Persecution' of Christians Will End WITH LIONS"
    I've grown tired of this "poor me, we are being persecuted" story line just because the LGBT community is fighting back and tired of being persecuted and bullied by the X-tians.
    And Rick Warren is totally WRONG because the civil rights issue or our generation has ALREADY been written. Equality and rights for LGBT people is finally winning, not only in the courts, but also in the mindset of the youth and twenty somethings.

    Posted by: Jere | Jul 9, 2014 12:10:39 PM

  8. I have some news for the guy - forcing their religious idiocy on other people is going to incite a LOT worse than 'civil disobediance'. Christians have attempted genocide of LGBT folks for two millennia and it's over now, even if we have to fight for it.

    Posted by: Tarc | Jul 9, 2014 12:20:06 PM

  9. Todd Starnes, et. al.: the death rattle of right wing xtians in 'murika.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Jul 9, 2014 12:20:12 PM

  10. 1 What is the 'attack' on traditional marriage ? is it part of the same sex ceremony that hetro-marriage is 'attacked' ? And all of us demanding equality before the law, not before god, how is that an attack on your religious marriage ?

    2 Why are virtually all these right wing nuts, this pathetic oaf and Brian Browne, all round looking ? I mean they are seriously circular......
    Is there a special Christian diet of high fat food they eat ?

    3 So these haters are the ones looking for civil rights ? - not us looking for equal treatment before the law.
    This is the Karl Rove school of argument - turn the exact same point against the other side......steal the same argument and make it against the other side.
    It won't work.
    Christians are the oppressors.
    Christians are the haters and the bigots - just as they were the racists.
    Christians are destroying America because of their usurpation of the Constitution. The Supreme Court has virtually told them so. Christians have initiated anti-gay Prop.8 and other ALEC inspired constitutional discriminations against gays.
    ALEC and right wing GOP and evangelicals have deliberately conspired to prevent gays getting equality under the Constitution.
    That conspiracy of hat is their raison d'etre.

    And if you want proof that Christians are the haters and the oppressors....I have a long and detailed history.
    Just ask.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 9, 2014 12:21:14 PM

  11. The bombing of abortion clinics is religious civil disobedience, right?

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jul 9, 2014 12:27:07 PM

  12. Hey guys! Google deleted my "World Naked Bike Ride" video this morning for violating their no-nudity terms. There WAS no nudity other than in the title - I scrubbed it clean! So I've uploaded it again and it is now available. You CAN see the uncensored full version. That url is listed in the description at YouTube. Click my name to see this 'banned' video. Oh I am so bad... God forbid I should use the word 'naked' in my title!

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Jul 9, 2014 12:46:00 PM

  13. It already is at Civil Disobedience. They refuse to pay taxes (and get away with it), they refuse to obey equality laws (and get away with it), they brainwash children and bully other citizens into obeying their bizarrely savage bronze age cultic rules in education and health care.

    And it is only NOW they are threatening the wider community into obedience and "respect"?

    Bloody hell!

    Posted by: Coemgenus | Jul 9, 2014 12:47:41 PM

  14. Oh, the irony. People like Starnes are comparing themselves to civil rights marchers when actually they were the George Wallaces of the civil rights movement then and they're the George Wallaces of our civil rights movement now. So, sure, let them carry out their miserable little acts of civil disobedience (though I suspect it's mostly hot air, of which Mr. Starnes appears to be full) and we'll see how history will judge them.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 9, 2014 12:48:35 PM

  15. "Why are virtually all these right wing nuts, this pathetic oaf and Brian Browne, all round looking ? I mean they are seriously circular......"

    They aren't ALL like that... the Benham brothers are good examples. Most Americans are roundish, to be fair. But in the case of Starnes and Brown, the body habitus does seem to serve as a visual representation of the oafish, gluttonous, and poorly-maintained nature of their arguments.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 9, 2014 1:18:14 PM

  16. What he's saying is that so-called Christians are going to pick up their guns and start shooting people, like they do at abortion clinics. I really fear for what will happen if these looney tunes go off the cliff. They will assault people right and left in pursuit of their "Godly Cause."

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 9, 2014 1:23:34 PM

  17. @ CARY CHAUVET :

    Seriously ?
    WTF would want to see a naked bike ride ?

    This is not the place for your dumb posting.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 9, 2014 1:30:56 PM

  18. Oh yes, he and his kind have SUFFERED SO MUCH! Man oh man...

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Jul 9, 2014 1:36:33 PM

  19. These "Christians" seem to believe they are being "persecuted" when one opens a bakery, advertises that he bakes wedding cakes, and gets in trouble for telling a customer who shows up to buy a cake, "we don't serve your kind."

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 9, 2014 1:58:48 PM

  20. Christians in this country don't even have a clue what persecution is all about. Frankly, given their barbaric and medieval beliefs, I think they should be persecuted for real; Give them a taste of what it's like to walk in our shoes for a while...

    Posted by: Robert M. | Jul 9, 2014 2:09:50 PM

  21. Theory: The more zealous a religious extremist is, the more like he is to have a bloated waistline, be borderline-retarded looking, and have a bad haircut.

    Look at him there with his arms folded onto his protruding gut! Is that what X-tianity does for you? Makes you seek refuge in comfort food at Wednesday-night potlucks? Screw that you ugly b¡tch! Wednesdays, I'm going to the gym, then salad for supper. Eff your God! Eff your tin-foil Jeebus! Eff your preachers, and EFF YOU!

    Posted by: EFF is for Fundamentalist! | Jul 9, 2014 2:11:36 PM

  22. Are we going to get to the point of the "christian" defense like the "twinkie" defense.

    You certainly don't have a problem with the sin of gluttony mr starnes. So if you don't want me to call you a glutton and treat you differently for it - then don't call out your biblical judgments on me. If I don't belong to your church or religion - it is not a sin for me. Save yourself big boy.

    Posted by: Hank NYC | Jul 9, 2014 2:12:05 PM

  23. "In 1597, Hideyoshi intensified the persecution of Christians in Japan. As a warning, he had 24 Christians arrested in Kyoto, among them 19 Japanese and two young boys. The prisoners' left ears were chopped off and they were paraded through Kyoto's streets and surrounding countryside while onlookers taunted and tortured them. Arriving in Nagasaki, all 24 prisoners, plus two Jesuits who had come to defend them, were chained to crosses and crucified. (They were) stabbed with spears and left to hang for 80 days…"

    Posted by: David | Jul 9, 2014 2:15:02 PM

  24. Yet another pasty faced dough boy with no hope of a romantic life tries to blame all of his problems on the gays.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 9, 2014 2:32:59 PM

  25. He could start with a hunger strike.

    Posted by: kevin F | Jul 9, 2014 2:37:09 PM

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