Just how much outcry and outrage do you think we’d hear from the right if a liberal pundit told the world that they were “tired of” Christians and that if Christians didn’t like the way they were being treated they didn’t have to live here? Just how much insufferable wailing about religious intolerance would we hear from Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed and the like if a liberal commentator on MSNBC got in front of a television audience and said that people who believe in the teachings of Christ are annoying with how much they demand respect and decent treatment in society and they can just leave America if they don’t like it? The answer is that heads would explode all over the country in Republican-Land were that to happen, but how much outrage from the right do you think we’re going to see over Dana Perino’s comments on Fox News about atheists?
While appearing on “The Five” — which we’re pretty sure represents the collected IQ of the show’s hosts — Perino was discussing the Massachusetts case of an atheist suing their children’s school district for their kid having to recite the “under God” language in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mind you, the “under God” language was not part of the original pledge, was added in the 1950’s, and we can absolutely have a discussion about why we’re still forcing our children to pledge undying loyalty to a flag at all, but instead of discussing any of that, Perino decided to play the overly-sensitive Christian card and she went off about atheists. Perino said of atheists and their silly desire to not have something they don’t believe in crammed down their throats and shoved in their kids’ faces every morning:
I’m tired of them. 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.
Then came the line we’ve been hearing ever since 9/11, a variation on the old “love it, or leave it” mantra because nothing says “melting pot” like “Get the eff out of here, strange person!” Perino said:
If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here.
Watch this nonsense for yourself: