Starnes kept his homophobic and anti-science rants on the backburner for his appearance on Fox, but since blatant bigotry towards Muslims is an accepted platform on the network, he was free to disseminate his special brand of paranoia.
Describing what he said was a “disturbing trend,” Starnes provided an example:
“Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, they had a cultural club in the school. They led the entire student body in the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday said entirely in Arabic. And that included a portion of the pledge where we normally say in English, ‘One nation under God.’ Instead of ‘God,’ they used the word ‘Allah.’ They say they were doing this not to promote the Muslim Brotherhood or the Islamic faith but as an effort to be culturally diverse.”
Fear of a hidden plot by Muslims to overtake America has gripped a certain demographic of conservatives with room temperature IQs for a while now. But the origin of this new brand of conspiratorial McCarthyism is rooted in a conscious effort by public figures like Starnes, who fully understand the gullible nature of their base.
More of the segment can be seen in the video below, courtesy of Mediaite.
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