The last we heard from Todd Starnes he was bullying a small town librarian in Alaska for not stocking his latest
hate manifesto book on library shelves. Now, the FOX News radio host is back with an antigay rant that will give Becky Wegner Rommel a run for her money.
While speaking at the Abilene Baptist Church in Augusta on Sunday, Starnes kicked off his sermon by talking about thrilled he was to below the Mason-Dixon line where he could drink sweet tea and stuff his face with Chick-fil-a, the “official chicken of Jesus.”
Then he told churchgoers, “I believe that the reason that God blessed America is because we know how to smoke a pork butt!”
After that, he launched into a speech about how a “war on religious liberty” is spreading like wildfire all across the United States.
“This war is not targeting people of the Muslim faith or the Jewish faith or the Hindu faith,” Starnes said. “This war on religious liberty is targeting people of the Christian faith!”
This, naturally, led him into a discussion about Miley Cyrus, who he accused of “committing this act of public debauchery” when she performed with Robin Thicke at the MTV Awards back in 2013. (Seriously, are people still talking about that?)
“It was about that time Phil Robertson, one of my heroes of the faith from Duck Dynasty, did an interview with GQ magazine, and in that interview, Phil Robertson defended traditional marriage,” Starnes observed. “Miley Cyrus, celebrated for her act of debauchery, but Phil Robertson castigated for for standing up for the Bible!”
This, Starnes believes, should be viewed as a warning to Christ followers that the United States is obviously just “a few years away” from “criminalizing Christianity.”
“If you think the cultural purging of The Dukes of Hazzard had been breathtaking in recent days,” Starnes cautioned, “wait until you see what they’re about to do to Christians!”
He also took a jab at trans youth, saying, “You may wake up feeling like a boy, but by third period you might start feeling like a girl!” before issuing the following battle cry to his fellow Bible-thumpers:
“The time has come for all of us to stand together with one voice! They may demand to know the content of our prayers, they may try to shut down our bakeries, they may try to silence our voices, but we will not be silenced!”
“We. Will. Not. Be. Intimidated!”
Watch Starnes’ full sermon below. Or don’t.