Fox News site gets 8,000 death threats

August 9, 2011

More than 8,000 death threats were posted recently on the Fox News Facebook page after the communications director for American Atheists, Blair Scott, appeared on the network’s “America Live.” [All Facebook]

Blair was discussing the group’s lawsuit to stop the placement of a cross at the World Trade Center Memorial, arguing that some victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were also Muslim and Jewish.

The cross has stood on Ground Zero for 10 years and is made of torn I-beams uncovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, and has been a symbol of hope rising from the carnage for Christians.

The outrage in response to the lawsuit to remove the cross was almost immediate. One post reads: “i say kill them all and let them see for themselves that there is a God.”

It gets worse.

Moderators for Fox News worked feverishly to eliminate the hateful posts and eventually removed them, but not before the atheist blogger behind One Man’s Blog managed to capture screen shots of the comments, which Media Bistro’s “All Facebook” reproduced on its site:

What’s notable about the posts, the blogger wrote, is “the swift, brutal and violently extreme comments that self-professed Christians made immediately following Blair Scott’s appearance to express his views on Fox TV.”

The memorial is reportedly funded with taxpayer dollars from religious people of all faiths who are not yet permitted to erect symbols of their own faiths, according to the blogger.


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54 Comments

  1. ososkid says:

    If the good lord came back today Fundamentalist Christians would kill him quicker than the Romans did. They have to know that when God said not to use his name in vain he didnt mean do not swear what he meant was dont put words in his mouth.

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    • r0y says:

      It’s actually hard to find real Christians in America… heck, even in the world. Orthodox Christianity is about as close as one can get, and they are few and far between. We can all thank the Roman Catholic church for the schism that spawned all these goofy cult-like groups.

      In the end, most people really just want to justify their own petty or immoral behaviors, and thus despise Christianity because it’s the easiest target of the big three; though antisemitism seems to be on the rise, and no one has the balls to complain about Islam too loudly or for long… go figure.

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  2. bobfromsanluis says:

    So I have been watching a few Bill Hicks videos on Netflix lately, and I appreciate his taken on Christianity, like: “Do you really think Jesus is going to want to see a lot of crosses when he comes back? Wouldn’t that kind of be like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a “sniper rifle pendant” and asking her how beautiful it is?” Another great one, IMO, is: “So a couple of guys come up to me after the last show and tell me that they don’t like what I said about Christians, and I asked them if they were Christians and they said yes they were, so I said, okay then, forgive me.”
    Just a reminder to those who want to slam Islam as “a religion of hate and death”, please remember that Islam was founded some 700 years after Christianity, so if you want to more accurate comparison of the two, go back 700 years in Christianity history and see what was happening back then, like the Crusades and the Inquisition; to me that kind of puts it all into perspective.

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    • r0y says:

      I like many of his “rants” on PJTV, but haven’t tuned in for some time (too busy).

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