By Joe Messina, Special for USDR
Ever notice that when you strike up a conversation about faith or make faith remarks in front of those ignorant to faith that they either chuckle or make some kind of snide remark. No, it doesn’t happen every time, but most of the time, it does.
You see, every Friday on my radio show I do a segment called “Faith Fridays” where I speak about issues of various faiths, from what they believe to how they operate. It’s been a regular thing for almost 3 years now and is a listener favorite. I bring in experts and people practicing that religion. I can talk about Buddhists, Spiritualists, pastafarians, and even Jews and Muslims with little or no blowback. But if I mention that a Christian has been persecuted or make a comment about what atheists have to look forward to after death, Twitter lights up like I’ve stuck these guys with a red hot poker in the eye!
One particular Friday I covered the story about the lesbian couple who made their debut in a popular Disney Channel show. I stated that there was no warning, no show teasers, nothing to let parents know what was coming. In my opinion, that was the wrong thing for Disney to do. Many religious parents who don’t approve of that lifestyle are blindsided by this kind of thing all the time through other avenues. With the Disney Channel, because they have always had tradition values in family shows, religious parents were lulled into a false sense of security when that changed.
Well, you would have thought I asked people to skin cats live in the town square! Between the Disney story and our Tweet asking for people to call in with their religious stories, the phones lit up like never before and Producer Tammy took about 30 calls in 30 or so minutes. Most said they wanted to talk about Christian bullying or tell their story. The games had begun!
People said they were calling in from all over the world, laying out stories to get them on the air to share their religious epiphany, outrage, confusion, you name it! Nearly every one of them was a prank call. Sometime after around the 5th caller, I made a statement that this is exactly how the Left operates. For some reason it seems they cannot disagree in conversation without being nasty and resorting to disrupting the flow of conversation. It’s the equivalent of tipping the game board over when you realize you’re losing and have no chance of winning.
The next caller tried to call me on the carpet and asked me why I thought all these calls were coming from left-leaning people. That was an easy one, and I don’t have a high I.Q. It’s simply because I have yet to hear any right-wing conservatives calling liberal radio shows and tell them how f^%#*&g stupid they are for believing in God or that Christians don’t have to follow Christ to be Christians or that Christians don’t have to read the Bible to be Christians. So I can be a heart surgeon by studying computer science? Or maybe a plumber by studying auto mechanics? Sure makes sense to me. And I have yet to hear right-wing conservatives simply calling with the intent purpose to disrupt a liberal show.
Why point a finger at the Left? Because they have great role models and examples by which to learn from: Pelosi, Reid, Weiner, Jackson Lee, Rangel. Should I go on? They’ve taken name-calling and distraction techniques to a new high. Yes, I heard over and over again how Christians were bullies and “stupid” for believing in a higher being. These fools only come out in force when I discuss faith.
When I listen to left-leaning radio shows, as I do to get ready for my show, I have yet to hear the Right do the things that were done to me, and others like me, on the show this past Friday.
People made up stories, I mean LIED, to get on and then start with the foul language or playing loud nasty music during the call. How mature! How enlightened! How proud they must feel. Some called in to show me they could make fun of Jesus to my face. Unlike other hosts, and to the irritation of some of my listeners, I let them go on until they used foul language and then cut them off. I wanted people to hear the default fallback position of the Left.
Why can’t the Left have an open and non-foul-mouthed, spoiled brat response when they start losing the argument? It’s almost like they never grew up or feel like they are owed something. And anyone who disagrees with them gives them license to act immature and stupid.
Hey! You on the Left who subscribe to these tactics… Why don’t you take that education you received on wasted taxpayer money and actually try to do something good. Have a real, open, non-juvenile, adult conversation with someone on the Right. Get an idea about how they think as a person, not just talking points. And if you really believe you’re right, try to sway them with good conversation. Or is that too much for you to do?
I guess if you are using Harry Reid’s playbook as your guide, then you are right on. Keep up the good work. Friday’s show proved me to be 100% correct. Most young, hard Left progressives have nothing to fight with but nasty conversation and demeaning words.
America, these people vote! You better wake up or lose your country.