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Proven Christians?

Rupert Murdoch (the dark lord of Fox News) tweeted the following:

Obama facing enormous opposition in accepting refugees. Maybe make special exception for proven Christians.

Seriously? Proven Christians?

Of course, the best part is all the responses to his tweet. Here are just a few:

  • ‘proven’ Christians. Lolz. Some sort of bible quiz on the borders, then? That’ll be a hit with Passport Control.
  • a religious test for citizenship says the Sith Lord
  • How to find ‘proven’ Christians? Splash them with holy water? Or maybe some sort of heathen dunking stool? #SimpleDarkAgeFixes #DrunkTweeting
  • isn’t that the logic isis employs when deciding whether to kill someone. Works SO well for them.
  • how about a Saturday night reality show? Live or Let Die with Simon Cowell? Viewers could vote on who looks the most muslimy
  • “Can you prove you’re a Catholic?” “Sure. But how?” “See this 8-year old boy?” “Yes?” “Fuck him.”
  • Refresh my memory, I forget how it works – if they float, they’re a witch, and if they sink they’re a Christian? #buffoon

UPDATE: More Twitter responses to Murdoch:

  • This is about the least Christ like thing i can imagine
  • Is Rupert Murdoch a Christian? If so, prove it.
  • I’m not even sure he’s human!
  • wish we could get rid of proven arseholes like you
  • what’s the test for “proven Christians?” A recent case of stigmata? Able to show documented proof of slave ownership?
  • I would have thought a “proven Christian” would make no distinction between people in dire need
  • Conservatives okay w/ selling AK-47s to people w/o asking if they have criminal or mental issue but refugees must prove they’re Christians.
  • yeah because Christians don’t shoot up schools or do anything else bad !!!

Actually, Murdoch gives me an idea. I think we should only allow people to own or run TV broadcasters, radio stations, and newspaper publishers if they are natural born Americans.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    The Nazis were proven Catholic Christians. We sure want them here.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:31 am | Permalink
  2. Yudith wrote:

    That’s why so many German scientists were brought to the USA, Ebdoug. We love Christians. Everybody love Christians. One or two Europeans heads of state already said what Rupert Murdoch is saying. Now, with the Paris killings, they have their smug look while everybody else backpedals on their promises to accept more Syrian refugees. Even Trudeau might not accept any Syrians after his 25 000.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5:40 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    I think many of them were looking for a politically expedient way to stop accepting more refugees.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    OK, I would say that the majority of Mexicans are “proven Christians” so now we can let them in back to the land of their ancestors.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  5. redjon wrote:

    I’m pretty sure we first need to repeal the First Amendment… which some seem to be working toward.

    There being so many, it will be interesting to see which religion wins. Once we only allow Christians, I mean. Then, it will come down to which Christians. Ask almost any Christian, and he/she will be able to name at least one other variety of Christianity that he/she does not consider to be “real” Christians.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  6. PATIOTSGT wrote:

    Yeah I think that was a stupid (using a Trumpism)thing for him to say. That being said there will always be that minority of thought.
    More importantly, the issue of Syrian refugees is a delicate issue that should be debated to find the right solution. Europe has a harder problem then us, but it does have the potential to be problematic. One of the toughest issues is when our government says it will rigorously “vet” those seeking asylum. Who are e going to ask for help in that process, Assad? The guy we’ve sworn to remove from power and called a tyrant and thug? We’re going to ask his government to help us out?
    The other thing I have an issue with is after France was attacked they immediately targeted ISIL command and control centers. They had to get that info from us, so it begs the question of if we knew where those places were why hadn’t we already attacked?
    Just some things that make me go Hmmm.

    Co-incidentally I do agree with Obama that using our troops for an all out offensive is not the right choice currently. It would not work until there is some agreement between the Shia and Sunni factions within Iraq. Now we could be doing other things to win the war of recruitment I believe, with an old fashion propaganda machine. That’s actually something Obama excels at.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm | Permalink