Former Fox News radio host Todd Starnes often referred to court evangelical Robert Jeffress as the official chaplain of his Right-Wing radio program. Just recently, Jeffress appeared on Starnes’s program and said that Democrats worship the Old Testament god “Moloch, who talks about child sacrifice.” Starnes responded by saying “I believe that.” Read all about Jeffress’s appearance here.
Starnes was fired today. Apparently these comments were even too much for Fox News, although an article at The Wrap suggests that the firing was in the works well before the Moloch incident. It will be interesting to see how Jeffress will respond. How can he blame the liberal mainstream media for firing Starnes?
And here is an even more interesting question: Will Jeffress, another employee of Fox News, be next?
But before we leave this story, let’s reflect on some of the memorable Todd Starnes-Robert Jeffress-court evangelical moments that we have covered here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:
- Jeffress tells Starnes that 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg needs to look at a rainbow and read Genesis 9.
- Jeffress supports Donald Trump’s view that no good Jew can vote for a Democratic candidate.
- Starnes defends Jerry Falwell Jr.’s tweet telling McLean Bible Church pastor David Platt to “grow a pair.”
- Richard Land tells Starnes that Trump was the “lesser of two evils” in 2016 and adds that Hillary Clinton will always be the “greater evil” in any election in which she runs “unless she is running against Lucifer.”
- Starnes describes Christians who oppose patriotic worship services “so-called evangelical Christians.” Jeffress calls Christianity Today “fake news.”