The Fox News show "Fox & Friends" attacked President Obama this morning for referencing the Bible during his immigration speech last night.
"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger," President Obama said last night. "We were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too."
President Obama was referencing Exodus 22:21.
According to MediaMatters.org, today on "Fox & Friends" (video below), co-host Tucker Carlson stated, "For this guy specifically, the president who spent his career defending late-term abortion, among other things, lecturing us on Christian faith? That’s too much. That is too much. This is the Christian left at work, and it’s repugnant."
Carlson was referencing a Republican claim that was debunked in 2008 by FactCheck.org. In reality, President Obama refused to support an anti-abortion bill in Illinois when he was a state Senator because he and many others believed the bill was aimed at undermining all abortion rights.
In 2008, then-U.S. Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) stated, "On an issue like partial birth abortion, I strongly believe that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly. All I’ve said is we should have a provision to protect the health of the mother, and many of the bills that came before me didn’t have that."
RawStory.com notes that "Fox & Friends" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck added this morning, “That’s not what the scholars behind the Bible would interpret as proper use.”
Ironically, 48 hours earlier, "Fox & Friends" attacked President Obama for not expressing Christian values, such as Christmas, as President Reagan did in 1981 (video below).