The political contingency traditionally referred to as the “religious right” seems to have found a new home.
Conservative Christians, who have historically used the Bible as the the guiding influence behind their moral and political beliefs, have begun a major shift from their traditional base, with the shift seemingly beginning around the time as this summer’s Republican National Convention. Since the convention, studies and polling show evangelicals flocking to the doctrinal declarations of Fox News Network.
Bruce Grudham – pastor at Mostly Sovereign Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC – iterated, “The Bible has always been such a guiding force in all of our lives, but some of the teachings are hard to understand. I mean, ‘love your neighbor’, ‘caring for the widows and orphans’, living as citizens of heaven? What do those things even mean? Frankly, I like how clear pastors Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and Giraldo Rivera are in how they explain things. Grace Kelly File is ok too, but isn’t pastor material…for obvious reasons.”
There has been a groundswell of faith in the Fox News network through their coverage of the election and its respective issues. Cited one Gary Autumngood, “The way the Bible has described moral character really doesn’t line up well with any of the major candidates this election cycle. We are fortunate that Fox News does a fair and balanced job of supporting Donald Trump as a morally viable candidate, because Scripture certainly didn’t do him justice.”
The core demographic group behind the now popularly dubbed “Fox Faith” is white males. Pundits are uncertain why women and minorities have yet to get on board with this developing cult (editor’s note: we did not want to use the term “cult”, but that seemed better than “raging, maniacal group of sheep”).
A Fox News poll of Fox News employees found these new believers’ faith in the network to be “totally justified.”