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11/22/2014 12:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fox News on the 'Proper Use' of Scripture

ICYMI the Fox News Folks were evidently quite taken aback by my favorite part of President Obama's November 20th Immigration Action Speech -- the part where he said "Scripture tells us we shall not oppress the stranger." It's what I tweeted. It's the quote I put on my FB cover. And it's what made their heads explode... according to this feature over at Raw Story. Check it out:

On Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson accused the president of using the Biblical quotations to prove that "God is on [his] side. This is the Christian left at work, and it's repugnant."

"To quote scripture?" he added, "that's out of bounds."

"He's using it to guilt someone into" supporting immigration reform, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replied. "That's not what the scholars behind the Bible would interpret as proper use."

Seriously. This from the folks who are fine quoting scripture until the cows come home as long as it's about what they think the Bible says about who's entitled to the equal protection of civil marriage.

Evidently using the Bible as a weapon of mass discrimination against LGBT people is fair game but suggesting that loving your neighbors by not deporting them is out of bounds. Honest to Ethel... they make my hair hurt.

So here's some scripture for you. "You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen: for I am the Lord your God" Leviticus 24:22

Wonder how Ms. Hasselbeck's "scholars behind the Bible" would interpret that one? Anybody?