Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued Tuesday that opponents of same-sex marriage have not “been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
“The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said. “That’s where the compelling argument is. We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else. That is a compelling argument and to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to O’Reilly remarks Wednesday by accusing him of marginalizing so-called “Bible-thumpers,” which Limbaugh said made up a portion of the Fox News Channel audience.
“How many of you who watch Fox are ‘Bible-thumpers?’” Limbaugh asked. “Do you think there are any ‘Bible-thumpers,’ quote, unquote that watch Fox? Because last night, you were — you were sort of marginalized on ‘The Factor’ as not having a compelling argument and just being a bunch of Bible-thumpers.”
(h/t Media Matters)