Watch: Joy Behar Compares Christians to the Taliban
The Taliban is a terrorist group responsible for the Afghan civil war, which has claimed over 104,000 lives just since 2001. They’re responsible for sex trafficking, oppression of women, numerous massacres, political and religious oppression, suicide bombings, acid attacks, torture, and sundry other forms of inhuman debasement and cruelty.
Now, here’s a question: Are you a Christian religious organization that opposes being forced to provide mandatory birth control under employee health care coverage, as mandated by Obamacare? Joy Behar of “The View” wants you to know that you’re every bit as bad as the aforementioned terrorist group. Seriously.
In a jaw-droppingly bigoted statement delivered on Thursday’s edition of the show, Behar wondered aloud how opposition to mandatory birth control coverage for religious organizations “different from the Taliban.”
The segment began with host Whoopi Goldberg noting that “(i)n a move that could impact as many as 55 million women in America, the current administration is moving to reverse the Obamacare requirement that employers provide free birth control to employees.”
“Conservatives claim it protects religious non-profit groups from violating their faith,” Goldberg said. “But isn’t that kind of imposing your beliefs on your workers?”
Goldberg is apparently unacquainted with the First Amendment or the court case Little Sisters of the Poor v. Price (and the subsequent liberal attempts to end-run around it). Apparently, she’s also unacquainted with the particulars of the plan, which The Hill points out only lets employers deny the coverage based on “religious or moral grounds.” It’s profoundly unlikely that 55 million women would be affected.
That’s OK, though — the rest of “The View“‘s panel was unacquainted with those things, as well. Needless to say, hilarity ensued. And by hilarity, I mean bigotry.
“They don’t mind their business,” Behar said. “It’s religion … How is it different from the Taliban? I’d like to know.”
Check it out here. Behar’s input starts comes about the 3:25 mark, but the whole conversation is just is jaw-dropping.
I’d refer Behar to any number of differences I mentioned in the first paragraph. Troublingly, none of her co-panelists did.
In fact, they even let her ramble on with inanities like, “It’s to keep women down also. Let’s not forget one of the reasons they do this is to keep women in their place — barefoot and pregnant.”
In a perfect world, Joy Behar would be on the unemployment line with Kathy Griffin, railing against how the Christian Talibanis had forced her out. Unfortunately, some forms of bigotry are acceptable on television, and hers is one of them.
One can only hope the backlash is serious enough that even the acceptability of anti-Christian sentiment in the mainstream media isn’t enough for Joy Behar to hide behind.