Right wing media personality Todd Starnes isn’t exactly a bastion of reliable information, but his latest claim is a whopper. Starnes, who was fired from Fox News after claiming that all Democrats worship the pagan god Moloch, had a dire warning for Georgia Republicans.
If they ever want to eat at a Chick-fil-A again, they should make sure to vote in the upcoming special election that will decide control of the Senate.
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“If you want to go inside a Chick-fil-A, you’re gonna go and vote on Election Day. If you ever want to see your grandparents again inside their home, you gotta go and vote on Election Day,” Starnes warned gullible GOP supporters. “If you want to reopen our churches, you better go and vote on Election Day. If you want to protect Christian universities like Truett McConnell, you’re gonna go and vote on Election Day.”
“If you want to stop the radicals from packing our courts, you are going to go and vote on Election Day. And if you want to stop the godless socialists and you want to keep America great, you’re gonna go and vote on Election Day.”
In reality, the end of the coronavirus pandemic would end health restrictions and both Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the two Republicans running for re-election, have opposed measures that would slow the spread of the virus. Voting for Democrats who want to end the pandemic quickly so the country can return to normalcy would be a wiser choice.
One of the Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff, is a businessman who has lost money during the pandemic. Both Loeffler and Perdue made money off of the national crisis by reportedly using inside information to trade huge amounts of stock. The two Republicans are both incredibly rich; Loeffler is the richest member of either chamber of Congress.
Starnes attacks on “godless” Democrats and repeated mentions of churches and Christianity is meant to appeal to the religious right, while downplaying that the other Democratic candidates, Rev. Raphael Warnock, is the pastor of the historic Black church Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored.
If both are elected, Ossoff and Rev. Warnock would bring the Democrats’ numbers in the Senate to 50. In that event, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be able to break any tie votes in favor of the Democrats in the Senate. They could rescue LGBTQ progress from almost possible defeat in a GOP-controlled Senate.
Neither Ossoff nor Rev. Warnock has been elected to office before, but both have pledged to be strong allies for LGBTQ causes in the Senate.
The broadcaster, who has been fired from multiple outlets for factual inaccuracies and outrageous claims, purchased his own radio station so he could keep broadcasting his nonsense to the nation. He has admitted he likes to “spice things up a little bit” to gin up his followers.
Earlier this year, Jerry Falwell Jr. appeared on Starnes’ show to deny that he and his wife were involved in a three-way relationship with a younger man. Falwell subsequently admitted that he was and resigned from Liberty University in disgrace following other allegations of sexual and financial misconduct.
Starnes accused the Supreme Court of overruling God when they ruled in favor of marriage equality, and said that same-sex couples were comparable to people marrying dogs.