You know that uncle you only see on Christmas who always says really racist, dumb and generally insane things that everyone just ignores because it’s Christmas? That’s Bill O'Reilly, except instead of having a captive room of relatives, he has a national television show.
O'Reilly’s latest psychobabble rant has Crazy Uncle O'Reilly blaming hip-hop for the decline of Christianity in the United States. Seriously.
According to The Washington Post, Bill O'Reilly thinks rap will turn your children into the antichrist.
There is no question that people of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment. The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior, and that sinks into the minds of some young people - the group that is most likely to reject religion. Also, many movies and TV shows promote non-traditional values. If you are a person of faith, then the media generally thinks you are a loon.
First off, no. Forever no. There’s thousands of reasons people in America are going to church less, and none of those reasons are the rap industry.
Second, you essentially just said black people are the reason the U.S. is going to church less. Didn’t hear you mention heavy metal, country music, math rock or any other music primarily made for/by white people that was keeping America away from God.
Bill, for the sake of everyone, please just eat your ham as fast as you can and leave the national Christmas party. Please. Otherwise we’re going to remind everyone of your incredible rage issues.