Right-wing author: Jon Stewart part of the culture that led to shootings

According to one right-wing author, the "Daily Show" host has helped "drive [God] out of our society"


Jillian Rayfield
December 20, 2012 3:01AM (UTC)

New York Times bestselling author Joel Rosenberg tied Jon Stewart to the shootings in Newtown, Conn., because Stewart is part of "the cultural war against Jesus and Christmas" that helps "drive [God] out of our society, our of our schools and courts."

In a blog post, Rosenberg cites the ongoing so-called War on Christmas, and how "We are, in many respects, in a moral and spiritual freefall in our country, and we are paying a terrible price."

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Rosenberg, who has previously linked Hurricane Sandy to abortion rights, is an evangelical who writes about End Times, and wrote in his latest book, "The Tehran Initiative," that “[m]illions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah—known as ‘the Twelfth Imam’—has just arrived on earth.”

From Rosenberg's blog post, called  “Implosion update: The demons of violence are on the loose in America. But why? And where do we go from here?”:

The answer is as painful as it is simple: the further we turn away from God in our nation — the further we drive Him out of our society, our of our schools and courts, and out of our media and out of our homes, or the more we give mere lip service to religion, the more men are ”holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power” (2 Timothy 3:5) — the worse things are getting. Consider just the cultural war against Jesus and Christmas that has been waged just in the last few days:

"But what are we reaping as a result of a society that increasingly ignores God and hates or dismisses Jesus Christ?" Rosenberg writes. "We are witnessing a horrifying explosion of murder. We are witnessing a gruesome crime wave unprecedented in American history. And there appears to be no end in sight."

Here's the two-part "Daily Show" segment in question:

Part two:

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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