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Fox’s Hasselbeck Challenges Preacher for Flying Christian Flag Above American One

hasselbeckFox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck challenged a North Carolina pastor to defend the flying of the Christian flag above the American one in protest of the secularization of the country.

“God is first,” Pastor Rit Varriale explained. “It you’re a monotheist and you believe God is the highest authority then you have to stop when any human authority would try to get you to dishonor that commitment to God. And that’s where we’re at right now.”

As to who was threatening Christianity’s authority, Varriale expanded from the Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing gay marriage to the disappearance of prayer from public life.

“Some may agree with your message there, but the method in which you’re showing it is really piercing some,” Hasselbeck said, going on to read — wait for it — Facebook messages from viewers accusing Varriale of “disrespecting old glory.” Varriale insisted he was teaching “respect for the flag.”

“As a Christian, I’m not sure anything should fly above the American flag,” Hasselbeck said later in the broadcast. “And I’m not sure God needs a flag.” She added: “But I can see where he’s coming from.”

Watch below, via Fox News:

[h/t Raw Story]
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