Fox’s John Stossel Smacks O’Reilly Over Christian Victimhood Claims: ‘You’re Just a 10-Foot-Tall Crybaby’

Self-avowed “secularist” John Stossel challenged Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday, arguing that the Factor host was overstating his allegations that Christianity was under attack in the U.S.


“Your ‘war on Christianity,’ you’re just a 10-foot-tall crybaby,” Stossel told O’Reilly. “It’s not so bad. Christians aren’t being killed.”

“Not yet,” O’Reilly replied.

“Not in America, and they’re not going to be,” Stossel countered.

“They’re verbally being killed,” O’Reilly insisted. Stossel scoffed in response, asking, “So what?”

The exchange came a day after O’Reilly argued that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton already has an advantage in her presidential campaign because it was “open season” on Christians and white men.

“You shouldn’t be diminished because you believe a certain way,” O’Reilly told Stossel. “Aren’t you outraged by that?”

“What’s diminished?” Stossel asked, before alluding to an ABC News poll saying that 83 percent of Americans identified as Christians. “You are the majority. You’ve won.”

“It’s not a matter of winning,” O’Reilly replied. “It’s a matter of respect.”

O’Reilly then complained that “secularists” were arguing against religion in an attempt to pave the way for “unfettered abortion, gay marriage” and “legalized narcotics.”

“I’m a secularist, and I don’t want unlimited abortion,” Stossel noted. “I think you paint with too broad a brush. I don’t criticize religion.”

“Not all secularists do,” O’Reilly said. “But you’re not a secular progressive — that’s what I should have said.”

Watch footage from the discussion, as posted by Media Matters on Tuesday, below.

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