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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Parchments
A tale of two intense issues in the culture war
Guests: Megyn Kelly

"Secular progressives are trying to change this country in very significant ways; opposed to that are many traditional Americans who see the progressive vision as destructive. The media pretty much always sides with the secular progressives; therefore, traditional Americans must make their case in very persuasive ways in order to win the day. One example is abortion, where far more Americans are pro-life than they were in 1997. Why? Science established that DNA is present upon conception, so pro-abortion people can no longer say that a human presence is not affected. Also, pro-life forces did not link abortion to sin and largely kept theology out of it. But on the gay marriage front it's a far different story. Last week I said this to Megyn Kelly: "The other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible.' That is essentially correct - anti-gay marriage forces have not seized upon a central persuasive argument and many are using the Bible as their basis to reject homosexual nuptials. That's a loser all day in our secular court system that is largely hostile to religious expression. There is a strong argument against gay marriage, that it expands marriage opportunity to just one group - gay people - and excludes all others. Also, traditional marriage has been a societal stabilizer and in many states is favored by the majority of the folks. The bottom line is that the federal government has no constitutional authority to impose gay marriage on the nation. Now that is a strong argument!"

The Factor invited Megyn Kelly to evaluate the Talking Points Memo and last week's "thump the Bible" comment. "You've gotten all this blowback," she theorized, "because you said some people 'thump the Bible' and that can't be the argument to win this. That doesn't jump out at me as a problematic statement because I don't think you're being pejorative of the religious right. The haters are always going to hate on you and they'll perceive everything you say in the least favorable way, but when it comes to defending religious liberty, who in the country has been more out in front than you? I'm not kissing your butt, this is fact!"
Do anti-gay marriage forces have a good argument?
Guests: Bernie Goldberg

FNC's Bernie Goldberg joined the fray and dissected the "thump the Bible" controversy. "I agree with you 100% with your analysis on that subject," Goldberg began. "Too many people are using the Bible to make a civil argument about state-sponsored marriage. No one is arguing that the church should have to perform gay marriages, and I think a lot of the people using the Bible would prefer that we live in a theocracy. But on the essence of gay marriage, you and I could not possibly disagree more. I believe gay marriage is a civil right and the courts can say marriage is between two human beings." The Factor theorized that extremists on both sides are overly eager to condemn others: "This is power-based, it's about the left-wing and right-wing ideologues trying to diminish the power of this program and this network."
A convicted sex offender released from prison due to overcrowding murders two women in Oregon
Guests: Sheriff Tom Bergin

40-year-old Mark Beebout murdered two women soon after being released from jail because of prison overcrowding in Oregon. The Factor was joined by Sheriff Tom Bergin of Clatsop County, Oregon. "This man was picked up for failing to register as a sexual predator," Bergin reported, "and he later went to jail on a probation violation. He was released when we were over capacity, he failed to report to his parole officer, and he went to Portland and was involved in the murder of two women." The Factor blasted the system that allowed a predator like Beebout to be on the streets: "This guy originally served only four years for raping a child under the age of 16, then he didn't register as a sex offender. People should have been looking to keep him in prison, not giving him a get-out-of-jail free card."
Why are 41% of births in the U.S. now out of wedlock?
Guests: Bonny Forrest and Wendy Walsh

40-year-old Mark Beebout murdered two women soon after being released from jail because of prison overcrowding in Oregon. The Factor was joined by Sheriff Tom Bergin of Clatsop County, Oregon. "This man was picked up for failing to register as a sexual predator," Bergin reported, "and he later went to jail on a probation violation. He was released when we were over capacity, he failed to report to his parole officer, and he went to Portland and was involved in the murder of two women." The Factor blasted the system that allowed a predator like Beebout to be on the streets: "This guy originally served only four years for raping a child under the age of 16, then he didn't register as a sex offender. People should have been looking to keep him in prison, not giving him a get-out-of-jail free card."
Illegal immigrant kills woman for denying him sex with 13-year-old daughter
Guests: Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly returned to analyze the case of Adam Levy, a prosecutor in New York's Putnam County and the son of TV's Judge Judy. His personal trainer, who reportedly lived in Levy's home for a time, has been charged with rape. "Levy said that as soon as he learned that his friend was charged," Kelly reported, "he called the DA in the next county and told him to handle the case. But there is some bad blood between Levy and Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith, who has asked for an investigation into all this. The personal trainer is from Romania and he's in the country illegally." Kelly also focused on an appalling case involving an Arizona man named Jose Zarate "He is a 31-year-old illegal immigrant who was having an affair with a 13-year-old girl. The girl's mother told him to get lost and he came back and killed the mother. He's being charged with second degree murder because he claims she was threatening him and he was afraid for his life."
Watters' World: Spring Break Edition
Guests: Jesse Watters

Jesse Watters took his crew to spring break in Florida, where he asked some sun-drenched young folks about liberal indoctrination at their colleges. Some of the responses: "I had a professor freshman year who introduced himself as the most raging liberal you'll ever meet" ... "Rick Santorum came to speak at our school and our professor ripped him apart in class" ... "Our professor passed around voter registration cards" ... "At the United States Air Force Academy there are still very many liberal individuals who get offended when you're conservative" ... "They tried to convert the entire class to the Muslim religion." Jesse also ran into one student, presumably not an Ivy Leaguer, who posed this pithy question: "What does liberal mean?"
The benefit of re-gifting
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