Even by Fox News’s standards—for which the bar is so deeply through the floor—Todd Starnes is a uniquely ridiculous and bigoted presence. When he isn’t jabbering on about Duck Dynasty’s greatness, President Obama’s sexuality, or duck penises, he’s talking about Christianity and the South—and the supposed threats to them. (Spoiler: It’s homosexuals and liberals, primarily.)
Like the rest of us, Starnes’s workweek ended with news that the Supreme Court had legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Starnes—who is renowned for his batshit, racist tweeting—did not take it well:
As referenced in that tweet, Starnes was similarly upset over the push this week to remove the Confederate flag from statehouses and Capitol grounds following the Charleston massacre. “You know who else has been doing some cultural cleansing these days?” Starnes asked rhetorically. “The Islamic State, bulldozing their way through history. Turning Iraq’s heritage into rubble. And mark my words, the left’s cultural crusade will not stop with the Confederate flag.”
Todd Starnes is a cruel, far-right joke. Todd Starnes is employed by a major organization that at least purports to be a reputable source of news and commentary. Todd Starnes definitely makes more money than you do. Todd Starnes is Ann Coulter without the law degree or sense of dance-club fun.
Todd Starnes did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment regarding whether he actually believes the shit he says, or if he is just forever trolling.
Now here’s footage of Starnes asking almighty god to send “mosquitoes and the gnats” and the “bumblebees and the lightning bugs and the cicadas” and “every critter you got” to punish President Obama:
As of press time, Starnes’s prayers have gone unanswered.