A recent poll showed that Americans’ religious beliefs have changed a lot in the past few years. Between 2007 and 2014, the percentage of Americans who consider themselves Christians went from 78% to 71%, while the “unaffiliated” portion of the population went from 16% to 23%. You will be shocked to learn that Fox News blowhard Bill O’Reilly considers this to be a problem. And he knows just who to blame: The rappers! You know, the people who routinely thank God first every time they win an award! On the most recent episode of The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly, who also blamed Catholic church corruption and secular entertainment in general, had special words for the Kendrick Lamars of the world: “The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior, and that sinks into the minds of some young people, the group that is most likely to reject religion.” O’Reilly has long made a boogeyman out of rap music, but this particular bit is so dumb that I don’t even know how to begin unravelling it. Watch it for yourself below
U mad, Bill.