Fox News Guest: The Age of Enlightenment Led ‘Down the Dark Path to the Holocaust’ (VIDEO)

Appearing on Fox & Friends, Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Woman for America, launched into a critique of President Obama’s transportation nominee Anthony Foxx, making the bizarre claim that his declaration of a National Day of Reason was reminiscent of events that led to the Holocaust.

To coincide with Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, Foxx (the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and Obama’s pick to head the Department of Transportation) issued a proclamation for the National Day of Reason in his city.

Penny Nance found much to criticize in Foxx’s very public endorsement of the Constitution’s requirement of a separation between church and state.

“You know, G. K. Chesterton said that the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one which we have 3,000 years of empirical evidence to back up. Clearly, we need faith as a component and it’s just silly for us to say otherwise,” she said.

Nance even went to attack the The Age of Enlightenment and Reason, saying that it “gave way to moral relativism, and moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust.”

Foxx has endorsed the National Day of Reason for two years in a row now. “The application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth,” his proclamation read.

Watch Penny Nance on Fox News in the video below.



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    May 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Here we go again. Another FOX News knuckle walker attempts to use “6 degrees of separation” methodology to establish causal relationships between completely disparate events.

    Yet further evidence of the anti-intellectualism that has permeated the conservative faction of the Republican Party.

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    Bob Cull

    May 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I expect gobbledy goop from Fox but this ditz takes the cake! I could make no sense of anything she said. What the hell is this “empirical proof” of “original sin” she is talking about? At the end I think she was trying to rehash that old argument of the right that we were founded as a Christian nation which we weren’t but I’m not sure even about that. She just made no sense at all.

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    May 3, 2013 at 1:41 am

    It is understandable she is against a day of reason since nothing she said was reasonable

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    Joseph Baker

    May 3, 2013 at 2:14 am

    the problem is that Mao didn’t say “Morality arrives at the muzzle of a gun” his actual statement was the “Political Power grows out of the barrel of a gun” Unfortunately as we well know… Morality does not equal Political Power.

    Also John Adams didn’t say our “Constitution DEPENDED on a moral and religious people” Rather John Adams said “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Which has a totally different meaning.

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    Beatrix Davis

    May 3, 2013 at 2:46 am

    She can’t help herself, she is anatomically predisposed to being an illogical, unthinking conservative. phenotype denotes genotype. Does she not have the general facial characteristics of Michelle Bachman and the annoying vocal nuances of Sarah Palin?

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    Rebecka Snell

    May 3, 2013 at 3:19 am

    heaven help us!

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    May 3, 2013 at 3:38 am

    “As the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen [Muslims] … it is declared … that no pretext arising from religious opinion shall ever product an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries….
    “The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation.” – John Adams

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    Lefty Green

    May 3, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Did she forget about religious inquisitions. Burning Joan of Arc at the stake. Salem witch trials. Just more selective indignation from another fundamentalist, right wing bimbo.

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    May 3, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I would venture to guess that this individual found air time on FOX “News” because more legitimate news sources would laugh her off their sets….

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    Ginger in the Sun

    May 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I am a women who is concerned in America, and I do not agree with this retarded women who was obviously raised with the silver spoon and not a textbook, should not have a title that can anyway be reflected upon the women who are actually concerned for America not its religion.

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    May 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Before going mad, you guys should try reading.


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    Richard Farley

    May 4, 2013 at 8:15 am

    The Holocaust was largely due to the Nazis taking advantage of the anti-semitism in Germany at the time, which in turn was largely due to some of the teachings of Catholicism (which the Catholics apologized for — in 2003 and ever since, if memory serves) and the anti-semitic sentiments of Martin Luther, of the Protestant Reformation. Once again, history and its meaning gets completely omitted by those with an agenda.

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    Robert Muller

    May 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Religious zealots are the ones causing most of the problems today, not rational people. Fox just does not want their audience to think.

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    October 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    It’s about undermining both reason and democracy.

    This is standard fare among the Tea Party values voter set. Small wonder considering who funds Concerned Women for America (embedded IRS document link – bold text):

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    October 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Historical revisionism – Tea Party style:

    “Barton’s Bunk: Religious Right ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America”

    We have Glenn Beck to thank for mainstreaming it.

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