Bette Midler Is Worthless

June 5, 2017

Even for liberal icons, virtue-signaling on social media can be a treacherous business, especially when you do it in the midst of a fast-breaking crisis. Bette Midler discovered that when she responded to Saturday’s ISIS-inspired deadly attacks in London by tweeting, “Men and religion are worthless.” While that sentiment might play with a very narrow subset of her fans (feminist atheists), it enraged and offended many others.

First of all, gender has nothing to do with terrorism. Women have been known to strap bombs to themselves and even to their children. Second, many brave men ran toward the attackers to stop them and help their victims, from the police and paramedics to the civilians who threw bottles and chairs to deter the murderers (sadly, unlike in America, there were no good guys with concealed carry permits nearby, since the UK government disarmed them all so that mass killings would be eradicated. That worked out well, didn’t it? The police rightly earned praise for responding in just eight minutes and shooting the killers dead, but that eight-minute wait for any good guys with guns to show up was still long enough for seven people to die and 48 to be injured, 21 of them critically.)


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As for Bette’s slam on religion, her lack of specificity also drew criticism. What religion is she calling worthless? All of them? What did Christianity, Buddhism or Judaism have to do with this? Or is one specific religion (radical Islam) responsible for most recent terrorist attacks? (Here’s a hint: the killers in London were shouting, “This is for Allah” as they stabbed people to death.) That’s the great conundrum facing all virtue-signaling “progressives”: it’s considered politically-correct to slam religion in general, even if it unfairly tars billions of innocent people of faith; but horribly un-PC to name the twisted religious strain actually responsible. Bette must’ve been shocked at the negative reaction to her tweet, since she was just following one of the cardinal rules of modern liberalism: You can slander the innocent all you like, but there’s hell to pay if you apply any value judgments to the guilty.

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  • Myrtis Jordan (Cissy)

    06/07/2017 12:00 AM

    Come on Bette your better than that it's not right to KILL that is not what God wants . Just sing you were blessed with a beautiful voice remember God was a man and he was a good and very religious JUST SING

  • Rich Friedman

    06/06/2017 06:16 PM

    and don't forget about the white supremacist in Portland who killed two people (including a veteran). terrorists come in all colors and religions. Is that really such a difficult concept to grasp?

  • Rich Friedman

    06/06/2017 05:49 PM

    and don't forget about the white supremacist in Portland who killed two people (including a veteran). terrorists come in all colors and religions. Is that really such a difficult concept to grasp?

  • Amanda Lethco

    06/06/2017 04:37 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I am a fellow Christian and conservative, and I appreciate the work you do to protect religious liberty in America. You are correct that Bette Midler's statements were hateful, unfair, and offensive. However, I must take issue with the statement, "Bette Midler is worthless." That is not what the Bible teaches. Every human being was created by God, and in His image. Therefore, every human being has worth, even those who disagree with us. I understand the desire to lash out at those who criticize the values that define your very existence, but as Christians, shouldn't we point out the errors in her statements, but refrain from degrading her humanity? I promise, I say this as lovingly as possible because I am on YOUR side! May God bless you, and guide you in your future path.

  • Ralph Dobbins

    06/06/2017 03:31 PM

    @ Rosemarie Hay - The difference is that Midler painted whole groups of people with the same brush with her statement. Governor Huckabee simply called out one loud mouth bully with his. No stooping when you call an ace and ace.

Bette Midler Is Worthless

June 5, 2017

Even for liberal icons, virtue-signaling on social media can be a treacherous business, especially when you do it in the midst of a fast-breaking crisis. Bette Midler discovered that when she responded to Saturday’s ISIS-inspired deadly attacks in London by tweeting, “Men and religion are worthless.” While that sentiment might play with a very narrow subset of her fans (feminist atheists), it enraged and offended many others.

First of all, gender has nothing to do with terrorism. Women have been known to strap bombs to themselves and even to their children. Second, many brave men ran toward the attackers to stop them and help their victims, from the police and paramedics to the civilians who threw bottles and chairs to deter the murderers (sadly, unlike in America, there were no good guys with concealed carry permits nearby, since the UK government disarmed them all so that mass killings would be eradicated. That worked out well, didn’t it? The police rightly earned praise for responding in just eight minutes and shooting the killers dead, but that eight-minute wait for any good guys with guns to show up was still long enough for seven people to die and 48 to be injured, 21 of them critically.)


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As for Bette’s slam on religion, her lack of specificity also drew criticism. What religion is she calling worthless? All of them? What did Christianity, Buddhism or Judaism have to do with this? Or is one specific religion (radical Islam) responsible for most recent terrorist attacks? (Here’s a hint: the killers in London were shouting, “This is for Allah” as they stabbed people to death.) That’s the great conundrum facing all virtue-signaling “progressives”: it’s considered politically-correct to slam religion in general, even if it unfairly tars billions of innocent people of faith; but horribly un-PC to name the twisted religious strain actually responsible. Bette must’ve been shocked at the negative reaction to her tweet, since she was just following one of the cardinal rules of modern liberalism: You can slander the innocent all you like, but there’s hell to pay if you apply any value judgments to the guilty.

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  • Myrtis Jordan (Cissy)

    06/07/2017 12:00 AM

    Come on Bette your better than that it's not right to KILL that is not what God wants . Just sing you were blessed with a beautiful voice remember God was a man and he was a good and very religious JUST SING

  • Rich Friedman

    06/06/2017 06:16 PM

    and don't forget about the white supremacist in Portland who killed two people (including a veteran). terrorists come in all colors and religions. Is that really such a difficult concept to grasp?

  • Rich Friedman

    06/06/2017 05:49 PM

    and don't forget about the white supremacist in Portland who killed two people (including a veteran). terrorists come in all colors and religions. Is that really such a difficult concept to grasp?

  • Amanda Lethco

    06/06/2017 04:37 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I am a fellow Christian and conservative, and I appreciate the work you do to protect religious liberty in America. You are correct that Bette Midler's statements were hateful, unfair, and offensive. However, I must take issue with the statement, "Bette Midler is worthless." That is not what the Bible teaches. Every human being was created by God, and in His image. Therefore, every human being has worth, even those who disagree with us. I understand the desire to lash out at those who criticize the values that define your very existence, but as Christians, shouldn't we point out the errors in her statements, but refrain from degrading her humanity? I promise, I say this as lovingly as possible because I am on YOUR side! May God bless you, and guide you in your future path.

  • Ralph Dobbins

    06/06/2017 03:31 PM

    @ Rosemarie Hay - The difference is that Midler painted whole groups of people with the same brush with her statement. Governor Huckabee simply called out one loud mouth bully with his. No stooping when you call an ace and ace.