Is Fox News the propaganda arm of the Christian right-wing?
Fox and Friends (of Fox News) is quite simply, the mouthpiece of the religious right. While they rarely have atheist guests on (a few times a year), they regularly engage in atheist bashing. One of those atheist bashers is Father Morris, a Catholic priest who is obviously on the far right wing of Catholic clerics. Let's just say Father Morris, if he was younger, wouldn't have been in El Salvador in the 1980s protesting against right wing death squads.
Morris (enough with the Catholic honorifics) stated that there shouldn't be humanist chaplains in the military because they couldn't serve (as chaplains are required to do) non-humanists. For example, they couldn't accommodate the religious beliefs of Christians, Jews etc. He might have a point, but a problem with that is that many evangelical chaplains (who are way over represented in the military) believe it is their duty to convert not only the non-religious, but more moderate Christians to evangelicism. Since chaplains are all officers, they can, and have, abused their rank and authority to push their beliefs on other soldiers.
They have sent e-mails to all soldiers in the unit they are assigned, advocating their religion. Chaplains are hired to accommodate, not further, religion. Chaplains should not have military (especially officer) rank. It is too rife for abuse. They, if the government should employ them, be non-military civilians in the military. That way they lose the authority to abuse their position.
Morris also attacked, in an earlier show, Vanderbilt (a private university in Tennessee) for a policy of not allowing discrimination based on sexual orientation for student leaders (as part of larger policy against discrimination based on race and sex) on student clubs that get university money. He did a bait and switch and stated this policy (which it wouldn't) would mandate that atheists be allowed to lead a Catholic student club.
First, I don't think any atheists want to lead or be a part of a Catholic club. But, Morris's including atheists wasn't just a random example. He could have used Buddhists or Hindus but he chose atheists. Why, because he knows Fox News audience disdains and even hates atheists. Maybe even more so than Muslims. It's just another cheap shot against atheists and atheism, by Fox and Friends. Fine, disagree with Vanderbilt's policy but this segment had nothing to do with atheists, other than to bash them.