RUSH: Ken, Hilton Head, South Carolina, I really, more than you know, appreciate your patience. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Well, thank you very much, sir, and top of the afternoon to you, or the middle therefore —
RUSH: Yeah, top when you called.
CALLER: (laughing) I may lose you because my battery in my phone is going crazy, but you do remember, regarding the outrage that Hillary and the media and Obama have had regarding this terrible person that nobody’s ever heard of using his own money supposedly, did an Internet video critical of the Prophet Mohammed. You do remember back when the National Endowment for the Arts, their favorite organization, was putting out trash trashing the Christians, how much they were upset and decrying that.
RUSH: Well, there went the battery. Obviously using a Samsung phone. Just kidding. We love Samsung here. I’m just kidding. He’s got a good point. Piss Christ, remember that? Andres Serrano, as a work of art, a crucifix in a jar of urine. It’s called Piss Christ. I can say that because that’s what the title was. It was celebrated. It was art we should all see. We should endeavor to understand it.
Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe was doing odd S&M pictures, wasn’t he? Whips and chains and stuff? Then you had Karen Finley who was covering her naked body in chocolate, doing performance art, mocking Christians. The government, by the way, funded Piss Christ. It was a government grant that allowed him do that. And, by the way, what kind of money did you need to make that, anyway? To get a crucifix and a Mason jar and some urine, how much did that possibly cost?
His point was, before his Samsung battery died… Ahem! Before his cell phone battery died, his point was, “You can mock Christians and you can make fun of ’em all day long, and the same people who are acting outraged over this stupid YouTube thing are the ones who do it. They’re the ones who mock Christians. They take every Christian sign out of public display. The nativity scene and the Christmas tree are under assault, or have been, and yet you don’t see Christians reacting as mobs using violence.
But somehow when other religions do, we’ve gotta stop and understand it, and we gotta explain to them, “Well, you have to understand that we have some real kooks in our country but we have this thing called the Constitution. We agree with you. If we could find a way to shut ’em up and put ’em in jail and torture ’em, we would, but we can’t. (Yet.) I’ll have a little bit more flexibility on this after my election.
“Just like I told Medvedev to tell Vlad: ‘You know, hang in there with me. I’ll have a little bit more flexibility in de-nuking America after I win the election. Just have him be patient.’ The same with these kooks. Once I win reelection, I’ll be able to do something about these clowns and their videos and these preachers. But right now, we have this Constitution. You’ve just gotta understand that we can’t behead people yet.”