Bill O’Reilly exploded at conservative radio host Laura Ingraham Tuesday over her criticism of his argument that gay marriage advocates have a “more compelling” case than gay marriage opponents. O’Reilly claimed last week that opponents simply “thump the Bible” and the biblical argument wasn’t strong enough against reasonable logic that gay Americans just want to be treated like everyone else.
The argument began when Ingraham told the Fox News host that she felt there was a feud between O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh over the issue. She added that she didn’t believe O’Reilly needed to make his comment about “Bible thump.”
“There’s no feud between me and Limbaugh,” he responded. “I don’t talk to Limbaugh.”
He noted to Ingraham that he would allow her to make her case if she kept it “accurate.”
Ingraham again underscored her point that O’Reilly did not need to use the phrase “thump the Bible.” She explained that she felt that the left “loves to see conservatives fighting” and that O’Reilly had been “disrespectful” to “people who really try to live their lives according to the Bible.” An exasperated O’Reilly noted that his argument was from a policy perspective and he didn’t believe citing the Bible was permissible in a policy argument.
O’Reilly gave Ingraham time to explain herself but after hearing her out told her, “I’m disappointed in you.”