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Steve Harvey is a bigot.

Tue, May 26, 2009

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Hate speech towards atheists has become so casual and commonplace that the studio audience and Tyra laugh.

Intolerance such as this should be exposed, and any links that help bring this information to a wider audience are much appreciated. It’d be great to see someone with some Photoshop skills mock up an image of this clown with a shoe on his head.

110 Responses to “Steve Harvey is a bigot.”

  1. Cooper Says:

    Well, I can tell you my morals are borrowed from Christianity, or at least, a lot of them are. But not having a religion allows me to pick my own morals to follow.

    But let me state proudly that I am an Atheist with morals!

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    • Dino Bryant Says:

      First of all, believe as you see fit. That is your Constitutional right. Secondly, are y’all serious? I thought there was something worse than this. He may have assumed that this young woman held a belief system, which he probably should not have done. However, he has point in saying that mates often share similar faiths. This is not always true. However, I heard nothing in that clip that spelled B-I-G-O-T.

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      • Priest Says:

        Well, in a way, he did sound a bit like a bigot, my friend. I’m not saying he is, but when he did question the morality of atheists, his stance did become a bit questionable.

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      • Nik Says:

        Dino says that s/he didn’t notice anything bigoted about that comment… is it reasonable to believe that the Deontological tradition is the only way to develop morality? It’s *funny* to suggest that people who don’t believe in a God have no morals? Dino may think s/he’s open-minded and liberal and all, but obviously that is not the case. Are there amoral/immoral atheists? Sure there are. Are there amoral/immoral Christians, Hindus, Muslims, etc.? Sure there are. Religious belief does not in any way predicate morality, or even predict its likelihood. What an idiot!

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        • Dino Bryant Says:

          I am a “he” and am very open minded. I do not mean any disrespect but still see no bigotry in this clip. All the man said was that someone who is a Christian is probably not well suited for an atheist–who would not espouse such a faith. To be for certain there are couples where one partner believes in god and the other partner does not. Having said that, I could see why Steve Harvey would come to that conclusion. If Steve had said Atheists compose the mudsill of society or that harm should come to them, the Dino Bryant would be on your side. Do you have a video of something to that effect? Your name calling is cute but it does not add to the overall discourse. Try educating your brother rather than humiliating your brother. My ears are open dinobrya@yahoo.com. Truth be told, Steve should have used another example in demonstrating chemistry.

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          • Susan Stanko Says:

            Claiming that atheists have no morals is not bigoted?

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          • allie Says:

            “What’s his moral barometer? It’s NOWHERE”.
            Now, THAT is what he said.
            “Pack it up and go home” once you find out it’s an atheist you’re dealing with.

            How about this example:
            Whites and blacks shouldn’t try to communicate?
            How could they relate? They’re so different, what common ground could they possibly have?

            If Harvey thinks belief and nonbelief are incompatible and not worth the effort of communication, how about things like skin color, ethnicity, other cultural differences?

            Seems some folks want to give Harvey a pass just because he’s talking about “atheists”. If the logic…if the stink test for saying a group of people are amoral or immoral, ex:people of color, jews or women, it shouldn’t hold when said about atheists.
            To cast atheists as less than equal human beings who just believe in one less God than Harvey does, it’s bigoted, unless he’s truly that unable to wrap his mind around the fact atheists are just like everyone else, sans the belief in his god.
            Xtianity borrowed morals from earlier cultures and this has been proven.
            The “Golden Rule”?
            Not only should Harvey practice it, he should look up the origin.
            He comes off as a blowhard hypocrite.
            He should practice some of that morality he thinks he has an exclusive on…and he should realize we’re all human beings. Some of us just don’t buy into religion or myth, but we know the origin of human morality. Anthropology is pretty clear on that…and often, xtian morality leaves a lot to be desired, as Mr. Harvey clearly shows.

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          • deveraux009 Says:

            the clip from the joy behar show is pretty clear he says ‘if you don’t believe in god your an idiot’ and on another show he sai he would shoot’em…..thats bigotry. just youtube ‘steve harvey bigot’ you’ll see.

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    • Susan Stanko Says:

      Are you sure they are Christian morals?

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  2. st pudders Says:

    I live on the other side of the pond and I am glad I had never heard of Steve Harvey. Some of these bible belters are as extreme as Osama

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  3. David Waldock Says:

    You borrowed your morals from Christianity?!

    Really?

    Have you actually examined the morals of Christianity?

    1) Everyone is a sinner. That includes kids. Why? Because Adam and Eve (allegedly) ate an apple. That god put there. And that means we’re condemned to an eternity of torture? Most morality includes a concept of intent…

    2) In order to wipe out the debt incurred, god got a woman pregnant without her permission and then killed his son/self. For a sin of which I am guilty without action or intent, and without my permission. Most morality doesn’t allow for proxy punishment.

    What else do you get from christianity? That the downtrodden should stay downtrodden? That you should go to war with your families?

    Which bits of christian “morality” do you actually borrow?!

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    • James Madden Says:

      David Waldock. You are so sick!!! People like would never understand christianity becoz of you seared conscious. But I still pray that God makes you understands His ways and that you repent and become a Christian

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      • James Madden Says:

        And for sure, I also doubt the moral standing of atheists. Where do they think they came from? The “BIG BANG”? Give me a break!! Do they honestly think that the complexity of life and the human body just happened? Let’s get real. If Christianity is a hard thing for them to understand, then they are just shallow people. They need God to become sharper people.!!

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        • Susan Stanko Says:

          Tell me who has the bigger population in US prisons? If Atheists were immoral that answer should be obvoius. In reality Christians make up a much bigger proprtion of inmates.

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          • Kix Says:

            The majority of those Christians in prison did not become Christians until after they got there. Once there, they realized that God’s laws were given to us for more than one reason; not only to keep us morally right with God, but to also keep us morally right with our fellow man. It’s just too bad so many of them didn’t learn that before they ended up in prison.

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            • Susan Stanko Says:

              You honestly believe that they were atheists? Maybe not born again but, that doesn’t make them atheists either.

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        • Iron Madness Says:

          I’ve made up my own little game on the internet. I try to guess a person’s religious beliefs in less than 2 sentences of their post. Usually, the worst spellers and the most untelligible are Christians and the intelligible-sounding ones are atheists. Thanks for giving me a laugh at your expense, you gibbering idiot.

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        • Mimi Says:

          So you dont know how we got here and just simply answer that it was a magic genie that poofed everything from nowhere? Yes Big bang is complex just like physics both concepts I doubt you could explain in depth bc of your lack of knowledge. Its understandable for the dumb, ignorance of the past to us an imaginary being to explain why the sun revolves around the earth (which was fcuking wrong if you didnt know) but now we know better (or most of us knowledgable ones know better). Your ‘god’ (out pf the thousands that were made up) is the same as answering ‘I dont know’ to things

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        • HiggetyPiggety Says:

          LMFAO

          Ha! Ha! Ha!

          Stupid people are so entertaining…!

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  4. Richard Drumm The Astronomy Bum Says:

    What a self-serving sack of shirt!
    Of course, brainless Tyra swallows it whole and agrees.
    Excuse me, I have to go out and rape and pillage now. So much to do…

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  5. A Beliver Says:

    I applaud Steve Harvery for speaking the truth!

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    • EyesWideOpen Says:

      You do not know the truth for you have yet to die. Cripes. So, you’re really applauding nothing more than intolerance, which makes you a douche nozzle.

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      • The Way Says:

        We do not need to die because the Truth died for our sins… and for your sins as well. If you confess your sins and accept Christ (The Truth), you shall be saved from death and eternal damnation.

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        • Iron Madness Says:

          I had to laugh at what you said. “the Truth died..” I couldn’t agree more. The truth of the world is as dead to you Christians as Christ or doorknobs.

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  6. Notagod Says:

    Anyone that gets their morality from christianity has plenty of room for improvement.

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  7. Nestafan Says:

    It’s really interesting that atheists detest the bible and biblical principles, but benefit from the Constitution (if you’re American), which is based in biblical principles. And since you hate dictatorships so much, why do you let the world dictate your lives?
    Where does your “morality” come from?

    David Waldock,
    If there is no God, how do you figure you’ll be “condemned to an eternity of torture?” And if you don’t believe this personally, why do you care? By the way, God does at least offer a way to avoid this condemnation.

    I have to admit, it’s a amusing to watch people get so upset about a non-God.

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    • admin Says:

      The Constitution is based on Enlightenment principles more than Christian principles.

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    • EyesWideOpen Says:

      It’s Enlightenment, not Christianity. I figured everyone knew that most of our forefathers were atheists. Silly Christians, make-believe friends are for kids.

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    • Nicole Says:

      “By the way, God does at least offer a way to avoid this condemnation.”
      ^^^ I laughed at this. Okay, so you can either worship that so-called ‘God’ or go to hell for all eternity. I’m sorry, but I am my own person and I worship no one. I would rather go to ‘hell’.

      And when people say that America is a Christain country, I laugh at that too. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that I learned that America’s ‘founding fathers’ were not Christain. And even if they were, they were also Caucasian. Does that mean that America is a Caucasian country? I think not.

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    • Susan Stanko Says:

      What biblical principles are in the constitution?

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  8. Tony Says:

    I used Twitter to alert people about S.H. & your article. I sent the info to atheist groups and friends around the USA.
    We can’t let their Bible-based ignorance rule OUR lives ! I don’t force them to follow my non-belief ways. Imagine if someone said, “There’s a black man in the room, & I won’t talk to him. What’s the use?”
    Here’s the address to write to Steve:
    support@steveharvey.com
    ====
    Newbie here, just joined. I was once a born-again Christian, had an exorcism done to me to get the gay out. Am now queer atheist in San Francisco.
    Sadly, San Francisco, the leftist & queerest of cities, has minimal atheist activity. We need a good, radical, strong group here!

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  9. Brooks Says:

    I understand the American constitution does not mention God. Am I wrong. And I’m not sure that they were deists.

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  10. Half Naked Hoochie Says:

    I would like to start by saying i’m agnostic. For people who don’t know what it is and won’t pick up a dictionary it means while I don’t believe in a religious power/religion, i don’t deny the possibility of one. i’m more of a spiritual person. i believe everyone is entitled to believe in what they want. Here’s the thing: Christians (speaking specifically from my experience seeing as I went to a Christian day school from K4-8 & I became agnostic in high school) believe they’re always right and that every other religion is wrong. They shove it down your throat and you have to live through Jesus. You’re damned and there’s nothing you can do except believe in someone who may not exist. Personally, I believe religion is a way for people to have a moral blueprint for life and a way to cope with death.

    Now onto Steve Harvey, I think he’s funny, but hypocritical. How are you preaching a ‘perfect’ religion when you’re not perfect? He is a bigot. If someone said ‘Black people have no morals and they’re dirty apes’ (I’m black, white & Native American so don’t think I’m hate inspired.), He would be up in arms. It’s the same concept except that this country believes that Christianity is the only way to go and everything else is wrong. So to me, it is a bigot comment. If you disagree, you’re just as stupid as he is.

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  11. Kix Says:

    I have to wonder how Steve Harvey’s comments are any worse than anything some of you have said here about him or Christians like him. After all, he didn’t put out a call to have someone do a Photoshop mock up of an image of you with a shoe on your head. He simply said that discussing morality with someone that has no moral foundation other than following the rules that are convenient to them, is a wasted effort. I happen to agree with him, and there’s nothing hateful about it. The morals depicted in the Bible have been tried and tested for thousands of years. Any nation or empire that was ever built upon those morals has thrived, and every nation or empire that has disregarded those morals has failed, bar none. You don’t have to agree, but your disagreeing doesn’t make it hate speech.

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  12. RG Says:

    Jesus is the only way to God because Jesus Himself said that. End of discussion.

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    • RoBeast Rollie Says:

      Circular logic is the only way to Logic because Circles are Circular. End of the world.

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    • Mark Greene Says:

      To end the discussion is what the religious want us to do. They live in fear of the fact that their faiths are falling apart due to science, logic, and truth. So we will continue to speak, and loudly.
      Jesus is claimed to be the only way to “god” because a fictitious book says that Jesus himself said that. This is the only fact of that situation, and if you choose to believe that, then so be it. But quit forcing your beliefs on others.
      And I am always open to discussion. there is no end to it.

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  13. Ska Says:

    I understand people who would discriminate against atheists are just ignorant about the realities of life or choose to ignore them and live in a nice religious bubble.

    So forgive them for they dont know what they r doing!!!!!

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  14. Jae Says:

    As a Christian, I’m sorry that some of you have had the bible waving, condemn you to hell, exorcism, type Christians chase you down and basically do the opposite of what we’re supposed to do. All of us aren’t like that. I share my beliefs, and you can share yours. We can agree to disagree, stand up for what we believe in and keep it moving. No need to yell, fight, fuss and act crazy for difference of beliefs…I have friends who are homosexual, Atheist, Agnostic, Muslim, Baptist, Buddhist…I can’t change them and they can’t change me. No need to shove a Bible, Koran, flag or incense down your throat or mine. But what we can and should do is enlighten each other on why we do what we do. It gives better understanding to all who are involved. It’s supposed to anyway…

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    • Justin Says:

      You, my friend, are a perfect example of how I think that all Christians should act. I am an atheist. You are a Christian. We believe in different things. Quite frankly, I don’t care because you don’t care. You may or may not understand why us atheists don’t believe in God, but at least you understand that we have morals just like every other human being (minus psychopaths who are born without a good conscience). I thank you for having a respectable stance on everyone.

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  15. Matt Says:

    Well, I can tell you my morals are borrowed from Christianity. No, Christianity borrowed them from common sense and logic. No need for a middle man.

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  16. tadreamer Says:

    It’s only normal to hate evil. If you are crazy enough to turn your back one the One Who made you, it’s your own fault if people don’t like you.

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