this. O'Reilly didnt waste time on attacking the poor while attempting to defend his willfully ignorant, borderline heretical, self justification of being a Christian Grinch during the Christmas Season.
So Bill made whole segment about how Bill and Stephen have a different interpretation of the Bible and how Stephen Colbert's interpretation is wrong, but it didnt stop there. With the Ann Coulter interview they created this narrative that the only reason Stephen Colbert brought the message of Christian charity on his show was to guilt trip the rest of the world to "give and give" while he "does nothing", she even declared that the only time Stephen gave money away was to pay the IRS.
You can say alot about Stephen Colbert, but if you are going to attack him regarding his lack of charitable works, Ann Coulter should fire whoever is feeding her this information.
Stephen Colbert and his fans have helped to raise a lot of money over the years. This is a list of his works, and this is not even counting other minor works that he has done lately for others:
- DonorsChoose – $589,792
- Yellow Ribbon Fund – $319,000 (PDF link)
- Americone Dream Fund (donated proceeds from Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream) – $440,357 (2007-2009)
- US Olympic Speedskating Team – $300,000 (2010)
- Gulf of America Fund – $100,000 (Bing), $44,187 (retweeting challenge)
The total amount is $1,493,336, so Stephen Colbert and his loyal fans helped donate one and a half million dollars for charitable organizations; Stephen is even a board member of DonorsChoose. Unless of course there is some unwritten rule that says unless you give away two million dollars it wont count as an act of charity.
If Bill O'Reilly wants to discuss theology with Stephen Colbert, that's fine, Stephen is a Sunday School Teacher and he has no problem in doing that. As a matter of fact he has nailed a lot of his guests on matters of scripture.
"I like talking about people who don't have any power. And this seemed like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don't have any rights as a result. And yet, we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave. And that's an interesting contradiction to me and, you know, "whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers"... These seem like the lest of our brothers right now -- a Lot of people are "least brothers" right now because the economy's so hard and I don't want to take anyone's hardship away from them or diminish it or anything like that -- but migrant workers suffer... and have no rights."
“I *teach* Sunday School, motherf*#ker!” -- Stephen Colbert