(AllHipHop News) It is pretty well documented that Bill O’Reilly is not a fan of Hip Hop. The Fox News host has taken aim at Cam’ron, Ludacris, Common, and others in the past. O’Reilly is now once again pointing the finger at the culture. This time he is blaming rap music for the fall of Christianity in the United States.
A Pew Research survey reveals the number of Americans that do not identify themselves with a religion rose from 16.1% to 22.8% in the last seven years. The largest group to claim to be “unaffiliated” is the Millennial generation. Self-identified Christians dropped around 8 percent – 78.4% to 70.6%. O’Reilly claims Hip Hop is part of the reason citizens under the age of 40 are turning away from organized religion.
“There is no question that people of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment,” said O’Reilly on his The O’Reilly Factor program. “The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior. That sinks into the minds of some young people – the group that is most likely to reject religion.”
Watch Bill O’Reilly’s “Talking Points” segment below.