Harris Faulkner Says She Was Booted From Restaurant For Praying


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Harris Faulkner opened “Fox News Tonight” on Monday, relating stories of patriotism and Christian faith while also revealing something that happened to her at a restaurant recently.

“The Lord has determined I am a woman,” she began during the opening segment. “And my pronouns are U.S.A. Our nation’s soul is at stake. And we really only have a couple of choices, three, really: We can be bad at protecting the greatest nation on the Earth. We can be average at protecting the greatest nation on the Earth. Or we can be elite at protecting the greatest nation on Earth. We know who we are. And we know whose we are.”

She went on to say that she was kicked out of a restaurant for praying before she ate.

“For those of us who believe, we must be bold in our faith right now. When you gather in public spaces, pray thankfully over your food – even when the server gives you the stink eye or tells the manager that your peaceful grace is triggering them,” she said.

“Had it happen to me. I’ve been asked to leave a restaurant for openly bowing my head in prayer hands. In America. It’s all good. They don’t deserve my money anyway,” Faulkner added.


“My faith determines my values. And I hope you’re living by your values and what brings you joy and peace and love,” she concluded.


Faulkner is the latest in a series of rotating hosts in a slot that used to belong to network star Tucker Carlson before Fox took him off the air in late April. And afterward, viewership numbers have been in a free-fall, causing Fox management to consider additional line-up changes and show cancellations.

The latest casualty is Steve Hilton, whose Sunday show at the 9 p.m. time slot has now been canceled as well.

According to Mediate, he is leaving to dedicate himself full-time to what the network described as a “new California non-partisan policy organization launching next week.” Hilton plans to remain with the network as a contributor.

Mediaite noted further:


In light of those departures, Fox announced a new lineup starting this weekend. The network is getting rid of The Big Saturday and Sunday Show to make way for The Big Weekend Show (talk about streamlining) which will air at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A new program called Fox News Saturday Night will air at 10 p.m. on, you guessed it, Saturday night.

Mediaite also learned that the changes extend to one tweak in weekday programming: Fox & Friends First, the network’s 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. show, will be shrinking to just one hour, starting at 5 a.m. Congratulations to Carly Shimkus and Todd Piro on the extra hour of much needed sleep.

Dan Bongino also recently left the network, leaving a Saturday evening slot open, but it wasn’t because Fox took him off the air, he says.


During a wide-ranging interview last month on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Bongino spoke about his departure in late April, which left many confused, given it came around the same that Fox cut ties with top-rated host Carlson. Bongino said he left the network over a difference in vision for his show.

“I think a lot of people think this may be some kind of anti-Trump thing. I gotta say — that wasn’t my case,” Bongino said.

“I was not targeted. My show, they were dying to re-up — we negotiated for an entire year. So I can’t tell you like, ‘Oh, Fox got rid of me,’ because they didn’t. The liberal jerk wads are gonna go, ‘Oh Dan Bongino was fired.’ I just give them the middle fingers. It’s just stupid,” Bongino said.

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