Fox News host Pete Hegseth led prayer on live television, and it seems to have caused a heated debate online

Fox News host Pete Hegseth led prayer on live television, and it seems to have caused a heated debate online... Check comments for full story.


Fox News host Pete Hegseth recited a prayer from the Hallow app for Lent this past Sunday on “Fox & Friends” and not everyone is happy about that.

“We have more ‘Fox and Friends’ coming up, but you know what, this is a transition for transitions if you’ve ever had one,” he said as he laughed.

Weekend co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy then joined in saying, “So ‘Fox and Friends’” to pray on live TV.  

“This is very ‘Fox and Friends,’” Hegseth concurred, “so ready your heart.”

“It’s the 5th Sunday of Lent, and our prayer series continues with the reading of prayer from the Hallow app,” the host went on. “We all need it, let’s do it this morning, close your eyes — if you would, bow your head.”


As he kept reading the prayer from the screen, co-hosts Campos-Duffy and Will Cain bowed their heads in respect.

“Jesus, today we begin the holy period of passion tide,” Hegseth read. “In these last 2 weeks of Lent, help us understand the mystery of your sacrifice and surrender, make us keenly aware of your love for us. We ask that you make yourself known to us, help us to feel the grace of your presence.”

He went on to thank Jesus for the “selfless love You showed on the cross.”

“Amen,” said Campos-Duffy.

Fox News aired a part of the segment on Ash Wednesday in regards to the Hallow app, as per Huffington Post.

This isn’t the first time for a Fox host to be expressing their faith on live TV. In the past, host Kayleigh McEnany said, “I really believe he thinks God is leading the way — this will all get figured out,” referring to a segment concerning Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson.

“To everyone out there, pray for him as our speaker,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt added on the same episode of Johnson. “Our country really needs some guidance from God right now.”

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This prayer triggered reactions from some of the viewers.

 “These people don’t praise God the rest of time. It’s a political stunt to make you believe they do. Fox news spreads falsehoods and conspiracy theories, remember they paid a hefty fine for doing so. Hypocrisy at its best!!” one person wrote.

 “These people praying is a joke. They sit there everyday and lie threw their mouths. You never hear the truth about anything. So please give me a break,” another added, while a third wrote, “about as religious as a rock.”

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