The “Dr. Phil of Prayer” has issued a challenge to outspoken television star Rosie O’Donnell to defend her “anti-Christian hate speech,” surprisingly by the invitation of radio talk show host Howard Stern.This would be the third time Bill Keller, host of Live Prayer with Bill Keller, has spoken on the popular “shock jock’s” daily program, and he is willing to appear again to debate with O’Donnell, who he felt has had no direct challenge from Christians against her anti-religion remarks.

“This could either be because Christian leaders are afraid of Rosie, or because Rosie is afraid to be confronted by Christian leaders,” Keller explained. “Well, I am standing here today calling Rosie out to defend and debate her positions, and let the people decide for themselves if she has any merit or if she is lacking substance.”

The request has been dubbed “The Rosie Challenge.”

Keller has asserted that O’Donnell, an openly lesbian star and co-host of ABC’s The View, has continually criticized Christianity and the internet/television evangelist said he will specifically respond to her comments that Christianity is “no different than radical Islam.”

Last year, days after the observance of Sept. 11, O’Donnell had shocked co-hosts and audiences when she said on The View, “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state. We’re a democracy here.”

Two months later, a Barna Group study conducted in October on over 1,000 adults revealed that most evangelical Christians were unaware of the controversial remark that aired.

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