Radio host Todd Starnes out at Fox News

Fox News is parting ways with radio host Todd Starnes, who made headlines following a controversial segment on his show earlier this week.
 
Starnes, who had been with Fox News Radio since 2005, will not have his contract renewed, The Wrap reported Wednesday. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed the report to The Hill.
 
The 51-year-old commentator had also hosted the program "Starnes Country" on the network's streaming service, Fox Nation, over the past year, though he has appeared on Fox News Channel itself sparingly in 2019.
 
The radio host made headlines on Monday when a guest on his program claimed that Democrats do not believe in the Christian God and instead may worship Moloch, a pagan god synonymous with child sacrifice.
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Starnes also drew considerable backlash in July during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" when he instructed Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBloomberg run should push Warren to the center — but won't Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race MORE (D-Minn.) to take a “one-way plane ticket back to whatever third-world hellhole you came from.” Omar, 37, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
 
The host told FaithWire on Wednesday that he would launch his own media group, which he said would focus on "delivering authentic conservative news and commentary."

Starnes's radio show "Fox News & Commentary" will be replaced by "Fox Across America," which will use rotating hosts from within the organization.