CNN host Don Lemon was warmly welcomed to Monday’s The View, where he spent most of the time bashing whites and Christian Americans on their inherent racism and how they don’t really understand the Bible.
It was a friendly place for Lemon to plug his race-baiting book, “This is the fire: What I say to my friends about racism.” Each host laughed and chatted with him about family get-togethers and barbeques in-between questions.
Co-host Meghan McCain first invited Lemon to critique the Catholic Church’s rejection of same-sex marriages, asking if it sent a “damaging message,” as Lemon recently got engaged to his boyfriend.
Yes, the same man who said that Jesus “wasn’t perfect” was invited to share his Biblical expertise with those bigoted Christians who don’t really understand the Bible’s clear message on gender and marriage.
The CNN host called on Christian churches to “really re-examine their teachings” about marriage, because God wasn’t about “judging people." (Click "expand"):
MEGHAN MCCAIN: We learned that the Vatican has said the Catholic Church won't bless same sex unions, “Since God cannot bless sin.” They go on to say this does not imply a judgment on persons. Do you think this sends a damaging message? How do you feel about that given that obviously you're engaged and going to get married?
DON LEMON: Listen, I respect people's right to believe in whatever they want to believe in in their God. But if you believe in something that doesn't give someone the same rights or freedoms, not necessarily under the Constitution, because this is under God, I think that's wrong. I think the Catholic Church and many other churches really need to re-examine themselves and their teachings. Because that's not what God is about. God is not about hindering people or even judging people. To put it in the context of race, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the most segregated place on Earth was 11:00 A.M. on a Sunday morning.
So I think that religion and the pew are barriers from people getting to know each other. So I would say to the Pope and Vatican and Christians, Catholics, whatever religion you belong to out there, go out meet people. Try to understand people. Do what the Bible and Jesus actually said, if you believe in Jesus which is to love your fellow man and judge not lest you be judged. So instead of having the pew hinder you, having the church hinder you, instead of being segregated among yourselves, go out and have a barbecue and meet people and break bread with them, get to know them, much as I do at Joy's house, mostly Sunny coming to my house, Sara coming to my house, me going to Whoopi's house for barbecues. I'm telling the truth. Hopefully I'll be celebrating some sort of meal with Meghan and Liberty at her house or at my house.
Turning back to his race-baiting politics, Trump-obsessed Joy Behar asked Lemon to explain why President Trump was “needed” to expose America’s racism.
Lemon explained Trump revealed how “many of our neighbors” were actual racists:
[H]e also exposed the racism and original sin which is slavery and racism and Jim Crow. We thought maybe we were living in a post-racial era, and we weren't. We were living a lie. Donald Trump, I hate to say it, he showed us the truth and showed us who our neighbors, many of our neighbors are, not all of them, many of them.
Similarly, Sara Haines was all-ears for Lemon lamenting why white people get upset at being called racist:
HAINES: You offer up advice to both black and white people in your book saying “white brothers and sisters, pocket that ‘I'm not racist’ card.” What do you think that so often becomes someone’s defacto response in these charged moments?
LEMON: People become more upset about the actual idea or perception, not even that they are racist or bigoted or have a racial blind spot,they become so upset about the actual perception or someone might think they have a racial bias that it then becomes the issue, rather than the main issue, which is the act itself, which is racism….
To end the interview, Lemon was invited again to speak about race and faith. Lemon suggested white American mothers teach their children a depiction of Jesus Christ as a “brown or black” man to combat white racism:
When your children ask you who is this, this is Jesus. Jesus does not look like the popular depiction we have in our churches and our homes and we see all over the media. That is a good place to start. That's a good place that your kids will ask questions and then you can go from there and then we can -- then we can come to a true reality about what America really is and then try to figure out how we fix this issue of racism in the country. It is a spell that must be broken.
It's not really common nowadays to see Jesus depicted as anything other than a Middle-Eastern man. Not to mention that different cultures have depicted Jesus in their own likeness for centuries so it's a stretch to tie this to American racism. But everything can be tied to racism, if you are a CNN hack.
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