Liberals love to lecture us about not mixing politics with religion. Apparently this holds true for them except when they can use religion to blast conservatives and President Donald Trump. Especially Trump. Such was the case on Thursday's Morning Joe, which sounded more like Holy Joe, when they used heavy dollops of religious imagery to slam Trump to the extent that it was suggested that you are committing idolatry if you even dare to support him.
Holy Joe Scarborough set the tone by reading from an E.J. Dionne column which also shamelessly used religion as a basis to criticize Trump. He was followed by guest Eddie Glaude, a professor of religion and African-American studies at Prince who -- as MRC's Nicholas Fondacaro pointed out on May 14 -- went on an extreme anti-Israel tirade for that nation daring to defend itself against violence organized by the Hamas terrorist organization.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You flagged a column by EJ Dionne in the Washington Post and it's about Christian leaders who are calling out what they're calling the heresy of Trumpism and it's been led in large part by the Reverend Michael Curry who we just heard there preaching of course for the royal couple this past weekend. Now today a group of Christians are going to be marching on the White House for a candlelight vigil and they've released a joint joy declaration about the quote dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government. The opening paragraph reads quote we believe the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith are now at stake. Let's bring in Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham. He's the author of the new best-selling book The Soul of America the Battle for Our Better Angels. And Jon, we'll get you in one moment but Eddie there's a great find with EJ's column because it does appear that there are some evangelical leaders that are willing that, well to paraphrase Jesus to be the salt and the light of this world.
See, it's beyond political according to liberals now. It is actually heresy and many of them, including those on the Morning Joe set, would love to play the part of latter day Torquemadas to rid the world of what they consider to be political heresy.
EDDIE GLAUDE: Yeah Joe. They they are exemplifying what you've been talking about on this show for a while and those are those Matthew:25 Christians and so here we have Bishop Currie and Jim Wallace of sojourners organizing a candlelight vigil on the White House in order to suggest that the way in which Trump has and and some evangelicals who support Trump have enlisted, drafted Jesus and his ministry to support his policies to support his mean-spiritedness actually represents in some ways a kind of idolatry and they want to put forward a vision of Jesus, a vision of Christianity that is really concerned with the least of these. This really concern with matters of justice and love because in fact justice is what love looks like in public.
Get it? The sore loser left is so upset that they lost the election that they now mean-spiritedly brand Trump supporters as committing idolatry. And now we have the economics-challenged former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham who fully agrees that supporting Trump makes you guilty of idolatry.
JON MEACHAM: Well, to me it's a fascinating moment. Brings up you know what what profited a man to gain the whole world if you if you lose your soul. The broad evangelical movement as we're describing it basically has made a really shrewd political bet but it is a political bet. They are playing a 40-year strategy at the expense of their integrity for four years. They're supporting President Trump for the Supreme Court for the judiciary and they want to get these young appointees they want to get them for decades and they're willing to really put their otherwise consistent views aside for that purpose and I think Eddie used exactly the right word. It's idolatry. It's putting a temporal force, a temporal advantage ahead of spiritual integrity.
Sheesh! Get over it, Jon! Your side lost and now you can't accept the election results. So as whiny sore losers you shamelessly use religion to attack Trump and lash out at those who do support him as succumbing to idolatry.
The rest of the segment features Holy Joe and Glaude with Mike Barnicle chiming in to join a hallelujah chorus in their role as liberal dueling pastors to sanctimoniously condemn Trump and those idolaters who dare to support him.