On his MSNBC show, Ali Velshi suggests that by deeming houses of worship "essential," thus qualifying them to reopen, President Trump could be in violation of "the separation of church and state."
Friday brought us another White House press briefing featuring Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany batting behind President Trump and Dr. Deborah Birx and, predictably, McEnany continued to impress (except the ardent anti-Trump liberal media). On new CDC guidelines allowing houses of worship to safely reopen and then the Michael Flynn case, McEnany rattled their cages. In the case of the former, she raised eyebrows when she informed the journalists assembled that they’re hoping “desperately” that “these churches and houses of worship stay closed.”
CNN journalists showed what they really thought about religious freedom in this country following Friday’s White House press briefing. After President Trump announced that churches and houses of worship were “essential” and should be allowed to reopen, a CNN panel of Democrats, led by host Brianna Keilar, reacted in outrage, calling it “dangerous” to reopen churches.
Showing their discontent for religious liberty and penchant for just being petty, the Thursday evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to cover a Mississippi church burned to the ground Wednesday in an act of arson because they had sued to stay open. Instead, all three of them threw a hissy fit because President Trump wasn’t wearing a mask for part of his visit to a Ford factory, which was making ventilators.
As the inevitable, real-life defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment nears, Mrs. America focused on the made-up defection of a devoted conservative woman. It also used a host of negative characterizations against the same woman (Alice).
The next to last episode, “Houston,” focused on the Women’s Convention that took place in 1977, but focused almost entirely on how the convention affected fictional characters Alice and Pamela, bringing them a kind of liberal enlightenment.
CNN knows you religious types who insist on going to church during the pandemic need a good talking down to. Your intransigence leaves Team Zucker no choice: you’re just going to have to endure an oped from Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, a fellow with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
The left is salivating about using the pandemic crisis to force massive changes to American society. Average Americans, of course, just want to go back to work or to the mall or to … church. And those desires -- in particular the last one -- could present a formidable stumbling block in the sprint to the new progressive future. Despite years of eager predictions to the contrary, “the opiate of the masses” is not dead. In fact, it’s feeling better.
New York's Cardinal Dolan seems to think that President Trump is doing a good job at leading the country through the coronavirus crisis, and though we know there are many Catholics who would never do such a thing (the Obama-voting ones, we’re sure) Dolan also praised the pro-life and pro-religious freedom President for his outreach to religious communities during his administration.
The social media mob is not too happy with Jeff Goldblum this week for his blistering critique of woke liberals who fetishize Muslim culture. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day star dropped the mic on a recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race when, as a season 12 guest judge, he confronted a contestant sporting a hijab for sending a mixed message, pointing out the head scarf may be “anti-homosexuality” and “anti-woman.”
From the looks of FX’s new adult cartoon based on the antichrist, it seems there’s not much of a shtick for lefty television producers beyond being offensive to Christians. Deadline reported on April 23 that the entertainment television network has given the go-ahead for a pilot episode of potential FX series Little Demon, which stars Danny DeVito, his daughter Lucy DeVito and Aubrey Plaza.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t sordid enough for The CW’s Dynasty to include a scene with a priest and a parishioner kissing last week. This week’s episode, airing April 17, includes the two consummating their relationship.
There’s a saying that goes “there are no atheists in foxholes.” Not even for lefty MSNBC hosts facing a global pandemic. MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin surprised many of his network’s viewers when, during a live news broadcast on March 30, he asked Bishop T.D. Jakes to pray for the world as it entered the storm of the coronavirus pandemic