Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice.” – Matthew 23: 1-3
FoxNews.com reports that
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had some harsh criticisms of President Trump Friday, accusing him of “making a mockery” of Christianity and of not “practicing humanity.”
Prominent evangelical magazine Christianity Today made headlines on Thursday with an editorial calling for Trump’s from office following his impeachment due to the Ukraine scandal.
On Friday night, Cuomo sparred with pro-Trump evangelical radio host Eric Metaxas over his staunch support for the president despite his faith.
Metaxas began explaining his support for Trump by comparing him to a pilot with “tattoos” and a “fourth wife,” stressing that he’s still an “amazing pilot” aside from things being “complicated.”
Cuomo compared Christian voters’ opposition to President Clinton during his impeachment 20 years ago and how they “played ‘Character counts'” and “morality'” to their support of Trump, who Cuomo insisted “passes none of those tests.”
“If those tests don’t matter anymore, it’s just getting your judges and getting the political positions,” Cuomo said.”
Metaxas then accused Cuomo of “sophistry” for interpreting Christian religious liberty as “your ability to exclude other people because you don’t like them.”
“Religious liberty meant ‘I’m a Christian. I don’t want to bake your cake. I don’t want to look at you. I don’t want to sell to you…” claimed Cuomo, who later suggested such exclusion could happen to “black people.”
The conversation then shifted to abortion, where Cuomo argued that the passing of Roe v. Wade was the “viability test” that Metaxas suggested should be enforced by law. The CNN anchor advised the evangelical host that “instead of weaponizing and distorting the truth,” Christians should push for “more scientific research about when life begins,” since there’s “too much of a range.” He eventually brought the discussion back to Trump.
“You have a choice of a lot of candidates who believe what you believe when it comes to reproductive rights. Why get behind a man who makes a mockery of your faith?” Cuomo asked.
“I certainly don’t think- most people that I know do not think he makes a mockery of our faith,” Metaxas responded.
“Does he practice any of the things you think are important?” Cuomo persisted.
Metaxas spun the question back to Cuomo, asking him if he thought Trump makes “a mockery of the Catholic faith.”
“If he says he were Catholic, then yeah, he does,” the “Cuomo Prime Time” host answered. “He does not practice humanity, he does not practice decency, he does not love mercy, he is intentionally unkind, he is mean to opponents, he puts himself before the collective, and he doesn’t honor his oath. These all matter to us, don’t they?”
He added, “I don’t understand how people who believe what you believe get behind somebody who does not.”
Have you ever heard the old expression “One lies and the other swears to it.”?
Whoever came up with it must have had today’s Democratic Party and Main Stream Media in mind.
In the case of President Donald J. Trump, as I have archived in previous posts, Dr. James Dobson, the Christian Leader who founded “Focus on the Family”, said before the 2016 Presidential Election about Trump’s faith that
Only the Lord knows the condition of a person’s heart. I can only tell you what I’ve heard. First, Trump appears to be tender to things of the Spirit. I also hear that Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ. Do I know that for sure? No. Do I know the details of that alleged conversion? I can’t say that I do. But there are many Christian leaders who are serving on a faith advisory committee for Trump in the future. I am among them. There are about 25 of us that include Jerry Falwell, Jr., Robert Jeffress, Jack Graham, Ben Carson, James Robison, Michele Bachmann, and many others whom you would probably know. We’ve all agreed to serve. How will that play out if Trump becomes president? I don’t know. It is a good start, I would think.
If anything, this man is a baby Christian who doesn’t have a clue about how believers think, talk and act. All I can tell you is that we have only two choices, Hillary or Donald. Hillary scares me to death. And, if Christians stay home because he isn’t a better candidate, Hillary will run the world for perhaps eight years. The very thought of that haunts my nights and days. One thing is sure: we need to be in prayer for our nation at this time of crisis.
Dr. Dobson was not alone.
The thought of Hillary becoming President of the United States of America scared a lot of Americans…and still does.
But, I digress…
The Main Stream Media and their fellow Democrats in Hollywood almost imploded over the last couple of years, like vampires exposed to sunlight, with new accusations of sexual harassment coming forth every day from coast to coast during the so-called “me-Too” Movement.
Still, they seen to be pretty much oblivious to these accusations, as the above article about Chris Cuomo’s comments exemplifies.
Just like the vainglorious Pharisees in Christ’s time, these new Pharisees have their noses so far up into the air that they fail to recognize their own sin while accusing others of sinful behavior.
And, as Cuomo did, they attack average Christian Americans about supporting a ‘flawed man” in President Trump, while bringing up that they stood up against Former President Clinton and his tryst with Monica Lewinsky.
The Main Stream Media and their masters who run the Democratic Party have lost all their credibility by launching witch hunt after fruitless witch hunt against President Donald J. Trump.
Given their Liberal belief system, which includes approval of ripping babies out of their mother’s womb and turning the sacred ceremony of marriage into a justification ritual for the same behavior that got Sodom and Gomorrah wiped off the map, that’s one heck of a Glass House that they’re throwing stones from.
I am glad for their sakes that the Libs in the Democratic Party and the Main Stream Media can reach back and “snatch a little purity” as Paul Simon wrote and sang in his song “Loves Me Like a Rock”.
However, they are fooling no one with their claims to possess the Moral High Ground.
For as Christ said in James 2:19…
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.
And, as regards their Liberal Hypocrisy, Matthew 7:5 gives the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, some great advice…
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Until He Comes,