So, does the Left hate Christianity? There have been a more than a few disconcerting moments from the news media and others, where they’ve attacked people’s faiths. You had The View’s Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, saying he was mentally ill in February. Behar apologized to Pence personally, which we only found out through an ABC shareholders meeting earlier this month. Pence accepted the apology, but wanted a public one as well. On March 13, Behar publicly apologized (via WaPo):
“I think Vice President Pence is right; I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I fell short of that,” Behar said on the ABC show. “I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
Her on-air apology came after weeks of protests by viewers who were outraged by her remarks. Behar’s manager, Bill Stankey, told The Washington Post last week that she had privately apologized to Pence during a phone conversation; a White House source said at the time that the vice president had urged Behar to apologize on her show.
Pence has forgiven Behar, telling Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday that his faith had taught him “grace.”
“I give Joy Behar a lot of credit,” he said. “She picked up the phone. She called me. She was very sincere. And she apologized. One of the things my faith teaches me is grace. Forgive as you have been forgiven.”
When Larry Kudlow of CNBC was appointed to head the National Economic Council upon the departure of Gary Cohn, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle mocked Kudlow’s remarks upon hearing the news that the Trump White House had tapped him for the position:
The last 25 years of my life has been tied up with CNBC, which changed my life, changed my profession, and it’s been a family to me, and, however this thing works out, it will be God’s will. If there’s an opportunity when my service is complete, I hope very much to come back and help CNBC. It is my family, and it has changed my life.”
There’s nothing wrong with that statement, but Ruhle decided to take a swipe because that’s what you have to do at MSNBC to keep liberal blood pressures low. And of course, after you’ve beaten your target bloody, you offer some apology for it, but only after the damage has been done. Ruhle did apologize, pulling that “I’m a Catholic,” “words matter,” and I “would never question another person’s believe in God,” except that she did. Whatever the case, Kudlow accepted her apology.
As a reporter, a mom & a Catholic, I know words matter & I want to clear something up.— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 17, 2018
I meant no offense when discussing @larry_kudlow’s WH appointment. I apologize if my comments came off as dismissive of his faith.
I would never question another person’s believe in God.
To @SRuhle : thank you for apology. I accept. Let's move on. See soon.— Larry Kudlow (@larry_kudlow) March 17, 2018
So, does the Left hate Christianity? Yeah, seems like a silly question because you probably all know the answer to it. In America’s newsrooms, that seems to be the case, though when it was brought up on Fox News’ Outnumbered this month, former Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf took umbrage with the suggestion that American liberalism is hostile to Christianity (via Daily Caller):
“I sort of am offended by the question,” Harf responded, to which Boothe shot back, “I’m offended by the comments from Joy Behar and the MSNBC host.”
“And we have a journalist who would never make a joke about any other faith by the way,” chimed in guest Buck Sexton.
“I don’t agree with the things that they said,” Harf conceded. “I don’t like that. People express their faith publicly or privately, whatever they feel comfortable with. Nothing Larry Kudlow said was offensive to me or should have been challenged. I think that was a low blow by Stephanie Ruhle.”
“I just don’t like the idea that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity,” she continued. “There are a lot of us who are incredibly religious who don’t like talking about it publicly.”
Yet, that’s the thing, Ms. Harf. There’s the Democrat media complex. You’re protected by it, as are other lefties because liberals being religious is different.
They can make the exact same remarks and not get mocked or ridiculed by the news media. Case in point, Oprah Winfrey said concerning her 2020 candidacy rumors, that “If God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kind of tell me? And I haven't heard that.”
So, when are we going to mock Oprah or ask if she needs help because she’s obviously mentally ill? We can’t say that, however, we might be called racist or whatever the Left pulls out of their ass to explain their double standards. One could argue that progressivism is the religion of big government, and like those who are hardened left-wingers, you can be loyal to only one.