Left-wing CNN host Chris Cuomo, whose older brother once told Christian conservatives who oppose abortion that “they have no place in the state of New York,” verbally tussled Friday evening with evangelical radio show host Eric Metaxas.
Their heated discussion concerned President Donald Trump, whom Metaxas proudly supports. According to Cuomo, who’s a Catholic, the evangelical community’s overwhelming support for the president is somehow anti-Christian.
The discussion was prompted by the publication of an editorial this week in Christianity Today calling for the president’s impeachment on the grounds that he’s violated the U.S. Constitution and is a “profoundly immoral” man.
Critics have pushed back on this assertion by noting that, one, everybody is a sinner, and two, the president’s own sins are overshadowed by the fruits of his pro-life, pro-pro-Christian, pro-religious freedom/rights agenda.
But when Metaxas tried to note the same point during a discussion with Cuomo late Friday, the left-wing CNN host claimed that evangelicals shouldn’t be judging the president by what he’s done but rather by some other standards.
“It’s not about your [religious] rights,” he said.
“It’s about what is right and wrong, and that is a different set of criteria that people of faith ascribe to,” the host continued. “It’s not what the law insists on. You have a different set of standards. And I don’t think this president, and honestly, I don’t think you think this president checks any of the boxes that matter to you in an individual.”
Metaxas replied by putting forward a hypothetical.
“Do you think Catholics who believe abortion is wrong … could ever vote for a pro-abortion candidate? Would they be violating their faith?” he asked.
“No, because they live in a secular society, and the law respects the choice of people to have reproductive rights,” the CNN host replied.
And by saying that, Cuomo, who’s not a journalist but rather a far-left commentator, admitted that to him, the principles of his faith aren’t at all important — that his left-wing political ideology supersedes the teachings of his purported religion.
This raises the question of why exactly any evangelical should heed the purported “wisdom” of a man who doesn’t seem to even care about his own faith …
Cuomo’s only relevance to the matter is his relationship to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, besides once telling Christians to get the hell out of New York, earlier this year called for inserting so-called “abortion rights” into the state’s constitution.
Dovetailing back to the discussion, after tussling for a bit over the abortion issue, the two then returned to the topic at hand: the president.
“Why get behind a man who makes a mockery of your faith?” Cuomo, who prioritizes secular laws over biblical teachings, asked Metaxas.
“I certainly don’t think, most people that I know do not think that he makes a mockery of our faith,” the radios how host replied. “Here’s what I find interesting. Most people who are not evangelicals like you talk about MY FAITH.”
It’s kind of like liberal white Democrats talking about issues pertaining to the black community.
“Let’s talk about your faith,” he continued. “You’re a Catholic. Does he make a mockery of the Catholic faith?”
Cuomo, of course, replied in the affirmative.
“If he said he was Catholic, yeah he does,” he said. “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?”
“Yeah, but I disagree with that,” Metaxas, a Christian conservative who’s no doubt aware of all the counter-evidence that left-wingers like Cuomo pretend doesn’t exist, replied:
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But what are facts and evidence to the propagandists at CNN?
“I don’t understand how people who believe what you believe get behind somebody who does not unless you’re just going to say it’s transactional,” Cuomo added.
You’re a mostly secular left-winger who supports abortion (and whatever else), so of course you don’t, Cuomo. Nor will you ever …
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