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Conservative commentator Dana Loesch fact-checked CNN’s characterization of President Donald Trump’s comment about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s religious faith, which the network described as a “baseless attack.”
In comments on Thursday, President Trump said that a Biden presidency would “hurt the Bible” and “hurt God,” while adding that the former vice president is “against God” and “against guns” and “energy.”
A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/cJ8fbghmAm
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 6, 2020
In response, the network tweeted out a story accompanied by a post that said, “Joe Biden’s campaign counters President Trump’s baseless attack that Biden, who is a practicing Roman Catholic, would somehow ‘hurt God,’ saying in response that ‘Biden’s faith is at the core of who he is.’”
“Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy,” Biden responded in a statement to CNN.
“And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and of sickness for so many Americans — my faith has been a guiding light for me and a constant reminder of the fundamental dignity and humanity that God has bestowed upon all of us,” Biden added.
“For President Trump to attack my faith is shameful. It’s beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders,” Biden continued.
“(Biden has) lived it with dignity his entire life, and it’s been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme hardship,” added campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.
But Loesch noted Biden is an ardent supporter of abortion, which the Catholic Church has historically and vehemently opposed.
She also reminded Americans that because of Biden’s abortion views he was once denied the important Catholic tradition of Communion.
“The guy denied communion at a church because of his suppport [sic] for taxpayer funded abortion on demand says faith is at the core of who he is,” she wrote on Twitter.
“I mean, taxpayer funded infanticide is exactly what comes to mind when I think of a person of deep faith,” she added.
“The devout man of faith who would rescind the exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor and force US taxpayers to fund international abortion advocacy. Sure, ok,” she continued, citing an Obamacare provision that required even Catholic religious organizations to provide birth control to employees as part of their ‘health care’ benefits.
“The man of ‘deep faith’ who apparently believed some people were somehow more redeemable in the sight of God because of their race, thus vociferously championed segregation, and even today questions the authenticity of someone’s ethnicity if they don’t vote for him,” Loesch continued.
I mean, taxpayer funded infanticide is exactly what comes to mind when I think of a person of deep faith.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 6, 2020
The man of “deep faith” who apparently believed some people were somehow more redeemable in the sight of God because of their race, thus vociferously championed segregation, and even today questions the authenticity of someone’s ethnicity if they don’t vote for him.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 6, 2020
The Daily Caller contacted CNN’s strategic communications director, Matt Dornic, seeking comment on the network’s characterization of Biden as a “practicing Catholic” despite his support for abortion and having been denied Communion.
Dornic posted a screenshot of the inquiry on Twitter, calling it “really gross.”
This is really gross. pic.twitter.com/0nxsfZx22A
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) August 6, 2020
Twitter users and blue checks pushed back on Dornic for his refusal to answer the inquiry and for his description of it.
Hi Matt, do you recognize that there are facts in Catholicism, that to be described as a Catholic (or even “devout Catholic”), you should agree with certain concepts?
You can’t recognize this as an actual fact matter for journalists?
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) August 6, 2020
This is really unprofessional.
— Ethan Barton (@ethanrbarton) August 6, 2020
It’s… really not. And the fact that you think that it is shows that you’re not a journalist—you’re an ideologue/activist.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) August 6, 2020
It’s not clear what he practises in his lucid moments, but it’s clearly not Catholicism.
— Eccles (@BruvverEccles) August 7, 2020
No, its not “gross”. Practicing Catholics embrace their faith’s beliefs. When they don’t practice they’re called a lapsed catholic
— RG (@rgreader) August 7, 2020
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