Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, a former evangelist launched a broadside at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, questioning her commitment to her faith after she attacked a Parkland teen who recently lived through a gun massacre at his high school.
Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, religious commentator Frank Schaeffer — the son of a prominent Christian theologian — said he knows Ingraham from having appeared on her show and that he is appalled that she has turned into a doppelganger of President Donald Trump.
Addressing evangelical support for Trump, despite allegations that the president conducted affairs with a porn star and a Playboy playmate, Schaeffer called out the Fox News host who has made a highly publicized admission of converting to Catholicism.
“Catholics almost 60/40 are against Donald Trump,” host Reid began. “Then why is it that white evangelicals, if everyone has the core theological basis, are alone in being so absolutely supportive of Donald Trump despite all his flaws?”
“It’s not just the white evangelicals,” Schaeffer replied. “There are conservative Roman Catholics like Laura Ingraham. She had me on her show when I wrote a book about my son being in the Marine Corps.”
“Look at her now, she’s a convert to Catholicism and here we are in Holy Week culminating in Easter and she chooses this time to mock a teenager who stood up against gun violence,” he pointed out. “Here is someone who had breast cancer, who survived it, Laura Ingraham did, and saying after she had breast cancer that she said she was going to reexamine her life and dedicate herself to higher things.”
“Look at the fall that she has taken now,” he continued. “A poster child for imitating Donald Trump’s ugly intolerance. Imagine that, in Holy Week, at the time when Christians around the world are saying ‘He is risen’ … mocking kids who stand against violence. Think about that, Joy. That’s where we are.”
“The mentality is, we follow Trump,not just into the gutter with his porn star presidency and the filth of his own past life and mob connections and the rest of it,” he added. “We even now find these leaders following him into the intolerance where it is okay in their view to mock a teen who stands on violence. That is where we are this Easter morning.”
Watch the video below via MSNBC:
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.