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CNN’s Don Lemon says Americans don’t see black people as ‘human beings,’ proclaims US is racist

CNN anchor Don Lemon had some unfavorable remarks about the United States and Americans in a new interview. The left-wing cable TV host made a bizarre claim that Americans don’t see black people as human beings, and declared that the U.S. needs to “realize just how racist it is.”

Lemon gave an in-depth interview for the Washington Post Magazine’s Sunday feature. Reporter Eric Easter asked Lemon, “You’ve suggested that Trump was the president we deserved and probably a necessary and revealing wake-up call. Do you still think that?”

Lemon responded, “Considering people’s apathy to get involved in the political process, to pay attention to the political process, to go to the polls, their willingness to give so much attention to celebrity, I think that’s what I meant by ‘the president we deserve.'”

“But there’s also this false reality that we’re living in a post-racial world after the election of Barack Obama. That was all bulls***,” Lemon asserted. “It was a wake-up call to White people who thought we were living in a nonracist world. We’re living in two different realities as Black and White people.”

“We knew, as Black people, what was lurking beneath the surface,” the CNN host said. “I still believe that [Trump] was the necessary wake-up for America to realize just how racist it is.”

Easter then asked Lemon about his new book, “This book seems to be part of an ongoing process of putting yourself out there — bit by bit, revealing more personal things about yourself. Is that something you’ve wanted to, or something you’ve felt like you’ve had to do?”

Lemon replied, “I feel like I’ve had to do that because I don’t think America has seen enough people like me. I don’t think America intimately knows enough people like me.”

The CNN host then stated, “I would love America to see Black people, especially Black gay men as — and I hate this word — normal, and as human beings and as part of the culture.”

“I don’t know if America sees Black people and especially Black gay men as fully human, and as deserving of the American Dream,” Lemon said.

Despite his claims of living in a racist America, full of people questioning if he is a human being deserving of the American Dream, Lemon has achieved quite a bit of success, and lives in a neighborhood in the Hamptons area of Long Island.

Lemon claimed that “we’re living in two different realities as Black and White people,” but as the Daily Mail pointed out, “He lives in a $4.3 million four-bedroom cottage in Sag Harbor on New York’s Long Island, where 80% of the population is white and just 3% are black.”

“He also owned a three-bedroom condo in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, where 54 percent of residents are black,” according to the Daily Mail, but he purportedly sold the property for $1.5 million in February.

Lemon reportedly earns a $4 million annual salary from CNN, and has a net worth of $12 million.

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CNN’s Don Lemon scolds parents who oppose critical race theory: ‘Stop making it about you’

CNN anchor Don Lemon recently lectured parents around the country who are voicing opposition to the implementation of critical race theory into their children’s K-12 curricula, telling them to “stop making it about you.”

What happened?

Lemon made the comments during CNN’s nightly handoff between “Cuomo Prime Time” and “Don Lemon Tonight,” when he and fellow anchor Chris Cuomo were musing about the significance of designating Juneteenth as a national holiday and the topic of critical race theory came up.

The two anchors couldn’t resist the urge to scold the “privileged” conservatives who dare reject the premise that America is fundamentally and systemically racist and who’d rather their children not be taught that they are either victims or oppressors.

“That’s the idea … that’s the whole thing about what privilege,” said Lemon during the exchange. “People don’t like to have their pleasure interrupted, their peace interrupted. And so, people think that it should be the way it should be because they have been taught that in this country.”

“But, you know,” Lemon continued, “telling people, having people come to the realization, especially ancestors [descendants] of slaves, that they were enslaved, and that they were beaten and they were sold, that they weren’t able to accrue wealth, they weren’t able to go to school, weren’t able to go vote … you think that makes them feel good?”

“So, the folks on the other side, stop making it about you,” he exclaimed. “Be curious instead of judgmental, that’s all.”

What else?

Lemon’s comments were immediately met with backlash from critics online.

The Washington Examiner’s Tsar Becket Adams said, “it doesn’t get more ‘about you’ than what happens to your own children, adding “a person with kids would know that.”

Conservative commentator Stephen L. Miller added, “Don Lemon a millionaire telling parents who have kids in the public school system to get over their privilege is just perfection.”

“This is so dishonest,” blasted the Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan. “CRT = Racism & Marxism. It’s not history. The history of slavery is already taught. I’m glad [Lemon] said this privately on [CNN] instead of in public where someone might hear him.”

Anything else?

Critical race theory, or CRT, has persisted as a hot-button issue in America over the last several months as parents have become aware of how teaching based off the progressive ideology has trickled into their children’s classrooms.

In response, several Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed laws prohibiting CRT teaching in public schools.

The theory, despite what Lemon and Cuomo suggest, is not simply the teaching of American slavery in public school classrooms. It is an ideology that asserts race is a socially constructed tool used by white people to oppress and exploit people of color. Adherents of the theory believe that the U.S. law and and its legal and societal institutions are inherently racist.

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CNN’s Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo actually defend officer who fatally shot teen girl who swung knife at other females

CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night appeared to defend the officer who fatally shot a teenage girl caught on police bodycam video swinging a knife at other females during a fight in front of a Columbus, Ohio, residence the previous day.

What did Lemon and Cuomo have to say?

TheBlaze regularly takes to task Lemon and Cuomo for radical, leftist commentary they add to the news, but in this instance the pair delivered fair-minded, sober perspectives on the tragic incident, which took place just before the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

As Cuomo was signing off his program and passing the baton to Lemon, the pair began talking about the shooting. Lemon noted there was a “lot of emotion” and “lot of anguish” about it, but he pivoted and said, “We’ve got to be fair about what happens when police arrive at scenes.”

He explained that despite the fact that the victim was an adolescent, “when police are chasing people, they don’t know how old they are.”

“When they roll up on a scene, they see people tussling around, someone has a knife, and their job is to protect and serve every life on that scene,” Lemon continued. “And if they see someone who is in the process of taking a life … what decision do they have to make?”

They both also countered arguments many have made asserting that the officer could have used a Taser instead of a gun in that situation.

“Tasers don’t work the way guns work,” Lemon offered.

“Not at that distance,” Cuomo noted in agreement. “And not with that amount of time.”

Lemon reminded viewers that Tasters “don’t always connect” — the prongs have to grab the skin correctly in order for the electrical charge to effectively disable a suspect.

‘That’s why I’m not a police officer’

Then Lemon invoked the female who nearly became a victim: “If the woman in the pink was my sister, niece, wife, whatever … you have to make a decision. Is one life on that scene more valuable than another? And if someone is trying to take a life on that scene, do you protect the life of the person trying to take the life, or do you protect the life of the person whose life is in imminent danger at that point? That’s why I’m not a police officer.”

He also observed that “at a certain distance, a stabbing, a knife can be much more lethal than a bullet. And especially if you get stabbed in the artery, in the temple, somewhere that you’re gonna bleed out.”

Cuomo said, “I feel for that officer. You can hear it in his voice when … the man on the side was saying, ‘You shot my baby! You shot my baby!’ And [the officer] said, ‘She had a knife, she went right at her.’ You know this is something that he’s gonna have to live with also.”

Lemon added, “Either way in that position, I think that someone’s life probably would have ended. It could have been the other woman in the pink, or it could’ve been the 16-year-old who sadly ended up dying.”

Cuomo said he had spoken to “an older woman of color” about the shooting and that a man told the officer, “You shot my baby” — and the woman told Cuomo, “Shame on him!”

‘Where were the parents? What were they doing?’

When Cuomo questioned why the woman had that reaction, he said she told him, “He came running out of that house; why didn’t he stop it? Where were the parents? What were they doing? .. why did the police have to come and control that situation? Why didn’t he?”

Cuomo also observed that the man who ran out of the house is seen on bodycam video trying to kick a female in the head: “He’s an active part of the fight; the adults have to be adults, too.”

He also said that, in the end, the officer has a “duty to use force to protect his own life or the life of another.”


Don Lemon And Chris Cuomo Defend The Officer Who Shot Ma’Khia Bryant

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Lemon and Cuomo stand out from others on the left who remain upset about the shooting, despite the fact that it’s clearly visible that the teen girl was swinging a knife.

Such as NBA superstar LeBron James, who posted a tweet to his 50 million followers threatening the Columbus police officer who pulled the trigger, posting an image allegedly of the officer and adding the text, “YOU’RE NEXT.”

In addition, numerous media outlets even tried to hide the fact that the teen was swinging a knife when she was shot, outrageously jumping at the chance to refer to her as “unarmed.”

And as for those who just want to defund police and keep them away from all those commonplace knife fights between kids, the day before the Columbus incident a 13-year-old girl reportedly stabbed another 13-year-old to death in Cincinnati — and cops were nowhere in sight.

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Deace: Don Lemon may have been woefully wrong in his conclusions about God, but at least he was talking theology instead of woke-ology

Augustine. Aquinas.

Luther. Calvin.

Don Lemon.

Yeah, I know, but stick with me here.

Because for all the CNN host’s supreme ridiculousness, he actually landed on the target of all targets earlier this week when, on “The View,” of all places, he addressed the character of God and how it applies to life in this world.

Doesn’t matter if his arrival there was accidental. Doesn’t matter if his conclusions were wrong. Doesn’t even matter if his intentions were malevolent.

Just talking about God and not the latest social justice distraction ultimately served to let the lion out of its cage. Theology, not woke-ology, was front and center. And since it is theology that long held the privilege of being known as the mother of the sciences in the canon of Western civilization, it means any conversation that includes it as its plumb line for debate has a chance at arriving at something truly worthy — if not flat-out divine.

So many of our modern conversations have zero chance at such an outcome because they pit the inspirational and intellectual equivalent of the lint in our navel against fingernails on the chalkboard. From stem to stern, there is simply no “there” there. Yet when Don Lemon ineptly addressed the Catholic Church’s obvious and predictable refusal to bless same-sex relationships, my only wish was that he had the stamina to keep his interest parked there indefinitely.

Here’s what Lemon said: “If you believe in something that hurts another person or that does not give someone the same rights or freedoms, not necessarily under the Constitution, because this is under God, I think that that’s wrong. And I think that the Catholic Church and many other churches really need to re-examine themselves and their teachings, because that is not what God is about. God is not about hindering people or even judging people.”

Total nonsense? You betcha. But not only is God part of the conversation, assertions are being made about Him as if they not only matter, but are in fact fundamental to who we are as a people on this earth.

How often does progressivism willingly and enthusiastically give you that opening? Well, when the very existence of progressivism has as one of its chief aims to make the answer to that question “never,” you should understand why I don’t want to scare Lemon away. This is the cancel culture, after all.

Like I said earlier, I may not fully trust Lemon’s motivations for choosing this discussion, but I know with certainty that as long as I can keep him engaged there, I have a shot at saving civilization through something other than bloodshed. If you won’t even acknowledge God’s place in the world, how can you ever kneel before his will and purpose?

Not so coincidentally, the nation of Denmark now appears to be addressing the cost of ignoring the things of God for far too long. Sure, it’s not saying that out loud, but when its government announced it will limit the number of residents with “non-Western origin” in neighborhoods to a maximum of 30% within 10 years in order to “reduce the risk of religious and cultural parallel societies,” it may as well have been saying that “all of our secular utopian fantasies have hit a dead end.”

So Denmark acted. Either it addresses reality as it really is and not as it wishes it to be, as determined through hard experience, or it will die. And so it is with Don Lemon, just as it is with each and every one of us.

God exists and He has a plan for us. Without that knowledge, we are lost. So God bless you, Don, for finally picking up a map for a change.

Now let me further help you in your cause, because you are unfortunately holding it upside down.

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Don Lemon says God is not about judging people and religion is a ‘barrier’ that keeps people from ‘actually getting to know each other’

CNN host Don Lemon said that Christians need to re-examine their beliefs and claimed that God doesn’t judge people when responding to a statement from the Vatican on same-sex unions.

Lemon, 55, made the theologically questionable comments as a guest on “The View” on Monday

Co-host Meghan McCain quoted a comment from the Vatican saying that the church could not bless same-sex unions because “God cannot bless sin,” and asked Lemon, who is openly gay, to respond.

“Do you think this sends a damaging message? How do you feel about that given that obviously you’re now engaged and going to get married?” McCain asked.

‘Well I think there are, listen, I respect people’s right to believe in whatever they want to believe in their God,” Lemon claimed.

“But if you believe something that hurts another person, or does not give someone the same rights or freedoms, not necessarily under the Constitution because this is under God,” he continued. “I think that this is wrong, and I think that the Catholic Church and many other churches really need to re-examine themselves and their teachings. Because that is not what God is about. God is not about hindering people or even judging people.”

‘Go out and have a barbecue’

Lemon went on to put the issue in the “context of race” by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who decried segregation in churches.

“So I think that religion and the pew keeps us from actually, they are barriers from people actually getting to know each other,” Lemon continued.

“So I would say to the Pope and the Vatican, and all Christians or Catholics, or whomever, whatever religion you believe out, you have to belong to out there, go out and meet people and try to understand people and do what the Bible and what Jesus actually says, if you believe in Jesus, and that is to love your fellow man and judge not lest ye be not judged,” he misquoted.

“Instead of having the pew hinder you, having the church hinder you, instead of being segregated in the church and among yourselves, go out and have a barbecue,” he concluded. “And meet people and start breaking bread with people and getting to know them.”

Some Christians on social media objected to Lemon’s watered down version of historical Christian teaching.

Here’s the video of Don Lemon’s advice to Christians:


Don Lemon Addresses Trump, Voter Suppression, Racism in Book “This Is the Fire” | The View

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Sen. Tim Scott calls out Don Lemon and others threatened by ‘African Americans willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has been the target of progressive cable news hosts this month. First, there was liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid and then there was CNN’s left-wing anchor Don Lemon. The Republican senator fired back at his detractors, who he says are threatened by “African Americans willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective.”

Scott got under the skin of liberals earlier this month during a Fox News appearance where he said, “Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously.”

Scott advised people who lack “common sense” should read the Bible verse Matthew 5:44, which states, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Lemon went on a shrieking rant about Scott’s “woke supremacist” comment, and claimed that the senator from South Carolina was “gaslighting” people. Lemon lost his temper and yelled, “Tim Scott! What are you doing?!”

“I’ve never seen a woke supremacist lynching anybody,” Lemon said. “Never saw a woke supremacist denying anybody access to housing or a job or education or voting rights.”

“At one point, Lemon was seemingly told not to yell by his producer, but he replied, ‘I have to. I know you don’t want me to yell, but this is ridiculous,'” Yahoo reported.

On Friday morning, Scott offered a retort to Lemon’s blowup.

“I would say that white supremacy and woke supremacy have their roots in racism and discrimination. It is bad. I’m not talking about tomorrow, or yesterday, I’m talking about today. If we don’t deal with it today, we are going to have something on our hands that we can’t deal with,” Scott said on Fox News.

“It was the woke supremacists, by the way, who said that me and Herschel Walker were the coon squad,” Scott noted.

“If you watch the folks who are yelling the loudest right now, it includes people who are at their wits’ end because there are African Americans willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective,” Scott added. “Why that requires people to threaten my life, to have a security detail because I decide to stand up for my values, my convictions based on my faith, I don’t understand that.”

Scott addressed Lemon’s fit of rage directed toward him, “Don Lemon can say whatever Don Lemon wants to say. Until he has taken a serious look at what’s happening on his side of the aisle and come out strong against that, we’re going to continue to have a conversation in America that keeps us divided and not building a bridge so that we can live in this nation together.”

Earlier this month, Reid went after Scott for the crime of standing during a news conference.

Reid commented on a news conference by Republican lawmakers who were opposed to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

“You’ve got to love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity over that round of words, that basket full of words,” Reid said.

While Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) was speaking, Scott and other Republicans stood in the background until it was their time to speak. Scott’s press secretary Caroline Anderegg blasted Reid on Twitter. Anderegg pointed out that the senator is not a “prop,” and she shared a video clip of Scott speaking at the same event.

“Unsurprising someone like Joy would stoop that low — I guess that’s what you do in the absence of a substantive policy critique,” Anderegg said. “The senator has been leading the fight against the misguided Dem wage hike for weeks.”

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Chris Cuomo faces charges of ‘cultural appropriation’ after claiming he is ‘black on the inside’

CNN host Chris Cuomo found himself on the receiving end of backlash over the weekend after recently claiming that he is “black on the inside.”

What happened?

While speaking with friend and fellow CNN host Don Lemon on Friday, Cuomo began singing the theme song for “Good Times,” a CBS sitcom that aired in the 1970s.

The show was particularly notable for centering around American TV’s first black two-parent family.

“How do you know the words to ‘Good Times’?” Lemon asked.

“You know I’m black on the inside,” Cuomo immediately shot back.

Lemon glossed over Cuomo’s remark during their interview.

What was the reaction?

While Lemon did not say anything to Cuomo, social media quickly responded to the off-color comment, blasting Cuomo for his claim.

“It’s f***ing offensive. Black isn’t something you can just say you feel you are inside without having to deal with the racism that comes with being physically Black on the outside. This is cultural appropriation,” Aisha Staggers, managing editor of Sister2Sister magazine, said.

Staggers added, “Black is not a costume, I don’t get to be white when I don’t feel like not dealing with racism or racist police or just regular bulls*** Black people deal with. I can’t even hide at home because I can be killed there in my bed, so understand, there was nothing silly about this.”

One person mockingly asked, “Are the Cuomo brothers competing for S****iest Cuomo rn?”

Another person upset over Cuomo’s comment demanded the CNN host undergo sensitivity training.

“Chris Cuomo just said to Don Lemon OUT LOUD on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN, ‘You know I’m Black on the inside,’ and we had to turn off the television because I’m not here for that nonsense. @CNN needs to have some sensitivity training with their on-air personalities,” the person, Rev. Mary Dande, said.

Megyn Kelly even set her sights on Lemon.

“Weird how Don Lemon, who sees racism everywhere if a Republican is involved, gives his buddy a total pass on this,” Kelly said.

Anything else?

Cuomo was also criticized this week after finally addressing the scandal growing around his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so,” Chris Cuomo told his viewers last week.

Critics contrasted Cuomo’s statement with how he treated his brother during the height of the COVID-19 crisis last year when he joked about the size of his brother’s nose instead of questioning Gov. Cuomo about his handling of the pandemic.

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Don Lemon gets dramatic again, declares Trump supporters aren’t allowed to yell ‘Blue Lives Matter’ anymore due to Capitol riot

CNN anchor Don Lemon declared that supporters of former President Donald Trump are no longer allowed to yell “Blue Lives Matter” or urge others to support police due to last month’s Capitol riots.

What are the details?

On his Tuesday program, Lemon ran a clip of rioters battling police at the U.S. Capitol — and then slid right into a dramatic voice, making use of extra-long pauses between phrases to milk his monologue for it was worth.

“Blue lives matter, huh?” he asked condescendingly before shifting to a gruff growl: “Law and order! Law and order! Blue lives matter! Respect the flags! Respect law enforcement! Why don’t you just comply!

After a lengthy pause, Lemon shifted to chastising school teacher mode: “Don’t you dare even say that again if you can stand by after that video and give Donald Trump — of all people, Donald Trump — … and his mob a pass. If you can do that, I don’t ever want to hear that again. I don’t want to hear that from you. I don’t want to hear family values from you. I don’t want to hear respect police officers from you. Don’t wanna hear it. No moral high ground to stand on.”

Following another dramatic pause, Lemon offered an intense plea: “Look whose on your side there.” Another pause, and then: “There have been a lot of lies. We’ve been warning you about all the lies.”

He added that Trump “was a liar and is a liar” and that his “enablers” also told “lies” — and “even after the Capitol insurrection [they] tried to overturn the Electoral College vote.”

Lemon, the wise philosopher?

“The problem with lies is that they fall apart,” Lemon lectured. “They always fall apart. The truth always comes out.” Soon he sneered at Trump and what “that mob did.”

Lemon then ran a clip of a Trump impeachment manager, Democratic U.S. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, who on Tuesday asked lawmakers, “Does anyone in this chamber honestly believe that — but for the conduct of [former] President Trump — … that attack at the Capitol would have occurred? Does anybody believe that?”

With that, the camera shifted back to Lemon, who wondered with more drama in his voice, “Do you believe that? … Would any of this had happened if it hadn’t been for Donald Trump?”

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Don Lemon attacks Trump-supporting Republicans for daring to praise Martin Luther King Jr.

CNN anchor Don Lemon blasted leading Republicans on Monday night for commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. while supporting “racist” President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

During Monday’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” Lemon suggested that certain Trump allies — including Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are hypocrites for sharing tweets honoring the late King.

On Monday, Pence tweeted how the late civil rights icon called on Americans to “live up to the highest ideals” of the country’s founders and said that King would “inspire us for generations to come.”

McConnell added that King’s lifelong values would continue to keep inspiring Americans “to keep working.”

Graham added that Americans should look to King for guidance especially in these “troubled times.”

Cruz said that King’s legacy of giving Americans “courage to face the uncertainties of the future” is a timeless message that is needed “now more than ever.”

Lemon then went on to insist that such lawmakers idly stood by Trump’s “every racist attack” and pointed out that some continued to support him up until even the U.S. Capitol riot.

“Those Republicans like Mike Pence, putting out 50 tweets quoting Dr. King’s words, can you believe it?” Lemon mocked in a scathing monologue. “Like Mitch McConnell, who supported the president whose actions go against everything Dr. King stood for. Like Lindsey Graham, who allegedly called Georgia election officials to get them to throw out legal votes, including large numbers from black voters. Ted Cruz, who even after the riot on Capitol Hill, still voted against certifying the Electoral College vote.”

“One Republican after another apparently hoping that you’ll forget their support for a president who used race to pit Americans against each other,” he added. “Donald Trump created an environment where white supremacists and conspiracy theorists overran the Capitol of the United States of America. He used race to divide us from the very beginning. All of that is the opposite of what Dr. King stood for, what he died for, more than 50 years ago.”

Lemon pointed out that the remarks were especially problematic ahead of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ forthcoming Wednesday inauguration.

“The Biden-Harris administration was elected to represent all Americans with more than 81 million people voting for them,” he explained. “But it was voters of color who put them over the finish line, even as the current president — until Wednesday at noon, anyway — deliberately tried to divide us.”

Lemon also shared a portion of King’s letter from a Birmingham, Alabama, jail in which he discussed “frustration about the white people who just didn’t get it.”

“Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will,” a quote from the letter reads, “Luke warm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

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Don Lemon keeps demonizing all Trump voters, says they’re ‘complicit’ with Capitol rioters’ actions and beliefs

CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday doubled down on his demonization of all those who voted for President Donald Trump, this time saying they’re “complicit” with the actions and beliefs of the U.S. Capitol rioters.

What’s the background?

Lemon on Wednesday lumped in all Trump voters with the rioters at the U.S. Capitol — as well as the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, the alt-right, and those who support slavery and bigotry.

Even if a Trump voter wasn’t part of the mob that stormed the Capitol, Lemon said “you’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you are in. You voted for a person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the … innocent lives of the people who were at the Capitol that day.”

Encore! Encore!

Speaking again with colleague Chris Cuomo on Thursday night, Cuomo told Lemon in regard to Trump voters who disagree with last week’s rioting, “They look at this mob, and they say, ‘That’s not me. I’m nothing like those people. I would never have done that. They’re all wrong.'”

But Lemon was unmoved: “Those people voted they way you voted and who you voted for. I’m just saying.”

Cuomo replied, “But just because you voted for the same people doesn’t mean you believe the same things.”

“Yes, it does,” Lemon retorted, actually making a face at Cuomo. “You vote for people who have common interests … that’s just how it is. You don’t vote for the most liberal person in the world because you’re a conservative; you vote for someone who shares your common interests. That’s how voting works. That’s how political parties work …”

Cuomo observed, “But it doesn’t mean that a voter believes their vote means what you think it means.”

But Lemon wouldn’t let up his vilification of all Trump voters: “But it also means that you share something with that person, and you must own up to it. We have to stop … giving people an out for people who represent the worst behaviors. Stop trying to make an excuse for people who voted for someone who has those beliefs … you may think that you don’t believe that, but in a way … you’re complicit with it because you are voting for the same type of person.”

Here’s the clip:

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CNN’s Don Lemon vilifies all Trump voters, lumps them in with Capitol rioters, Nazis, KKK, alt-right

CNN’s Don Lemon vilified all voters of President Donald Trump on his program Wednesday night, lumping them in with rioters at the U.S. Capitol as well as the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, the alt-right, and those who support slavery and bigotry.

What are the details?

While Lemon chatted with colleague Chris Cuomo, the subject turned to Trump voters and the Capitol riot last week.

“Now what you hear is, ‘Well, you can’t say that everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who went into the Capitol,'” Cuomo posed before asking Lemon for his reaction.

“You need to think about the side you’re on,” Lemon replied. “Principled people — conservative or liberal — never on the Klan side. Principled people — conservative or liberal — never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as less-than. That says that your fellow Americans should not exist. That says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp or that sides with slavery or sides with any sort of bigotry.”

“Right,” Cuomo replied. “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies—'”

“Well, then get out of the crowd with them,” Lemon shot back. “Get out of the crowd with them.”

“I wasn’t in the crowd; I just voted for Trump,” Cuomo replied, taking on the persona of a Trump voter.

“You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump,” Lemon answered. “If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you are in. You voted for a person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the … innocent lives of the people who were at the Capitol that day.”

Lemon added: “You voted on that side.”

What was the reaction?

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro took Lemon to task, calling his statements “vile.”

“It’s this deliberate attempt to lump together anyone who voted for Trump and the Capitol rioters that undermines the possibility of unity,” he added. “It also happens to be false and indecent.”

Here’s the clip:

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CNN’s Don Lemon boasts that he ‘had to get rid of’ Trump-supporting friends: They’re like addicts — they have to hit rock bottom

CNN’s Don Lemon revealed on Thursday that he had to cut loose friends who had the audacity to support President Donald Trump because they’re “too far gone.”

What are the details?

Lemon made the remarks during a handoff between him and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

“I have many people who I love in my life,” he began. “And yeah, I come from a red state. I’ve lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends I had to get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue. They have the whole — every single talking point that they hear on state TV and that they hear from this president. They repeat it and they are blinded by it.”

“I had to get rid of them because they’re too far gone,” Lemon said of his former Trump-supporting cohorts. “I try and I try and I try, they say something really stupid, and then I’ll show them the science, and I’ll give them information, and they still repeat those talking points.”

He continued his rant, and complained, “I had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you’ve just got to let them go.”

On the flip side, Lemon said that he’d be willing to welcome them back into his life if they had their own come-to-Jesus moment and decided that “they want to live in reality” and dissociate themselves from the president.

“I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right?” the CNN host continued. “And they have to want to get help, they have to want to know the truth, they have to want to live in reality.”

He added, “I don’t know if after this I will ever be able to go back and be friends with those people, because at a certain point, you just say, ‘They’re too far gone and I got to let them go.’ And if they’re willing to come back and willing to live in reality, then I will welcome them with open arms. But I can’t — I can’t do it anymore.”

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Charlamagne Tha God explains why black voters are drawn to Trump — and it’s bad news for Biden

Hip-hop radio host Charlamagne The God, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, explained this week why black voters are drawn to President Donald Trump.

McKelvey’s revealing explanation came after rapper Ice Cube partnered with the Trump campaign to promote his “Contract with Black America,” his socio-economic plan to help lift black Americans. According to Cube, both Trump and Joe Biden reached out to him, but only the Trump campaign made changes to their platform after meeting with Cube; Biden’s camp said they would consider Cube’s plan only after the election.

Meanwhile, rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said this week that he will support Trump because of Biden’s economic plan, which would raise taxes on wealthy Americans.

Responding to news that Biden’s economic plan would force tax increases — New York City residents, for example, would pay 62% under Biden’s plan — Jackson said, “WHAT THE F***! (VOTE FOR TRUMP) I’M OUT … I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.”

What did he say?

CNN host Don Lemon asked McKelvey during an interview on Tuesday why “prominent black men” are supporting Trump or working with him.

McKelvey explained that Trump is winning the support of black men because he is actually talking with them, instead of simply assuming he has their support, as the Democratic Party is accused of doing.

After all, black voters “just want to be heard,” McKelvey said.

“When it comes to the black people you see showing support for Trump, I just think, you know, it’s because Trump is actually talking to young black male voters. He is directing ads toward them,” McKelvey explained. “They are a group that never get courted. I mean, black people don’t get courted either as a whole. But that old Democratic regime speaks to old black men. I think everyone else in the black community and black families, they are supposed to fall I line. They know black women are going to show up regardless.”

“Like I said, he speaks to older black men, and he thinks the rest of us all speak the same language,” he continued. “So, Trump is targeting young black males from marketing. It works.”

On the other hand, McKelvey said Biden’s plan is “really all lip service, simply because we’re in dream selling season.”

However, McKelvey said that if Biden wins the election and implements his plan for black Americans as he has laid out, then “it will absolutely make legitimate changes.”

In the end, McKelvey said he is voting for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Biden’s running mate, this November.

“I am voting for Kamala Harris. I tell you that in the heartbeat. I am not necessarily voting for Joe Biden. I am voting for Senator Kamala Harris,” he explained.

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CNN’s Don Lemon tries to backtrack on abolishing Electoral College, claims he did not say what he literally said

CNN host Don Lemon is attempting to backtrack from controversial comments he made on Monday in light of President Donald Trump having the opportunity to confirm his third Supreme Court justice.

What did Lemon say Monday?

Speaking with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo, who said both Republicans and Democrats are being “hypocritical” in comparison to their 2016 position on Supreme Court vacancies during an election year, Lemon advocated dismantling the American electoral system.

“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon said.

Specifically, Lemon said the Electoral College should be abolished — which would require a constitutional amendment — and Democrats should pack the Supreme Court with ideologically liberal judges.

“You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College, because the people — because the minority in this country decides who the judges are and they decide who the president is. Is that — is that fair?” Lemon said. “If Democrats, if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and they can get it passed.”

What is Lemon saying now?

The CNN host claimed Tuesday that his words were taken out of context, alleging he did not mean exactly what he said.

“I woke up and saw these headlines like, ‘Don Lemon is calling for the abolishing of the Electoral College.’ But let me tell you. I don’t care,” Lemon said, adding that he was merely responding to Cuomo’s suggestion of electing politicians with integrity.

“And I said, well then, we have to blow up the whole system. Right?” Lemon continued. “But I said here’s what Democrats can do. And I said that’s the danger. They can stack the court. But all of a sudden, I am calling for the abolishing of the Electoral College and what else do they say, and that I’m a Democrat because I said ‘we.’ I mean, the American people.”

Lemon went on to explain that he chose to respond to the criticism because the “context was so egregious.” He claimed critics used an out-of-context “sound bite” against him.

In fact, Lemon claimed he was not personally suggesting the abolition of the Electoral College — but merely repeating others who are.

“But here’s what I say, run and tell this: I do think that we need to look at the Electoral College because I think that it disenfranchises voters, both Democrats and Republicans. If you’re in a blue state, and all of the electoral votes go to the Democratic person, then the Republicans’ votes aren’t counted, the people who voted for the Republican candidate,” Lemon said.

“So, I do think it should be looked at because I think it does disenfranchises certain people,” he added. “Should it be abolished? That’s not for me to say. I’m saying, this is what Democrats are saying. Stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. But there is no nuance and no context anymore.”

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Don Lemon wants to ‘blow up the entire system,’ pack SCOTUS with liberals to abolish Electoral College

CNN host Don Lemon is angry — and he wants to “blow up” the American electoral system.

On his show Monday, Lemon vented his frustrations over the prospect of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate confirming yet another justice to the Supreme Court.

Trump said over the weekend that the Republican Party would move forward “without delay” to fill the high court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Monday the Republican caucus
already has enough votes to confirm a new justice.

What did Lemon say?

During a heated discussion with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo, during which Cuomo argued that both Republicans and Democrats are being “hypocritical” with respect to the position they took on the Supreme Court vacancy in 2016, Lemon advocated the complete demolition of American governing systems.

“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon said.

Lemon then specified how such destruction should occur: He suggested eliminating the Electoral College and stacking the Supreme Court.

“You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College, because the people — because the minority in this country decides who the judges are and they decide who the president is. Is that — is that fair?” Lemon said.

Cuomo responded by noting a constitutional amendment — which requires two-thirds approval from Congress and three-fourths approval from states — is required to eliminate the Electoral College.

Lemon shot back, “If Democrats, if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and they can get it passed.”

Could Lemon’s wish come true?

Democrats are actively threatening to expand the Supreme Court and pack it with ideologically liberal justices if they win the White House and a Senate majority. It would definitely be possible if Democrats hold a majority in Washington, because Congress has the power to determine the number of judges on the Supreme Court.

However, abolishing the Electoral College would be a nearly impossible feat, requiring bipartisan support in Congress and in the majority of state legislatures.

Still, Democrats, angry that Trump handily won the 2016 election despite losing the so-called “popular vote,” are increasingly floating the idea of eliminating the Electoral College.

Such a move is politically expedient for Democrats because it would allow them to win more national elections, as the current American electoral system does not give the nationwide popular vote significance over the Electoral College. But Democrat-controlled states still have the upper hand. California, New York, Illinois, Washington, New Jersey, and Massachusetts — states that are essentially guaranteed to vote Democratic in a presidential election — hold over 50% of the Electoral College votes required to win the presidency.

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Don Lemon: ‘I don’t really understand how people will say CNN is biased’

CNN’s Don Lemon says he cannot “understand how people can say CNN is biased,” arguing that the left-leaning network’s negative coverage of President Donald Trump is simply delivering the truth.

What are the details?

Lemon — who is billed as a news anchor rather than an opinion host — and CNN in its entirety have built reputations for being openly anti-Trump since the president took office, leading Mediaite‘s Aidan McLaughlin to sit down with Lemon and allow him to respond to critics.

McLaughlin noted that “Lemon has faced criticism for his strident commentary on inequality in America, as well as his labeling of President Donald Trump as a bigot and a racist.”

When asked to response to those who accuse him of being biased for his rhetoric against President Trump, Lemon responded:

No. How is being factual bias? How is taking someone, how is taking evidence and someone’s own words and their own actions and their own policies, and just presenting it back to the public on television or whatever medium, whatever journalistic medium you happen to be in, how is that bias? By calling out the fact that the president calls certain countries shithole countries? Or the way he speaks to African-Americans. What happened with him and the Central Park Five. What happened with him and his father being sued for discrimination. How is that bias? That’s just the truth. Now, if the truth isn’t on your side, then what this administration will do is say that you’re biased and say that everything is negative because they don’t have the truth on their side.

According to Fox News, Lemon also “went on to defend CNN’s anti-Trump reputation.”

“This man is the president of the United States and I think it’s very easy to say that CNN is negative or is anti-Trump, because the truth is not on Trump’s side, so he attacks us and we are here to tell people the truth,” Lemon said. “I don’t really understand how people will say CNN is biased and focuses on the negative of Trump.”

Lemon’s defense of CNN echoes that of notoriously anti-Trump CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has also argued that the news outlet is simply doing a public service with its coverage.

During an interview on Lemon’s show last year, the host asked Acosta for his response to “all those people who say ‘oh,’ that CNN, the press hates Trump, and that CNN loves the Democrats,” as Lemon asserted that “A Democrat, a Republican, regardless of who it is, if you hold a position of power, we, the journalists at CNN, are going to question you about it whether you like it or not.”

“That’s right,” Acosta answered. “We’re here to hold their feet to the fire, and just because we are pro-truth doesn’t mean that we are anti-Trump.” Acosta went on to plug his anti-Trump book.

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WATCH: CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon FINALLY acknowledge the violent riots — but their reason is DISGUSTING

CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have finally decided it’s time for the Democrats and Joe Biden to call out the violent riots in our streets — but not because of the death and destruction or even the economic toll on the communities.

“You may be asking yourself, ‘Why now? Why is it that the same media constantly encouraging and perpetuating race wars in the streets of America are suddenly ready to call out these buffoons and thugs rioting in the streets for what they actually are?'” BlazeTV’s Sara Gonzales, host of “News and Why it Matters,” said.

Turns out, CNN’s dynamic duo arrived at the conclusion that riots are a problem because they’re hurting Democrats in the polls.

“OK so, all of the death and destruction — these yahoos are completely fine overlooking all of that, until it turns out that the average American in the focus group doesn’t really think it’s all that cool. And now it’s reflecting in the polling, which is super duper inconvenient when your entire life revolves around demonizing a president instead of focusing on truth and facts,” Sara said.

“That is why President Trump calls these guys ‘the enemy of the people.’ They are the most dishonest, disgusting people who walk the face of this Earth and I, for one, can’t wait to watch their heads explode when we get four more years.”

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CNN: “The Rioting Has To Stop” But Only Because It Will Hurt Joe Biden

Leave it to the mainstream media to finally take a moral stance on something, but only because it’ll hurt their selected political puppet during the dog and pony show election theatre. CNN‘s Don Lemon said the Kenosha violence is “showing up in the polling.”

Speaking to fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday evening, Lemon said the protests were a blind spot for Democrats.” He said the party was “ignoring this problem or hoping it will go away – and it’s not going to go away.”

During the segment, according to RT, Lemon freely admitted that his primary concern with the crisis was the possibility that it may hurt Biden’s ability to unseat President Donald Trump in the November election. “As you know and I know,” Lemon said to Cuomo, “It’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups.” The CNN host added that he believes the silence from the Democrats on the riots is the only line of attack against them “that is sticking.”

What happened to condemning violence because it’s wrong? Killing is wrong. Initiating unjust force or violence on peaceful people is wrong. Stealing is wrong. Strange that CNN won’t even state the simply morality of humanity. But that’s really no surprise. There’s no morality left in either politics (which is just a puppet show, as we know) or the mainstream media.  These people are absolutely insanely pushing this New World Order garbage, and it’s astonishing that others are still fast asleep right now.

It seems that at least some people are waking up to the spell the mainstream media, which is the government’s propaganda arm, has put on them at the commands of the puppet masters in the Federal Reserve. This political dog and pony show quickly became a talking point for Donald Trump’s campaign.

Trump’s team quickly tweeted out the video and gloated that even CNN anchors think Biden is “too weak to stand up to rioters and looters,” according to a report by RT

 

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Don Lemon begs Joe Biden to call for an end to riots because they’re hurting Democrats in the polls

CNN’s Don Lemon is ready for the riots in America to stop.

Not because people have been killed. Not because people have been seriously injured. Not because livelihoods have been ruined as entire blocks of cities are burned to the ground.

The riots must stop, Lemon said Tuesday night, because they’re starting to hurt Democrats in the polls.

With fewer than three months until Election Day, Lemon is concerned that Joe Biden’s chances of defeating President Donald Trump will decrease if Biden doesn’t publicly call for an end to rioting, blame it all on Trump, and promise to address police reform if he gets elected.

During a segment with Chris Cuomo, the two hosts discussed an NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll that showed only 53% of people view the protests as “mostly legitimate,” down from 62% of people who viewed them that way in June.

Only 28% of people thought the demonstrations were “people acting unlawfully” in June. In August, that number rose to 38%. Cuomo made the point that to much of the public, the riots are indistinguishable from those who may be attempting to peacefully protest.

“What’s happening in Kenosha is a Rorschach test for the entire country,” Lemon said. “And I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away. And it’s not going to go away. And so, unless someone comes up with a solution over the next 73 days, or 70-so, however many days are left. 68 days. The problem is not going to be fixed by then, but what they can do, and I think maybe Joe Biden may be afraid to do it … he’s got to address it. He’s got to come out and talk about it.

“He’s got to do a speech like Barack Obama did about race,” Lemon continued. “He’s got to come out and tell people that he is going to deal with the issue of police reform in this country and that what’s happening now is happening on Donald Trump’s watch, and when he is the president and Kamala Harris is the vice president, then they will take care of this problem. But guess what: The rioting has to stop. Chris, as you know and I know, it’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing right now that is sticking.”

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis in late May, violent and destructive riots have occurred in cities all over the country. Most recently, Kenosha, Wisconsin, has seen several nights of riots, resulting in multiple shootings and deaths and numerous buildings burned down in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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CNN’s Don Lemon says ‘cultist’ Trump supporters need to be ‘deprogrammed’ before voting?

CNN anchor Don Lemon recently said that supporters of President Donald Trump are like “cultists” who need to be “deprogrammed” before voting in the upcoming election.

Lemon made the comments Friday while speaking with fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on the network.

During the conversation, Lemon shared his unvarnished thoughts on the tens of millions of Americans who support the president.

“If I had a real friend, who was involved in a cult, which I feel it is cultish behavior, I must try to help them,” Lemon said, comparing those who support the president to blind followers of a cult. “And you can only go so far until you say, until you reach bottom, I cannot deal with it. It’s like an addiction. Until you reach bottom and you want help, I can’t deal with it.”

“Here’s how I feel about this,” he continued. “I don’t care about whether you’re right or left. I’ve been right — I was a young Republican — and left. I am an independent now. And I am an independent thinker, and I believe in reality. I believe in facts. I believe one plus one equals two. And so, when I’m talking to people who, [are not] smart but, who think they are smart … then, I have to — I got to let you go.”

Lemon then suggested that a type of intervention is necessary before Trump supporters are allowed to vote.

“[Trump] lies to people and they believe it,” he said. “And so, what is that? Cultish behavior. And I think a lot of people need to be deprogrammed, right now, before they cast their next ballots.”

These are just the latest in a string of outlandish remarks made by Lemon recently, including his assertion that
Jesus Christ “admittedly was not perfect” and that racism could be solved if former President Barack Obama was “front and center” on Mount Rushmore.

Earlier this year, Lemon laughed until he cried while on air when two guests, anti-Trump Republican Rick Wilson and New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali, used redneck accents to portray Trump supporters as stupid hicks.

Wilson described the Trump base as “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, that wants to think that ‘Donald Trump’s the smart one, and y’all — y’all elitists are dumb.'”

“You elitists with your geography and your maps and your spelling… your reading … knowing other countries … sipping your latte,” Ali chimed in shortly after.

The jokes tickled Lemon so much that he snorted and had to wipe away tears.

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Commentary: The divinity of Jesus — a liar, lunatic, or Don Lemon

The divinity of Jesus came under fire recently, as CNN’s Don Lemon demonstrated his obtuse position on the subject in an interview with colleague Chris Cuomo.

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon said.

The statement immediately faced backlash from pastors, theologians, and historians alike — and rightfully so. As one can imagine, Lemon’s remarks are beyond irreconcilable with Christian doctrine, but the greater challenge for Lemon is that they are also irreconcilable with historical evidence.

To be clear, I don’t have any malice toward Lemon for his remarks — in fact, I’m praying for his salvation. He’s welcome to his opinions, as misguided and unfounded as they are. But we must understand that such a position, above all, is dismissive — like someone who dismisses all science and logic to argue that the earth is flat. In regard to the question of Jesus’ divinity, the burden of proof lies not with the Christian, as history, reason, and personal testimony stand as an immovable mountain of support for the faith, but rather it is with the skeptic, who must consciously decide if they will ignore thousands of years of attempts to discredit the Son of Man that have all come up empty.

Whereas the New Testament is often thought of as a single book, it is actually made up of 27 different books from at least eight unique authors. This is important, because to discount the teachings of the Bible, such as the sinlessness of Jesus, is not just to consider one historical author or text unreliable, but demands that we disregard nearly 10 distinct eye-witnesses that all hold to the same testimony — that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, and demonstrated Himself to be the Son of God.

The Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, who presided over the trial of Jesus, unable to find any wrongdoing in Christ, asked of the crowd calling for Jesus’ death, “Why? What crime has he committed?” Likewise, it’s recorded in original source manuscripts that Pilate’s own wife sent a message to Pilate, warning him, “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man,” which caused Pilate to “wash his hands” of the death of Jesus, symbolically placing all responsibility for His execution back onto the Jewish leaders.

Paul, a contemporary of Jesus who violently persecuted the early Christians until he had a miraculous encounter with Jesus himself, pleaded with his followers, “Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Paul’s first-hand account claiming Jesus’ sinlessness and perfection, especially considering his former religious stance against Christianity, is more than historically significant, it’s virtually indisputable.

But perhaps even more convincing, are references to Jesus’ divinity and perfection found outside of scripture. Flavius Josephus, a first century Jewish historian, records of the man known as Jesus of Nazareth, “He was the Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those who loved him at first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.”

Born only a couple years after Jesus’ death, the first century Christian leader, Clement of Rome, referring to the innocence of Jesus wrote, “Our Lord gave His blood for us by the will of God, His body for our bodies, and His soul for our souls.” Another first century believer, Ignatius of Antioch, offering a defense of the divine innocence of Jesus said, “Observe those who hold erroneous opinions … because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the Flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father in His loving-kindness raised from the dead.” Ignatius, who shortly after penning these words was killed in a Roman amphitheater for his faith in Christ, added, “Either believe in the [innocent] Blood of Christ, or else face damnation.”

Early church leader and theologian, Athanasius of Alexandria, confirming the divinity of Christ, wrote sometime before 319 A.D., “You must understand why it is that the Word of the Father, so great and high, has been made manifest in bodily form. … He has been manifested in a human body for this reason only, out of the love and goodness of His Father, for the salvation of us men.”

Such convincing historical proof is what led the great 20th century theologian C.S. Lewis to offer the infamous defense of Jesus’ divinity in “Mere Christianity”:

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.

According to Lewis, one can call Jesus a liar, one can call him a lunatic, or one can call him Lord, but we don’t have the liberty of choosing some blend of the three. It’s not only maligns history, for Lewis, it was flat out illogical. More than just a point of theology, Christianity hinges on the sinlessness of Jesus, that is “God in the flesh.” If Jesus was not sinless, then he wasn’t God. And if he wasn’t God, then his sacrifice on the cross fails to provide for the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of those who believe. But if the scriptures are accurate, and the vast and diverse first hand accounts are true, then all people must consider what to make of the carpenter’s son.

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Tony Dungy completely schools Don Lemon over the Bible, Christianity, after Lemon insists Jesus wasn’t ‘perfect’

Former NFL coach and NBC broadcaster Tony Dungy says CNN’s Don Lemon doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to claiming Jesus wasn’t perfect.

What are the details?

Dungy criticized Lemon on Thursday after the CNN host wrongly claimed that “Jesus Christ admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.”

He also added that no one who believes in the Bible is buying Lemon’s claims.

“I’m sorry Mr. Lemon but just who ‘admitted’ that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth?” Dungy wrote, sharing a video of the exchange between Lemon and Cuomo. “Not anyone who believes the Bible. Not anyone who trusts in Jesus as their savior! I’m not sure the point you’re making but your premise is dead wrong. That was the point in Jesus coming!”

Lemon issued the controversial remarks during a recent wide-ranging discussion with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo about the current state of racial affairs in the U.S., and trying to draw similarities between Jesus and America’s founding fathers.

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon shrugged. “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

To a Twitter user, Dungy later added, “If you don’t agree with the fact that Jesus was sinless on earth then you can throw out the whole Bible because that’s the premise Christianity stands on.”

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VIDEO: Don Lemon shows he doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, says He ‘admittedly was not perfect’

CNN anchor Don Lemon has been in the news a lot lately for making contentious remarks — including calling for former President Barack Obama to be put on Mount Rushmore to solve racism and lecturing Terry Crews on what “Black Lives Matter” means — but perhaps none have been more contentious than the ones he recently made about Jesus Christ.

During a wide-ranging discussion about American race relations, monuments, and statues with fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo recently, Lemon decided to bring religion into the discussion in an effort to argue against the “deification” of America’s Founding Fathers.

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon said, unabashedly denying the divinity and sinless nature of Jesus Christ historically taught by the church for over two millennia.

Lemon used the blasphemous statement to set up an attack on the Founding Fathers: “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

Responding to Lemon’s remarks on Twitter, conservative commentator Michael Knowles wrote, “Prominent leftists don’t understand even the most basic aspects of the most basic things we believe.”

Orthodox Christians for thousands of years have taught that Jesus, being God incarnate, lived a sinless life while on earth in order to become a perfect sacrifice for sinful human beings.

The apostle Paul wrote in scripture: “For our sake [God] made [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21, emphasis added).

Several other verses testify about the sinlessness of Jesus: Luke 4:34; Hebrews 4:15, 7:26; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:22; 1 John 3:5.

But Lemon disagrees. As for Cuomo, he stared blankly back as the statement was made, without contesting.

Though later he did say that “nothing human is perfect, we are all fallible.”

Interestingly, Lemon also claimed that Jesus was “admittedly” not perfect, though did not provide any evidence for his claim. Perhaps because there isn’t any.

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CNN’s Don Lemon apparently wasn’t woke in 2013, ripping ‘absent fathers’ in black communities and ‘thug’ behavior glorified in ‘rap culture’

CNN host Don Lemon is well known for his far-left points of view and deep embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, which is pushing hard to defund police around the country. Lemon earlier this week practically laughed off skyrocketing crime rates in big cities as police back off from doing their jobs and even look to quit altogether due to mounting forces against them:

But Lemon didn’t always present himself this way.

Case in point is a 2013 CNN video showing Lemon shining the spotlight on problems in the black community — and actually agreeing with then-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on the subject.

What are the details?

Lemon aired a partial clip of O’Reilly saying, “The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African-American family.”

Lemon cut back to himself interjecting, “He’s got a point. In fact, he’s got more than a point. Bill?”

Back to O’Reilly: “Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that. Again, it is a personal decision.”

Lemon then added, “He is right about that, too. But in my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough. Because black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing.” The video shows Lemon naming points five and four: “pull up your pants” and “the N-word.”

Real Clear Politics detailed a longer version of the video in 2013, noting that Lemon said “walking around with your ass and your underwear showing is not OK. In fact, it comes from prison when they take away belts from the prisoners so that they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role a prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex. The one with the really low pants is the submissive one. You get my point?” As for the N-word, Lemon at the time lobbied for black people to stop using it and asked entertainers to do the same.

“Now number three,” he continued in five-point breakdown. “Respect where you live. Start small by not dropping trash, littering in your own communities. I’ve lived in several predominantly white neighborhoods in my life. I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now; it’s an historically black neighborhood. Every single day I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when a garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.”

Lemon then addressed point number two: “Finish school. You want to break the cycle of poverty? Stop telling kids they’re acting white because they go to school, or they speak proper English. … Over the course of a career, a college grad will make nearly a million dollars more than a high school graduate. That’s a lot of money.”

He concluded with point number one, saying it’s “probably the most important” of the five: “Just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first. More than 72% of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison, and the cycle continues. So, please, black folks … pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture … that glorifies everything I just mentioned: thug and reprehensible behavior. A culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you.”

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