Monday's The Ed Show was guest hosted by MSNBC contributor Joy Reid, who kicked off the show discussing Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's comments about homosexuals and black Americans before the Civil Rights movement in a recent interview with GQ. Reid welcomed Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, whom she praised for his knowledge on American history and Biblical theology.
Reid started the segment saying that the Bible can be manipulated to support any argument. She admitted that the Bible views the act of homosexual activity as a "sin" but also said, in her opinion, that the Bible is also anti-Christmas trees. Reid used Jeremiah 10:10 for her "The Bible is against Christmas trees" argument, which she read before showing a clip of Phil Robertson cutting a Christmas tree in a scene from the A&E show.
Dyson then continued,
Look through the Bible, there's a lot of interesting things. The same men who sat up in a church of all men 'I put my God, Jesus over all women, I love Him more than I love her!' Hmmm... do you really? That sounds interestingly homoerotic to people who are outside your religious tradition! I'm not suggesting it is but I'm suggesting there are some very interesting narrative tensions within the Bible itself and within Christianity beyond that.
Reid agreed and ended the segment saying she hoped the audience would listen not only to Jesus' words but those of Michael Eric Dyson as well.