On the Saturday edition of AM Joy, panelists discussed voters who have endorsed Alabama Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, in spite of allegations of inappropriateness toward an underage girl when the politician was in his early thirties. During the conversation, recurring left-wing guests Bishop William Barber and writer Frank Schaeffer viciously tore down Christian white conservatives.
First, Barber attempted a connection between what he called “white evangelicalism” and white supremacy::
“White evangelicalism is connected to white nationalism, is connected to white supremacy. It is the backbone of racism that has happened in this country. Now, you understand that white nationalism -- white supremacy that promotes racism. Racism is twisted, and so this notion of white evangelical values is twisted anyway because so-called white evangelicals -- I call them Republican religionists -- extreme Republican religionists.”
On an extremist roll, the North Carolina Protestant minister jaw-droppingly compared conservative Christian voters to pedophiles for giving what he perceived to be insufficient political assistance to poor children:
“Well, a real spiritual battle would be addressing the fact that, in some counties in Alabama, 40 percent of the people are in poverty. There are 24 percent of children living in households that are in poverty. That's policy pedophilia when you're hurting children and not addressing that.”
Sticking with the leftist staple of racist accusations, Schaeffer piled on with a ridiculous characterization of white Christians:
“American white evangelical Christianity that I grew up in is now part of a white supremacist movement that wants to hold onto power whether it's by gerrymandering, voter suppression, racism, white supremacy, or even violence. They know, for instance, that the gun lobby is making a fortune selling guns to people who shouldn't have them, and they will go along with this as long as it's part of their party platform that keeps them in power with the dollars that flow in to candidates and the rest.”
Failing to explain how “the gun lobby” is getting rich from all the people “who shouldn't have (firearms),” Schaeffer then likened Caucasian Christian conservatives to (socialist) Adolf Hitler, spending his last days in a bunker awaiting his demise:
“But these last grim, bitter, clinging to power by white oligarchs -- these racists, these child molesters, these buffoons, these liars. It is a pitiful thing. We are in the equivalent -- and I'm not making a moral comparison -- but it's like the last days of Hitler's bunker -- bunch of white generals clustered around a table, looking at maps, grimly trying to hold on to a shrinking part of Berlin as the allies move in from all sides.”
Schaeffer was right with regard to one statement: it is a pitiful thing -- pitiful that he and Barber can be so absurd in their characterizations of conservative white Christians; pitiful that MSNBC would put them on the air without challenging their hateful smears; and pitiful that, despite the insanity of their insulting assertions, the network will doubtlessly invite them back.