Jesus "Was Not Perfect," Says CNN's Don Lemon in Segment About Slave Owners

Jesus “Was Not Perfect,” Says CNN’s Don Lemon in Segment About Slave Owners


Conservatives have long believed that Democrats and their allies in the media have been hostile towards Christianity.

But CNN's Don Lemon has taken things to a whole new level.

In a stunning clip with Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon claimed that Jesus "was not perfect."

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That is right.

Jesus, who Christians believe is the Son of God, "was not perfect" according to Don Lemon.

He did not provide any evidence to support his claim.

Most shockingly, Lemon appeared to tie his comments about Jesus to slave owners:

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

Wow.

Just wow.

THIS is CNN.

See the full clip for yourself below:

If you didn't think CNN was fake news before, well, now they're undeniably fake news for Christians all over the world!

Fox News has some details on the backlash from the Christian community:

CNN anchor Don Lemon made the claim that Jesus Christ was "not perfect," which Pastor Robert Jeffress said "makes him and his network the uncontested champions of Fake News."

"Jesus Christ, if that's who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth," Lemon told his colleague Chris Cuomo during "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" on Monday. "So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?"

The clip was widely shared on social media.

"Don Lemon's comments are, first of all, heretical," Jeffress, the pastor of 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, told Fox News, "and it contradicts the most basic tenet of the Christian faith and demonstrates how tone-deaf the left is to faith issues."

"Our founding fathers, like all of us, were imperfect human beings," Jeffress added, "but Jesus Christ was different than any other man that lived, and as the founder of our faith, he had to be perfect."

MRCTV says, "this isn't the first time that CNN has aired anti-religious rhetoric," pointing to what Cuomo told his viewers at the end of last week.

"If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You don't need help from above," he said at the conclusion of Friday's show. "It's within us."

Rather than promoting new ideas or solutions, radical leftists appear hell-bent on defaming things that should be sacred.

Instead of criticizing Jesus, Don Lemon could have actually offered actual solutions that would help solve racial tensions in the country.

Rather, these sorts of comments do more damage than harm.

Unfortunately, this anti-religious rhetoric has become mainstream within the Democratic party.

Religion has very little to do with the rioters who want to destroy American history and topple statues of American heroes.

Yet CNN's Don Lemon thought it was appropriate to insult one of the most celebrated figures in all of human history, whom many believe is the one true Son of God.

The Washington Examiner also reported on Lemon's comments:

CNN’s Don Lemon understands Christianity about as well as he understands anything else — which is to say, very little.

The cable host this week attempted to make a point about America’s founders and the fallen nature of man, but in doing so revealed his unfamiliarity with the Christian doctrine that Jesus Christ was a perfect man.

Amid his defense of the vandals who destroyed not only Confederate monuments but also statues of Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionist Hans Christian Heg, and even a monument to Spanish poet and victim of slavery Miguel de Cervantes, Lemon had this to say: “These are the conversations … that we should be having. And, yes, they are messy. And sometimes, people are not smart about which statues they take down. Fine.”

He continued: “Here is the thing: Jesus Christ, if that's who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when He was here on this earth. So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves? … They are not perfect. They are not perfect. We have to stop deifying them.”

Lemon is not wrong when he says we should not deify mere men, but it is near impossible to hear his point over the sound of his squeaky clown shoes.

As to whether Christians believe Jesus Christ was a perfect human being, that has not been a serious question for believers in more than 1,500 years.

In the Bible, simply look to 1 Peter 2:22, “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth”; Hebrews 5:9, “and having been made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him”; Hebrews 7:26, “For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens”; Hebrews 7:28, “For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever”; and 1 Corinthians 15:22, “for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ”, which presents the Son of Man as the anti-Adam, or the opposite of fallen.

The creed of St. Athanasius also calls Christ "Perfect God, Perfect Man."

Will CNN or Don Lemon apologize for their comments?

If they made similarly insulting comments about Islam, chances are they would apologize.

In fact, if they said something disparaging about the Muslim religion, Cancel Culture would probably come for Don Lemon.

But because he criticized Jesus, there's only been silence from the radical left.

Sad!

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