On Friday, the New York Times published a bigoted op-ed by Katherine Stewart titled,”The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals.” Although the title was softened up just a bit so as not to be so Christophobic, the article itself remained pretty much the same.
“Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies,” the subtitle reads.
In short, Stewart pushed the false and defamatory idea that Christian conservatives reject science and that, she argues, is what led to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
On Friday, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News at Night, and effectively shredded the Times for its bigoted stance against Christians.
Newsbusters’ Tim Graham posted a partial transcript of the interview:
SHANNON BREAM: It starts out saying “Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government, and prioritizes loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping with that movement has sown.” Tony?
TONY PERKINS: Shannon, it’s reprehensible that The New York Times would allow this hate-filled, bigoted rant in their paper at a time of a national crisis, when people are dying. It appears they cannot put politics aside to work for the well-being of the nation. They are more interested in criticizing President Trump and his supporters than they are containing the coronavirus. It’s sad, quite frankly, that this is how they respond to the president and to his supporters.
This, by the way, is the modern left. Let that sink in.
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