John Fugelsang: 'Bobby Jindal is to Christianity what Christ was to bigotry'
John Fugelsang appeared on the Ed Show and did what he does best. He called out faux Christianity and bigotry. This time Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in his crosshairs.
Bobby Jindal wrote a New York Times op-ed piece titled "I’m Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage" where he effectively doubled down on codified bigotry in his state.
As the fight for religious liberty moves to Louisiana, I have a clear message for any corporation that contemplates bullying our state: Save your breath. ... I plan in this legislative session to fight for passage of the Marriage and Conscience Act.
The legislation would prohibit the state from denying a person, company or nonprofit group a license, accreditation, employment or contract — or taking other “adverse action” — based on the person or entity’s religious views on the institution of marriage.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson subbing for Ed Schultz asked John Fugelsang whether Bobby Jindal will regret the op-ed in the future. John Fugelsang did not mince words. "It might not happen until he leaves office and replaced by the much more moral & Christian David Vitter in the governor's mansion," John Fugelsang said. "I have to say, he is wrong about a lot of things. Let's clear it one by one. First off he is wrong about Christianity. Bobby Jindal is to Christianity what Christ was to bigotry. ... And it is not so much that he is a bigot. He is banking on bigots opening their pocket books for his future failed presidential run. There is no part of the New Testament you can use to justify any kind of discrimination against their LGBT brothers and sisters."
John Fugelsang went on to state the fact that north of 60 percent of young Republicans support gay marriage. As such it is not a left issue only.
Dean Obeidallah entered the conversation and pointed out that Jindal left out Imams when he discussed religious freedom. He correctly points out that Bobby Jindal's actions serves the sole purpose of marginalizing Muslims and gays.
As usual John Fugelsanf had the coup de grâce. "If Bobby Jindal was in Louisiana in 1963 he would find that certain businesses could use religious freedom and states rights to deny him service because of the color of his skin," John Fugelsang said. "... So again religious freedom was used to prop up Jim Crow in his state for many years using the same kind of hypocrisy now disguised as Christianity"