CNN anchor and amateur theologian Don Lemon declared that the Christian God is “not about hindering people or even judging people” during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” this week, expressing his frustration as a black homosexual with the Vatican’s declaration that God cannot bless same sex unions.
“Listen, I respect people’s right to to believe in whatever they want to believe, in their God, but if you believe in something that hurts another person, that does not give someone the same rights or freedoms, not necessarily under the Constitution because this is under God, uh, I think that that’s wrong,” Lemon announced.
“And I think that the Catholic Church and many other churches really need to re-examine themselves and their teachings because that is not what God is about,” Lemon continued. “God is not about hindering people or even judging people.”
CNN's Don Lemon reacts to the Vatican declaring that God cannot bless same-sex unions:
"God is not about hindering people or even judging people." pic.twitter.com/j2PTumaZXv
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 15, 2021
Lemon went on to compare the church’s ruling to supposed racism against black people.
The CNN anchor previously made headlines in November 2020 for mistakenly reading aloud his teleprompter cue to “scream”:
Video footage from the cable television opinion show “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” shows the program’s eponymous host appearing to mistakenly read aloud a teleprompter cue to “scream” and feign outrage at allegations of voter fraud by the Trump campaign.
“How about some facts, okay?” Lemon says in the clip. “Trump supporters are circulating a list of social media, on social media, that purports to be a list of dead people in Michigan who are voting, right?”
“This is fraud people, scream -” Lemon says before appearing to realize he has missed the cue. He leans back at at his desk, visibly shaken, and mutters, “Okay, that’s what it says, alright, so…” before finally launching back into his monologue.