CNN’s Don Lemon, who grew up Baptist and attended a Catholic school, wrongly claimed this week that Jesus “admittedly was not perfect” when He was on earth.
“Here’s the thing,” Lemon told fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who is Catholic. “Jesus Christ — if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly was not perfect when He was here on this earth.”
Cuomo, despite his own religious beliefs, nodded along approvingly.
“So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves, and the Constitution — the original one — they didn’t want, they put slavery in there, that slavery should be abolished because it was the way the king wanted, and then the Congress said, ‘No way,’” Lemon continued.
In 2011, writing about his faith and his sexual orientation, Lemon explained he no longer attends church services but does “believe in a higher power.”
Several Christian leaders responded to the CNN host’s farcical that Jesus was not perfect.