On Monday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo mocked Senator Marco Rubio for his Christian faith, calling him “Mr. Bible Boy” and saying he has a “Bible quote for every moment.” Cuomo has once again disrespected people’s religious beliefs by tweeting about his disgust for people who showcase their Christian identity.
“People who put ‘Christian’ first in their bio tend to be the nastiest people I encounter here,” Cuomo said in a tweet early Wednesday morning. He continued, “I don’t give a pass for being a member of my religion…no one gets a pass.”
Cuomo’s tweet comes after another Twitter user responded to his attack on Rubio, saying, “I use [sic] to like you, but now I will pray for you. You better get right with God instead of bad mouthing a Christian.”
Cuomo’s attack drew in plenty of tweets in response. A lot of users seem to actually agree with him, saying:
“Yep. Raised Catholic, and I walked away from that because of the constant cruelty and hypocrisy everywhere I looked. I’m a Christian but I don’t feel the need to scream it from the rooftops. If you’re a true Christian other people will see that in how you treat them.”
“I tend to respect God and Christianity, but the fundamental thinkers, the alt right idiots, and the ultra evangelicals have to go. I’ve met Catholics who believe all Protestants are damned. What? Of all the good people, the crazy ultra religious types aren’t it.”
“I agree. The worst things that have been said to me (you’re Satan. You should happy we had slavery, otherwise you’d be crawling around on all 4s in Africa. Go back to where you come from) have all been from ‘Christians.'”
“People who are screaming they are Christian are most likely to be less tolerant to others … they don’t want gay people to marry or have kids, they don’t want mothers to have an abortion, they don’t like other religions. But those are the screamers, not the Christians.”
There were those did not agree:
“Serious question, what traits do you exhibit that could possibly make someone believe (even you) that you’re a Christian? Abortion supporter, foul-mouthed, egotistical, liar, etc.?”
“If you were a Christian guy you wouldn’t act the way you do. So why are people surprised with anything you do. You get a pass for being a hateful bitch. You are a big problem and someone needs to put you in check. Maybe it will be the big guy up stairs. Hopefully. God Speed.”
This is not the first time Cuomo has used religion to advance his arguments. Last year, Cuomo said that those who call themselves Christians can’t support the “ugliness” that President Donald Trump “spits out.”
However, after the deadly San Bernardino mass shooting in 2015, which was linked to Islamic terrorism, Cuomo actually defended Christians. “Are all Muslims bad when Muslims do something bad? No. But at the same time, when you analogize it to — you know, a guy who might be a Christian and does something, you don’t see Christians killing in the name of Christianity the way you do with Muslims right now. And it feeds a lot of the phobia, and it’s something that requires discussion and time and context. And that’s in short supply when people are angry,” he said.