Recently, the Catholic Church announced that it would not bless same-sex unions. In a move that perhaps came as a welcome surprise to many conservative and traditional Catholics, the Vatican announced that in its view, homosexuality was sinful and was ultimately a choice. The Church declared, in short, that God “cannot bless sin.”
Naturally, the high priests of fashionable political opinion in the US were outraged.
CNN host Don Lemon was so outraged, in fact, that he decided to appear on The View and tell us all what God really thinks.
Before saying anything about Lemon’s comments, it must be asked: Who does he think he is? Does he really imagine himself able to speak for God? If so, he’s delusional.
But then again, Lemon is such a pompous windbag that perhaps he really does believe himself to have a direct pipeline to God.
Lemon Delivers a Message From God
Lemon said that “God is not about hindering or even judging people.” Again, how he was able to divine such a mystical insight, he never bothered to explain.
And then, of course, Lemon went on to quote the go-to line quoted by everyone would doesn’t like conservative religious, moral teachings and wants to find an excuse to ignore them. He began bleating pompously about how Jesus said, “Judge not lest ye be judged.”
But of course, Jesus was only railing against moral hypocrisy in that statement. It’s one thing to have the humility to know that you also fall short and do not meet God’s moral requirements. It’s another thing to insinuate, as Lemon does, that there should be no such requirements at all.
The very point of Jesus’ often misinterpreted statement is that God will be the one to judge us and that it is not the place of other humans to issue such final judgment. The point that there will not be any judgment rendered at all.
And lastly, the Catholic Church is a private organization. It can set up whatever moral standards or judgments that it wants to. If Lemon doesn’t like them, he doesn’t have to be a Catholic.
But of course, the crowning hypocrisy in all of this is that in the midst of his moral preening and his unhinged tirade, it’s actually Don Lemon who comes off as judging people — the very thing that he condemns.