CNN's Don Lemon Tells Us What God Thinks, and Yes, It's Unhinged

CNN has said a lot of crazy things over the past four years.

But one of the things that makes CNN special, in a bad sense of that word, is how imperial their hosts are; from Jake Tapper to Brian Stelter, they think they dictate the truth.

But Don Lemon may have taken the cake with his comments today. He apparently knows the mind of God and is telling us what God thinks.

Lemon was on The View with Meghan McCain discussing the comments made by the Pope about same-sex unions, as my colleague Streiff wrote about earlier today. Basically, the Pope was saying, according to that report, that the Church couldn’t bless same-sex unions. Not exactly breaking news, but a long-term Catholic stance.

Lemon, apparently the arbiter of religion now, said that the Catholic Church and other Churches really need to reexamine themselves and their teachings, because that is not what God is about.

“God is not about hindering people or even judging people,” he exclaimed. He then went on to say that Jesus said, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” He then further dissed the Catholic Church and other religions suggesting that their views were due to them being somehow racist or not getting out and knowing others.

How many ways was this comment completely screwed up?

First, as we mentioned, there’s that CNN thinking — only they can expound on the truth. Imagine Lemon here is actually dictating to the Catholic Church and other churches, and then unfairly suggesting they’re racist in the bargain.

Second, not sanctioning same-sex unions in the Catholic Church is actually up to them, whether you agree with the decision or not. It isn’t about making a judgment on any person but on the question of whether they will recognize same-sex unions.

But perhaps the most astonishing thing is Lemon is going to tell us what God thinks and God isn’t about judging people? Really? When did God tell Don that? He’s mixed up Jesus’ comment about people not judging others and equated that to God not judging others. But what’s implicit in Jesus’ statement, “Judge not lest ye be judged,” is that there is a final judgment. Who does he think is making that judgment? Hint: it isn’t Don Lemon.

Of course God judges, he does that throughout the Old and New Testament if we’re talking about Catholic understanding. There’s that whole Heaven and Hell thing, remember? How does that happen? Maybe he needs to study what the Catholic Church or other Christian Churches actually think before trying to dictate to them or dictating the mind of God?