Wilmore: Creationists like Cruz Don’t Deserve Respect or to be POTUS

Nightly Show mocks Christians and boos only conservative on the panel.

Those tolerant liberals have been at it again. Ted Cruz and evangelicals were public enemy no. 1 and 2 on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show March 24. Host Larry Wilmore brought on liberal comedian Lewis Black, Actor and former member of the Obama Administration Kal Penn, pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, and only one conservative, Amy Holmes, anchor for The Blaze TV, to discuss Ted Cruz’s run for President.

The discussion began with Lewis Black blasting Cruz as a relic of the segregated past.

BLACK: “We’ve lived through this before. This is 1956. If he had appeared at Liberty University and it was shot in black and white, then I’d go, ‘I get it.’ This is someone who should never have made it to color television.”

Black then went on to bash the evangelical students at Liberty, for supposedly condemning him to hell.

BLACK:  “Can I say as a Jew, for him to speak at Liberty University in front of those students, the born-again evangelicals, they kind of believe that if we don't accept Christ, if I don’t accept Christ into my life, I'm going hell. So it’s not really a place for me to jump in and go, ‘Oh boy! What a great candidate!’ I cut out 90 percent of what he said. He believes I’m going to hell, so what are we talking about?”

Blaze TV anchor Amy Holmes jumped in here to contest Lewis’ statement. “I don’t think those students would say that,” she stated. Black and Holmes went back-and-forth arguing that point before Holmes called out Black for his intolerance:

HOLMES: “Many of those students would say that it is not for them to decide, that they have accepted Jesus into their heart. But are you saying, that someone who is an open Christian, who wears their religion on their sleeve, shouldn’t be President of the United States? That doesn’t make sense!”

BLACK: “That isn’t what I said.

WILMORE: “That’s not what he said.”

BLACK: “That isn’t even what I said! You took the joke and drove down a bad highway.”

Actually, it’s pretty clear that’s what Black did mean. The rest of the discussion confirmed Black and Wilmore’s anti-Christian bias as the bashing became more aggressive.

Larry Wilmore then went on to claim candidates “like Scott Walker” who won’t answer questions from reporters about their belief or disbelief in human evolution shouldn’t be eligible to run for President.

WILMORE: What is the problem there? I mean, why do you have to suck up to people who don’t believe in the actual science of how the earth came to be, in order to be President?”

HOLMES: “Actually, a huge percentage of Americans believe in creationism, and creationism as how human beings came into this world.”

WILMORE: “And you want to suck up to those people to run for president, who believe the Earth is 6,000 years old?

HOLMES: “What I’m saying is, I think we need to have a little bit more respect at this table and in politics for people who are evangelical, who believe in creationism, and believe in a Biblically-based life.”

This call for respect amazingly drew boos from the audience. Wilmore continued with his call for intolerance by saying, “Someone who’s making the most important decisions in the world should not believe the Earth is 6,000 years old.” The audience cheered at this statement. “I’m sorry – I don’t have respect for that. I do not,” he concluded.

— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.