Jennifer LeClaire of Charisma News is one of the more ridiculous voices of the Christian right (imagine the competition for that status) and she is now warning Jon Stewart that his eternal soul may be at risk because he made fun of Hobby Lobby.
Believe it or not, the Daily Show is a key source of news for millions of Americans. Stewart puts a comic bent on headlines and generally mocks anything and everything—including religion. The irreverent Stewart often crosses the line, but with an important case in the U.S. Supreme Court, he took the opportunity to completely blur the truth and take Christian-bashing to a new level.
During a six-minute segment on Wednesday night, Stewart called Hobby Lobby—a Christian-owned arts-and-crafts store that argued its case against Obamacare’s HHS contraception mandate in the U.S. Supreme Court this week—a “Jesus Christ Superstore.” Clever play on words, I suppose, but its still an antichrist view that is leading people astray.
Wow! Christian bashing on a whole new level. I find it amusing how the Christian right continually conflates criticism of their inane political views with attacks on Jesus himself.
It’s disappointing to see Christians mocked at any level, but when an intelligent guy like Stewart insists on misrepresenting the facts to millions of viewers who may take what he says as gospel truth, it’s simply irresponsible. Although his show is hardly considered journalism, it is, again, the main source of news for many. Propagating lies in the name of humor or an antichrist agenda is a sad way to be remembered in eternity. Let’s continue to pray for Stewart and those who find comic value in his half-truths.
I agree, keep praying. Better than doing something that actually matters.