Skip to comments.MSNBC’s Shuster: Brit Hume ‘Denigrated’ Christianity With Tiger Woods Comment
Posted on 01/04/2010 11:04:04 PM PST by bogusname
During the 3PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC, anchor David Shuster claimed that Fox News political analyst Brit Hume "denigrated Christianity" when suggesting that scandal-ridden golfer Tiger Woods convert to the faith.
Shuster made the comments while discussing the issue with MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan, asking: "Doesnt it also denigrate Christianity when you do that on a Sunday political talk show? This isnt church, this isnt some sort of holy setting, this is a political talk show....Doesnt that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?"
Buchanan replied: "Hes not denigrating Christianity....A lot of us feel that there ought to be more discussion of religion in politics and religious beliefs and whats moral and right and wrong."
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Atheists are the most pathetically transparent and undeniably stupid people in America.
The anchors deserve a sh*tstorm — there’s no excuse for such ignorance.
Obama began his campaign for President with a speech about the importance of faith in the public square , David. That was OK with you, wasn’t it?
Who’s David Shuster?
David Shuster is plotting ways to service his own messiah (BO).
Why bother with the guy? He’s a gay clown.
Shuster “denigrates” humanity every time he opens his mouth - IMHO
God is everything—or he is nothing. If God is everything, no place or time is inappropriate to make a reference. Hume believes in a living God, Shuster sees God as a totem in a shrine.
I agree 100% with you.
What does Shitster know of God?
“What does Shitster know of God?”
Nothing! If he knew anything he wouldn’t be a schmuck.
If politics had more consideration of the values of Christianity, we'd all be better off. I heard Brit Hume explain his comments on that boor O'Reilly's show, and was really impressed to hear a savvy, inside-the-Beltway guy like Hume express his belief in the mercy and forgiveness of God.
It never denegrates Christianity to suggest that a Sinner should come to repentance and obedience. Christ is there, always waiting, always ready. He came to bring sinners — not the righteous — to repentence.
The inside of a Church would be a much better place for Tiger Woods to spend his Sunday Mornings in.
It diminishes politics when you bring shuster into it.
God bless you, Brit Hume. It's one thing to believe in Jesus Christ. It's another thing altogether to speak those words out loud to a secular, ridiculing public when your livelihood depends on keeping quiet.
May we all show the same truth and courage Hume did in his honest and caring attempt to help untangle Tiger Woods from this snare of his own making.
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Only a simpleton like Shuster would assert that a scandal involving a golfer is “political”.
I hope Fox News has the good sense to continue to completely ignore these people with zero ratings.
If this incident had taken place at MSNBC it would have been illegal in shisters eyes because the MSNBC is a government institution.
This is a subliminal brain fart.
The MSM is a government agency in his little pea brain.
He uses the “denigrate” remark because he can’t quite say what he really wants to.
Separation of church and state! ZAP! ZAP!POP.... POP! goes the Libtard brain.
OK, This is a rambling statement I just made.
Does it make any sense?
How would it denigrate Christianity? Aren’t Christians supposed to witness anywhere, in a mud hut, a brothel, a ward of the lepers dying?? Even MSNBC??
Sure...all good points.
Yes, we are to preach in season or out of season.
We can only imagine the 'roar' that reverberated through the sanctuaries of MSM when Brit's words of advice to Tiger left his lips and headed to Tiger's ears.
Here's another statement from somebody who is a Buddhist... If you took offense at what Brit said you're not practicing Buddhism.
But it’s OK for the MSM to denigrate Christianity every chance they get by painting Christians as extremist whack jobs and never suggesting that discrimination and hate against Christians is the same as when it’s against persons from other religious beliefs.
Way to go, Mr. Hume.
The truth is a two edged sword. As soon as it leaves your lips it starts cutting through lies. Sounds like Shuster got wounded.
For sure; and that 'roar' was the sound of the wounded. Am just wondering if their disenfranchised wisdom will dictate that they 'drop this'; or will they keep howling and bring more denigration upon themelves. Britt we know, walks the high road and for these trolls; he is not an easy victim.
david david david... how do you control your bowels?
I found Shuster’s choice of the word, ‘denigrate’, much more interesting than Brit’s comment regarding the accessibility of redemption
I wouldn’t know this David Schuster if I ran into him in the street. But Brit Hume is one of about three public conservative men who, when they are speaking, I drop what I’m doing to hang onto every word. Krauthammer and Rush are the other two.
That took guts to say, I am sure he knew how it would be seen...and he did it anyway.
Way to go Britt !
I saw the same thing, I was really moved by what he said and how he professed his faith, it was very invigorating to see and hear. Brit Hume is pretty low key and yet even in with his low key demeanor you could see the passion he feels. I loved it!
Couldn’t agree more - and Hume seems to know of what he speaks - I believe his son committed suicide - has to be very hard to live with...
“...Doesnt that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?”
Buchanan replied: “Hes not denigrating Christianity....A lot of us feel that there ought to be more discussion of religion in politics and religious beliefs and whats moral and right and wrong.”
I’m with Schuster, and am reminded of the time Jimmah Cotta supposedly was inquiring into the condition of Anwar Sadat’s soul.
Terrific comment. You nailed it. God bless America and may His love and truth be known by all.
And who died and made him Pope?
MSNBCs Shuster: Brit Hume Denigrated ChristianityShuster should keep his pie hole shut.
Shuster has a penchant for saying STOO-PID™ things ON AIR and has previously been suspended by MSNBC. And if you get suspended at that place, you know you really went overboard.
(1) As a child, he was part of the Zionist Youth Leadership Training movement Young Judaea.
(2) iirc, Brit Hume was Managing Editor of the FoxNews DC Bureau.
Thanks for the ping!
Brit stated his opinion and in true Roman fashion the Media is Crucifying him for it....
I'm with Hume.
Hume explained last night that Buddhism is not a religion that deals with redemption and forgiveness but that Christianity majors on both of those, and that Tiger's life falling apart after the pain he's caused to those close to him is a situation that cries out for redemption.
Hume went on to mention how odd the firestorm that gets lit when one mentions Jesus.
You prove him right.
As far as I'm concerned, Hume showed great courage and was right on the money. And balanced. No craziness, no fanaticism, just pure calm balance. I was proud of him.
I was very proud of Britt not backing down in the interview last night..
We should have the freedom to say the name of Christ without apology !!!
Buddhism, according to Hume, is not a religion that deals with redemption and forgiveness but Christianity majors on both of those, and Tiger’s life falling apart after the pain he’s caused to those close to him is a situation that cries out for redemption. Hume appears to be rather presumptuous to assume that Tiger, public posturing aside, is crying out for redemption, however. Hume doesn’t know Tiger Woods, doesn’t have a personal relationship with him; how can he then recommend a personal relationship with Jesus as the cure for whatever it is that seems to be ailing Tiger? A firestorm often gets lit when someone famous and powerful mentions Jesus, because, through history, many literal fires were lit by the powerful, invoking Jesus, at the feet of those who were branded heretics or blasphemers or Jew-lovers and tied upright to stakes. Hume may mean well, as you probably do, xzins, but the famous or powerful pushing a Savior to strangers from the television studio usually does more harm than good.
It's denigrating to suggest someone would benefit from a conversion?
Sounds like they are reaching.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit..."
I was so proud of Brit. Go guy, go.
God’ Word never returns to us void. Someone heard it and I’m willing to bet people got saved because of it.