CNN’s Don Lemon claimed Jesus “was not perfect,” on an episode of “CNN Tonight.” 

These confusing comments came during a conversation with Chris Cuomo. The two CNN personalities were discussing the protestors who have been tearing down statues of Confederates, former Presidents, Founding Fathers, and occasionally abolitionists

Lemon began speaking about American history, claiming much of what we’re taught is “propaganda.” “Some things you need to unlearn.” 

Then, he proceeded to try to delegitimize Christianity based on incorrect evidence. Or something.  It was weird.  It could’ve been ignorance or it could’ve been good ole’ fashioned blasphemy.  Honestly, I can’t tell.  Here’s what he said.

“Jesus Christ — if you believe in, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon said.  “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

So is scripture now fake news? 

I think this CNN “news” personality might be projecting. 

Jesus was perfect, as Christians have known for thousands of years.

The gospel is called “the good news,” because Jesus lived the perfect life and died as a sacrifice, taking the blame for our sins. Although we are unable to be perfect, Christ has effectively lived our lives for us. No matter how badly we mess up, it is okay because the perfect Son of God died for us.

Well, that’s what the Bible says.  Lemon grew up Baptist and attended a Catholic school as a kid.  In 2011 he revealed, he no longer attends church but still believed in a higher power.  Maybe Lemon has been influenced by Cuomo, who earlier claimed we, “do not need help from above.” 

Lemon blatantly spread misinformation about Christianity while complaining about misinformation being taught in the classroom. 

If you ever wonder why people have a hard time trusting the news, just watch this clip.

If you want an escape from fake news, then you can read the Bible. 

Hopefully Lemon and Cuomo alike can learn about the perfect savior, our true hope in these tumultuous times. 

Hat Tip: CBN News, The Christian Post, Global News

Image Credit: Twitter Screen Shot and Wikimedia


About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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