“And this, I should say it is a Catholic doctrine, but this is before the Catholic-Protestant split, so it is a Christian doctrine for all of Western Europe here.” He said that a doctrine from the Pope says that “the defining characteristic is whether or not these people are Christian or not.” “If they are not Christian and if they are not already subjugated by a Christian power, then they essentially have no human rights. And it goes on to explicitly spell out that they have the right to occupy, conquer, kill, steal their goods, and then this phrase like is like literally in the document, something that still rings in my head, and to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery,” he said. Reid then interjected to support the idea. “And so this is what gives license in their minds to European colonizers to try to enslave indigenous people, to wipe them out if they resist in any way, and to enslave Africans. That’s how they do it and still in their minds advance the interests of Christianity,” she said. Jones agreed, claiming that the doctrine motivates racist efforts in America today. “It’s worth remembering this is the version of Christianity that lands on these shores and in fact, motivates the landing on these shores, and I think one of the things I’ve become convinced of and one of the reasons why — at the heart of this new book is that this idea that this country is intended by God to be a promise land for European Christians is very much still with us,” Jones said.
Hard to believe @MSNBC allowed @thereidout racist Joy Reid to have Robert Jones on her show to lie about Christians! Doesn’t know what he is talking about! This type of lunacy is what has fueled @MSNBC‘s really poor ratings! @Foxnews has double the viewers!— Debgolf (@Debgolf2) September 10, 2023
In an interview with the Guardian, Jones claimed many Americans are trying to restore the past he insisted was brought ashore by those adhering to the Catholic doctrine. “Go back and understand they really do believe that this country was divinely ordained to be a promised land for European Christians,” he added. “That idea is so old and so deep it explains in many ways the visceral reactivity. Why are we fighting today about AP African-American history? Arkansas banned it, Florida’s been fighting it, and it’s because it tells this alternative story about the country that’s not just settlers, pioneers — a naive mythology of innocence,” he said. Jones said former President Donald Trump has capitalized on that sentiment. “I’ve always thought that, in Trump’s MAGA slogan, the most powerful word is not about America being great; it’s the ‘again’ part. It’s this nostalgia tinged with loss. What have we lost and who’s the ‘we’ that have lost something? If you just ask those questions, it’s pretty clear. It’s the formerly dominant white Christians who were culturally dominant, demographically dominant, politically dominant and are no longer,” Jones concluded. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Yet another disgraceful screed from the Anti Christian slugs on your network. At least Joy Reid’s bigotry has a new dolt who can regurgitate the sectarian bile she was spewing this week. Fact that a propagandist bigot like Reid still has a job is amazing.— James M. Twohy (@Jim2e29) September 10, 2023