Last Wednesday on social media, MSNBC’s racist anchor Joy Reid declared hyperbolically that Americans are being “held hostage” by a “far-right Christian court,” meaning the Supreme Court and its recent decisions which she alleged favor “religious institutions.”
Reid claimed that in a country “that’s supposedly founded on the separation of church and state, we Americans find ourselves being held hostage by a far-right Christian court.”
Fact checks: 1) the country wasn’t founded on the separation of church and state. It was founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, including religious liberty; and 2) her accusation that the current Supreme Court is “far-right” is ludicrous.
Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, she went on, “the court has ruled in favor of religious organizations more than 80 percent of the time — far more than any court in the past seven decades.”
For far-left secularists like Reid, SCOTUS rulings in favor of religious freedom are unacceptable.
“There was the Hobby Lobby case which allowed businesses to refuse to include birth control in their health care coverage and the time they allowed a bake shop to refuse to make a cake to celebrate a same sex marriage,” she added.
Those cases were about preserving religious freedom, not about establishing a state religion, but Reid didn’t let that little detail derail her fear-mongering narrative.
“And it’s far from the only important decision coming from the court this session,” she added, calling the overturning of Roe v. Wade “a dangerous reversal of decades of women’s rights.” Of course, that decision did not reverse women’s rights, but simply (and properly) returned the issue of abortion to the states.
Reid and her far-left comrades don’t hate religion – they just hate and fear Christianity.