The View is one of ClashDaily’s favorite pinatas to kick around. The endless stream of crazy hot takes is hard to resist dunking on. But not today. Today, we’re giving credit to someone who showed real courage.
We have a seriously messed-up sense of courage these days.
The impeachment hoax ‘whistleblower’, the NBA player who came out as trans at the end of his career with an invite to the White House, or Colin Kapernick kneeling to the applause of hundreds of woke activists in the media carrying his water are not what courage looks like.
We know because it never cost them anything. They came out further ahead for having done so, and it was obvious from the beginning that would be how it ends.
Real courage looks like the story of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who called out leadership for not refusing to execute Biden’s bad orders, and lost his pension over it and the difference really stands out when compared to the story of craven McCabe. Biden’s Unjust Administration: McCabe vs. Scheller … A Tale Of Two Firings
Courage isn’t just doing the thing that can cost you your job, it can also mean saying the unsayable, unpopular thing. More importantly, that unsayable thing might cost you respect, prestige, relationships, or future opportunities.
It might forever change how others see you, in a way that could cost you something.
That is the courage one member of the View showed … on the topic of abortion.
It’s not often we have anything positive to say about what’s said on that vapid show, but credit where it’s due.
The View’s liberal co-host, Sunny Hostin, said Monday that because of her deep Catholic faith she draws a line when it comes to her stance against abortion: She doesn’t believe in any exceptions, not even rape or incest cases.
‘I don’t believe in abortion, at any time. I don’t believe in any exception to it,’ she said.
‘Even incest and rape?’ her stunned co-host Sarah Haines asked.
‘No, I don’t,’ Hostin, 53, shot back. ‘That’s considered very radical for many people, and it’s because I’m Catholic and that’s my faith.’ —DailyMail
She should have stopped there.
But this is The View, so of course, she didn’t.
She went on to say she doesn’t agree that religious belief should have guided the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to rescind the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade.
‘The justices – there are six Catholics on the bench, and there will be two Protestants because the newest justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is Protestant and there will be one person of Jewish faith,’ she said. ‘This is an activist Supreme Court and they should not be deciding the law based on their faith. And even though I agree with [Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito] on the sanctity of life…but the fact that he clearly is using his religion and wielding it is pretty terrible.’–DailyMail
This wasn’t a religious question. This was a legal question, as anyone who has actually read the reasoning behind the ruling could tell you. There were justices who invoked ‘I think, I feel’ kind of language, but that would be the 3 dissenting liberal-appointed justices. Alito and Thomas worked their way carefully through each objection and explained why they didn’t apply.
You might like or dislike the reasoning, but to call it ‘religious’ is plain ignorant.
Leaving aside her embarrassingly hot take about the Dobbs ruling, it took some courage to draw a line in the sand like that over abortion.
She knew before she said it that rejecting abortion would not win her any friends. And pressing further, beyond a generic ‘pro-life’ to the broader definition of ‘even in the cases of rape and incest’ — explicitly because of your Christian convictions, while giving faith as your reason takes guts in an aggressively secular environment like the View.
Who knows what that will cost Sunny Hostin.
But it was a moment of integrity in a show that is openly hostile to anything NOT high-stepping in time to the secular agenda.
Some things are far more important than petty politics. Today, we will give you credit for your courage.
Tomorrow, we’ll probably be back to ripping on the 5 of you for talking out of your backsides.
But we’ll give you this one day.
Well played, Sunny.
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode.
They “socially distanced” themselves from corporate worship and from pretty much everyone and everything else, except, of course, liquor, and grocery stores.
Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.
Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
That’s a legit question, eh?
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.