“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Friday accused President Obama of “stupid left-wing moral equivalency” for noting that Christians have historically engaged in acts of religious violence.
Speaking the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama urged Americans not to believe that religious extremism is “unique to some other place,” noting that “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ” during the Crusades and Inquisition.
“The President having to go back 700, 800, 900 years!” Scarborough said on his morning show. “You see this when you have people that somehow want to paint a broad brush: ‘Yes, radical Islam is bad, but look what Christianity does.'”
“Sometimes you can just say, ‘Hey, you know what? There are some really, really bad Muslim extremists,'” Scarborough said. “You don’t have to go to the other side and say, ‘Oh, Christians are bad, too.’ There is such a desperate plea for people on the left to do that.”
The hosts of “Fox & Friends” also seized on the remarks Friday, with Elizabeth Hasselbeck saying, “Christians had nothing to do with a man being burned alive in a cage we saw on Wednesday that we saw took place last month. Nothing to do it!”