Debra Messing: Holding a Bible is “A Dog Whistle to Nazis”

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Trump Bible

Hmmm. All that outrage directed at President Trump for walking to the front of the recently burned-by-anarchists St. John’s Episcopal Church that is across from the White House – and then holding up a bible?

Here is a sample of the outrage from, yes indeed, the eternal Trump hater, actress Debra Messing. Her Tweet?

https://twitter.com/DebraMessing/status/1267845426151133187?s=20

This was, of course, photoshopped. Apparently Messing is un-aware that the Old Testament of the Bible is, ah, central to the Jewish religion. And she is apparently equally unaware that Hitler is perhaps the most infamous anti-Semite in history. (Memo to Messing? See “Holocaust.”) Thus any photoshopped picture of Hitler holding up the book that contains the Old Testament would be as insulting to Jews as it is obviously ridiculously false.

And note what Messing said. Holding up a bible is a “dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis.”

Really?

One suspects Messing is, shall we say, unfamiliar with another photo of someone else posing as he held up a bible. A photo that is not photoshopped but real. That someone else would be….George Floyd.

You read that right. Over here at Christianity Today,  which made headlines during the impeachment hoax for an editorial saying President Trump should be removed from office, this story was headlined:

George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston
As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects.

The story begins:

“The rest of the country knows George Floyd from several minutes of cell phone footage captured during his final hours. But in Houston’s Third Ward, they know Floyd for how he lived for decades—a mentor to a generation of young men and a “person of peace” ushering ministries into the area.”

And accompanying the article is a photo of a group of men, with George Floyd right in the middle  – and holding aloft a bible.

George Floyd
Image: Source: Nijalon Dunn / Courtesy of Resurrection Houston

God bless George Floyd. His murder was outrageous. And no, again, the photo was not photo-shopped. It is real, the article featuring those who knew George Floyd personally and were involved with him in his Christian religious activities at the Resurrection Houston church.

Someone owes an apology to George Floyd, who was holding up his bible because he was a Christian, not because he was sending  a“dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis.”

Right, Debra?