Joy Reid Works Overtime to Stoke Flames with Race-Based Attacks on DeSantis, Mocking Jesus

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MSNBC Reidout host Joy Reid is on a hot streak stoking the flames that seek to divide, with her top targets this week being ads about Jesus that ran during Super Bowl LVII and, of course, a running favorite of hers, Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

While some of us look forward to watching the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials more than the game itself, Reid decided to rain on everyone’s parade in typical fashion. What could be so offensive that this was required?

Two ads promoting the love and humility of Jesus Christ from the Gospel.

‘He Gets Us’ Jesus Themed Super Bowl Ads

The offending ads are part of The Servant Foundation’s “He Gets Us” campaign. According to the website, “He Gets Us” is “a movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible.”  The two Super Bowl spots cost the Servant Foundation more than ten million dollars.

The first ad, entitled “Love Your Enemies,” speaks directly to the state of our nation. Which means it also speaks counter to those who would seek to divide.

The second ad, “Be Childlike,” focuses on living with the humility, compassion, and gentleness of children like Jesus did, asking, “What can we learn from his example today?”

Joy Reid Takes Aim at Super Bowl Ads About Jesus

The group’s website describes them as “a diverse group of people passionate about the authentic Jesus of the Bible.” Reid, however, describes them as a “LGBTQ hate group” and denounces the Christian group for leading ” fights against abortion.”

Reid took aim at the campaign’s “backers”, making a point to name Hobby Lobby founder David Green as a donor, noting his status as a funder of “right-wing religious causes.” Her disdain for Christian causes was on full display as she snipes, “Because his brand has really just never been built before.”

Reid’s final blow came in the form of, “And I think it is fair to say Jesus Christ wouldn’t spend millions of dollars on television ads promoting his image.”

However, “He Gets Us” spokesperson Jason Vanderground explained why they saw Super Bowl LVII as a perfect platform for their message.

“It fits with our target audience really well,” Vanderground told The Associated Press about the ads. “We’re trying to get the message across to people who are spiritually open, but skeptical.”

Not surprisingly, Reid found any ally in hate in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Fellow liberal AOC sniped, “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”

Joy Reid Sets Her Sights on ‘Racist’ Ron DeSantis

Reid’s mockery of the Jesus-themed Super Bowl ads was merely an amuse bouche before sinking her teeth into this week’s main entrée. Her whale of the week of Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis has made himself a prime target of leftist media with his sweeping reforms that run counter to the current liberal agenda. So of course, this is not Reid’s first time attacking the popular Republican governor.

Related: Joy Reid Accuses DeSantis of Turning Florida Into a ‘Right-Wing Fantasy Land’ And We’re All For It

Reid invited MSNBC analyst former Republican congressman who left the party David Jolly to join in her DeSantis bashing. Reid starts by accusing DeSantis of directly and specifically attacking “black people, brown immigrants, gay & trans people.” Jolly piles on by calling “dangerous” and suggesting the Republican wants to take America back 50 years.

You can watch the full exchange between Joy Reid and David Jolly in the video below.

Reid then doubled down on her attacks against DeSantis in another MSNBC appearance.

“Ron DeSantis has been waging a full-scale war against the black past and only the black past, and I think that’s an important point… DeSantis is hurting students who aren’t black…It’s illegal to make white people feel uncomfortable in Florida,” she said. 

Those are some harsh words and serious allegations. What could spark such ire?

Ron DeSantis Announces Higher Education Reform Targeting Diversity and Equity Programs

The Florida governor recently introduced a series of reforms targeting diversity, equity, and inclusion departments in higher education. The move directly threatens to claw back the inroads made by progressives with critical race theory and other programs rolled out under the guise of “equity.”

Related: DeSantis’ College Board Victory Merely Scratches the Surface of Higher Education Rot

“We are going to eliminate all DEI and [critical race theory] bureaucracies in the state of Florida – no funding, and that will wither on the vine,” DeSantis said. “That’s very important because it really serves as an ideological filter, a political filter people want to see true academics, and they want to get rid of some of the political window dressing.”

Once enacted, state funding would be cut off from diversity, equity, and inclusion departments at state universities. State-funded universities would also no longer be allowed to require diversity statements during the hiring process. 

Taking the higher education reforms a step farther, DeSantis also proposed requiring new core classes that are “grounded in actual history [and] the philosophy that has shaped Western civilization.”

You can watch Governor Ron DeSantis’ full announcement in the video below.

DeSantis’s latest reforms follow a commitment earlier this month by 28 Florida university presidents to end all DEI and CRT related programs that are discriminatory or “compels belief in critical race theory or related concepts such as intersectionality.”

While it’s disturbing that MSNBC continues to give Reid a platform to spew her nonsense every day, it’s certainly not surprising, given how radically liberally biased the network is. As long as MSNBC keeps people like Reid on TV, the network should not be surprised if it continues to struggle in the ratings. 

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