MSNBC’s Joy Reid: A 'Far-Right Christian Court' Is Holding Americans 'Hostage'
Reid made the remarks on the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade
MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid claimed Americans are being “held hostage” by a “far-right Christian court" following the Supreme Court's various rulings which she argued frequently rules “in favor of religious institutions.”
Reid made the remarks on the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, holding in the Dobbs case that the Constitution does not include a right to abortion
The far-left anchor then 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.”
She added that under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, “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.”
She then pointed to both the 2014 landmark Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. decision as well as the later Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.
“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 said.
She then highlighted a recent Supreme Court ruling against the exclusion of religious schools from a program offering tuition aid for private education.
“Just yesterday, the court ruled that state programs providing money for public schools cannot exclude religious schools requiring taxpayers to fund Christian education,” Reid said.
“And it’s far from the only important decision coming from the court this session,” she added.
Reid also called attention to “a decision that could make it even easier to carry guns, likely striking down New York’s restriction on concealed firearms, as America endures an epidemic of gun violence.”
“And we’re also waiting on a decision that will impact the future of our planet as we know it — a case that could limit the EPA’s power to fight the climate crisis,” she said.
Reid added that all of those decisions “will likely come in the next two days or next week and we will be watching.”
Last month, Reid said if Roe v. Wade comes to pass, it will mean “five Christian nationalists on the court” are victimizing “black and brown folks.”
Reid’s remarks come as the media and the Left continue to attack the right on various issues.
And there have been many examples.
A recent Salon piece accused the GOP of being a “de facto terrorist organization” as well as the “world’s largest white supremacist” group.
According to an essay published in the Washington Post this month, the Republican Party “systematically undermines democracy” and poses a threat to American democracy.