Paula Faris, co-host of “The View” and co-anchor of “Good Morning America Weekend,” believes Christians have a prominent role to play when it comes to instilling civility following the contentious 2016 presidential election.
“We’re going to be embarking on some uncomfortable political conversations in the very near future because of the holidays,” Faris said in a video released to Faithwire ahead of Republican Donald Trump’s victory. “Those conversations are unavoidable.”
But the TV host said people need to learn to “agree to disagree,” and added that Christians will especially be looked to when it comes to navigating differences of opinion and discord.
Faris also cited her own experience as a media personality who has, at moments, received harsh critique, noting that some unpalatable comments often come from her fellow Christians — something she decried.
“One thing that’s really disheartening for me is, working in the media and we get criticism of all kinds from everywhere, particularly social media,” she said. “And you get a pretty astonishingly disparaging remark and you go to that person’s social media handle and they describe themselves as a … Christian.”
Farris continued, “We are better than that as Christians. We have to be better than that as Christians.”
Watch her remarks below:
With that in mind, she reminded critics that one of “signatures of Christianity” is that people will know believers “by our love for one another.” It was with that in mind that Faris implored people to let respect reign.
“We can agree to disagree to do so respectively,” she said. “And at the end of the day, we’re talking politics — but our hope doesn’t come from man, our hope comes from above.”
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