NBC’s Chuck Todd has come under fire for a strange tweet he sent on Good Friday.The “Meet the Press” host took to social media to express his dismay at why people would mark Good Friday as a special occasion, suggesting that people can become “good” on any day of the calendar year. There is no doubt that he didn’t quite grasp the significance of this day for Christians across the globe.
Todd said that people can become “good” on any day, as long as they engage in “a little selflessness”:
I’m a bit hokey when it comes to “Good Friday.” I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part. Works EVERY time.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 30, 2018
That didn’t go down too well with many of the millions of Christians reflecting on the death of Christ — the event on which their faith hinges. Some even suggested that Todd be fired for the remark.
“The day of Jesus’ crucifixion is considered a victory of Good over Evil, Chuck,” one Twitter user replied. “Your ignorant and insensitive comment should get you fired. Every Christian is offended by your derogatory & pejorative lack of respect on this holy day. You should repent & then pray for forgiveness.”
“This is clearly meant to mock Christianity,” another added. “And yes, it is disrespectful. Please apologize.”
Another Twitter user asserted that this type of comment is typical of the mainstream media, writing, “Chuck, you just don’t get it, another example of Media snobbery and dis’ing Christians in your own subtle way.”
Others called his remarks “gibberish” and “ignorant.”
No Chuck. On our very VERY best day, we cant make a Friday "Good Friday" Like Jesus did. Diminish it all you want. He suffered immensely for our sin on this day so that we can commune with God. Maybe no big deal to you, but HUGE deal to many of us. Maybe one day you'll get it.
— Dorcas L (@DjLots3) March 31, 2018
“Somehow, I think you DO mean to disrespect the religious aspect of the day. And you certainly do NOT understand the meaning of the day at all!” another added.
— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) April 2, 2018
(H/T: Fox News)