Self-help guru and Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson confessed this week during a hot-mic moment she understands why some on the right see those on the left as “godless.”
Williamson made the comments last Tuesday, during an off-the-cuff conversation with “America This Week” host Eric Bolling, whose staff caught the exchange on camera and shared it only after giving the 2020 candidate the chance to respond.
“What does it say that Fox News is nicer to me than the lefties are?” Williamson asked the Sinclair Broadcast Group host. “What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me? It’s such a bizarre world.”
“You know,” she continued, “I’m such a lefty. I mean, I’m a serious lefty. I understand why people on the right call them ‘godless.’ And I mean, it’s like, I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right — they are.”
While Williamson responded Friday morning to Bolling’s airing of the hot-mic moment, claiming her words were somehow taken out of context, though the conservative commentator made sure to give Williamson the opportunity to explain her words when he released it, the 67-year-old author has recently been critical of the left’s approach to matters of faith.
On Bolling’s show this week, Williamson said she just meant the campaign world is a “rough and tumble” place, adding she doesn’t expect it to be “a walk in the park.” Then on Twitter Friday, she claimed — despite her own words — that she said she understands why people on the right have suggested she is “godless.”
Earlier this month, Williamson called out her fellow progressives who have demeaned those who turn to prayer in troubled times. She chastised the left, writing, “Prayer is a power of the mind, and it is neither bizarre nor unintelligent. People of faith belong in the Democratic Party, and will be necessary to the effort if we’re to win in 2020.”
The “mockery” of prayer, she continued, is part of the reason “the overly secularized left has lost lots of voters.”
And in August, Williamson — who, though spiritual, is not Christian — told The New York Times she’s seen certain Democrats, many of whom have suggested prayer is “not enough” in the wake of tragic gun violence, seemingly suggest faith is, in some respects, primitive.
“Some people seem to think if you’re coming from a spiritual perspective, you’re less sophisticated,” she explained to the newspaper. “I respectfully disagree. I think you’re more sophisticated. I think people who have a deeper understanding and commitment to love tend to have a greater recognition of the power of evil.”
Faithwire reached out to Bolling for a response to Williamson’s latest claim about her hot-mic comments to him, but the host declined to offer a statement.
The commentator did, however, respond directly to Williamson in a tweet posted Friday afternoon. He told Williamson he “went to bat” for the presidential contender by ensuring Williamson had the chance to respond to the footage of her remarks.