Editorial by John-Henry Westen

CNBC’s Big Idea host Donny Deutsch has shown himself to be an intolerant bigot when it comes to Christianity.  During a program with conservative commentator Ann Coulter he mercilessly attempted to smear her as anti-Semitic for expressing the belief that all people, Jewish believers included, should become Christian – normal for any truly believing (as opposed to phony, nominal or cultural) Christian who must consider Christianity to be the truth.

  Describing her ideal world Coulter mentioned among other things that people would be Christian.

  Deutsch immediately interjected, “Christian – so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?”  Coulter replied, “Yes.”

  The back and forth continued thus:

DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?

COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

DEUTSCH: So I should not be a Jew, I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?

  After a diversion to another topic Deutsch brought the conversation back to his desired topic. “You said I should not – we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then, or,” he said as Coulter cut him off matter-of-factly with “Yeah.”

  The affirmation of belief in a solitary truth obviously was anathema to Deutsch’s relativistic fervor as he continued with incredulity saying, “You can’t possibly believe that.”  Painting all sincerely believing Christians as ignorant Deutsch continued, “You can’t possibly – you’re too educated, you can’t.”

  Outrageously, from that point Deutsch began a more vigorous attempt to smear Coulter associating a sincerely held belief in the truth of Christianity with extermination of the Jews. “Why don’t I put you with the head of Iran? I mean, come on. You can’t believe that,” persisted Deutsch. The exchange continued thus:

COULTER: The head of Iran is not a Christian.

DEUTSCH: No, but in fact, “Let’s wipe Israel” –

COULTER: I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention.

DEUTSCH: “Let’s wipe Israel off the earth.” I mean, what, no Jews?

  Here Coulter referred to the fact that Christianity regards itself as the completion or perfection of Judaism since Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Testament and God’s revelation to mankind.  Coulter said, “No, we think – we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.”

  Deutsch put his incredulity into overdrive: “Wow, you didn’t really say that, did you?”

  With another affirmation from Coulter, Deutsch called Coulter’s statement “absurd”.  Questioned as to what he was referring to as absurd, Deutsch replied, “Jews are going to be perfected. I’m going to go off and try to perfect myself.”

  Deutsch then cut off Coulter for a commercial break with this demeaning comment: “Ann Coulter, author of ‘If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans,’ and if Ann Coulter had any brains, she would not say Jews need to be perfected. I’m offended by that personally. And we’ll have more ‘Big Idea’ when we come back.”

  After the break Deutsch, acting gracious, says he’s going to give Coulter a chance to explain her comment, but leads with “So you don’t think that was offensive?”

COULTER: No. I’m sorry. It is not intended to be. I don’t think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to, you know, live up to all the laws. What Christians believe – this is just a statement of what the New Testament is – is that that’s why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don’t believe our testament.

DEUTSCH: You said – your exact words were, “Jews need to be perfected.” Those are the words out of your mouth.

COULTER: No, I’m saying that’s what a Christian is.

DEUTSCH: But that’s what you said – don’t you see how hateful, how anti-Semitic


DEUTSCH: How do you not see? You’re an educated woman. How do you not see that?

COULTER: That isn’t hateful at all.

  Deutsch concluded: “But that’s even a scarier thought.”

  Newsflash for secular humanists who adhere to the credo of relativism: Christians worth their salt believe they have the one true religion and the greatest happiness both in this world and in the next comes with accepting the Truth, and living it.

  See the video of the exchange here: