MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday called Glenn Beck “Christ-like” for his decision to bring tractor-trailers full of food, water and toys to the border, where tens of thousands of children have illegally crossed into the United States this year.
“A lot of people are saying that he’s actually playing into Barack Obama’s hands, that he’s playing by Obama’s handbook,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.” “He’s actually playing by another person’s handbook: Jesus’ handbook. Jesus was very clear. He said the people that are blessed are those that understand I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink.”
“What Glenn Beck is doing is the most Christ-like thing anybody could do,” Scarborough added.
Scarborough said Beck’s decision is “even more noble” considering Beck “opposes the type of immigration reform the president is pushing.”
Throughout the segment, none of the panelists faulted Beck for his actions, but some couldn’t miss an opportunity to bash the religious right. Harold Ford Jr. said Christians who are standing against Beck’s stance are hypocrites.
“I [salute] him for doing it,” Ford said. “But I think it also exposes a bit of hypocrisy on the side of those who claim that morality and that their faith, and perhaps Christianity guides them in many ways.”
You can watch the full segment below courtesy of MSNBC: