On Thursday (March 2), Tucker Carlson blasted well-known Christian leaders Tim Keller, Beth Moore, Russell Moore, and David French for not speaking out against alleged First Amendment violations against Christians.
Carlson’s segment focused on him making a case that “our weakest leaders are also the most destructive.” The Fox News political commentator said, “That’s really the story of the Biden Administration. The weakest president in history joined forces with the weakest Attorney General in history to create a police state.”
Referring specifically to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, Carlson told his viewers, “Garland has presided over the most aggressive attack on civil liberties, in particular an attack on the practice of traditional Christianity, that any living American has seen.”
Carlson then played a clip of Garland getting grilled by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) regarding the lack of arrests the Department of Justice (DOJ) has made in cases of attacks on pregnancy centers and Catholic churches.
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Another clip showed the FBI arresting pro-life preacher Mark Houck at his home due to an alleged offense that took place months earlier in which Houck was protecting his 12-year-old son from a pro-choice protestor during a demonstration at an abortion clinic. The arrest took place at 6:45 a.m. and involved a reported 20 agents in full SWAT gear.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) asked Garland why this type of action was ordered under his command. Garland responded, “The facts I have, which are those presented by the FBI, are not consistent with your description.”
“You use an unbelievable show of force with guns that, I just note, liberals usually decry. We’re supposed to hate long guns and assault-style weapons. You’re happy to deploy them against Catholics and innocent children,” Hawley rebuked.
Lastly, Carlson showed a clip of the FBI visiting the home of Paul Vaughn in March 2021, allegedly because he along with 10 others were peacefully praying at a Tennessee abortion clinic.
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The clip showed Vaughn’s wife asking FBI agents why they were banging on her door with a gun. The agents walked away. One agent responded, “I tried ma’am.” Mrs. Vaughn shouted, “No you didn’t,” as she filmed them getting in their vehicles to drive away. Carlson characterized the incident as Garland having sent FBI agents to “terrorize Vaughn and his 11 children at their home.”
“You have to wonder when you see a tape like that, where are so-called Christian leaders,” Carlson asked. He then named Russell Moore, Christianity Today Editor-in-Chief and former President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (2013-2021).