Bill O’Reilly got ridiculed in the media for saying on 60 Minutes that he was inspired by God to write his book Killing Jesus. O’Reilly wasn’t happy with the mockery of his faith in the press, but Bernie Goldberg told him Monday night that this happens every time someone claims to have a personal connection to God.
Goldberg first said that 60 Minutes basically “used” O’Reilly to draw Fox News viewers to the newscast, just as O’Reilly used the show to plug his book for a non-Fox audience. But more importantly, Goldberg had this to say about the backlash to O’Reilly’s comments about the Holy Spirit.
“They shouldn’t make fun of that, but I think you need to understand too that whenever anybody says that God told me to do something, whatever it is… yeah, people are going to say, ‘Oh, here he goes again.'”
O’Reilly found it flabbergasting that “I can’t have a belief without being derided,” but Goldberg said that’s how it works these days, like how the media reacts any time a member of Congress claims God told them to run for office.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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