Actress Debra Messing really knows how to ruin her own legacy as a comedian on ‘Will & Grace’. She tweeted out an endorsement of an Alabama church’s message that black supporters of President Trump are mentally ill. She tweeted out “THANK YOU #Alabama.” The other side of the sign reportedly accused white Trump supporters of racism. According to WVTM, the church’s pastor claimed that Trump voters support “institutionalized racism.”
“When you vote for Donald Trump, you are supporting institutionalized racism,” Michael Jordan, pastor of New Era Baptist Church, stated on video. He claims that G*d told him to do it basically – to take a stand for what was “right.” “Read the Bible and look in the White House. If they call me a racist, look in the White House,” he said. The pastor is black. Somehow that does not strike me as tolerant or Christian.
From Fox News:
“The tweet came after Messing, a vocal critic of President Trump, joined her “Will & Grace” co-star, Eric McCormack, in an apparent attempt to shame the president’s supporters.
“Both Messing and McCormack requested that The Hollywood Reporter publish a list of attendees at a planned fundraiser benefiting Trump next month.
“Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know,” Messing tweeted early Saturday.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 31, 2019
“Messing previously caught attention earlier this month after she praised a Twitter user who requested that people throw her ashes at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch if she is killed in a mass shooting.
“If I get killed in a mass shooting please cremate me and throw my ashes into Mitch McConnell’s and Dana Loesch’s eyes while I’m still smoldering,” the tweet read.”
Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know. https://t.co/YV4UoxrPHI
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 31, 2019
The pastor in Alabama evidently has found like minds with Messing and McCormack – both celebrities received massive blowback over it.
From The Hill:
“A Baptist church in Birmingham, Ala., is capturing national attention for a sign saying that a black person voting for President Trump “is mental illness.”
“The controversial sign put on display outside the New Era Baptist Church reads on one side, “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” The other side of the sign displays another message: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.”
THIS. Yesssssssssss. https://t.co/Hd1BD5lFtL
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 5, 2019
“Michael Jordan, the pastor of the local church, told WZDX that he put the sign up hoping it would encourage people to choose a name other than Trump on their ballots next year.
“Daxton Kirk, a local Trump supporter, told the station that people “should not be able to come into a building and feel like you are hated or diversified just because you came here to worship the Lord.”
“Kirk told the local station that he has reached out to the town’s City Hall to see if local officials can take action on the sign.”
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) August 30, 2019
It’s a sad day when who you support for president determines whether you are welcome in church or not. That’s not a place of worship I would ever enter. Whatever happened to the left’s separation of church and state by the way? Intolerant and hypocritical.
On Friday, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel drew comparisons to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy after Messing and McCormack called on THR to report on “everyone attending the event” and hinted at creating a blacklist of those Trump donors. As Ted Cruz put it: “Tolerant Hollywood: “Burn them! Burn the witches!!”’ That about says it all right there. That’s the mentality of most of Hollywood when it comes to Trump supporters.
Tolerant Hollywood: “Burn them! Burn the witches!!” https://t.co/q4skFg9S7q
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 31, 2019
Messing drew McCarthyism comparisons on Twitter, referring to McCarthy’s Cold War efforts to oust Communists from Washington, Hollywood and other spheres of influence that resulted in a Hollywood blacklist of those whose loyalty to the U.S. was questioned.
The fundraiser is scheduled for September 17th and will not be hosted by a single celebrity supporter but “Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts,” the Hollywood Reporter noted. The ticket prices range from $1,000 to $100,000.
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) August 30, 2019
“What’s the difference between Joe McCarthy and Debra Messing?” asked Fox News host Greg Gutfeld. “One organized a witch hunt against law-abiding people with dissenting opinions. The other was a senator from Wisconsin.” Exactly. Respect for that point made.
“Labeling half of America as deplorable isn’t a winning strategy,” Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh told The Post. “Just ask Hillary.”
How wonderfully fascist of you @EricMcCormack ! Yes, how dare anyone in a FREE COUNTRY actually be FREE to support someone that you don’t or have an opinion that differs from yours. Anyone that doesn’t get in line with your opinion should absolutely be blacklisted from work. 🤦♀️
— Maeve Quinlan (@maevequinlan) August 31, 2019
McCormack’s dislike for the president is not new. The actor said in 2016 that he would only perform at Trump’s inauguration on one condition. “A lobotomy,” McCormack told The Wrap. “My whole brain removed from my head.”
I suspect if McCormack got his wish and he got a lobotomy, there would be precious little to take out. The same goes for Messing. Both are using their celebrity status to push hate and they aren’t shy about weaponizing race either evidently. This is Hollywood.
Oh my goodness Mr. McCormack.
I personally have never ever NOT worked with someone just because I had a difference with them politically.
It’s absolutely heartbreaking that you would say something like this & then ask The Hollywood Reporter to get on board with you 🤦🏼♀️ (so sad) https://t.co/wG9SsYpXlv
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) August 30, 2019
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 30, 2019
Should Hollywood hold hearings to investigate suspected Trump supporters?
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) August 31, 2019
Is everyone involved with Will and Grace a deranged McCarthyist or is it just you two?
— pneumataster (@neontaster) August 31, 2019
Oh look, an attempt at a blacklist. You’re quite the free-thinking historical illiterate.
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) August 31, 2019
Boy that tolerance and inclusivity sure went out the window, huh?
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) August 31, 2019
I’m not attending, because I’ll be out of town. Otherwise, I’d have been happy to attend. https://t.co/VWPbuPPQi9
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) August 31, 2019