Piers Morgan Asks If Bible Should Be 'Evolutionary,' Like Constitution Being Amended

In a Tuesday interview with comedian Jeff Foxworthy, CNN's Piers Morgan presented the half-baked idea of treating the Bible as "evolutionary" and asked if being Christian "has become almost a bad word" in America. Of course, he pointed the finger specifically at Christians who are Republicans.

"Do you feel that being Christian has become almost a bad word in a country that's still predominantly Christian?" Morgan asked after noting "issues where the Christian element of the Republican party get a good kicking, because either they said something silly or inflammatory or whatever it may be."

"How literally should people take the Bible? And should the Bible be an evolutionary thing, rather like the Constitution was amended a few times?" Morgan ludicrously asked.

He continued taking conservative names as he lashed out at Kirk Cameron's "inflammatory" opposition to same-sex marriage. "But it was the way he talked about homosexuality, it was the way he talked about it, as if it was the end of the world as we know it, an abomination," Morgan explained, adding that it "grates with people in modern America."

A transcript of the segment, which aired on Piers Morgan Tonight on August 22 at , is as follows:

PIERS MORGAN: Here's the thing, I'm a Christian, you're a Christian. But I spent the last 18 months at CNN, because of the Republican race to be nominee primarily, dealing with a lot of issues where the Christian element of the Republican party get a good kicking, because either they said something silly or inflammatory or whatever it may be. As a Christian in America, a high-profile one, how do you feel about that? Do you feel that being Christian has become almost a bad word in a country that's still predominantly Christian?

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MORGAN: Part of the problem, it seems to me, is when I've had real die hard Christians on the show, Kirk Cameron was a good example, somebody who is probably not a bad guy -- I don't know him, but he's probably not a bad guy. And he had his believes. And he absolutely fundamentally believes homosexuality is a sin, for example.

But it was the way he talked about homosexuality, it was the way he talked about it, as if it was the end of the world as we know it, an abomination, et cetera, et cetera. That –  it's that that grates with people in modern America, I think. It's the language deployed by some Christians about their beliefs which are just inflammatory.

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MORGAN: How literally should people take the Bible? And should the Bible be an evolutionary thing, rather like the Constitution was amended a few times?

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014