Fox News’ Marie Harf stated Friday that it’s offensive to insinuate that some liberal personalities have a tendency to malign Christianity.
Her comments came after Fox & Friends co-host Lisa Marie Boothe asked Harf, an Obama-era state department official, to clarify a joke MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle made about Larry Kudlow’s faith Thursday, asking “why is there such an open animosity to Christianity from those on the left?”
“I sort of am offended by the question,” Harf responded, to which Boothe shot back, “I’m offended by the comments from Joy Behar and the MSNBC host.”
“And we have a journalist who would never make a joke about any other faith by the way,” chimed in guest Buck Sexton.
“I don’t agree with the things that they said,” Harf conceded. “I don’t like that. People express their faith publicly or privately, whatever they feel comfortable with. Nothing Larry Kudlow said was offensive to me or should have been challenged. I think that was a low blow by Stephanie Ruhle.”
“I just don’t like the idea that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity,” she continued. “There are a lot of us who are incredibly religious who don’t like talking about it publicly.”