MSNBC Guest Claims Racism Got Evangelical Christians Back into Politics in the 70s

Appearing on MSNBC, Guest Linette Lopez claimed the political activity of evangelical Christians was rooted in racism.

Linette Lopez

The history of the political activity of evangelical Christians, for a long time in the 20th century, they kind of jumped out of politics. And a lot of people think they came back into it because of Roe v. Wade. But the reality is that in 1970, a ruling that took tax exemption away from segregated private Christian schools, that’s what kind of started the rumblings of the return to politics for the evangelical Christian movement, so that’s racist.

That is not in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Again, Trump- not in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus hung out with a lot of prostitutes, I don’t think he ever, you know, paid anyone for sex, at any point.