What Donald Trump Could Teach Ellen DeGeneres About Diversity and Tolerance

Ellen said we should accept people we disagree with. So why does she refuse to have President Trump on her show?

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres listens to President Barack Obama before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.

By Michael Brown Published on May 10, 2017

OK. I admit it. The title of this article is meant to be catchy. But there’s an important truth I want to convey, which is simply this: tolerance and diversity are two-way streets.

While appearing on The Ellen Show, the Today Show’s Matt Lauer turned the tables and began to interview his host, asking her about her coming out as a lesbian, since this is the 20th anniversary.

He then asked her if she would have President Trump on her show, to which she replied, “No.”

Ellen explained, “Because I’m not going to change his mind. He’s against everything I stand for. We need to look at someone else who looks different than us, and believes in something that we don’t believe in and still accept them and still let them have their rights.”

And for that reason Ellen won’t have him on her show? Look at her reasoning again. She won’t have him on her program because “we need to look at someone else who looks different than us, and believes in something that we don’t believe in and still accept them and still let them have their rights.”

So, Ellen is refusing to sit across from someone who looks different than her and believes in something that she doesn’t believe because we need to be able to sit with those very people? Am I the only one who sees a glaring contradiction here?

Acceptance Through Nonacceptance?

Let’s parse Ellen’s words carefully, not to attack her but rather to probe how tolerant and inclusive our friends on the left really are.

First, she says, “I’m not going to change his mind.”

But is that the criterion for being a guest on her show? That you either agree with her or else must be willing to have your mind changed? How about healthy interaction with those with whom you differ? Isn’t that an important part of tolerance and diversity?

I recently took exception to an article written on the Huffington Post by a humanist journalist. So I wrote an article in response, after which I invited him to join me on my radio show. He joined me earlier this week, and we had a delightful one-hour discussion in the midst of our disagreements. How can discussions like this hurt? What if Ellen, who is obviously a master host, had a civil discussion with the president? Couldn’t we all benefit from that?

Second, Ellen said, “He’s against everything I stand for.”

When it comes to people different than us, Ellen says “we must still accept them.” Is this her way of accepting Trump, by not having him on her show?

Perhaps that’s true on several issues. But the president has hardly been an aggressive opponent of LGBT activism. He’s been strong on pro-life issues and has appointed men to his administration like Dr. Ben Carson and Jeff Sessions, both of whom oppose LGBT activism. But Trump has sought to present himself as a friend of the LGBT community, and it appears that Ivanka and Jared Kushner certainly push him in that direction.

I hoped that Trump would take a more conservative stand when it comes to LGBT activism. But it’s hard to understand how Trump is “against everything” Ellen stands for. If they spoke face to face before Ellen’s massive audience, maybe a few areas of agreement would emerge?

Third, how I can tell you that we should be able to sit and talk with those we differ with, only to turn around and say, “I won’t sit and talk with you because we differ”? (I once had a company refuse to work with me because they were “inclusive.” Come again?)

Fourth, Ellen says that when it comes to people who are different than us, we must “still accept them and still let them have their rights.”

Is this, then, Ellen’s way of accepting Trump, by saying she would not have him on her show? (I’m sure this is of no concern to the president, who hardly needs to find a way to get more TV exposure. I’m simply addressing the issue.)

Whose Rights Does Ellen Affirm?

When it comes to people having “rights,” we could obviously debate many aspects of LGBT rights. For example, does a biological male who identifies as a female have the “right” to use the ladies’ bathroom? But right now, President Trump is not campaigning to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex “marriage” (again, I would be glad if he did), so I’m still not sure whose “rights” he is opposing.

It would be odd if Ellen wasn’t thinking about LGBT issues at all in her statement, given the immediate context of the interview. The context was her coming out as a lesbian, then asking if she’d have Trump on her show. Perhaps she has caricatured the president even beyond his own caricatured personality?

And when it comes to rights, is Ellen willing to affirm the right of a photographer not to be forced to shoot a same-sex wedding ceremony because of deeply held, sacred beliefs? Do Christian conservatives and other people of faith have rights too?

A Good Host — But a Bad Move

This is the kind of discussion that I think Ellen really should have on her show. Why further demonize each other? And as bombastic and combative as Trump can be, he also seems to like sitting face to face with those who differ with him. After all, isn’t that a part of negotiating and deal-making?

There are many reasons why Ellen DeGeneres is so loved by so many Americans. She must have many fine qualities as a human being created in the image of God. The fact that she is so dismissive of the president of the United States that should we not welcome him on her show is a point against her, not for her.

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  • Paul

    Too much logic here for Ellen and kind to process.

    • Johndoe

      Browns whining isn’t close to logic

      • Paul

        Sounds like you’re Ellens kind

        • Timothy Horton

          Educated, intelligent, moral, tolerant of others, practices the Golden Rule…

          Yep, that’s Ellen’s kind. Pretty much the exact opposite of the religious conservatives here.

          • Paul

            Yawn, apparently you’re also oblivious to Ellen’s glaring hypocrisy, that would be her kind.

          • Timothy Horton

            Yawn, another bigot who can’t think of anything intelligent to say. That’s their kind.

          • Paul

            LOL, Let’s see, per you I’m uneducated, unintelligent, immoral, intolerant, bigoted, and don’t practice the golden rule. Do you get your talking points from the DNC? Don’t forget I also feed baby seals to my pet Yeti that I captured at the edge of the flat earth.

            You seriously need some new material.

          • Timothy Horton

            Let us know when your bigoted brain thinks of anything intelligent to say.

          • Paul

            The irony of your posts here and elsewhere is you completely fit the definition of being bigoted

          • Timothy Horton

            Still nothing intelligent to say. Go back to your gay-bashing.

          • Paul

            Ah, add ‘gay basher’ to the name calling, we’re all mesmerized by your intelligence. Do you have anything to offer other than personal attacks and insults? Apparently it’s much easier than dealing with Ellen’s hypocrisy.

          • Timothy Horton

            Still nothing intelligent to say.

          • Paul

            Your personal attacks and deflection won’t work here, but I’m sure you’ll keep trying in your effort to avoid the topic of Ellen’s hypocrisy

          • Jim Walker

            Just don’t feed the troll.

          • Paul

            I hear ya, but in a way I find it entertaining, watching libs have meltdowns is kinda fun to watch. At the least it’s useful to highlight his true colors. When pressed all he’s got is personal attacks, name calling and deflection to fall back on.

          • Timothy Horton

            Still blithering. Still nothing intelligent.

          • Shaquille Harvey

            You do not practice then what you teach
            If trying to use biblical theology then please try harder

  • jgmusgrove

    Again the Left demonstrates that tolerance is only for their own kind, whether in campus speech or other areas.

    • Johann Teh

      Sounds like those arabs and their kind…

  • Parant

    Spoiler: The left isn’t actually tolerant. It’s a lie.

    • john appleseed

      I have two siblings who are firmly camped on the Left. They both hate me & refuse to communicate with me. I have examined my heart & my actions many times, & I know it is only because of my Christian faith that they hate me. I have done nothing to hurt them. And their actions are hurting our mom, who is quite old. I could handle their ostracism with no problem, but what they’re doing to Mom in her last years is what hurts me the most.

      • James Doyle

        John if they hate me then they will hate you . Christs words have never been so true in this Reprobate day and age. I would hope you could have some relationship with your siblings but if the only way they dislike or do not speak to you is because you are a Christian then it’s they who really have to take stock. Unfortunately there are people now who go through their whole life without one examination of conscience. God Bless and I hope for your Mothers sake things work out.

  • Gary

    To the sodomites, tolerance is something only Christians and conservatives must have. Liberals don’t need to be tolerant.

    I don’t understand why anyone who believes in morality would want to associate with, or even communicate with Ellen, or with any other sodomite.

    • James Doyle

      Gary when you look at pictures of this woman she nearly always looks very sad .Also this week over here in the UK another out of The Closet Homosexual Stephen Fry was going to be charged with Blasphemy in Ireland of which I disagreed .Although Ireland is not part of the UK and have different laws he’s entitled to his opinion which of course was Anti Christian. One of the things that really bother me though about Homosexuals like Fry and Co is you never seem to hear them criticise anything about Islam. To me this is as Hypocritical as it gets as Islam once not if Sharia Law is imposed want to stop any Homosexuals from getting medical treatment if you know what I mean. When I look at pictures again of Fry it reminds me of Ellen and both although very wealthy really look so very poor.

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Well, Mr Brown seems to be trying hard to validate Ms DeGeneres credentials that apparently have justified her ratings. I applaud him for his generosity. I take exception to her particular style, but thats largely my own partiality against a system that elevates identity politics above subtle wit & good taste. The recent events on late night programing accentuate that consideration. You would think it should be obvious to these not completely stupid folk, that their logic is about as solid as
    the surface of a New Jersey pond frozen over in early February & skated on in late March. Gov. Christy be warned ..! But, back to Ms Disingenuous. She is seemingly oblivious to the value of intelligent dialogue & yet she represents the near pinnacle of talk show achievement among the faithful to their cause. None of this makes sense. Or does it ? What Ellen is telling us is what should be obvious , even to the least inquisitive among us. The real story here is not that she wouldn’t have Trump on her show, though maybe she would reconsider if he promised to bring his tax returns. The real story is what anyone w/a modicum of godly insight would understand. Her kingdom is of this world. Her sympathies cannot or will not extend past the boundaries of that domain. There is no room in her wizened heart for anything larger than the wisdom of say a Katy Perry or a Miley Cyrus when it comes to political commentary. We are living in a time when down is up & bad is good. Ellen is simply the creation of a system designed to deceive. She has sunk hook, line & sinker to the depths of that once frozen pond & has invited her viewers to join her. After all , the water is fine & theres no chance of having to disagree w/anyone whose mind she is not going to change …

    • James Doyle

      Yes Howard the water is very nice and warm but Miss Degenerate and the Sodomites are certainly skating on thin ice .Am from the UK and Ellen seems like most Sodomite TV presenters over here they always seem to look sad . George Michael seemed to be a tortured soul who although only 54 stated that he dreaded growing old .I personally didn’t like the man although I loved his music( he most certainly would not have liked me ) as once on a show in the US in fact I think it was the Degenerate Show he was on .Where he stated that he did not want anyone buying his records who did not agree on The Homosexual lifestyle. Of course he was already a multi millionaire when he made that statement. Alas for them who lead these little ones astray. It would be better for them if a Millstone be cast around their necks and that they be thrown into the deepest part of the Ocean.

  • m-nj

    um, i think Mr. Brown kinda missed the point… had Ms. D given any other response except “No, the President is not welcome to come on my show” she would have been 1) bombarded by her viewers (likely mostly left-leaning libs) with threats of boycotts and even protests; threatened with loss of sponsorships and advertizers; and 3) perhaps even called on the carpet of the corporate execs that run the show for some disciplinary action (although i doubt that would include termination, since she’s part of several protected class that can get away with almost anything).

  • Mike Painter

    Brown is right that Ellen, for the time being, probably need not worry about Trump’s LGBT policy (or at least his LGB policy). But that might not even be her issue. Some people you just can’t have a fair debate with because they’ll go in assuming they are right because their ego says they are, ignore everything you say, and walk away declaring themselves the “winner” because “of course” they are. Brown often seems to whine about how no one will debate him, for example, but it’s because no one has time for his nonsense. “I’m right, you’re wrong, I’m good, you’re bad” is not a discussion. Also, “I’m right because God and the Bible are on my side” is not an effective debate strategy because the Bible can be read any sort of way anyone desires to read it. And besides, not everyone even agrees it is the Word of God or relevant at all to today’s world. With Trump, he would say, “I’m right because my points are fantastic. They are tremendous, fantastic arguments. I win bigly.” There’s no point in engaging with that.

    • Gary

      I agree that debates between Christians and non-Christians will likely be a waste of everyone’s time. But I disagree with one of your points. The Bible CANNOT be read any sort of way anyone desires to read it if arriving at the truth is the goal. Words have specific meanings, and that is as true of the Bible as it is of anything else that is written. Now if one goes in not believing the Bible is true, or that the Bible is not the word of God, there is little point in trying to convince such a person the Bible is true and that they should believe and obey what it says. The Bible is either true, or not, regardless of what someone thinks about it.

      • Mike Painter

        Virtually no text is written so plainly that everyone can agree on what it means, what its intent is, and how its historical context might shape how it is to be interpreted. In the world of literary analysis, anything and everything is up for interpretation, with only the most baseless of claims and farthest of stretches ever dismissed. The Bible is of course unique in that it is purported to hold all life’s answers and report the one Truth, and yet we still see wide division among the many Christian denominations over what it means, how it is to be read, and the intentions/viewpoints of those who wrote it. Only if you ask the author himself might you find a text’s incontrovertible meaning, and even then, people will always go back to seek evidence that the author may have subconsciously meant something additional or alternative. Of course, you will have your idea of what the Bible is and says. And others will oppose you. But you’ll think you are the one who is right and will never be open to any interpretation you hadn’t heard before or have never personally believed in. So, yes, debates between Christians and non-Christians, Protestants and Catholics, etc. is a waste of time. Who would go into, say, a Ken Ham-Bill Nye debate expecting the two of them to be in conversation with one another instead of speaking from the extreme opposite poles where they firmly stand? When your worldview is vastly and stubbornly different from someone else’s, you can’t have a discussion. You simply can’t.

    • James Doyle

      No my not so learned friend the Bible cannot be interpreted any which way YOU WANT. Take the most direct message from The Bible or from Biblical History The Ten Commandments. Can you follow them in a Human manner no why.Because God gave them to us as Godly directions not Godless Directions. Ellen Degenerate is only following her Homosexuality first and foremost as most if not all Homosexuals are narcissists this is not a surprise. Probably you do not know much about M.Browns past he was no Saint nor does not prefer to be one .He admits his past mistakes in life and learned from them something that probably you and Ellen Degenerate would be incapable of.

      • Mike Painter

        Everyone reads the Bible differently. If they didn’t, there would be one single, unified Christian church. You will say, “Of course it means this,” they will say, “Of course it means that,” and others will say, “It doesn’t matter. Why are we even talking about it?” Even the Ten Commandments are up for interpretation. “No other gods before me”: does this imply that the Israelites acknowledged the existence of gods other than Yahweh? You say no (I assume), a secular Biblical scholar would say yes. “Remember the sabbath day”: does this refer to Saturday (the Jewish sabbath) or Sunday (when Christians go to church). “Most if not all homosexuals are narcissists”? There’s no indication they are anymore narcissistic than heterosexuals. Ellen is “following her homosexuality” because she would rather not pretend to be straight, be single for her entire life, or else marry a man as a cover-up and be miserable and cause the man much misery for not being able to enjoy authentic intimacy with him. Being gay is not a “mistake.” It’s an attribute. You might as well be arguing that people who are left handed need to “repent” and write with their right hand like “God wants.” Also, Brown’s past (assuming he didn’t fabricate it to make himself look all the more “righteous”) has no bearing on traditional Christianity’s alleged superiority over all other ways of life. You can be an atheist and still get out of a drugs, promiscuity, and what have you. There is nothing especially empowering or beneficial about religion. And religion hardly makes someone a good person.

        • James Doyle

          No one is saying that being a Homosexual is wrong and there’s nothing G-y about it. I personally don’t give 2 monkeys farts what you get up to in the bedroom. But don’t try and tell me or teach my kids that Sodimy is good and OK it’s not full stop. Homosexuality is not wrong Homosexual Sex is wrong.

          • Mike Painter

            “Homosexuality is not wrong homosexual sex is wrong.” That’s like telling a bird that having wings is not wrong, but flying is wrong. Or like telling someone that having black skin is okay, but it would be wrong if they didn’t “act white.” People in gay relationships don’t need anyone’s affirmation, but rather ask for tolerance. And that includes the freedom to publicly acknowledge their gay relationship. A man saying, “My boyfriend and I went to the movies last night” is not “shoving it in everyone’s faces” as people would say, and it isn’t a request by said man that anyone like his relationship with his boyfriend. Also, no one is trying to tell your kids sodomy is good. “You should be nice to gay people, kids” is not the same as “Sodomy is good, kids.” Also, do you think heterosexual sodomy is wrong? Because the Bible would differ with you. See Song of Solomon 2:3 for a celebration of a woman giving oral sex to a man. And that’s not the only instance.

          • James Doyle

            Sir I said Sodimy was wrong Full Stop. If you want to carry out that practice i already said I couldn’t give 2 monkeys farts what you get up to .Please though don’t ask me to be paying for PREP drugs for you or your Homosexual friends to indulge in these Godless Practices. Also don’t insult King David’s son if you really want to insult anyone insult your friend Ellen for trying to lead young men and women down a path of depravity.

          • Timothy Horton

            So you’re fine with lesbian couples? And every other sexual practice both LGBT and hetero couples do? How often do you think lesbian couples practice sodomy?

          • James Doyle

            Seems as if av stumbled into a Homosexuals convention. Hope you don’t ask me to Bake a Cake.

          • Timothy Horton

            You want to pass judgment on the sex practices of others yet you seem quite ignorant as to what those sex practices are. Do you often argue from ignorance as you’re doing here?

          • James Doyle

            I already said to your pal that I couldn’t give 2 monkeys farts what he gets up to in his bedroom. The same applies to you .

          • Timothy Horton

            Apparently it does matter or you wouldn’t be here making yourself look like a fool preaching about things you know nothing about. I get the feeling it’s not the first time you’ve done so either.

          • James Doyle

            Am not on here preaching to anyone am on telling you what I believe in as far as sexual practice goes pertaining to myself. If you wish to be a sexual Deviant that’s between you and your God Or devil .

          • Mike Painter

            Glad you don’t care about people’s sex lives. I suppose it would be fair for you not to have to pay for PREP if you aren’t the one wanting to use it. Also, I didn’t insult Solomon. I said there is oral sex in the Song of Solomon. Which there is. Also, would you insult someone for having 700 wives and 300 concubines. Because a certain someone did have all those women for sleeping with, and it was a certain someone in the Bible whose name starts with “S” (and it isn’t Satan). Also, when did Ellen ever say, “Young people everywhere, go be gay.” She says, “Young people, if you’re gay, accept yourselves.”

          • commonsensebeliever

            You are incorrect about S of S 2:3, but you would have already known that if you read the verse in context. “In context” means it is read along with the verses before and after, keeping in mind it must agree with what principles were taught in the rest of the Bible and any bearing history/historic practices at the time it was written, may have had…just like reading anything. Hope that helps on your journey.

          • Mike Painter

            It is an erotic poem. I will go back to read it again, but the reference is pretty clear. The fact that it may conflict with the rest of the Bible doesn’t matter. The Bible contradicts itself all the time. Also, people definitely had oral sex in Biblical times. And polygamy. And they did not mind either, if they were heterosexual, Those are historical facts.

          • Mike Painter

            Oh look. Chapter 1, verse 16 says, “Our bed is green.” And then in Chapter 2, the woman describes her lover as being like a tree. So the bed is a metaphorical garden and the man is a metaphorical tree. And then she talks about how sweet “his fruit” tastes. Did she climb onto a green mattress to share some fruit that her husband happened to have in bed? No. No she didn’t. The allusion is clear. Notice 7:7-8 where the man makes a similar comparison of the woman to a tree and describes performing a sexual act on her, comparing her intimate parts to fruit. Am I doing the context thing right? Or am I wrong because it is unthinkable to you that this stuff would be in the Bible?

          • commonsensebeliever

            Also, I know what James means, differentiating sexual urges from acts. This also shows how the “being born that way” does nothing to justify one’s actions/behavior. It is not sinful to have sinful urges. We all have them, everyday. Most men get sexual urges if a cute physically mature 11 year old in a midriff top jogged by,..doesn’t mean he is a pedophile. A guy who’ gets a little excited seeing his younger, very trim MARRIED neighbor bend over to pick up the newspaper in the driveway…woman or guy, is not gay or an adulterer, either! They never act on those natural, fleeting desires…so, there is no sin, no confusion about our gender or sexual preference. And, we are made in God’s image….we are able to think, reason, control ourselves and exercise the free will God gave us to make good or bad choices that could harm us, someone else or society as a whole. Some people ARE born with additional chromosomes linked to anti-social and violent behavior. Does that mean it’s ok, they can’t help it. And just because there are more people today willing to act out immoral sexual acts, than 40 years ago doesn’t make it moral, healthy, satisfying or any less sinful. But, what we do have now are loads of statistics showing the extremely dismal and destructive consequences of that lifestyle. My heart weeps for these hurting individuals, who have been told they can’t change and are doomed. God loves them and wants their lives to be filly with real love and real acceptance as only a relationship with Christ can bring…peace.

          • Mike Painter

            A man can resist wanting to have sex with a woman it would be inappropriate to have sex with. But can he rid himself of being sexually attracted to women in general? No. “Fleeting urges” of gay desire are not a thing. A straight man does not randomly get urges to have sex with men. A gay man does not ever get desires to have sex with women. The notion that “anyone might get some gay feelings every now and then and they could easily shake them off” just is not true. Also, you can’t demonstrate outside of religion why “acting on it” is immoral. People “act on” their heterosexual desires every day, and they often do so monogamously and out of love for the other person. The idea that homosexuals cannot do the same is a false assumption based on prejudice. If you honestly, honestly would look at a gay couple who have been together for years, who are clearly in love, who have made selfless sacrifices for one another, and who work well together to support themselves, their friends, and their family, and call them “sinful,” you don’t have any morality or empathy. Your heart is weeping because you don’t like seeing men holding hands in public and you want them to go back in the closet, not because you care about those men. As for the “dismal and destructive consequences” you speak of, they come from being rejected for being gay, not from being gay itself. They’ve been told they can’t change because they really can’t. The people who are telling them they need to accept themselves are the ones who are saving them. The people who say “you can change and you must or I’ll hate you” are the ones who are causing gay people to want to harm/kill themselves.

          • Timothy Horton

            Wow. According to you between 3-5% of the world’s population, tens of millions of people, should never enjoy the caress of a lover’s touch, never know the satisfaction of giving your spouse pleasure, never experience the intimacy which only comes from making love with your soul mate. All those exceptional human experiences should be denied them simply because your narrow-minded and intolerant religious views don’t approve.

            You really are a piece of work.

          • James Doyle

            As am from the UK and nearly all HIV AIDS cases are treated on our NHS these diseases cost aprox £350,000 per person during their lifetime. This is a terrible cost to society and most of it can be avoided. But no our Pro Homosexual society now wants to give out PREP drugs to active Homosexual young men at more enormous cost not even convinced that these drugs will DEFINITELY help. Now I don’t want to see anyone suffer but one of my friends had to wait nearly a year for a heart operation due to a shortage of funds. This was a man of 75 who had almost never had a day off work due to illness in his life. If one wants to live the Hedonistic lifestyle then one should be able to shoulder the cost.

          • Timothy Horton

            What sexual practices do LGBT people do that hetero people don’t do?

          • James Doyle

            If you’re going to join the discussion speak properly. They are Lesbians Homosexuals Transgender Queer Deviants. Now as far as the matter of sex is concerned am sure the above don’t participate in natural sexual intercourse.

          • Timothy Horton

            That wasn’t the question. Please try to answer honestly.

            What sexual practices do LGBT people do that hetero people don’t do?

          • James Doyle

            Please ask the question correctly. If your referring to Sodimy I can only speak for myself and personally have never nor never had the wish to practice it . As for others who are not Lesbian Homosexual Transgender Queers I cannot answer questions on their SEX Lifes.

          • Timothy Horton

            I’m sorry you’re having so much trouble answering a simple question honestly. If you don’t know of any things LGBT folks do which hetero folks don’t do just admit you don’t know. Of course you look pretty stupid passing judgment on things you know nothing of but that’s another story.

          • Jim Walker

            Sex is intended for a Man with a Woman. Sodimy is not natural and any Hereros who engage in it is wrong too.

        • commonsensebeliever

          You are full of incorrect assumptions and misguided perceptions…I would challenge you to find truth to base your life on.

          • Timothy Horton

            Who the heck are you to judge? You sound like the one who’s living a lie.

          • Mike Painter

            Nope. I just look at things critically and make sound judgments. The best way to lose a grasp on truth is to blindly believe something because it is what you were always told or because you personally wish it were true.

      • Timothy Horton

        the Bible cannot be interpreted any which way YOU WANT.

        Then why are there hundreds of Christian sects each with their own different interpretations?

        • Gary

          Because a lot of people don’t like what the Bible actually says and they want to pretend it says what they want.

        • Shaquille Harvey

          Not quite

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          When the spiritually dead try to read the Book of Life it’s like a blind man trying to read a road map before hopping in the car to drive. You have to get a heart transplant before you can have eyes to see.

          Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” (John 8:47)

          “The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1st Cor. 2:14)

  • Charles Burge

    I wonder how much of this stems from the pervasive need for virtue-signaling in today’s culture. Ms. DeGeneres has always struck me as one of the more charming and gracious of the Hollywood personalities. But the pressure to say and do whatever it takes to remain in good standing with the “in” crowd has become far more intense than it ever was.

    I’m not disputing her right to invite, or not invite, anyone to be a guest on her show. That’s completely the prerogative of her (and her producers). But Mr. Brown is correct that her given reason is really specious.

    • Wayne Cook

      Oh it got worse on Twitter, much worse. Her producer began to attack other members of the community viciously, cursing several people until I finally blocked him.

  • TheSaint4JC

    Look, for the LGBT and extreme progressive left… it has always been.. “I need YOU to accept ME as I am and AFFIRM my lifestyle choices AS GOOD.” Otherwise, we have nothing to discuss.

    That’s the spirit of rebellion and witchcraft. plain and simple.

    • Johndoe

      You were doing well until you got to the affirm part. Nobody wants or needs yours or anyone else’s affirmation.

      • Gary

        Sure they do. That is the one thing they want the most. But they won’t get it from everyone.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          You’re spot on. And there are two reasons why they seek affirmation. First, for those who still have a God-given conscience (Rom. 2:15) and haven’t been turned over to a reprobate mind yet they know the truth but choose to cling to their sin instead of the Savior. So in an attempt to assuage their guilty conscience they seek affirmation and approval. Tolerance and Acceptance is not enough. Too bad for them because it will never come.

          Secondly, for those who have been turned over to a reprobate mind they are simply being used by Satan as sons of disobedience and act out of their hatred for God now. They hate the Truth and Light and make every effort to have Darkness win out. Too bad for them but that will never come either.

          But their Judgment Day will.

          “A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.” (Psalm 37:10)

      • Wayne Cook

        No, but you as a group do through the courts attempt to force it. Individually you have the same rights as any American. As a group, you are demanding special treatment, above other groups…and that simply is not legal, nor Constitutionally supported. TheSaint4JC is right.

  • Johndoe

    Ellen doesn’t want to give air time to trumpys particular brand of ignorance and intolerance.

    • Gary

      Trump might have more respect for himself than to want to be on her show.

    • Paul

      In other words she is intolerant

      • Timothy Horton

        Most honest people are intolerant of bigotry and willful ignorance.

        • Paul

          Then I should be intolerant of you

          • Timothy Horton

            I said honest people, not homophobic bigots

          • Paul

            Ah, back to the name calling, like I said before you really need some new material.

          • Timothy Horton

            Based on your posting history it’s an accurate description. Wear it.

          • Paul

            Nice try, I have to give you credit for consistently working the personal attack angle. Probably since that’s all you’ve got

          • brothergc

            You can’t Tim has the intolerant market cornered ROFL

    • Mo86

      @ Johndoe

      “Ellen doesn’t want to give air time to trumpys particular brand of ignorance and intolerance.”

      What brand of ignorance and intolerance is that? (You know you won’t answer me. Troll.)

  • Old n Onry

    Liberal Progressives have zero tolerance for anything which does not fit their narrative. They are by definition neither liberal or progressive.

    • Sonny’s Mom

      As a progressive, Ellen Degeneres imagines herself to be intellectually and morally superior, and a thought leader that all should emulate. I would imagine she carefully limits her guests to those she can influence, or who already agree with her.

      Like the Soviets, the lgbt and other cultural Marxists believe they can create the “new human”, an enlightened being who buys into secular humanist values. Traditional values are “primitive” and therefore have no value. Boy, are they in for a big surprise someday!

  • Mo86

    “Ellen said we should accept people we disagree with. So why does she refuse to have President Trump on her show?”

    LOL! Because she’s a liberal hypocrite, like all of these liberals are!

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    That statement is the absolute perfect example of the spiritually-dead, Liberal, mindset. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen the same. I wish I could say I’m amazed by the fact they can’t see the hypocrisy in their own words but I’m just not anymore.

    I believe that is what Jesus would call a Giant Sequoia Tree sticking outta her eye socket.

    • azsxdcf1

      From this day forward, I will only see in my mind Ellen DeGeneres with a giant Sequoia Tree sticking outta her eye socket. Thank you, Royce! Thank you, Dr Brown; and Thank You, Jesus! (Matt 7:4-5)

  • Jerry Behrens

    I’m assuming she will never accept or invite a devout Muslim on her show?

  • Lily Rose

    How funny, she preaches things she herself needs to learn & acknowledge. It is the typical Liberal projection. It’s neither funny nor interesting. In fact, it’s quite boring.

  • Ramon1710 .

    When asked about her conflicting statements, Ellen said, “I refuse to listen to a single word I’m saying, because I disagree with me.”

  • Mike

    Good article. This is the contradictory stance most liberals have…their way or no way.

  • TheConservativeExpat

    OK I admit it, I will never go on Ellen’s show…….

  • Seamus

    It’s not that they can’t change his mind. It’s that he might change her mind. This is how it is with the left. They may become engaged in an argument, but will eventually go ballistic because they are big gasbags of hypocrisy. If they are your friends, they will dump you. Challenge them on the meaning of Hussein’s “hope and change” a couple times and it’s “Adios.”

  • glenbo

    Crazy, isn’t it?

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