NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Friday that he likes to remind people on Good Friday that “any day can become ‘good,’” causing many to question if he understands the religious significance of the holiday.
Good Friday is celebrated by Christians as the day Jesus was crucified and paid the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity from its sins.
According to Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
In a Friday tweet, Todd suggested that Good Friday is not a wholly religious day, referring to the crucifixion as the “religious aspect of the day.”
“I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become ‘good,’ all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part,” he continued, implying that humans could ever be as selfless as God sending his only son to die for humans.
I’m a bit hokey when it comes to “Good Friday.” I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part. Works EVERY time.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 30, 2018
A number of Twitter users pointed out the absurdity of Todd’s tweet.
The day of Jesus’ crucifixion is considered a victory of Good over Evil, Chuck. Your ignorant and insensitive comment should get you fired. Every Christian is offended by your derogatory & pejorative lack of respect on this holy day. You should repent & then pray for forgiveness.
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) March 31, 2018
Complete gibberish. Why would you post this? Do you understand what today actually is?
— Jason A. Lee (@jasonalee) March 30, 2018
— Nyasha Junior (@NyashaJunior) March 30, 2018
No Chuck. On our very VERY best day, we cant make a Friday “Good Friday” Like Jesus did. Diminish it all you want. He suffered immensely for our sin on this day so that we can commune with God. Maybe no big deal to you, but HUGE deal to many of us. Maybe one day you’ll get it.
— Dorcas L (@DjLots3) March 31, 2018
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 31, 2018
In the event you were uncertain about how dopey are the know-nothing sentimentalist DC press corps types presiding over our national policy discussions, I give you Chuck Todd. https://t.co/agsWeKMjgd
— Dan Proft (@DanProft) March 31, 2018
The entire point of “Good Friday” is that it’s solely about what Christ did. Not you.
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) March 30, 2018
“I mean no disrespect” is a classic phase often used to diminish and mock. The left has been mocking and attempting to diminish faith for decades. A little selflessness on your part would include not speaking out againt Good Friday by likening it to any other day.
— Lady Liberty (@DutyOfAPatriot) March 31, 2018
“Religious aspect of the day.” Does…. he know what Good Friday is? pic.twitter.com/T56qRsvoq2
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 31, 2018
Apparently Chuck Todd thinks the day is called “Good Friday” because it is the one day of the year when we are supposed to be selfless and do good things, as opposed to other liturgical calendar events like Selfish Tuesday. https://t.co/Sq0F9dDqID
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) March 31, 2018
Dearest @ChuckTodd — This is not hokey. It is silly. And wrong. What makes Good Friday good is the opposite of what you suggest. It is the supreme selflessness of God to sacrifice His son to rescue incorrigibly selfish sinners. We are the antithesis of selfless in this equation. https://t.co/RNoGuoB1fb
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) March 31, 2018
On top of hosting NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Chuck Todd also hosts “MTP Daily” on MSNBC. Fellow MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle was recently forced to apologize for mocking Larry Kudlow’s use of the phrase “God’s will.”