Charles Barkley: Conservatives are ‘Fake Christians’

Charles Barkley was on CNN being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer when he let loose with one of the worst generalizations against a group of people I have heard in a while. Now we all like Barkley because he’s genuine and doesn’t hold back, like when he called the 80s Celtics the “ugliest team in NBA history.” But sometimes Barkley’s mouth goes a little too far. While talking politics, Sir Charles said he liked Senator John McCain. But while Chuck likes McCain, he said he wouldn’t vote for anything other than a democrat. His reasoning? Conservatives are nothing but “fake Christians.” Check out the video for yourself:

It’s funny how it took Wolf a question before he went back to Chuck’s response. Almost like he wasn’t paying attention and needed a producer to tell him in his ear to ask him again about the “fake Christians” remark. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not how to conduct an interview. But if you were looking for a way to offend half the population of the country, there you go. Charles said he didn’t have to worry because he didn’t work for Conservatives and Christians? He was wrong.

If I’m a Conservative, how does that make me a “fake Christian?” Did I all of a sudden convert? Sorry Chuck, no free pass here. You should be held accountable for generalizing about an entire group of people. Maybe the polls will say it all — good luck winning any non-left votes in Alabama. And while we’re on offensive remarks and generalizations, how were Chet Coppock’s anti-Semite remarks completely ignored by the media? Gotta watch what you say, and I’m surprised nobody made a rats rump about this.

Thanks to Christmas Ape at Deadspin for the Charles Barkley post.

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  • Gene

    Somebody needs to take Barkley off the air, and fast. He gets away with racial slurs and degrading remarks about other groups all the time. It’s about time we hold all people responsible for their remarks, including minorities. If we give them a free pass or make excuses for them, we are saying, in effect, that they are inferior and should not be held responsible for their words and actions like other people and groups.

    MLK’s dream called for a color blind society where people are judged on what they do and what they say. At least give Charles a slap on the wrist and a suspension, please.

  • SpinMax

    I’m an agnostic conservative.
    So I dunno what to think. ;^)

  • guy

    those comments ruled! but why the **** is charles barkley being interviewed about politics? i know he says he’ll run for gov of bama, but what do you expect to come out of his mouth?

  • dan

    how do those comments rule? They are stupid and ignorant. par for the course for sir Charles. Well if he wanted to be the gov. of ‘bama that is never gonna happen now.

  • Al

    I will always admire Barkley for the passion that he showed to the game of basketball; however, he is simple lost in a topic where he has no experience or expertise about.

    His comments are racial, rude and in really bad taste. He needs to be taken off the air and thrown back into a black hole somewhere.

    He has always been funny to me because he never showed ANY BRAINS AT ALL, in any area — This includes basketball.

    I hope that Mr. Barkley get booted out for these ignorant and inconsiderate comments.

    You don’t need to be a christian or agnostic in order to see that he went over the line this time.

    I have been a teacher for 25 years and never heard a “professional” being so inconsiderate towards others.

  • http://maxsportz.com maxsportz

    Nothing wrong with what he said. He was not criticizing Christians or regular people who are “conservatives” , he was crushing politicians in my opinion. He has a problem with “conservatives” , both politicians and voters trying to force their beliefs on others. Morality cannot be legislated and those who think it can are putting themselves and the law above GOD. GOD gives free will to screw up or do right.
    I am sure there are many good Christians who vote “conservative” but there are many politicians more willing to say anything to get elected. Barkley is a straight shooter and just about everything he says is common sense. If anyone is offended by these comments is a punk and btw he could care less if anyone is offended. The only people who would even think of some kind of boycott to get him suspended are people with no lives.

  • http://algoresbeard.com gpjohn

    chuck for president

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