Hall Of Fame Coach Tony Dungy Defends Jesus & Christianity Amid Online Attacks

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NFL Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy was not solely known for what he did on the field in his professional career, but the beliefs, views, and values he shared off the field.

For decades, Dungy has been a staunch defender of his Christian faith and when CNN host Don Lemon attacked Christianity as a whole, Dungy responded.

Lemon’s criticism came during a segment with CNN colleague Chris Cuomo.

During the interview, Lemon was discussing the ongoing debate around the Founding Fathers and their monuments and statues.

Lemon said he disagreed with people deifying them as they were not perfect people.

Then the CNN host overstepped by dragging the Christian faith.

“Jesus Christ — if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly, was not perfect when he was here on this Earth,” Lemon said, via the Washington Examiner. “So, why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves? No one is perfect. Nothing is perfect. Not even the Founding Fathers.”

“They knew they had inconsistency with the logic,” Cuomo interjected. “All men are created equal except these men.”

We have to stop deifying them,” Lemon said.

“Nothing human is perfect. We are all fallible,” Cuomo added.

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And Dungy took on all challengers who similarly argued that Jesus was not perfect when he walked the Earth two thousand years ago: