A Fox News segment Thursday about climate change turned into harsh criticism of liberals and 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg. The panel said liberals have replaced religion with climate change, have “forgotten about God” and are “worshipping the environment instead.”
The segment aired during Fox News’ daytime talk show Outnumbered, which features four female panelists and “#OneLuckyGuy,” according to the show’s website. Thursday’s “lucky guy” was conservative pundit Buck Sexton, who said the Democratic presidential candidates’ response to climate change, with some suggesting a ban on straws and to eat less red meat, wouldn’t work with the American electorate. He then pivoted his argument to liberals.
“Climate change is a religious belief for people who think they’re too smart for religion,” Sexton said.
Outnumbered co-host Melissa Francis piggybacked on the religious switcheroo Sexton says liberals are doing with the environment.
“They’ve got Catholic guilt and they’re going to confession,” Francis responded. “But they just have forgotten about God, so they’re worshipping the environment instead,” she added.