Melissa Joan Hart defends teaching son antisemitism, says it was misconstrued

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Melissa Joan Hart is more than just a one note actress, she’s one of those superior Christians who teach their kids that non Christians aren’t to be trusted. She said, in a recent podcast interview, that she had to move her son from a Christian preschool to a regular preschool and that she had to have a talk with him about whether nonbelievers were good people. I hate when people say crap like this.

Years ago, when her son was transitioning from a Christian preschool to a traditional school, Hart was nervous. At his old school, she knew everyone. She told her then 6-year-old son:

“We don’t know if these people are good people. We don’t know if they believe in Jesus…and he really took the Jesus part to heart.”

On the bus, her son made friends with a neighbor who was Jewish.

Later, her son wanted to know, “If you’re Jewish, how do you get to heaven?”

Hart got a call from the friend’s mother after the boys started discussing religion. Hart said she and the mom had “chats” about these questions of faith that were congenial until their boys reached sixth grade.

“The conversations got a little more heated. And some problems came out of that,” she said, but did not elaborate.

Hart said, overall, the two boys had good conversations. As a parent, however, she stepped in and said sometimes it’s best not to push certain things.

Hart stressed the importance of “respecting each other’s beliefs and listening to each other,” she said.

Hard told Faris, the podcast host, that upon reflection it was a difficult time.

“I was like, ‘Do I regret telling my son that we don’t know if people believe in Jesus so we don’t know their character? Was that a wrong thing to say? Did I just set my son on a wrong path or was that a right thing to say and I should defend that?’”

[From USA Today via Pajiba]

Since when was believing in Jesus a prerequisite for being a good person? She’s practically calling everyone else heathens. Kids don’t even consider religion unless their parents drill it into them, they just want to hang out and play. This is totally antisemitic. I want to know what “problems” came out of this. My guess is that her kid told the other kid they were going to hell.

Instead of apologizing, Hart wrote a comment claiming that we didn’t really understand, that she never said Christians were superior, and that she was just having a conversation with her son. This explanation really clarifies her previous remarks in that she’s not apologizing or taking the antisemitic complaints seriously.


This is not an apology this is doubling down. When people say “I don’t judge,” they f-ing judge. I hope she loses her next role as a goofball in a sh-tty Hallmark holiday movie for this. She can keep working on faith-based films or maybe she can get a job on CBN or Fox.

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#Repost @paulafaris ・・・ You may know her as “Sabrina The Teenage Witch”. Or, Clarissa from “Clarissa Tells All”. On this episode of #JourneysOfFaith podcast you’ll hear from @MelissaJoanHart. The doubter, skeptic, believer. Melissa takes us on her faith journey of not connecting in church, asking questions like “WAS JESUS JUST A REALLY COOL DUDE OR WAS HE THE SON OF GOD?” and how she eventually overcame her doubt. She also dishes about her new project and why we recorded this in her CT home. Link to #JourneysOfFaith in bio. Thanks for your support.

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