Entertainment Break: Here's John MacArthur and Gavin Newsom squaring off for the first time in 2004

by Adam Ford · Aug 30th, 2020 1:58 pm
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Last Updated Sep 1st, 2020 at 12:58 am

It's time for an Entertainment Break, and what a glorious one this is.

I happened to stumble across a video of the first time Pastor John MacArthur and California Governor Gavin Newsom (then mayor of San Francisco) squared off. It was in 2004 on CNN's "Larry King Live" and J-Mac, well, devoured him.

Here's the video:

When MacArthur first appeared on the screen looking like this, you knew it was already over for Newsom:

Also, even 16 years ago, Newsom exuded that "Disney villain" vibe. And when he pulled the "I'm a practicing Catholic, don't you question spiritual credentials" card, MacArthur had the killshot ready:

"As a practicing Catholic, do you believe the Bible is the word of God?"


Checkmate. Cue Newsom squirming. So much squirming. It's uncomfortable to watch.

What a glorious video.


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