Melissa Joan Hart Told 6-Year-Old Son That Only People Who Believe in Jesus Are ‘Good’
Melissa Joan Hart, who once said it was "scary" to be a Christian in Hollywood, has come under fire for recent comments on a podcast that many are calling anti-Semitic.
The former star of hit shows like Melisa & Joey and Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a guest on the podcast "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" where she discussed being Christian (Presbyterian to be exact) as both a celebrity and mom.
During the chat, Hart told a story of when one of her sons was transitioning from a Christian preschool to a traditional school. Apparently she advised him, "We don't know if these people are good people. We don't know if they believe in Jesu...and he really took the Jesus part to heart."
After her son befriended a Jewish boy at school, Hart said he soon had many more questions. "If you're Jewish, how do you get to heaven?" he asked his mother one day.
While Hart told Faris on the podcast that she was in often in touch with the friend's mother, as the two boys remained friends through the years. However, she said she had some "heated" discussions with the mother after the children entered sixth grade. "Some problems came out of that," she said, without elaborating.
Apparently when the Jewish boy's mother called with an issue in sixth grade, Hart pondered if she regretted telling her son early on "we don't know if people believe in Jesus, so we don't know their character." Although she never gives a clear answer if she did or did not regret it.
Hart is set to star in the upcoming Netflix family sitcom No Good Nick, expected to premiere in 2019. There's been no updates on the rumored Clarissa Explains It All revival, the '90s Nickelodeon series that launched Hart's career.
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