Jesus Christ, who was Jewish and never a Christian, preached love, tolerance, understanding, open mindedness, and other good thoughts, and offered himself as a way to unify mankind in the Middle East.
If he were here in the world today, and in America, he would be shocked at what many Republicans, conservatives, and right wing religious leaders have done to distort his loving message of unity.
We could call what has happened as making Jesus a Republican with all of the views that party now has in 2013!
These include the following, in the view of Right Wing Republicans and their allies, but NOT, of course, the truth, but rather propaganda!
Jesus is white and is certainly not color blind.
Jesus is a big supporter of the Confederacy, and can justify the past existence of slavery and racial segregation as factors which had a purpose to “organize” society.
Jesus loves guns, and they are to be owned to protect against evil forces out to undermine the faith.
Jesus loves the rich, the wealthy, and the top two percent, who are “achievers”.
Jesus hates poor people, who deserve what they get, the denial of food stamps, a safety net, and Medicaid.
Jesus hates gay people, and therefore created AIDS and STDs to punish those sinners.
Jesus believes that women are to be controlled by men, and denied control over their own destiny, and treated as subservient to the demands of men.
Jesus hates Muslims, who are all “evil”, and deserve to be killed in mass numbers as “nonbelievers”.
Jesus hates liberals and progressives, who are connected to the devil, and there is to be no compromise with them, and that also includes conservatives who say they are “moderates’.
Jesus hates science, because it challenges the beliefs of religion.
This is the mindset of right wing Republicans, and a danger to the future of America if it ever gained control of all branches of government. NONE of the above is the truth about Jesus!
As it is, the control of the House of Representatives, and many state governments and Governors, has led to the greatest division since the Civil War!
There is a need for devout Christians who understand the loving message of their savior to reclaim him from the hate mongers!
The author wishes to thank the website ADDICTINGINFO.ORG and Sherri Yarbrough for the ideas that led to this blog entry!