During a break from kissing Donald Trump‘s ass, FOX News’ Todd Starnes and Pastor Robert Jeffress had a conversation all about how Trump doesn’t really have a Messiah Complex even though he called himself “the Chosen One,” and how Democrats hate Israel, and how Jewish people who vote for Democrats are somehow “disloyal.”
They also brought up Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said this to an Iowa crowd in response to Trump’s statements:
I am a proud Jewish person, and I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States.
Well played, Bernie.
But the Trumpians weren’t having it. Jeffress insisted Sanders just doesn’t understand Judaism as well as he does.
… I mean it’s obvious Bernie Sanders is completely illiterate when it comes to what the Old Testament teaches about Israel. You know, God said to Abraham in Genesis 12, “I will bless those who bless you and your descendants and I will curse those who curse you and your descendants.”
Leave it to a man who’s never read the Bible to condemn someone else for not understanding it…
Being Jewish doesn’t mean accepting a right-wing evangelical Christian’s interpretation of contemporary Israeli politics. A guy who wants health care for everyone is doing far more to care about Abraham’s metaphorical descendants than a pastor who insists God was actually referring to complete obedience to the right-wing Israeli government.
The same two men who would flip out if President Obama said he was the “chosen one” or quoted someone referring to him as the “King of Israel” are perfectly willing to turn a blind eye when Trump does it, because they don’t actually give a damn about anything they’re saying. They only care about trashing people who don’t share their conservative political views. Anyone who calls them out for hypocrisy, by definition, is said to hate Christianity.
You would think the sort of Christians who hate when Trump takes the Lord’s name in vain would have a bigger problem with the comments he made today, but again, when you’re fed a steady diet of conservative Christian ignorance, rationalizing everything becomes a way of life.
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