Supply-side Jesus is not the real Jesus. He’s an invention of Republican theocons to justify their pseudo-Christian gospel of war, greed, injustice, and hate. The followers of Supply-side Jesus give authentic Christians a bad name, by their hateful behavior such as the Republican demonstrations at an ICNA fundraiser for a women’s shelter and aid to the homeless.
Last month, the local chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held a fundraiser in Orange County, CA to raise money for a womens’ shelter and for services for the homeless in Southern California.
While this isn’t a cause that most Americans would find objectionable, hundreds of far-right protesters descended on the event and jeered at and maligned the events’ attendees, who were mostly Muslim families who lived in the area. The local chapter of the civil rights group Council on American-Islamic Relations videotaped many of these demonstrators harassing the families as they entered the building, screaming, “Go back home!” and “You beat up your wife too? Are you a molester?” Watch it:
Perhaps even more disturbingly, a number of GOP elected officials spoke at the rally. Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) said to the raucous and hateful crowd, “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of what you’re doing.” Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) said that the multiculturalism “has paralyzed too many of our citizens to make the critical judgement we need to make to prosper as a society.” Most horrifying of all, Republican Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly, who spoke alongside the congressmen, said that the fundraiser represented “pure, unadulterated evil.” She continued, “I don’t even care if you think I’m crazy anymore. I have a beautiful daughter, I have a beautiful 19 year old son who is a United States marines. As a matter of fact, I know quite a few marines who will be willing to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise,” referring to the attendees of the fundraiser…
One has to wonder if, as elected officials in the United States Congress, Royce and Miller truly approve of such vile hate speech being used against Muslim Americans like those in Orange County… [emphasis added]
Inserted from <Think Progress>
The real Jesus never condemned those whose religion was different, and even presented them heroically, as in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. In the same way, authentic Christians accept and respect people whose faith is different, whether that faith be Atheism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Native American, Wicca, or whatever. Authentic Christians respond to others in love, not hatred. The behavior of Republican Theocons is antichristian, not Christian.
Jesus knew this. Because in the first century Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes played the Role that Republican Theocons do today. They were the religious hypocrites that used people’s faith for power, insisting that everyone believe and behave as they said they did. Jesus had zero tolerance for them. Read Matthew 23.
So to those of you who are not Christian, please understand that the followers of Supply-side Jesus, have nothing to do with Christianity.