In this hilarious clip, political comedian John Fugelsang calls out the Republican presidential candidates for constantly praising Jesus Christ but hypocritically ignoring His words when it comes to social issues and legislative policy.
As the child of two ex-clergy, Fugelsang is perfectly equipped to discuss “Mom’s first husband”: “I love the guy, but the fan club scares me.”
He then ridicules the Republican mass of candidates and recommends that Jesus of Nazareth would be a good choice for the GOP ticket. “The GOP would love to get behind a guy who was a peaceful radical, a non-violent revolutionary, who hung around with lepers, hookers, and criminals, who never spoke English, was not an American citizen, a man who was anti-capitalism, anti-wealth, anti-public prayer, anti-death penalty, but never once remotely anti-gay!”
His words are an honest look at what the Bible really says about Jesus and makes a compelling argument about the way the GOP has hijacked His name to serve their political purposes.
Watch it here, courtesy of John Fugelsang:
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.