Tuesday, April 23, 2024

AOC Thinks Spreading The Gospel Is Fascism

Normally when I think of fascism, I think of people like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, does not come into mind. I’m sure most sane people would agree with that, regardless of religious views.

But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-proclaimed socialist bartender turned Congresswoman, does not see it that way. She seems to think that spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is equivalent to promoting fascism.

She’s referring to two ads run by the Evangelical group He Gets Us. The organization ran a 30 second and a 60 second ad during the Super Bowl.

Let’s look at the actual ads and you can judge for yourself whether or not this is making fascism look benign.

Much fascism. Well, Nazi Germany did have the Hitler Youth and this commercial features children so they have that in common.

Here’s the other ad:

I don’t know about you but when I think of fascism, I think of fascists loving their enemies.

Unfortunately, AOC was not the only lefty who attacked the ads. From Fox News:

A Democratic operative who promoted the false narrative that Border Patrol agents were whipping Haitian migrants similarly attacked He Gets Us on Twitter.

“With the money the ‘He Gets Us’ people spent on their right-wing Jesus ads, they could permanently house 1,563 people experiencing homelessness,” wrote Sawyer Hackett, who according to his Twitter profile is a senior adviser to both the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro.

It reportedly costs $7 million for 30 seconds of ad time during the Super Bowl broadcast. The He Gets Us spots are part of a multimillion-dollar campaign from the nonprofit Servant Foundation, which also does business as an organization called the Signatry.

It’s clear AOC and Hackett have a problem with Christians spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They regard anyone who preaches the Word as a right-wing fascist. They prefer Christians confine the exercise of their religion strictly inside the confines of a church.

He Gets Us responded to the criticism:

“He [Jesus] cares about our problems because he has experienced them. He gets us,” said [spokesman Jason] Vanderground. “We believe that investing in efforts to ensure more people consider his life and movement as inspiration for their own, will in turn, help improve the lives of those listening — and begin to create the kind of cascade of love Jesus himself sought to generate.”

Vanderground and He Gets Us are right. The purpose of these ads is to get people to start thinking about Jesus Christ. Only a moron would believe they promote fascism.

I think we need more Jesus Christ and Christianity in America, not less. We can use His teachings of love and forgiveness to be a more compassionate nation. That definitely does not make me a fascist.