Sunday, December 26, 2004

Rev. Jackson needs a lesson in Christianity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson apparently doesn't know his roots of Christianity:

Jesse Jackson: Bush Would Have Left Jesus Homeless

President Bush has implemented economic policies that resemble those of the Roman Empire, which forced the baby Jesus into homelessness on the night of his birth, former civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a pre-Christmas rant late Thursday.

"In the last [Bush] budget, we cut housing again, and that was Jesus' dilemma. In Bethlehem, his family ended up homeless," Jackson told MSNBC's Campbell Brown.

"Rome was a wealthy country that left Jesus and Mary and Joseph, in a sense, homeless," he complained. "He was born an at-risk baby."

Pardon me, Reverend, but upon reading the New Testament I never found any indication that either Mary or Joseph were homeless.   What the Rev. Jackson is doing, simply, is bomb throwing.  He knows well that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were no more homeless that those stranded at an airport in a winter storm.  He's trying to make a point using inflammatory words and that's because he has no facts to sustain his position.


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