Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Would Jesus Be a Liberal?

“You know, whenever I listen to Republicans offer up prayers, I’m struck by a profound disconnect. A disconnect between what you profess you feel for an impoverished, unemployed Jewish carpenter, and how you treat people who are just like him.

“What if Jesus were alive today? Would you cut his unemployment benefits? What about his food stamps? Would you insist that he get a photo ID in order to be allowed to vote? Would you tap his phone? Would you pass his sandals through the X ray machine? Racially profile him based on his Middle Eastern appearance? Would you stop and frisk him? ‘Legally’ shoot him if he raised his hand, as Jesus did in the temple?

Cynthia Nixon in the “Prayer Brunch” episode of Alpha House