President Obama was on the road quoting the Bible again. This time he was equating Mary and Joseph to illegal aliens and strangers.
Liberals love to quote the Bible when it suits them. They denounce the Bible because of its very clear stand against same-sex sexuality, but claim that it teaches a form of economic socialism, and in that case, we should follow it.
Every Christmas season, liberals make some socialistic appeal to Scripture in an attempt to support their arguments for bigger government.
Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton claimed that the Christmas story was about a “homeless couple.”
In 1999, Jackson stated that Christmas “is not about parties, for [Mary and Joseph] huddled alone in the cold stable. It isn’t about going into debt to buy extravagant presents; the greatest Gift was given to them although they had no money. It is about a homeless couple, finding their way in a mean time.”
Barbara Reynolds, a former columnist for USA Today, followed Jackson’s narrative by scolding the “Christian Right” for opposing government welfare programs: “They should recall,” she writes, “that Jesus Christ was born homeless to a teen who was pregnant before she was married.”
The homeless have now become tragic illegal immigrants who, I suspect, are like the supposed homeless couple Mary and Joseph.
President Obama said as much.
“‘If we’re serious about the Christmas season, now is the time to reflect on those who are strangers in our midst and remember what it was like to be a stranger,’ Obama said during an immigration town hall in Nashville.
“Obama reminded them that the Christmas season was about a ‘soon to be mother’ and ‘a husband of modest means’ who were looking for a place to stay, but there was no room at the inn.’”
Does he ever get this story mixed up, but it’s all for political theater, so what’s the harm? Mary and Joseph weren’t the strangers. They were the citizens. The Romans were the strangers. An oppressive foreign power had occupied their country and oppressed its citizens with taxes.
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