A commentary on this, the stupidest tweet of December 2018, which sadly, will be followed by an even stupider tweet…
As seen on the Internet…
She is a blithering, clueless idiot. I am just as fascinated (analogous to watching a train wreck) by the spectacular idiocy of the district that elected this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance as I am a political party that elevates and celebrates this piece of work.
All of that said, I have heard this Jesus was a refugee assertion from scripture many times as not only a justification for open borders, but used as cudgel to beat those who disagree. As one would expect, I have heard this many times before this now semi famous tweet, given the fact the Congress Woman elect is clearly incapable of an original thought. Just as often, actually more so, I have heard Matthew 25:35-40 used as a proof text for unsustainable (usually socialist) government programs like Medicare for all.
For almost 20 years of ordination I have been confronted with the stupidity of those who want to rip what they want the Bible to say from any possible defensible exegesis or hermeneutic. I have absolutely no problem with someone who sees or interprets scripture differently than I do. In fact, I have learned to benefit greatly from those with whom I most disagree theologically. This kind of utter nonsense is insufferable.
I have no tolerance for unbelieving socialists like the jackass Congress woman elect who wants to use the Bible as a weapon when they otherwise have contempt for the Bible and even more contempt for those who seek to live by the authority of Scripture.
Just once, I would like to see an otherwise unsuspecting TV host turn to an idiot like this and say something like, “I appreciate that you hold the Bible in high enough esteem to impose your theological point of view on the rest of us. Given your point of view that public policy and moral authority should be in fidelity with the Bible, I trust that you oppose gay marriage given Romans 1:26-27. I fully expect that you are pro life given the words of Jeremiah 1:5. However, I am a bit confused given your socialist leanings. Can you help me reconcile the authority you see in Matthew 25:35-40 with what is written in Matthew 7:15-24; especially as these words inform your own Christian faith and practice?”
Just once, I would like to see that scene unfold when one of these socialists start quoting scripture.