“He Gets Us” is a Christian organization that is running a major advertising campaign to put Jesus in commercial breaks. Specifically, they’re spending about $2 billion on running commercials about Christianity and Jesus aimed at making Jesus seem approachable and bringing people into the church. To do so, they invested about $20 million on two Super Bowl commercials that ran last night.
Both portrayed Jesus as compassionate towards people regardless of their political stance. Some of the ad campaign’s other commercials even lean towards being liberal in outlook, painting Jesus as a refugee or migrant. And, regardless of how people want to interpret the ads politically, the main message is “love”. According to their website, He Gets Us is a “movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the bible and his confounding love and forgiveness. We believe his words, example, and life have relevancy in our lives today and offer hope for a better future.”
So, the ads aren’t even conservative, much less “fascist.”
But, predictably, that’s exactly what Rep. AOC said they were, posting “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign” on Twitter. Here’s that:
Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 13, 2023
Just as predictably as AOC calling something she doesn’t like fascism were the flood of angry comments that were posted underneath her tweet, with people saying things like:
“Agreed. Of course he would also not support unlimited abortions, transing kids, open borders or socialism. So since you are talking about things Jesus wouldn’t do, I wanted to add a few other since you seem to support all of these things he wouldn’t support 🤷🏻♂️”
“Evidently, the Jesus ad did not sit right with her majesty 🧐😏”
“Which ad is triggering you so I know to buy they product?”
“How, exactly, did the ads promote fascism in any way? They were promoting Jesus Christ. You can get angry that Alliance Defending Freedom contributed to funding the ads, but what does that have to do with fascism?”
“Something tells me we shouldn’t look to @AOC for our theology and spiritual guidance.”
“Don’t you advocate for the disarmament of civilians, the criminalization of speech, and political prosecutions?”
Conservatives had different perspectives on the ad as well. Some thought it was a powerful message that America needs to hear, while others thought the message pushed by it was leftist and not really Christian.
Liberals are outraged and fuming over this Super Bowl commercial that talks about JESUS loving the people you hate. Liberals are full of hate and they just got exposed once again to be angry over this ad. pic.twitter.com/xSgVWPuf6A
— The Sly Show🇺🇲 (@theslyshow) February 13, 2023
Charlie Kirk is upset about the group ‘He Gets Us’ running two Super Bowl ads about Jesus, because he thinks they will falsely portray him espousing “left-wing, social justice messaging.” pic.twitter.com/76PNbPn2bo
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) February 11, 2023
Perhaps people should just agree that Jesus doesn’t fit their political beliefs. As the Son of God and Savior of Mankind, He’s far more than a partisan totem meant to be thrown at the other side on every issue. Yes, Jesus obviously wasn’t a fascist. Yes, he’d also be against infanticide. Who knows were he would have come down on the migration question. That’s not the point, the immense blessing of forgiveness offered by Him is.
And in any case, one of the commenters is 100% right: AOC sure isn’t the one to turn to for spiritual advice.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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