Sarah Palin: Jesus Loves Guns!
In her most recent generous frenzy of fanaticism, Sarah Palin declared that not only is her pro-Gun stance in line with Biblical Christianity, but it is an exact echo of Jesus’ teachings while he walked the earth.
She quoted Luke 22:36-38 which says:
“He said to them: But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”
The disciples said: See, Lord, here are two swords.
“That’s enough!” he replied.”
Without further contextualizing these scriptures, Palin insisted this was Biblical proof that Jesus not only supports the right to bear weapons (in her case guns), but commanded it be so at The Last Supper.
Upon hearing backlash from Christians and non-Christians alike, Palin swiftly defended herself:
“Jesus would fight for our Second Amendment. Shoot, even the Lord said to take up arms and defend yourself and protect the innocent. We’re expected to take responsibility to defend ourselves and to protect the innocent, certainly not relying on fallible leaders to do it for us. Don’t believe me? Look it up, Luke 22:36. Proof that Jesus is a proponent of carrying.”
I’m curious how Palin would fit the scriptures about turning the other cheek, forgiveness, and not resorting to rash action into her case, but I have no doubt in her spirited ability to do it. It’s important there’s always a key figure addressing the question of WWJD, and for gun control, apparently it’s Sarah Palin.
H/T: Christianity Today