Radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has taken to social media to trash a Super Bowl advertisement about Jesus.
The Christian group He Gets Us spent around $20 million on two Super Bowl ads.
The ads show Jesus as someone with empathy for immigrants, the poor, and who is tired of the division in politics.
One ad showed black-and-white images of migrants fleeing their homes to avoid persecution.
The ad explained that the story is actually about Jesus, his mother Mary, and her husband Joseph.
The other ad shows black-and-white images of disputes between people over racial justice, pandemic lockdowns, and politics with the words, “Jesus loved the people we hate.”
The group said of the second ad: “We see conflict all around us.
“We align ourselves on different sides of the fight in battles of politics, religion, justice, and too often, we let that conflict morph from a dignified defense of something good into a dehumanizing attack on the people we don’t agree with.
“It’s tearing us apart.
“But Jesus offered us an alternative as an example — and his solution wasn’t to grow apathetic and avoid the conflict altogether.
“He showed us something else entirely, a third way. His response to the ever-increasing volume of hate and conflict was love.
“Not just any love — confounding, sacrificial, selfless love.
“You see, Jesus still stood up for what he believed in.
“He defended the defenseless, spoke up on behalf of the voiceless, even flipped a few tables, but in everything he did, he first moved with love toward the people he disagreed with.
“What if we tried to love our enemies the way Jesus loved his?
“How would it change the tenor of our conflicts and our conversations?”
The most powerful Super Bowl commercial.
It caught me off guard.
I wasn’t expecting it to be what it ended up being.
— Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) February 13, 2023
Enter AOC who said:
“Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”
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