The hypocrisy of right-wing evangelical Christians has always been good fodder for comedy, but the age of Trump has skyrocketed that fodder to ungodly proportions. In the marriage between Trump and evangelicals (some seem to believe that he’s literally the second coming of Christ), it’s impossible to square Jesus’ teachings with Trump’s policies and behavior, so mockery is the only logical response, and the folks over at Friend Dog Studios do that brilliantly.
In a video published this Saturday titled “GOP Jesus,” FDS imagines how Jesus’s teachings would have panned out if he were a Republican in the Trump era.
Just a few examples:
Mark 9:37: Jesus holds a little child and says, “Whoever welcomes one of these little ones in my name might be letting in a murderer or a drug.” Jesus then hands the little one off to a disciple and says, “Let’s get her to a detention center, you know, until we can figure out what’s going on.”
Matthew 25:35-40: Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, and behold, now I’m all lazy and entitled.”
Luke 9:25: Jesus said, “What has a man profited he gained the whole world but lost his soul? A lot — he has profited a lot. One soul for the whole world? That is an amazing deal.”
Luke 6:41: Jesus said, “Why do you look at the speck of dust in your brother’s eye, yet ignore the plank in your own? Because of…her emails.”
Matthew 5:39: Jesus said, “If a man strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him and shoot him. That is the law.”
Watch the video below:
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