This is something the left has tried a number of times before. The Rev. William Barber spoke at a Democratic National Committee meeting in San Francisco on Friday and said the Bible and the Constitution both support socialism. No, they don’t and that statement, in fact, is blasphemous in nature. Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas wasn’t going to stand for that at all and he let everyone know it.
“When we embrace moral language, we must ask, does our policy care for the least of these? Does it lift up those who are most marginalized and dejected in our society? Does it establish justice? That is the moral question,” Barber said, in a video posted to YouTube by The Washington Free Beacon.
“If someone calls it socialism, then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free healthcare to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay,” Barber said.
Then he turned to the Constitution: “The Bible says a nation will be judged by how it treats the poor and the sick and women and the immigrants,” Barber said. “The Bible says that God makes it rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you want to call caring for folks socialism, then the Constitution is a socialist document because it calls us to promote the general welfare and to establish justice.” That is an outrageous statement and utterly untrue and baseless in nature. That is a specious argument.
DNC Speaker Rev. William Barber: Socialism Endorsed By Constitution, Biblepic.twitter.com/jPA08RC87Z
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 24, 2019
From Western Journal:
“Crenshaw could not let the Bible reference pass unchallenged.
“Deliberate misreading of Biblical principles by DNC to promote socialism,” Crenshaw wrote.”The Bible teaches charity with one’s own time and money. Socialism teaches charity with other people’s time and money. So….not the same thing.”
“Others were also outraged.
Deliberate misreading of Biblical principles by DNC to promote socialism. 👇
The Bible teaches charity with one’s own time and money.
Socialism teaches charity with other people’s time and money.
So….not the same thing. https://t.co/9Z9bUQNntX
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 24, 2019
“Talk radio host Mike Slater was also irked by the comment, according to Fox News.
“It cheapens Jesus … when you believe God sent His only son to the world to increase our taxes — that’s ridiculous,” Slater, from San Diego, said during an appearance Saturday on “Fox & Friends.”
“Slater said Jesus came to change people, not policy.
“Jesus is so much more than that. He’s not a political leader. He transcends all this,” he said.
“Jesus sought to inspire people to give, not “vote for other people to force other people to give,” he said.
“You get no points for that,” Slater said.”
1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.#lefties
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 10, 2015
William Barber is a very radical socialist liberal who is far more concerned with politics and social justice than he is in Biblical teachings and meaning. To twist the Bible and its message of love into a communist platform is disgusting in the extreme. The Democrats and MSNBC love this guy so much, he was chosen as one of their DNC speakers. Barber is also the president of the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter. This is mainstream thought for them – it is Liberation Theology.
DNC Chair Tom Perez and others in the audience gave a standing ovation before Barber took a shot at Republicans, saying, “If you want to have a moral debate, bring it on, baby.” Glad to because there is nothing moral about socialism and communism. The Bible warns us of those such as Barber preaching lies and a false gospel. Beware false prophets.
Barber you are completely wrong and so far off base. You need further research before championing socialism in connection with the Bible. In the end the final outcome of socialism does not look very Christ like at all.
— Todd Collins (@Todd24781926) August 24, 2019
From Matt Walsh last year:
“It is bad enough that socialists continue to advocate for a system that has killed, imprisoned, and starved hundreds of millions of people throughout the last century. If they wish to take sides with some of the wickedest and most oppressive regimes in human history, they are free to do so. But they have certainly crossed a line when they drag Jesus into it.
“A leader of the Democratic Socialists of America recently claimed that Jesus is a socialist. Political activist Stephen Colbert advanced this same idea on his show last week. Together they are echoing a line that Democrats and socialists (but I repeat myself) have been shouting for decades. It is an interesting line, too, when you consider that these very same people recoil in horror whenever the Bible is used to justify social policy.”
The Constitution is not a collectivist document. The Bill of Rights, itself, is an indictment of Barber’s view. Socialism is slavery, the Constitution lays out our freedoms.
I think his collar is on a little too tight. The Constitution has nothing to do with socialism, our founding fathers were too smart for that. Socialism was first tried in this country by John Smith and it failed miserably.
— Joshua Blucher (@LandRoveraddict) August 24, 2019
This is something leftists love to do. They’re all for separation of church and state unless they can twist Christian scripture to support their agenda. Rep. Crenshaw actually, pointed out the fundamental flaw in Rev. Barber’s argument.
Four years ago, Iowa Hawk nailed it – this is what the left does, it wears a political skin suit:
1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.
Incredibly ignorant person at @DNC meeting says Jesus supported Socialism and so does our Constitution. This level of stupid is dangerous. https://t.co/9I7qJ88Glw #KAG #MAGA #Trump2020
.@Mr_Pinko @KLSouth @MikeNordstrom3 @scott274
— Deplorable CSteven (@CSteven) August 24, 2019
Democrats and leftists are very selective on using the Bible as a justification and that is hypocritical. It is not what Jesus intended at all and I am fairly sure he would have thought our modern political system is deeply evil.
“I think it’s also important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party. If he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House,” Buttigieg, who is running for president in 2020, said previously.
During a primary debate, Buttigieg also suggested Republicans are unbiblical in their opposition to raising the minimum wage.
“So-called conservative Christian senators right now in the Senate are blocking a bill to raise the minimum wage when scripture says that, ‘Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker,'” he said, citing Proverbs 14:31.
Notice he does not quote any scripture that talks about being homosexual as a sin.
If I were Buttigieg or just about any other Democrat, I would be careful to not stand where I could get hit by lightning. They are deliberately interpreting the Bible for political gain and that is a definite sin.