Ocasio-Cortez Mocks And Taunts Christians While Misquoting Scripture Over Interest Rate Cap Bill

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Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made her distaste and hatred for conservative Christians abundantly clear this past week in lockstep with socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT). She launched multiple attacks on social media against Christians and Republicans. It all started with Alabama outlawing nearly all abortions in the state this week. That led to Ocasio-Cortez claiming without evidence that “US religious fundamentalists” are trying to “outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.”

“Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies. They’re about controlling women’s sexuality,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday. “Owning women. From limiting birth control to banning comprehensive sex ed, US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.”

Then the freshman congresswoman ramped up her attacks on Christianity on Thursday, mocking and taunting Christians in a tweet meant to forward her political agenda. “Usury – aka high interest – happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions),” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill. Unless of course they’re only invoking religion to punish women + queer people.”

The ill-conceived joke refers to the Loan Shark Prevention Act, which aims to cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent. The freshman lawmaker said “usury,” or high-interest rates, are explicitly condemned in the Bible, which means the conservative right has a reason to support it.

“If you read the tenets of the major religions throughout history, whether it is Christianity, Judaism or Islam, what you will find is a universal moral condemnation to usury,” Sanders wrote. “In ‘The Divine Comedy,’ Dante reserved a special place in the Seventh Circle of Hell for people who charged usurious interest rates.”

The Marxist pair of lawmakers announced the bill last week, which in addition to capping credit card interest rates at 15 percent proposed the idea of postal banking.

Pastor Mark Burns told The Daily Wire that Ocasio-Cortez’s statements were out of context and incorrect. She does not understand biblical scripture and is showing it. Plus, it is my opinion that she is mixing different tenets of different religions. Her comments are more in line with support for Islam than Christianity.

From The Daily Wire:

“In context, usury in the Old Testament was when a fellow Jew would charge interest to a fellow Jew. There was no requirement set for interest on a loan to those outside the household of faith,” Burns said. “For example, after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews were rebuilding their homes and needed money. There were wealthy Jews who allowed their brothers to borrow money yet charged them interest, which was forbidden in the law God gave Moses. Thus, Nehemiah and Ezra informed the lenders they must remove the interest charges, which they did.”

“This would be similar to a son or daughter borrowing a thousand dollars and the mom or dad charging interest,” Burns continued. “It is something that most families would never do. This is the same principle God established for the Jews among their brothers. They were all in a covenant family.”

“Even Christ said in a parable to take money and invest it to have more income and thus use interest or gains from profit to your benefit,” Burns added. “It is normal, however, if there is interest charged on someone who is an associate that borrows for his business. This also assists in motivating the borrower to pay back the loan back as delayed payments can increase the charges.”

Ocasio-Cortez did not stop there either. She went on to attack Republicans’ Christian beliefs, calling them “far-right” and “creepy.” “What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.” Perhaps she should be thankful that her statement is a blatant lie. A ‘mad king’ would most likely deal with her harshly.

Her anti-Christian, anti-conservative venom follows in the wake last month of her silence during the Easter day Islamic terrorist attacks on Christian churches in Sri Lanka, which left hundreds dead. This was in stark contrast to her rush to politicize the New Zealand mosque attacks in March. British news personality Piers Morgan tweeted: “Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd.”

For further context, here is more from The Daily Wire:

“Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway also called out Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for ignoring the attacks, which led to this response from Ocasio-Cortez: “Hello Ms. Conway, On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response. Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?”

“Conway noted that Ocasio-Cortez’s claim was bogus because she was busy tweeting about her new documentary and promoting herself.

“Hi Congresswoman @AOC. My best to your grandmother. My grandmothers are irreplaceable; miss them every day,” Conway responded. “Good that you now condemn Sri Lanka massacre. Some found it odd a prolific tweeter was silent. Following day you tweeted about your movie”

“Here’s Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about her movie:

“Ocasio-Cortez then played the victim card, claiming that Conway was trying to “stoke suspicion” around her “Christianity.”

“Republican strategist Andrew Surabian said that Ocasio-Cortez’s excuse was a “lie,” tweeting: “Weird, because it looks like the day after the Sri Lanka attack occurred you had enough time & tech to send out a tweet promoting your upcoming @netflix documentary…But nothing for hundreds killed in Sri Lanka? Come up with a better lie next time.”

“Following the tragic white supremacist terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand, Ocasio-Cortez mocked people of faith while championing extreme gun control measures, including banning all semi-automatic firearms.

“Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”

“Here are some of the notable responses Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet elicited online:

“Saying thoughts and prayers do nothing in the immediate aftermath of people murdered while **praying** in their house of worship is the single dumbest f***ing nuclear take I’ve ever seen on this website. Ever,” Stephen Miller tweeted. “I don’t care who it came from. She’s an over exposed child. But *of course* it came from *that* person. Of course it did. Do yourselves a favor and mute her. Forever.”

“This is incredibly insensitive to my Muslim brothers and sisters who were slain in cold blood while they were literally praying because they want to be closer to their creator and they want to become better people,” Siraj Hashmi tweeted. “Dunking on prayer to stick it to those who are religious and are legitimately praying for the victims is a helluva galaxy brain take.”

“Right on cue (or rather, Left on cue): Blasting innocent people for praying about innocent people of faith murdered by a faithless evildoer in a house of worship where people gather to…pray,” Michelle Malkin tweeted.

“‘What good are your thoughts & prayers…?’ — @AOC,” Joel Pollack tweeted. “One could just as easily say: ‘What good are your laws?’ No. Please stop.”‘

A number of so-called conservatives agree with Ocasio-Cortez on the interest cap. But that is a socialist viewpoint, not a capitalistic one. It is also meant to give the government complete control over banking, so be careful what you agree with when it comes from the likes of Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders.

Perhaps before Ocasio-Cortez quotes scripture and makes false accusations against Christians, she might want to actually read the Bible and study it. Who knows… she just might learn a thing or two and save her corrupt, twisted soul at the same time.

Sources: The Daily Wire, The Daily Mail, Fox Business, Business Insider

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