Tim Tebow wasn’t the only famous figure to deliver an Easter message this weekend. Reverend Jesse Jackson marked the occasion with a message of his own– that Jesus was an “Occupier.”
Jackson was speaking to a crowd of predominantly “Occupy Chicago” individuals when he made the analogy, right after a “Chicago Spring” event.
After introducing Jesus as an “immigrant” and “refugee,” as “someone who fought for the poor because He was among the poor,” Reverend Jackson asked the group to recall when Jesus cleared the moneychangers out of the Temple in Jerusalem.
“But why was he killed?” he said. “Because he fought, and he occupied the corrupt Temple. He went to the house of prayer to pray, and found corruption [in] the holy place.”
Jackson becomes somewhat difficult to understand after that, but he clearly refers to a “woman across the street” who “is the 99%.” Perhaps he is referring to the woman Jesus spoke of in Mark 12:41-44:
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
This is not the first time Reverend Jackson has referred to Jesus as an “Occupier.” Back in December, he said Jesus, Ghandi, Mandela, and Martin Luther King were all Occupiers.
I wonder how these lauded men would feel about the rampant crime, rape, and filth reported at the Occupy camps?
(H/T: Lonely Conservative)