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Something felt off about the Jesus 'He Gets Us' Super Bowl ads

Something felt off about the Jesus 'He Gets Us' Super Bowl ads

The ‘He Gets Us’ campaign is drawing controversy after purchasing two Super Bowl spots for commercials that they claim were meant to help everyone “rediscover the love story of Jesus.”

One of the ads portrayed people of different backgrounds washing the feet of others. In one scene, a police officer is seen washing the feet of a young black youth.

Allie Beth Stuckey believes something’s just not right with the ads.

“We want to cheer it on, we want to say, ‘Yes, at least Jesus is being proclaimed to the masses’ and ‘Wow, what a crazy opportunity that a Super Bowl ad is being dedicated to Jesus and the gospel,’” Stuckey says, adding, “But I don’t want to ignore, and I don’t want you to ignore, that nagging feeling that we all have that this is just not right.”

The slogan, “He Gets Us,” is an issue in itself.

“It makes Jesus about you, who you are, what you want, what you're trying to create,” Stuckey explains.

“In an effort to do that,” she continues, “they end up saying things that are not true. They have an ad that says, ‘Jesus was an immigrant, Jesus was a refugee,’ and it looks like they are comparing him to the immigrants who are illegally crossing over the border.”

For the ads to compare Jesus to us is to miss the point of who Jesus was and what he stood for.

“Instead what it affirms,” Stuckey says, “is, 'Yeah, it actually is all about you. Jesus came to affirm you; he came to be like you; he came to affirm and celebrate your identity, your status, your choices, and that’s it, end of story.'”

To hear more of Allie's analysis, watch the clip below.

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