With the midterm elections around the corner, now is the perfect time to watch John Fugelsang destroy conservative Christian candidates.
Actor, writer, radio and television personality, and political satirist, John Fugelsang delivered an epic monologue on Jesus and Republican presidential candidates while guest hosting The Young Turks network panel show “The Point“.
With the midterm elections around the corner, his words are every bit as relevant today as when he first delivered them during the height of the Republican battle for the 2012 presidential nomination.
The GOP just can’t stop mentioning Jesus, some of them claiming he asked them to run directly (guess the signal was weak when he mentioned which one). They bring Jesus up so much that he’s, “like a mascot holding pom poms on the sidelines” for the Republican party Fugelsang explained.
I’ve come to view Jesus the same way I view Elvis – I love the guy, [but] the fan clubs scare me, like GOP candidates. We hear them all talking about Jesus all the time. They invoke his name incessantly. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get the actual Jesus of Nazareth to come back and run for President on the GOP ticket? They can’t pick a front-runner anyway.
So wouldn’t the GOP love to get behind a peaceful, radical, nonviolent revolutionary who hung around with lepers, criminals and hookers? Who never spoke English? Who was not an American citizen? A man who was anti-capitalism, anti-wealth, anti-public prayer (yes, He was, see Matthew 6:5), anti-death penalty, but never once remotely said anything anti-gay, didn’t mention abortion, didn’t mention premarital sex?
A man who never justified torture? A man who never called the poor lazy? Who never asked a leper for a co-pay? A man who never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes? And who was a long-haired, brown-skinned (that’s in Revelations), homeless middle Eastern Jew?
Of course that’s only if you believe what’s actually in the Bible.
You can watch his monologue in the clip, below: