Matt covered the insanity brought on by climate change protesters at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting this week. But, it isn’t just the party crashers who are saying truly outlandish things, it’s also the invited speakers. Progressive Pastor Rev. William Barber challenged Republicans on whether or not socialism is moral. He even invited the debate, saying Jesus would support the economic system. Luckily, we have Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw to explain to the preacher just how wrong he is.
“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,” Rev. William Barber said to applause.
“If someone calls it socialism, then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay,” he added. . .
DNC Speaker Rev. William Barber: Socialism Endorsed By Constitution, Biblepic.twitter.com/jPA08RC87Z
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 24, 2019
“Deliberate misreading of Biblical principles by DNC to promote socialism,” the freshman congressman tweeted. “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.”
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
Perhaps Rev. Barber, since he is interested in a moral debate, should be reminded of what Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II had to say on the subject. Socialism, the now-Catholic saint argued, disregards the sanctity of individual life. That’s why it’s truly evil and always leads to poverty, famine, and death. (Read more from “Dan Crenshaw Corrects Democrat Pastor for Supporting Socialism” HERE)