OK, people who use the Bible in ignorance to back up their personal politics cheese me off. A classic example is the way homeless advocates like to claim that Jesus Christ was born to a homeless couple. Jesse Jackson has parroted this claim, and so did Senator Hillary Clinton back when she was First Lady.
I say “use the Bible in ignorance” because Jesus was not born to a homeless couple. The Holy Family was no more homeless than you are when you go on a vacation or business trip. Mary and Joseph were away from their home in Nazareth because of the Roman census, making it the first instance I know of big government kicking people out of their homes. [Note to the clueless: yes, that was meant to be a joke.]
Senator Clinton recently hit the news again with her Biblical ignorance. Here is a paragraph from the NewsMax article, quoting Senator Clinton on the subject of the Republican immigration bill:
“It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures,” she declared, before adding: “This bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.”
Uh, Senator, neither the Good Samaritan nor Jesus Himself illegally crossed the border into the U.S. For that matter, neither the Good Samaritan nor Jesus Himself illegally crossed any border. If you want to make a point that you dislike the Republican bill, please use arguments that are not based on half-remembered Biblical recollections.
I guess that either Hillary doesn’t know her Bible, or she’s willing to twist its meaning to fit her political agenda.