Al Sharpton Calls Jesus a Refugee, Twisting the Gospel He Purports to Preach

Professional race hustler Al Sharpton has made a name for himself by playing fast and loose with the truth, but this time he’s playing with the very truth of scripture in response to President Trump’s moratorium on refugees from certain countries.

Yesterday Sharpton tweeted:

Let’s review the facts: a year or two after Jesus’ birth, God told Jesus’ earthly father Joseph to move to Egypt for a while because King Herod sought to kill all the young boys Jesus’ age.

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

Matthew 2:13-15 (ESV)

The government didn’t force Jesus and his family out. They went out at the command of God Himself, and notice that it also fulfilled prophecy. The family also returned after the death of Herod. It’s not the same as the refugees fleeing the Middle East today – not by a long shot.

Thankfully, Twitter is interactive, and Sharpton got owned as a result of his twisting of the Word of God.

Regardless of anyone’s views on Trump’s executive order, it’s nice to see folks calling out Al Sharpton on his attempt to twist the powerful, life-changing, earth-shattering message of Jesus Christ to score cheap political points. Keep it up, Twitter!

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