Quick: When you hear the name Kyle Rittenhouse, what image pops into your head? It’s probably the pudgy face of an 18-year-old gun nut weeping on the witness stand to pretend he actually felt bad about shooting and killing two unarmed men during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August of last year.
In other words, this is likely what comes to mind when you hear the name Kyle Rittenhouse:
But according to some right-wingers, the image that should actually occur to you is that of Jesus Christ.
Yes, according to Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA (think Hitler Youth with a devotion to Trump instead of Adolf), Rittenhouse is a great deal like all sorts of Biblical characters who were wrongly accused:
Charlie Kirk compared Kyle Rittenhouse to wrongly accused Bible characters “including Jesus Christ.” pic.twitter.com/pWwJF9aBxj
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 22, 2021
At the risk of betraying the goodwill that’s supposed to be a part of the Christmas season, this needs to be said in response to Charlie Kirk: Are you crazy?! Jesus and Kyle Rittenhouse are NOTHING alike. To even mention them in the same sentence is not only blasphemous, it’s the sort of shit that used to start holy wars and wound up causing hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Twitter was only too happy to correct Kirk and remind him that his knowledge of the Bible is non-existent, as is his so-called faith:
After Peter drew his sword and cut off a soldier’s ear, Jesus said unto Peter “Put down the sword. Those that live by the sword, die by the sword so use an AR-15 instead”
— Meidas Rick🏳️🌈 (@RandallUhrig) December 22, 2021