As much as right wingers like to claim how much they love the Bible (alleged president Trump even calls it his favorite book, but cannot quote his favorite verse), they sure are ignorant when it comes to some of the most basic facts of scripture.
Last week, Reverend Al Sharpton posted this message on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban:
Before you head to church today, remember to thank God for his son, Jesus a refugee who fled to Egypt.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 29, 2017
But the dimwits at Fox and Friends decided to take issue with a minister, with co-host Steve Doocy proclaiming:
“Well, that’s not exactly accurate.”
Resident blonde airhead Carley Shimkus then followed with this bit of complete inanity:
“Well, according to the Bible, it’s really not.”
Not to be outdone in the moronic category, Brian Kilmeade chimed in and asked:
“Who gave (Sharpton) his gift certificate to be a reverend?”
I have a better question, Brian: Who gave you the permission to graduate from third grade and move forward?
Yes, the book of Luke does indeed say that Jesus’ family went to Bethlehem to pay taxes, but the book of Matthew clearly tells of the family fleeing to Egypt in order to escape the Massacre of the Innocents. King Herod had directly ordered the murder of all young boys out of fear that the infant Jesus would grow up and overthrow him. Not a peep about taxes, it was about self-preservation. Here’s the verse from Matthew:
“Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.’” (Matthew 2:13)
“We believe that Jesus was a refugee, had to flee to save his life, with Saint Joseph and Mary, had to leave for Egypt. He was a refugee.”
Reverend Sharpton had the last laugh on this one, commenting:
“I don’t know whether my critics need a Bible or a dictionary. Either way, I’ve got you.”
Some free advice for the idiots on Fox and Friends: Try actually reading a book before you decide you want to pretend you’re an expert on it.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org