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Right-Wingers Are Comparing Kyle Rittenhouse To Jesus Christ

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:

“We brought Kyle Rittenhouse to the front stage, that’s a win. It’s a win for due process, it’s a win for presumption of innocence—all Biblical values, by the way.

“Plenty of people were wrongfully accused all throughout the Bible, especially the Old Testament, including Jesus Christ himself.

“And so yes, there’s lots of wins happening, and we need to celebrate that.”

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:


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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