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Former Bush-Cheney administration top advisor Matthew Dowd claimed Wednesday that Jesus would be a “groomer” if he were alive today.
Dowd made the questionable remarks while appearing on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House,” and said, “If Jesus Christ was alive today, he would be called a groomer.”
“The Easter holidays, the entire message of the Gospels of the Easter holidays was ‘Love one another,'” Dowd began. “And I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: If Jesus Christ was alive today, he would be called a groomer. He would be called woke. And he would be called a socialist, if he was alive today.”
“If he was speaking the message he spoke in the Gospels today about treating everybody with dignity — Jesus Christ hung around with prostitutes and tax collectors. He was nailed to a cross because he spoke on behalf of the most marginalized people in the Middle East,” Dowd continued.
“And the idea that a certain segment of the population has tried to capture the faith and corrupt a message that I [may have been] a follower of since I was baptized and was confirmed and served on the altar in the course of this, is something I think all of us — it’s not just people of faith, but whether Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or don’t have a faith, the message of ‘love conquers hate’ is a message we should be pushing, but especially Christians in the country that can’t stand what happened to our faith,” Dowd concluded.
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