Media sensation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has landed herself in another bucket of hot water. This time she tried to mock conservative Christian, and completely botched Bible scripture.
Daily Wire reported that Pastor Mark Burns noted Ocasio-Cortez’s claims were not accurate, highlighting that she lacked key context about scripture.
“In context, usury in the Old Testament was when a fellow Jew would charge interest to a fellow Jew. There was no requirement set for interest on a loan to those outside the household of faith,” Burns said. “For example, after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews were rebuilding their homes and needed money. There were wealthy Jews who allowed their brothers to borrow money yet charged them interest, which was forbidden in the law God gave Moses. Thus, Nehemiah and Ezra informed the lenders they must remove the interest charges, which they did.”
“This would be similar to a son or daughter borrowing a thousand dollars and the mom or dad charging interest,” Burns continued. “It is something that most families would never do. This is the same principle God established for the Jews among their brothers. They were all in a covenant family.”
“Even Christ said in a parable to take money and invest it to have more income and thus use interest or gains from profit to your benefit,” Burns added. “It is normal, however, if there is interest charged on someone who is an associate that borrows for his business. This also assists in motivating the borrower to pay back the loan back as delayed payments can increase the charges.”
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez attacked Republicans’ Christian beliefs, calling them “far-right” and “creepy.”
“What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.”
You may recall last year, AOC attacked Israel, and then afterwards, admitted she was actually ignorant on the issue.
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The embattled rep then went on to bash Christians, calling their beliefs “creepy” and comparing them to “mad kings.”
What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it.
At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 17, 2019