‘I would bomb the sh*t out of them’: Here’s what it would sound like if Jesus talked like a Republican
'Jesus' reads GOP statements on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (YouTube)

Jesus plays a big symbolic role in Republican politics -- even if the candidates themselves express views that so clearly stray from Christ's teachings.

Jimmy Kimmel decided to have a guy dress up as Jesus and read statements from Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates.

The results, as you might imagine, are super weird -- and oddly illuminating.

Watch the entire segment posted online by Jimmy Kimmel Live: