Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.
“I am independent,” Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. “I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries.”
Obeidallah, who hosts a SiruisXM radio program, replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.
“If Jesus came back and saw Donald Trump putting children in cages — we’ve seen approximately six children die in Donald Trump’s control,” he explained. “Would Jesus support that? Would Jesus support a man who demonizes women who come forward and talk about being sexually abused? Would Jesus support any kind of discrimination whatsoever and cruelty and meanness? No, he would not.”
“And Jesus is part of Islam,” Obeidallah reminded the caller. “My mom’s Catholic so I’m pretty cool with the whole Jesus thing. And I’m down with Jesus.”
Obeidallah said that he wished people “who want a government that follows the teachings of Jesus would start with Matthew, where Jesus said, ‘If you were hungry, I fed you. If you were thirsty, I gave you something to drink. If you were a stranger, I welcomed you in.'”
“That’s the Christianity that you should be pushing your elected officials to follow if that’s what you want,” he added. “But Donald Trump is the opposite of the teachings of Jesus Christ in every way possible.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.
‘All lives matter’: Church hangs ‘no trespassing’ sign above Black woman for sitting in the grass
Officials at a California church were accused this week of harassing a Black woman who was sitting in the grass on the property.
A Facebook post claimed that the incident occurred at St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.
"My friend Alex was sitting under a tree in the shade when this happened," the post explained. "This is deeply disturbing and contrary to Lutheran values and basic human decency."
A video shared by Chris Macke shows a man, who is presumably a Church official, hanging a "no trespassing" sign on a tree above where the woman is sitting.
Video catches woman claiming to be ‘doctor’ refusing to wear mask at Costco: ‘Do you understand science?’
A woman who claimed to be a doctor was chastised for not wearing a mask at a Costco store.
Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
In the video, a man encourages the woman to put on her mask, which she is holding in her hand. The woman's elderly mother also appears mask-free in the video.
"Call the police," the woman says in a mocking tone. "Shame me like an ass, go ahead."
"You can put it on right now, ma'am," the cameraman insists.
"I'll do that when I'm ready," she replies. "Do you understand science?"
"Science?" the man remarks. "Maybe better than you do. Apparently, I'm the one protecting other people by wearing a mask."
Austin cop caught on video ‘groping’ woman after she accused another officer of raping her
An Austin police officer was accused of "groping" a woman who was protesting law enforcement.
According to reports on social media, the incident occurred at a protest over the weekend.
A video shows the woman in handcuffs as a male officer appears to frisk her for weapons.
The woman can be heard calling for a female officer.
"I demand a female officer!" she exclaims.
Before the video ends, the officer can be seen touching the woman on or near her breasts.
An account of the incident posted on Facebook identified the woman as Linda Nuno Trevino.