A Republican Texas state congressman on Friday was instantly buried in mockery after he began musing about the possibilities of converting space aliens to Christianity.
Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland reacted to reports about declassifying information on UFO sightings by stating that any aliens aboard the ships would have to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts if they wanted a chance at eternal paradise.
"IF aliens are real, salvation through Jesus Christ is the only way they enter Heaven," wrote Stickland, who describes himself as a "Christian Conservative Liberty-Loving Republican."
Stickland's Twitter followers quickly piled on to ridicule his notions of bringing extraterrestrials to Jesus -- check out some reactions below.
@RepStickland A little too early to be smoking weed dude.— 𝕛𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪𝕠🧂 (@𝕛𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪𝕠🧂)1595599876.0
@RepStickland I am so sad for all the Gorblaxians from Nulsar 7. Their civilization died out several million years… https://t.co/bVZ9wPKHdh— Christian "Chonky Lynx" Restifo (@Christian "Chonky Lynx" Restifo)1595607022.0
@RepStickland I for one would love to see Jeffress baptize little green men in the $7mm fountain at @firstdallas th… https://t.co/OGHN6NJjHr— Uncle Jimmy 🧂 (@Uncle Jimmy 🧂)1595602268.0
@RepStickland I mean that literally, by the way. The story is "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" and was first… https://t.co/9FCOKjvqra— Jordan ⚧(She/Her) Is Trans and YOU CAN'T STOP HER (@Jordan ⚧(She/Her) Is Trans and YOU CAN'T STOP HER)1595600583.0
@RepStickland IF leprechauns are real, Jeff Dales, God of Squirrels is the only way to be blessed with nuts and ber… https://t.co/YKrD2TSbqn— John Countryman (@John Countryman)1595607531.0
@RepStickland For example, in his worldview how the heck do they get original sin? They ain’t sons of Adam...— Andrew “oh by gosh by jingle” Benedict-Nelson (@Andrew “oh by gosh by jingle” Benedict-Nelson)1595608268.0
@RepStickland Ah I see that you're thinking about the important things as the country burns. I mean, have you seen… https://t.co/nmT2fiVV5r— Stan Belinda Carlisle (@Stan Belinda Carlisle)1595606465.0
@RepStickland Please leave the planet and go spread the gospel in outer space.— InSitu (@InSitu)1595600208.0
@HokieinSA @RepStickland exactly! And what if *gasp* THEY have their own God?— Jennifer Sage🚴🏻♀️😺🍷⛷ (@Jennifer Sage🚴🏻♀️😺🍷⛷)1595607369.0
But if aliens are, say, Hispanic, just toss 'em in a cage, right? https://t.co/GZse4z8Gpp— Radical Liberal Dr. Schrödinger (@Radical Liberal Dr. Schrödinger)1595607466.0