If you’re not familiar with America Magazine, it’s a Jesuit-run magazine that has a history of being left-leaning and taking some pretty heretical positions.
But they just waded into the the controversy over the killing of George Floyd with a comparison that is earning a lot of raised eyebrows and criticism, and with good reason.
This tweet about the article pretty much says it all:
Both Jesus and George Floyd were repeatedly mocked by their killers. Jesus cried out to his father, and George Floyd called for his mother.https://t.co/JS4KFrdqQu
— America Magazine (@americamag) July 24, 2020
The writer literally calls Floyd’s killing a “crucifixion” and falsely suggests the killing of Floyd was implicitly state-sanctioned.
Jesus was laid on the ground to be nailed to the cross. George Floyd was laid face down on the ground and pinned by Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck (along with the helping hands and knees of other officers). As time passed, Jesus suffered from thirst; George Floyd asked for water.
Both Jesus and George Floyd were repeatedly mocked by their killers. Jesus cried out to his father, and George Floyd called for his mother. Shortly before he lost consciousness, he said: “I’m through. I’m through”—in other words, “It is finished.”
Yes, we get that radical leftists are trying to make this into a religion, but no one is Jesus Christ.
George Floyd was, according to the facts as we understand them now, wrongly killed. But he’s not Jesus, the Son of God. And anyone trying to make such a comparison is, especially a ‘Catholic’ magazine at least in name, is pushing narrative in a way that is just completely wrong and sacrilegious.
Jesus voluntarily died for our sins and led a sinless life, there is no comparison to anyone.
But it’s consistent with an effort to turn this not so much a question about what was factually wrong about the death of George Floyd and justice in regard to that, and more into turning him into a saint for a radical religious movement.
Needless to say, they got ratioed out of their minds on Twitter.
George Floyd is the new Jesus. https://t.co/EeiQQyZLYB
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 24, 2020
we get it. you've never read the Bible.
— Jessica (Fletcher) O’Donnell (@heckyessica) July 24, 2020
Seems like and they’re supposed to be Jesuits!
The new religion has spoken pic.twitter.com/UOuucKRzZJ
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) July 24, 2020
Jesus was the only perfect human being (or anything) to walk the Earth.
George Floyd is not….as are none of us. https://t.co/doOHqlRdtr
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 24, 2020