The high-dollar advertisements on Fox’s broadcast of Super Bowl 57 were pretty light and humorous, except for the dead serious, black-and-white messages pushing the message “Jesus: He Gets Us.”
This big ad campaign wants to reach young people with Christian messaging in the most contemporary terms, with ads that claim “Jesus was a refugee” or a misunderstood criminal defendant. What’s unfolded is a comedy of liberals furious that anyone would recruit people to worship Jesus, as if it were a vast right-wing Christian conspiracy.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.” If you thought that was too lame-brained to repeat, MSNBC host Joy Reid copycatted that a bit on TV: “I think it is fair to say Jesus Christ wouldn’t spend millions of dollars on television ads promoting His image.”
Every Christian is instructed by the Bible to share the gospel of Jesus from person to person, or on TV, if possible. It’s not “fair to say” Jesus would somehow oppose that. It’s fair to say liberals hate it because they see religion — organized or unorganized — as a malignant right-wing sickness that ruins the culture.
Some conservative Christians indeed fund these ads, like the owners of Hobby Lobby. Haven, the ad makers, previously built ad campaigns for conservative groups like the Alliance Defense Fund and the Family Research Council. That’s where the real objection lies.
CNN arrived early on the conspiracy trail on Jan. 27. Reporter Tom Foreman brought on an atheist transgender woman named Chrissy Stroop as an expert to denounce it as “strategically developed by right-wing evangelicals to rope people in with inclusive-sounding messaging and get them plugged into local churches that will eventually teach them that to be a Christian means to support right-wing politics.”
Stroop’s pinned tweet on Twitter is “Conservatism leads to abuse because conservatism *is* abuse.”
Then came NPR, with a uniformly left-wing approach. On the dishonestly named “All Things Considered” on Feb. 3, they turned to Religion News Service reporter Bob Smietana. “I think it goes back to the problem that American evangelicals in particular face is that their political ambitions and their deeply held religious beliefs and ethical beliefs are in conflict right now. So the things that will help them win politically will alienate people.”
As an Associated Press reporter in 2020, Smietana promoted Joe Biden’s chatter about loving his rosary without noting his “political ambitions” and his Catholic Church’s “religious beliefs” are at war.
On Feb. 11, weekend “All Things Considered” anchor Michel Martin brought on Josiah Daniels of Sojourners, a “progressive Christian” website. He threw a red flag. “I think that it’s sort of the height of Christian hypocrisy to, on the one hand, say we really want to accept everyone, but then on the other hand, you’re taking money from people who have worked to curb access to abortion rights or they’ve worked to curb LGBTQ rights.”
The glaring hypocrisy here is the secular leftist media do not “accept everyone.” With zero dissent, NPR is putting on Daniels to insist Christians “should disassociate from these groups who are working to curb marginalized people’s rights.”
In the end, Jesus sounds “divisive” in the book of Matthew: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Jesus isn’t accepting of everyone. He calls everyone to accept Him. Jesus warned of “false prophets.” These networks and their conspiracy-decrying experts fit the term.
Spurwing Plover says
The Globalists false Prophet Greta Thunberg their Pawn for the New World order just one of many
I thought Hobby Lobby became leftwing recently?
David Ray says
However, a petty little weasel named Clay Jenkins here in Dallas, made sure they got shut down during the Chicken Little COVID panic..
The vindictive bltch sent police to close ’em down, then engaged in abject slander against the company at a press briefing.
He(she) did it as payback for the Hobby Lobby owners taking a stand against B. Husseincare & for religious liberty.
Atheistic leftists hate religious liberty except for ONLY two groups . . . devout athiests, and islam. (Christianity need not apply.)
Mark Dunn says
The #hegetsus campaign is not a Christian message, the spirit of the age is Jesus is your boyfriend, or as the campaign presents, a shoulder to cry on. Jesus is the only way to God, and that is what people don’t want to accept.
Public Radio/NPR what crap and Marxist propaganda. They rewrite history on a daily basis.
The only reason I force myself to listen is to know what to expect from the leftist. Part of their
job is to ”float the balloon” of what destructive crap is headed to our schools next. They truly
want to destroy decency, and they do it all while sounding like proper, deep thinking, caring,
It should be noted that the gospel of salvation was not presented in the super bowl ads. The real offense of the gospel of Jesus Christ was avoided. That all men are sinners before God and in need of the forgiveness of their sins, was never presented. That God was manifest in the Person of Jesus Christ, That He was rejected by the Jews and the Gentiles alike. That He died on the Cross for the sins of mankind, and that He was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father. And, finally, that Christ is the only Savior and giver of eternal life to those that repent and receive by faith the gospel of the grace of God. The true message of the gospel, and its offense, was carefully avoided.
Every Christian is instructed by the Bible to share the gospel of Jesus from person to person, or on TV, if possible.
NO we ARE NOT so instructed.
Yes we are to preach the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. We are NOT told to do things like splattering ridiculous TeeVee commercials in front of folks. The gospel is most effectively spread by personal contact. Go up and TALK to someone, learn their burdens, fears, hopes. Speak directly into that person’s life. Ya can’t do that with a TeeVee advert.
I would also posit that this AOC creature would be the LAST “authority” to blather on about how horrible believers are. Why? She KNOWS down to the bottom of her feet that her own l
ifestyle and choices are in direct conflict with the plain teachings of Jesus and thus would not agree with Him or any of His people.
Continue to speak truth no matter the opposition. Not MY job to “save” anyone, only expose them to who Jesus is and what He has done for us that no one else ever could or would.
Andrew Blackadder says
Perhaps at next years Super Bowl the woke gang and their fellow muslims could have an islamic message and lets see who goes bat shit crazy and who doesn’t.
What has religion got to do with the Super Bowl in the first place was my question.
Never heard NPR or any MSM outlet scream about the OBVIOUS Satanic crap that was shown at the Grammies as I also asked what has THAT message to do with an Awards Show about ”music” which is what they call noise these in the current woke world by folks that are all sound asleep.