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MSNBC analyst Matthew Dowd claimed on-air Wednesday that if Jesus Christ were alive today, he would be called a ‘groomer.’
‘I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: If Jesus Christ was alive today, He would be called a groomer, He would be called woke, and he would be called a socialist if he was alive today.’
The discussion turned to faith after host Nicolle Wallace played a clip of Michigan Democrat state Sen. Mallory McMorrow addressing the accusations against her on ‘Morning Joe.’
McMorrow has been accused by Republican state Sen. Lana Theis of wanting to ‘groom’ and ‘sexualize’ children in schools and teach them about critical race theory, FOX News reported.
Dowd, who recently ran for Lt. Governor of Texas as a Democrat, praised McMorrow for ‘fighting’ for children by advocating for teaching controversial topics in schools.
He said that the country is facing a ‘culture war’ against Republicans, and that Democrats would lose elections if they didn’t step up and speak out for ‘marginalized’ communities.
MSNBC analyst Matthew Dowd claimed on-air Wednesday that if Jesus Christ were still alive today, he would be called a ‘groomer,’ ‘woke,’ and a ‘socialist’
‘This is something that I have tried to talk about: Being a Christian, having grown up Catholic, having been an altar boy and all of that – how the faith has been captured by a small segment of our society who have tried to define it in a way that Jesus never had defined it, and actually the opposite way of Jesus,’ Dowd said.
‘The entire message of the gospels of the Easter holidays was love one another,’ he added. ‘And I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: If Jesus Christ was alive today, He would be called a groomer, He would be called woke, and He would be called a socialist if He was alive today.’
‘If He was speaking the message He spoke in the gospels today about treating everybody with dignity – Jesus Christ hung around with prostitutes and tax collectors,’ he said. ‘He was nailed to a cross because He spoke on behalf of the most marginalized people in the Middle East.’
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace and analyst Matthew Dowd discuss grooming accusations against Democratic Michigan state senator on ‘Deadline: White House’
Democratic Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow appears on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Wednesday morning to address grooming accusations
This isn’t the first time Dowd has made claims about how he believes Jesus would act if he were alive today. Last year, Dowd tweeted that Jesus would be accused of being ‘woke.’
‘As I sat in church today I was thinking that if Jesus were here today he would be accused of being woke.
‘How about we just say it is human decency to treat all with respect and dignity and that it is constitutional to say all men and women are equal.’
Dowd tweeted in November: ‘If Jesus were here today he would be accused of being woke’
Former Bush campaign adviser Matthew Dowd (pictured) was announced as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Texas in September
Republican Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert, 49, referenced Proverbs 6:16 to 19 as he chastised Dowd.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘I have news for you @matthewjdowd – Jesus wasn’t woke and he isn’t pro-choice either.
‘Stop redefining Jesus and the Bible. Proverbs 6:16-19.’
The passage he referred to says: ‘There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.’
Meanwhile, conservative journalist Curt Mills said Dowd’s comment showed him to be ‘maybe the most shameless figure in politics’. ‘It’s almost impressive,’ he added.