Do you ever read something that makes you go… oh, Jesus?
Enter this Missoulian letter to the editor, which compares Representative Greg Gianforte’s body-slamming of reporter Ben Jacobs to Jesus overthrowing the tables of money-lenders in the Jewish temple. “He also proved to be a real Montanan to his supporters who are not self-proclaimed Christians but abide by the teachings and actions of Jesus,” Peter Linzmaier’s letter concluded.
What on earth connects these two incidents? Comparing a modern Jewish reporter to greedy money lenders in the ancient Jewish temple seems… a bit anti-Semitic.
Many Jewish journalists weighed in on the letter via Twitter:
“Gianforte assault emulated Jesus,” is a memorable headline, but there’s much more to this Missoulian letter: https://t.co/kV8Zcvq3lR— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) June 19, 2017
(a letter to the editor) but a take so hot your keyboard will melt and your face will go all last scene in raiders of the lost ark pic.twitter.com/JFOJCTzQaM— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) June 19, 2017
Assault of Ben Jacobs Was Something Jesus Would Do