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A reaction to the Tea Party’s unabashed racism

At a Tea Party sponsored 4th of July event in Lexington, KY a vendor was selling the following shirt:

On the front it says "YUP, I’m a racist" followed by the following on the back:

I support the U.S. Constitution.
I support free speech.
I support the right to bear arms.
I support the Bill of Rights.
I support capitalism.
I support no government bailouts.
I support closing the border.
I support the military.
I support the tea party.
I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Aside from the initial shock of someone sarcastically labeling themselves a racist because they don’t seem to see the connection between their xenophobia toward migrant workers and ridiculous efforts to prove President Obama is “foreign” as something that fuels racism, it’s even more shocking to see how hypocritical these statements are when you actually relate them to the Bible.

I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Okay, here we go!

I support the right to bear arms.

Jesus never did.

I support capitalism.

'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven.'

And from what I remember, Jesus’ disciples lived communally, and shared everything. See Acts 4:32-37 for further explanation.

I support closing the border.

Jesus was a refugee once. Would you have closed your borders to Him?

I support the military.

Unconditionally? Do you think Jesus supports war crimes?

I support the tea party.

Who are scared of anyone a shade darker than a brown paper bag, and likely would have suspected Jesus of being a terrorist based on his looks.

So maybe they’ll rethink their whole platform after this.

-Comprised from content from ontd_feminism on LiveJournal.