Breaking: MSNBC Host Joy Reid Also Mocks Christianity-Based Super Bowl Commercials, Claims “Jesus Wouldn’t Spend Millions Of Dollars On TV Ads”
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MSNBC host Joy Reid criticized two Super Bowl ads promoting the message of humility and loving one’s enemies that Jesus taught in the Gospels.
Reid mocked the ads for attempting to promote Jesus as a “brand.” She said the commercials were uncharacteristic of the Son of God, claiming that Jesus would have never spent millions of dollars on TV ads.
Reid also pointed out that a group connected to the ads’ creators is a conservative Christian legal organization that has “led fights against abortion” and “is designated as a LGBTQ hate group.”
The two ads that Reid was criticizing were from the Servant Foundation’s “He Gets Us” campaign.
Fox News reported:
The Servant Foundation spent over ten million dollars total on two short Super Bowl TV spots promoting Christ’s message on Sunday night, with one urging viewers to practice humility as we are all children of God.
The second ad featured a more controversial lesson, depicting black-and-white images of people screaming at one another during several recent incidents of civil unrest in America. The short spot ended with the message, “Jesus loved the people we hate.”
Not everyone appreciated the lesson. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez slammed the ads on Sunday, claiming, “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”
Reid began by trashing the Super Bowl ads in general, saying that they “were really not that great.” She then turned to focus on the Christian ads.
She said, “what those ads didn’t tell you is who was behind the He Gets Us campaign. It’s part of a $100 million campaign to help promote Christianity and build the brand of Jesus, according to its backers.”
She sarcastically said, “Because his brand has really just never been built before.”
She also pointed out the people connected to the group behind the ads, mentioning that Hobby Lobby founder David Green is a donor. She told her viewers that Green is a funder of “right-wing religious causes.”
On her show, she said that the Servant Foundation donated “more than $50 million to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group that has led fights against abortion and non-discrimination laws, and is designated as an anti-LGBTQ hate group.”
She also wanted to remind her viewers that Alliance Defending Freedom is the conservative legal group that “drafted the Mississippi law at the heart of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe V. Wade.” And she pointed out that the group is “behind a Texas lawsuit seeking to reverse the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill.”
Reid added, “In other words, it’s not as apolitical as ‘He Gets Us’ claims.”
She also added, “And I think it is fair to say Jesus Christ wouldn’t spend millions of dollars on television ads promoting his image.”
Of course, people had something to say about Joy’s take on the Super Bowl ads.
Whether people agree with the ads or not, one thing is clear. People are now talking about Jesus. Millions of people watched a brief commercial that might have been the one thing they needed to hear and know about Jesus Christ.
And, isn’t that something to be thankful for?