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Al Sharpton Upset Over Bill O’Reilly’s Remark That Jesus Wouldn’t Be Down With Helping The Poor

Bill O’Reilly’s Remark that Jesus would not being down with helping the poor by supporting programs like food stamps, struck a nerve with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. O’Reilly said helping one group will hurt the other group.

“Jesus wouldn’t be down with helping the poor? There’s nothing in the bible to back that up,” said Sharpton. He said O’Reilly’s argument is wrong because he’s trying to make his point by showing a clip of an actor playing Jesus. Sharpton cited some actual quotes from the Bible that suggests that Jesus does care for the poor. After reading the quotes, Sharpton said, “Folks, here’s the truth. Caring for the poor is something that people of all religions care about. It’s not about Christians or non-Christians or about Democrats or Republicans.” He continued, “It’s about doing the right thing for those who need help the most.”

Joe Madison said, “I don’t think there’s a religion on the planet that would do what would be considered the gospel according to what? Bill O’Reilly?” He added that the gospel is good news for the rich and bad news for the poor in reality.

After Madison commented, Shartpon shows another clip of O’Reilly saying that it’s the poor’s own fault if they have nothing to eat. O’Reilly added that it’s not fair to ask others who have trouble putting food on the table themselves to pay taxes for those who use the money to buy booze and drugs instead of food.

Bill Press pointed out that it was ironic for O’Reilly to say what he said. “Here’s a guy, Bill O’Reilly, who has invented this whole crazy idea that we’re declaring war on Christmas, and he has declared war on what Christmas is all about,” said Press. He said he was always taught to give what little they have to help others who were less fortunate than his family were. Press also suggested that O’Reilly read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.


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  • Dephly Louis-Charles

    effective leader must be Interventionist. Jesus-Christ is an Interventionist.
    The order is to feed the poor. Read (Isaiah 58) what would happen if President
    Frank. Delano Roosevelt didn’t make quick intervention during the great
    Depression of 1935? Americans would died massively by starvation and other
    epidemics associate to lack of protein consumption. Also a Revolution of the
    poor’s would jeopardize the Stability of the United States which is
    indispensable to promote investment, business and Economic Growth. And the
    United States Government was established according to the Preamble of the
    Constitution ‘’to promote the general welfare’’. The laissez-faire,
    non-interventionism is anti- Christian at all. Something must be done to
    rescue, relief and reform even the law to stop people suffering on streets.

  • Aaron Robinson

    you gotta love orielly

    • Susan Baumgaertner Fentz

      I don’t like O’Reilly, but he’s a very charitable man.
      I don’t see an actual quote of O’Reilly saying such a thing.
      The truth is, O’Reilly donates a lot of money to the poor. He once gave Al Sharpton $10K so his group in Harlem could have Christmas dinner. Sharpton had failed to raise the money, he told O’Reilly and O’Reilly helped.
      Sharpton is a liar. As I said, I don’t care much for the big-mouthed O’Reilly. But I can’t stand by when someone is spreading lies about a factually, generous person.

  • LyndaLBD

    Try the Sermon on the mount and the feeding of 5000 people, and caring for and healing the sick as in the Leper Colony. He would help as he can.

  • Susan Baumgaertner Fentz

    Not to defend O’Reilly; I’m not. He’s a big blowhard. Still I don’t see any quotation marks in that article because he never said that. Al Sharpton really is a POS because Sharpton once mentioned to O’Reilly that he wasn’t able to raise enough money to provide Christmas dinners for a homeless group in Harlem. O’Reilly promptly wrote him a check for $10,000. O’Reilly is not one of my favorite people lately, but he is a very charitable person. He sells merchandise on his website – including his bestselling books. ALL the profit raised on that website is donated to charity. Don’t take my word for it; look it up. Do your own research!

    On the other hand, I have NEVER heard of Al Sharpton donating anything but divisive words. He personally owes $2.6 million in back taxes. His non-profit organization owes over $800,000 in payroll taxes. So he’s working extra hard, peddling hate and resentment to hold onto his celebrity status. The reverend that has no church makes his living from keeping racism alive.

    Limbaugh gives a lot of money to charity, but that’s besides the point.
    In the Bible, Jesus often