(This is solely my opinion, and not necessarily that of Western Journalism.)
Could Jesus be elected president? You would think He would be a natural for President and would be elected by the vast majority of voters. But you must remember how He was when He came to earth the first time to minister. He wouldn’t have been a popular choice with some religious organizations and churches because when he condemned the Pharisees, people some looked up to, they had him crucified. Roman Catholics might oppose Him because they have worshiped saints for centuries and pray through them and Mother Mary, which Jesus would condemn because you can only reach God the Father through Him and not saints. Also, he would oppose churches that don’t believe what he believes and might be considered too judgmental to be a national leader. Most Baptists would support him because they wouldn’t want to be considered anti-Jesus. Forget about Islamic support because He would condemn Islamic terrorism and persecution of Christians and Jews since He was a Jew when He first came. But since His ideology is basically ultra-Conservative, Jews would reject him like they did nearly 2000 years ago.
Homosexuals would oppose Him because He would oppose their lifestyle and hot button issues like gay marriage and adoption of children. He would dare call homosexuals who flaunt their homosexuality “immoral.” Feminists would oppose Him because He would oppose abortion and contraceptives that allow men and women to have immoral sex. Jesus would support traditional family values that have men running the households, wives obeying their commands, and children honoring their parents. He would also support prayer and Bible reading in the schools, which the ACLU, atheists, and school unions oppose. Since He can read minds, lawyers would accuse Him of invasion of privacy. Slip-and-fall lawyers who extort money from big cities would have their lies exposed, and the people who benefit from lawsuits would complain because they wouldn’t receive big paydays in court.
Farmers and grocery stores would oppose Jesus because He could feed every hungry person in the nation and not need them. Lazy people would hate Him because He would insist they find jobs, or else they wouldn’t deserve to eat. Medical associations and hospitals would hate Him because he could empty the hospitals by healing everyone inside. Those collecting money for the treatment of various diseases would see their gravy trains derail because Jesus would heal all those with such diseases. Democrats and Liberals in general would oppose Him because they support so many things Jesus opposes. They might even consider Him a fraud and would try to dig up as much dirt on Him as possible, even if they have to create the dirt. They would show videos of Him dealing with alcoholics and prostitutes as He attempts to draw them to God. Since Liberals might not exist if they had to rely on the truth, they would say the videos show that this guy who calls himself Jesus, the Son of God, associates with drunks and whores. If any of the prostitutes flash him, Jesus would be condemned for soliciting. Liberals might even have Him arrested.
Conservatives would embrace him, but not all Conservatives. Those who are rich would be told to share some of their wealth with the poor and others who need money. Jesus might be accused of being a Socialist for this. When He exposed many for being hypocrites, they would turn against Him. Even conservative women like Ann Coulter would be admonished by Jesus for wearing immodest clothing. She would still support him. But she might still keep wearing revealing dresses, only she would feel a bit self-conscious knowing that Jesus would see her and might condemn her.
The military might feel uncomfortable with Jesus, the Prince of Peace, supporting diplomacy over war when dealing with our enemies. Our enemies would feel threatened because Islamic extremists don’t accept Jesus as the Son of God, and he could have legions of angels come down from Heaven to destroy them. China and other totalitarian regimes would oppose Jesus and threaten retaliation in many areas if He were elected President. If He debates Republicans in the primaries, his opponents would drop out because they would know whatever He promised, He would fulfill. When He debated his Democrat opponent, he/she would complain that He could read his/her mind, and it would be unfair to elect Him since He could get things done without needing Congress to allow him to act. He would control the weather and could make the earth like a paradise, which would upset those who believe in global warming. And then the weather wouldn’t suit everyone everywhere.
One thing that would prevent Him from being President would be his ineligibility since he isn’t a citizen of America, and he was never natural-born since he was never born. Not being natural-born didn’t stop Obama from becoming President, though.
It looks like Jesus will have to settle for ruling the world for 1,000 years when he establishes his kingdom in Jerusalem after the Battle of Armageddon, because he would have too much opposition to be elected President.
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