Sarah Palin believes that protecting the innocent is part and parcel of doing God’s work on Earth. That’s why, on Thursday, she made a bold proclamation about Jesus and guns.
“Jesus would fight for our Second Amendment,” was the headline over Palin’s post on her Facebook page.
“Shoot, even the Lord said to take up arms and defend yourself and protect the innocent! We’re expected to take responsibility to defend ourselves and to protect the innocent, certainly not relying on fallible leaders to do it for us,” Palin declared.
“Don’t believe me? Look it up! Luke 22:36. I wrote about it in #sweetfreedom. Proof, Jesus is a proponent of carrying!” she wrote.
Sweet Freedom is a new book of devotionals authored by Palin. During a radio interview about the book, she elaborated on her position.
“Jesus is telling us, take up your arms and defend yourself, don’t wait for somebody else to do. So even an issue like whether the Second Amendment should be defended or not is right there,” she said.
In her Facebook post, she also links to a video mocking President Obama’s gun control policy
“Taking concrete defense measures (ie. arming ourselves) away from the good guys? Yeah… that… we don’t want that. As this hilarious parody says, ‘…it will really suck when only the bad guys have guns,’” Palin posted.
Not everyone agreed with Palin’s position on Jesus.
“He meant to take up spiritual arms in times of troubles not physical swords you complete numpty. I can understand that … I’m a bloody Pagan!” Lissa Mitchell posted on Palin’s Facebook page.
But Palin had far more supporters than detractors.
“Thank you, Sarah, for keeping on keeping on ……….. despite all the darkness you and your family have had to endure! We LOVE you for being such a light in our dark world!” wrote Joanna Johnson Holbrook.
h/t: Opposing Views