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Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Trouble With Jesuits, Part 60

The commentary reacting to the United Airlines passenger controversy achieved a new level of ridiculousness, Friday, when Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, likened the issue to Jesus’s crucifixion.

Martin appeared near the end of the 8 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Matthew Gewirtz, the senior rabbi at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey. 
"Interestingly, as I was looking at that poor man being dragged through the aisles, I thought, you know, Jesus is beaten and bloodied and dragged through the streets of Jerusalem; and that poor man is beaten and bloodied and dragged through the floor of a plane. And I think something, really, in us recoils at that; and it should. It’s our conscience speaking and saying, that is not the way to treat people."..
Father Martin went on to compare Sadam Hussein, who was dragged from a hole in the ground and Wily Coyote, who was constantly being beaten by the Roadrunner to Jesus. He also compared Hillary Clinton to Mary Magdalen and the Holy Spirit to Sam Eagle.