So according to Georgia’s Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart, Senator John McCain is just like Jesus:
“John McCain is kind of like Jesus Christ on the cross,” Everhart said as she began the second day of the state GOP convention. “He never denounced God, either.”
Now taken in that context, Everhart’s comments seem totally over the top, but even when put into context, they still seem more than just a little extreme. Apparently Everhart made the remarks as she praised McCain for never denouncing the United States while he was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Now maybe I’m just not devout enough in my beliefs, but while I certainly find it admirable that McCain never denounced the United States while he was a prisoner of war, I fail to see how that makes him comparable to Jesus.
And while I may not be as devout as Sue Everhart, who apparently feels qualified to compare individuals to Jesus, I do know what the Good Book says about blasphemy:
And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death. — Leviticus 24:16
Now call me crazy, but comparing John McCain to Jesus sure does strike me as being blasphemous.
H/T to the illusory tenant