Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lashed out at a Christian group for dolling out millions of dollars for a Super Bowl ad spot and they responded with humbleness.
The “He Gets Us” campaign rolled out two extremely expensive commercials during the big game, in an effort “to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible and his confounding love and forgiveness.”
Their sixty second ad featured powerful black and white images of Americans from all walks of life getting into various confrontations in public places.
From a protestor screaming in a riot cop’s face and an older woman sneering at fellow public transit passengers, to a man having to be held back from leaping over a fast food counter while workers cowered in fear and passengers brawling in the aisle of a commercial flight.
The still photos were set to Rag’n’Bone Man’s 2017 smash hit “Human,” which featured the lyrics, “I’m only human, after all,” before fading out to the sounds of people screaming at each other.
After the photo montage, a message appeared on a black screen: “Jesus loved the people we hate. He gets us. All of us.”
AOC literally proved that commercial’s premise by instantly attacking the “He Gets Us” campaign for presumably spending over $20 million on a minute and a half of Super Bowl ad spots.
“Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign,” she tweeted Sunday night.
The progressive congresswoman was instantly smacked down by Twitter users for her insane take.
“When you get really mad at the “don’t hate people” ad,” one person replied.
“That’s your take from a great Super Bowl ad reminding us of the truth, universal to all religions and all wisdom, that hate is bad?” Someone else wrote back.
“Are you serious? You have jumped the shark. Presumably, an intern is writing your tweets while you wear a fancy dress to a Super Bowl ball.”
“It’s sad to see when you find people spreading the word of god and you have to find some way to be divisive about it,” another pointed out.
“We need God back in this country and you hate that it’s the one thing can could bring us all together in an instant.”
“Which ad is triggering you so I know to buy they product?” Snarked back conservative Twitter foe Lavern Spicer.
A “He Gets Us” spokesperson responded to AOC’s hateful remarks on Monday to Fox News Digital.
“What could possibly be louder and more powerful than hate? Love can. But not just any love. Confounding love. Unconditional love. Sacrificial love. The love we see in Jesus,” said spokesman Jason Vanderground.
“What if we tried to love our enemies the way Jesus loved his? How would it change the tenor of our conflicts and our conversations?”
He noted that the group’s research found that a lot of the nation only had “exposure to Jesus” through the Christian’s that “reflect him imperfectly,” and “too often” in ways that don’t give a complete picture of his “radical compassion and love for others.”
Vanderground said that they created that ads because they believe “it’s more important now than ever” to represent Jesus authentically to the American public.
“We believe that investing in efforts to ensure more people consider his life and movement as inspiration for their own, will in turn, help improve the lives of those listening — and begin to create the kind of cascade of love Jesus himself sought to generate,” he concluded.
AOC wasn’t the only liberal to flip out about the “He Gets Us” campaign.
Writer Andrew Perez said that the campaign, “Sounds nice, if only He Gets Us’ parent group wasn’t spending tens of millions funding an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group.”
“And a bait and switch type of lure, an alt right anti-LGBTQ theocratic hate groups paid for super expensive Superbowl commercial full of radical compassion messages & imagery,” someone else posted.
“It’s not as innocent as it seems,” added “Star Trek” liberal George Takei.
“Just FYI, the same group that is financing the “He Gets Us” Jesus ads is also helping finance the lawsuit seeking to ban abortion medication nationwide,” journalist Judd Legum noted.
The movement is a subsidiary of the Servant Foundation, which has donated over $50 million to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative Christian legal advocacy group.
The ADF recently pissed off Democrats by taking legal action to challenge the White House’s OSHA vaccine mandate.
They also defended a Colorado cake shop owner for refusing to bake for a gay couple’s wedding on grounds religious beliefs, which they won in a 7-2 Supreme Court decision.
Most notably, the ADF was behind the legislation for Mississippi’s restrictive 15-week abortion ban.
They were part of the defense in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that facilitated the overturning 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision, which reversed federal abortion rights.
Plenty of others pointed out that despite their hefty cost, the commercials intended goal came to fruition.
“What is the point of those He Gets Us ads say people entering day 2 of trending conversations about who Jesus is,” someone tweeted.
“The “He Gets Us” ads are a litmus test for Christians. I’ve seen some on the right and the left express cynicism and even anger about the ads,” another sagely added.
“If you saw the ads and thought “That’s nice. I’m glad someone did that. I hope it makes a positive difference.” Congrats. You’re normal.”
“The fact that people on both sides of aisle couldn’t sleep last night w/out first hating on the He Gets Us ad about enemy love (apparently it celebrates fascism & progressivism?)…” one person wrote.
“Actually proves the ad’s premise. We love to hate. Jesus loves to love.”