While in a conversation with Marc Lamont Hill, Fox News’ host Bill O’Reilly claimed that Jesus Christ was crucified over taxes. For the record, the the Bible (not the GOP Bible) states ‘Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.’
Hill responded, “Do you read the Fox News version of the Bible?”
Why Pilate ordered Jesus to be crucified is debatable however, this is the first time I’ve heard that Pilate ordered His execution because of tax issues. I’m more of the thought that Jesus was killed because of His compassion toward others. To add to that, He was considered a threat to Rome over His message of a God who brings Justice.
But, in the GOP Bible, it says that Jesus was a Tea Partier.
Big thanks to Media Matters.