Joe Scarborough: Glenn Beck's Border Gesture 'Christ-like,' Out of 'Jesus' Handbook'

Joe Scarborough: Glenn Beck's Border Gesture 'Christ-like,' Out of 'Jesus' Handbook'

On his Thursday “Morning Joe” broadcast, host Joe Scarborough applauded Glenn Beck for his efforts in shipping truckloads of soccer balls and hot meals to the border, which is taking on an influx of unaccompanied Central American youth.

Scarborough likened Beck to Jesus Christ and attacked conservatives for their criticism of Beck’s gesture.

“A lot of people are saying that he’s actually playing into Barack Obama’s hands, that he’s playing by Obama’s handbook,” Scarborough said. “He’s actually playing by another person’s handbook, Jesus’ handbook. I mean, this is — Jesus was very clear. He said the people that are blessed are those that understand I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I needed clothing, and you gave me clothes.”

“What Glenn Beck is doing is the most Christ-like thing anybody can do, and so for a lot of people on the right who may call themselves Christians, to attack Glenn Beck for doing exactly what Jesus says a Christian has to do, which is to be the Good Samaritan. I think the fact he is sending down tractor-trailer loads of food and clothes and toys and soccer balls to these poor children despite the fact he opposes the type of immigration reform the president is pushing right now makes it an even more noble gesture.”

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