Actor Jim Carrey attacked President Trump’s Christianity, suggesting that Trump would have considered Jesus a “loser” while depicting the president as a Roman soldier crucifying Christ.
Carrey tweeted a drawing of a fiendish Donald Trump driving a nail into the hand of Christ, saying that Trump would have thought of Jesus as “a failed carpenter” and adding that “I like people that weren’t crucified.”
Christianity, Trump style: “Jesus was a loser. A failed carpenter. He’s a savior because he was crucified. I like people that weren’t crucified.” https://t.co/NrLGWEXcRi pic.twitter.com/tiSCoPdTpX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 25, 2018
For the last six months, left-wing media have been going after Trump’s alliance with evangelicals, suggesting that no true Christian should support the President, despite his support of key Christian moral positions such as opposition to abortion, religious freedom, and traditional marriage.
One prominent Jesuit priest has gone so far as to suggest that pro-life Christians should be voting for pro-choice Democrats if they truly wish to reduce abortion in the country. “Pro-life voters must choose between Republican rhetoric and Democratic results,” wrote Father Thomas Reese in an op-ed in early June.
This is not Jim Carrey’s first run-in with the U.S. President or the GOP.
As CNN headlined in March, the comic actor known for playing roles of mentally challenged individuals “has been trolling Trump and the GOP with paintings.”
Carrey pitched one of his political painting to the Smithsonian Institute, a portrait of a screaming Trump in a bathrobe eating two scoops of ice cream.
“Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery @NPG, I know it’s early but I’d like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It’s called, ‘You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?” the actor tweeted.
Though reportedly somewhere “between Buddhism and New Age spirituality,” Carrey claims to be fascinated by the figure of Christ, and compared the character in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond with Christ’s bread of life discourse.
“He just was on his own wavelength, and you were either going to join or you weren’t… It was like when Jesus said, ‘Eat my body and drink my blood.’ It’s a way to weed out the crowd. Those people who don’t see anything past the literal, they don’t bother to look for the absurd truth behind it, he’s not interested in them,” Carrey said.
In a video titled “I Needed Color,” Carrey talks about his aspiration to convey the “electric” energy of Jesus and the radical forgiveness of “Christ consciousness” through painting.
In his attacks on Trump, Carrey joins a long list of actors who seem to believe their thespian skills suggest they may have political and religious opinions that are worth hearing.
The most recent case of this misperception was Robert DeNiro’s now infamous “Fuck Trump” monologue at the Tony Awards earlier this month, which won him a standing ovation from a sycophantic Hollywood crowd.
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