AOC Mocks Christian Group's Super Bowl Ads Calling For Love, Compassion

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Feb 13, 2023, 10:33:37 AMFeb 13
A Super Bowl message of hope and love from a Christian organization drew
mockery from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who likened the
commercials extolling Jesus Christ to "fascism."

The nonprofit Servant Foundation sponsored two Super Bowl commercials as part
of the "He Gets Us" campaign. The first featured photos of children in
heartwarming situations, including black and white children hugging, as well
as a poignant photo from 2019 of 5-year-old Aubrey Burge comforting her 4-
year-old brother as he underwent chemotherapy.

"Jesus didn't want us to act like adults," the narrator says as legendary
country singer Patsy Cline's "If I Could See The World [Through The Eyes of a
Child]" plays. "He gets us. All of us. Be childlike."

The second ad showed adults arguing and fighting with each other, then
stated, "Jesus loved the people we hate," reiterating, "He gets us. All of

The messages may have inspired millions of viewers of all faiths, but not

"Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl
ads to make fascism look benign," the New York lawmaker tweeted.

Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on
Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign

-- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 13, 2023

Hobby Lobby founder David Green, a devout Christian and one of the major
funders of the He Gets Us campaign, said the group sought to reach the
biggest audience of the year with its call for kindness and compassion.

"You're going to see it at the Super Bowl--'He Gets Us.' We are wanting to
say--we being a lot of people--that He gets us," Green said. "He understands
us. He loves who we hate. I think we have to let the public know and create a

This is the ad @aoc claims makes "fascism look benign"

-- Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) February 13, 2023

"It fits with our target audience really well," He Gets Us campaign
spokesperson Jason Vanderground told The Associated Press. "We're trying to
get the message across to people who are spiritually open, but skeptical."

Vanderground said the group believed there was room for a message of love
amid all the commercials for consumer goods.

"Selling chips is cool, selling light beers, all of that stuff is awesome,"
Vanderground said. "I enjoy consuming all those things. There's something
about figuring out the way that we treat fellow human beings that we think is
just a profound activity to occur during the Super Bowl."

According to The Wall Street Journal, some 30-second slots for Super Bowl ads
sold for over $7 million, while some cost $6 million because some advertisers
had multiyear deals and spent plenty of money generally on ads for shows
featuring sports.

[I have mixed feelings about them. I saw one that tried to equate Joeseph and
Mary to the illegal aliens crossing the boarder. Wrong. ]

Let's go Brandon!

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