Yes, folks, it’s time for another round of “What would Jesus do?” about your favorite public policy issue.
This one features MSNBC contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, adjunct professor of public affairs at the University of Texas, discussing with Al Sharpton their mutual disdain for Michelle Bachmann’s position on Obamacare.
It will come as no surprise to readers that Dr. DeFrancesco Soto thinks Jesus would support Obamacare. Most specifically, she thinks Bachmann should think Jesus would support Obamacare.
Actually, I believe researchers would find no record of public policy advocacy at all in the life of Jesus. He steered clear of commenting on what the civil authorities should be doing. (He did once state, rather famously, that we should “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:20-22; Mark 12:17)
What Jesus did do a lot of, however, was healing the sick. One strong possibility is that if Jesus were here today, he wouldn’t walk into the halls of Congress, or the studios of MSNBC, but into the hospitals.