Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at Liberty University, a religious conservative university founded by famed pastor Jerry Falwell. Though some likely ignored Sanders, one graduate of the university proclaimed that Sanders is the most Christ-like of all the candidates.
An attendee, identifying himself only as “Jim,” attached Bernie to an important Biblical character and several of Christ’s teachings. Jim compared Sanders to John the Baptist:
And if you’re an Evangelical listening to me today, you already know where I’m going with this. When I heard Bernie speaking in that way, when I saw that guy on stage at Liberty University, I saw John the Baptist. I saw the wild-haired, roughly-clothed John the Baptist, eating honey and wearing camel’s hair, and crying out to the religious leaders, the Pharisees of his day, calling them corrupt and complicit with those who have all the power and all the money and all the wealth, and for abandoning the people that God loves, that God cares about. For the Pharisees, who were siding with those who already have power and wealth and saying that they will be the last in the Kingdom of God, and that the weak, and the meek, and the simple, and those who need help—they are first in the Kingdom of God.
Jim posted an audio file of his testimony about Sanders after attending the event at Liberty University to Reddit on r/SandersforPresident. Even if Jim is preaching to the choir, his words are still moving.
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