Politico’s Tasteless Take on Texas

This political cartoon got left-leaning news website Politico into a lot of trouble, and they certainly deserve it.

In it, we see caricatures of “Texans” thanking government angels for rescuing them while subsequently brandishing anti-government symbols.

The insult here is two-fold. It targets not only Texans themselves as they recover from one of the worst floods in American history, but also religious conservatives.

Now, Politico’s tastelessness for publishing such material in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey doesn’t really leave much room for debate. However, the caricatures do reveal just how disconnected liberals are from mainline Americans.

Let’s get one thing straight: most Christians in America don’t believe in or expect to see literal angels climbing down from Heaven to intervene in our ordinary lives. According to contemporary Judeo-Christian doctrine, “angels” can actually take the form of any person willing to do good.

As the Daily Wire recently pointed out, even the word “angel” comes from the Hebrew word for “messenger”. The fact the same term was applied to both beings is not an accident.

If you’re going to make fun of an entire group of people for their religious beliefs, it probably helps to understand the religion first.

~ Facts Not Memes

Most Popular

These content links are provided by Content.ad. Both Content.ad and the web site upon which the links are displayed may receive compensation when readers click on these links. Some of the content you are redirected to may be sponsored content. View our privacy policy here.

To learn how you can use Content.ad to drive visitors to your content or add this service to your site, please contact us at [email protected].

Family-Friendly Content

Website owners select the type of content that appears in our units. However, if you would like to ensure that Content.ad always displays family-friendly content on this device, regardless of what site you are on, check the option below. Learn More