Jesse Jackson, the president and founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, doubled down on a statement he made in London in December proclaiming Jesus was an “occupier,” this time tying the proclamation to the story of Easter weekend.
Speaking at an Occupy Chicago rally in Grant Park on Saturday, Jackson told a crowd his interpretation of why Jesus went to the cross: “He fought for the poor because he was among the poor. He faced crucifixion as he fought occupation.”
Specifically, Jackson said Jesus was killed because he confronted the money changers in the temple in Jerusalem, as told in the New Testament.
“But why was he killed?” Jackson said. “He fought and he occupied the corrupt temple.
(h/t Marathon Pundit)