Ocasio-Cortez made multiple attacks on Twitter about people of faith. Her mockeries were triggered by Alabama banning almost all abortion in the state.
The move led Ocasio-Cortez to claim without evidence that “US religious fundamentalists” are attempting to “outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.”
She wrote on Twitter: “Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies. They’re about controlling women’s sexuality. Owning women.
“From limiting birth control to banning comprehensive sex ed, US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.”
She went on and mocked conservative Christians to push her agenda. Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “Usury – aka high interest – happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions). Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill. Unless of course they’re only invoking religion to punish women + queer people.”
Pastor Mark Burns said to The Daily Wire that Ocasio-Cortez’s claims were not accurate.
“In context, usury in the Old Testament was when a fellow Jew would charge interest to a fellow Jew. There was no requirement set for interest on a loan to those outside the household of faith,” Burns said.
“For example, after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews were rebuilding their homes and needed money. There were wealthy Jews who allowed their brothers to borrow money yet charged them interest, which was forbidden in the law God gave Moses. Thus, Nehemiah and Ezra informed the lenders they must remove the interest charges, which they did.”
Burns added: “This would be similar to a son or daughter borrowing a thousand dollars and the mom or dad charging interest. It is something that most families would never do. This is the same principle God established for the Jews among their brothers. They were all in a covenant family.”
Ocasio-Cortez also mocked Republicans’ Christian beliefs. “What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it.
“At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.”
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