Rev. Al Sharpton was hit with an angry backlash on social media over the weekend after he tweeted that Jesus was a refugee in an apparent criticism of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Fox News Insider covered the controversy with a segment on “Fox and Friends,” on Tuesday showcasing a variety of replies from Twitter users that blasted Sharpton for what many said was his ignorance of the bible.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 29, 2017
There’s one problem though: Sharpton’s tweet is not exactly accurate, at least according to the Bible.
As a result, he found himself in the middle of a social media firestorm.
— Jan Sype (@d_sype) January 31, 2017
— Jeri Rosenbrook (@Jeri_Rosenbrook) January 31, 2017
What kind of Reverand is al Sharpton? Church of Al?
— Ricky Chamness (@ricky601) January 31, 2017
— EarlyMorning (@cryssum58) January 31, 2017
@foxandfriends After all these years, Al Sharpton still doesn't know his Bible! lol Oh well, guess he just wanted to be noticed again. 🙂
— UncaBilly (@UncBilly2) January 31, 2017
@ALSHARPTON_REV they went to pay Taxes in Egypt. They went home. YOU need to pay your taxes and learn Bible!!
— TootsieMarie (@TootsieMarie) January 31, 2017
— Bonnie Jenkins (@Bonnie_Jenkins7) January 31, 2017
JesusChrist,whose parents were good taxpaying citizens, was no refugee and Al Sharpton,tax evading cheat,is no reverend.
— Cherryl (@blkwid713) January 31, 2017
@ALSHARPTON_REV a reverand who doesnt know the story of Jesus. Hmmmm. No surprise. He isnt really a reverand. But we knew that already.
— Pamela Jane (@pjul1984) January 31, 2017
Al Sharpton is too old to think. He no longer has a voice of direction. He is just talking nonsense to gain attention.
— #pedgra (@CarlosP03356145) January 31, 2017
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