Democratic State Rep. Justin J. Pearson of Tennessee has returned to office after being removed for his participation in a gun control protest following the shooting at Covenant School by 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender. Pearson wasted no time making a not-so-subtle comparison to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to a post on his Twitter account.
Reinstated Tennessee Rep Not-So-Subtly Compares Himself To Jesus https://t.co/mjzTo5zRPu
— US Burning (@UsBurning) April 14, 2023
After the Shelby County Commission voted to reinstate Pearson, he tweeted a video cheering the decision and said it was the “resurrection of a movement.” In another video, Pearson addressed a crowd of people, claimed that “you can’t expel hope,” and confirmed that they will continue their fight for gun control.
The voice of the people in Tennessee’s Distrcit 86, the voice that was unjustly removed, has been reinstated. What they believed to be a crucifixion, initiated a resurrection of a movement to create a democracy that works for the people! https://t.co/DMNfiCiOId
— Justin J. Pearson (@Justinjpearson) April 13, 2023
Pearson’s not-so-subtle comparison of his return to that of Jesus’ death and resurrection could not be more absurd. Is Pearson seriously trying to compare his temporary suspension from office to Jesus’ crucifixion? Let’s be honest here, Jesus’ death and resurrection gave hope to countless individuals around the world, whereas Pearson’s actions have only helped those pushing the left’s agenda to disarm law-abiding citizens and take away their Second Amendment rights.
During Easter Sunday, Pearson preached at the Church of the River in Memphis, Tennessee, praying to the “mother god” and calling for gun control and abortion access. He made references to Jesus and the situation surrounding his removal from office, saying that Jesus’ death and resurrection should give hope to “persecuted people” who support transgender health care, abortion, and stricter gun laws. How can Pearson in good conscience claim to be a Christian and spout heretical ideas, supporting abortion and gun control?
The truth remains that Pearson and his fellow Democrats are using the tragic shooting in Covenant School to push their anti-gun agenda. It is disgusting that he and his colleagues are willing to exploit a tragedy to push their personal ideology. It is even more disgraceful to use religion to push a political agenda.
The fact of the matter is that Justin J. Pearson should be ashamed of himself for being a part of this leftist agenda to disarm law-abiding citizens and for taking advantage of a terrible tragedy for his political gain. The people of Tennessee’s District 86 deserve a representative that genuinely cares about their concerns and is not just pushing their own political beliefs.