Maybe I’m dumb, but this statement by the Republican party on Christmas Day is odd. Right?
He’s the sentence that jumped out at me.
“Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”
It sounds to me like RNC Chairman and President Elect Donald Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is saying that Trump is the new King with a capital “k” Jesus Christ.
I’m not Christian, so I’m not sure, but it seems like that would be at least frowned upon by the religon, if not an outright sin to say such things about the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior of Nasareth.
This is not normal.
Here’s the statement in its entirety.
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement celebrating Christmas:
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.
“Even as we celebrate, we must also remember those among us who are less fortunate. Many on this day are without hope, and need the kindness and compassion of those around them. It is our prayer we will rise to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals all around us, and what better day is there to love our fellow man than today?
“As we open presents, enjoy Christmas dinner, and celebrate our own family traditions, we are mindful of our men and women in uniform. Many are stationed around the world today protecting our freedoms, and cannot be with their own spouses, children, parents, and siblings. We express the deepest gratitude for service that takes them away from celebrating with loved ones, and we ought to remember them in our thoughts and prayers not just on Christmas Day, but the whole year round.”