We can all agree that killing people is not okay. It doesn’t matter if that person is a police officer or an unarmed African-American. Most of us will also agree that if somebody murders someone else, they should be arrested, given due process and hopefully sent to prison. The only exception to this rule is if the murderer is actively shooting at citizens or police officers, then officers may have to neutralize the threat (not by bombing them, the police are not the military). We can also all agree that it is not okay to kill a man for legally carrying a gun, like Philando Castile. It is not okay to kill a man who is on the ground and subdued like Alton Sterling. It is not okay for police officers to slaughter people because they are nervous about doing the job they signed up for. It is also not acceptable for people who are angry about the recent police shootings to murder police officers who are doing their jobs.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s discuss attention whore and interwebz pastor, Josh Feuerstein. You have probably heard of this douchebag before because every single time something happens in the world he posts a ranting Facebook video about it. He claims to be a super serious follower of Jesus but doesn’t have any Christ-like traits — just a whole lot of right-wing rage.
On Sunday, hours after three Baton Rouge police officers were killed, Feuerstein decided that he was going to weigh in on the recent killings of cops by threatening to kill people. In another of his ranty Facebook posts, he said.
You want to know what the problem is, is that we have this movement in America that is absolutely degrading the lives of good police officers.
Yes, we sure do and that movement is led by power-hungry, trigger-happy racist cops who give all of the good police officers a bad name. The “pastor” isn’t talking about the bad cops, though, he thinks those guys are heroes. Instead, his scorn is directed at Black Lives Matter, the group that aims to draw attention to police brutality.
Feuerstein goes on to say,”I was raised in a home where we respected police. In fact, I had on a police uniform, I dressed up, I played like I was a cop because I was taught that cops were heroes. Today, we’ve got kids that are growing up in these different homes where the parents are not respecting police or cussing them out and callin’ ’em pigs, telling kids not to trust ’em. That’s the problem!”
It’s easy to idolize police officers when your parents aren’t gunned down by them for being too white. It’s easy to idolize cops when you don’t have to worry about being pulled over and murdered for a broken tail light or gunned down for selling cds outside of a store or choked to death for selling loose cigarettes. It’s easy to idolize police when you didn’t watch your 12-year-old brother shot to death in a park for playing with a fake gun. It’s easy to idolize police officers when you don’t have to fear them.
“Pastor” Feuerstein and many cop apologists don’t understand any of that because they are safely ensconced in their bubble of white privilege. After all of that ignorance, the not-really-a-pastor waved his FN Five-seven pistol around — also known as a “cop killer” — and said:
I’m calling on every American citizen, I love Jesus, I love Jesus, I’m a preacher but you know what? I also carry an FN Five-seven filled with twenty rounds of pure brutality right there. Look I may love Jesus, but if I see you pull a gun on an officer wanna know whose side I’m on? That’s right, I’m gonna fill you with 60 rounds of pure lead and I guarantee you you’re gonna have lead poisoning. Look guys, it’s time that we as Americans, we as Christians start carrying guns because we gotta protect our super heroes.
There’s so much stupid there, I don’t even really know where to start… First of all, the Bible is very clear that Christians are not allowed to murder people. The commandment says,”Thou shalt not kill,” not,”Thou shalt not kill…except when you are super angry or feel like it is justified.” There is no wiggle room there, it literally says don’t kill people. Period.
Secondly, the police do not need a bunch of dumbasses with guns trying to protect them. It is likely that if you start firing a weapon during a tense situation where someone is pointing their gun at police, you will exasperate the situation and hurt more police officers or get yourself killed.
Finally, there were at least twenty open-carry citizens at the protest where the Dallas police officers were killed. All of them ran away, none of them helped. Thus proving more guns does not equal safer police officers.
Like every other ammosexual in this country, Feuerstein just proved he has no idea what the hell he is talking about and will just make this country less safe and more violent.
Watch his asshattery below:
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