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UCLA Professor Says Jesus Supports Obamacare
College Fix ^ | December 20, 2013 | Samantha Watkins

Posted on 12/21/2013 10:30:11 AM PST by Zakeet

Robert Chao Romero, an ethnic studies professor at UCLA who also runs a Christian youth ministry in Los Angeles, argues students are often taught Christianity and social justice causes such as immigration reform and affirmative action stand opposed.

But the way Romero sees it, Jesus would support immigration reform, affirmative action – even the Affordable Care Act – and it’s part of a message he gives to college students to teach them about “Jesus’ heart for justice,” he tells The College Fix.

Romero recently published a free ebook, “Jesus For Revolutionaries,” which spells out in detail why he believes Jesus would support all three measures.

When it comes to Obamacare, Romero said he – and Jesus – support it because “50,000 of my neighbors in the United States die each year for lack of meaningful healthcare.”

“To love them as myself requires that I support structural change to our nation’s health care system,” he explains. “The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but it is a strong step away from the status quo and towards loving our neighbors as ourselves.”

It’s the same concept behind immigration reform and affirmative action, he adds.

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Romero said he supports immigration reform, and so does God.

“I support immigration reform because millions of undocumented immigrants are being exploited as cheap labor, torn apart from their families through unjust deportations, and scapegoated by racist laws such as Arizona SB-1070,” he said. “God makes it clear through dozens of Bible verses that we are not supposed to exploit immigrants.”

As for affirmative action, Romero cites 2 Corinthians 8:13, which states: “Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.”

“The goal of educational affirmative action is that there might be equality for students who come from backgrounds of poverty and from unequal educational systems,” he says. “Urban schools are largely the legacy of historical racism.”


TOPICS: Activism; Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: academia; affirmativeaction; amnesty; california; obamacare; religion

Pastor Romero was ordained by a small, black interdenominational council of churches in South Los Angeles ... and describes himself as a “pastor to the pastor-less,” adding: “Many of the students we mentor don’t have a close relationship with any church.”

1 posted on 12/21/2013 10:30:11 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like he’s hearing voices,usually not a good sign.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 10:32:33 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Zakeet

I want to know chapter and verse where Jesus specifically taught that the government should take over the medical industry.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 10:33:06 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Zakeet

The gospel according to Fruit Loops. And why do I have the feeling that, somewhere in there, he will also help you, regardless of your sex, to remove your clothes to REALLY get in touch with your spiritual side?


4 posted on 12/21/2013 10:35:52 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: ReformationFan

On the one hand, Scripture teaches us to submit to the ruling authorities.

On the other hand, Scripture ALSO teaches that we must defy the ruling authorities if they demand that we violate the Word.

So does obedience to Obamacare violate God’s Word?

Do I really need to answer that?


5 posted on 12/21/2013 10:36:06 AM PST by Luircin
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To: Zakeet

Something tells me that this so-called Professor has never even read the Bible. This sounds SO much like the liberal strawman of wimpy teddy-bear Jesus.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 10:37:39 AM PST by Luircin
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To: Zakeet

UCLA professor, that explains it.


7 posted on 12/21/2013 10:39:08 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Zakeet

So, immigrants are being exploited yet they come here voluntarily. Then AZ passes a law that will get them back home and he says it’s racist.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 10:42:09 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Zakeet

http://www.chavez.ucla.edu/people-faculty-and-staff/core-faculty-1/robert-chao-romero


9 posted on 12/21/2013 10:43:07 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: righttackle44

All of you have got it wrong -

He is a preacher-

To lead the unknowing AWAY from God

Just a little Blaspheming of our Lord Jesus-

To get his unknowing youths to rally to him

Oh- by the way- “ Merry Christmas”- we should be getting
an avalanche of “NEWS “ stories like this to dishearten
us Christians at this time of year.


10 posted on 12/21/2013 10:44:12 AM PST by mj1234
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To: Logical me

UCLA= Uptown Communist Learning Academy.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 10:45:33 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: ReformationFan

“I want to know chapter and verse where Jesus specifically taught that the government should take over the medical industry.”
Jesus wouldn’t recognize a thing today.
The government as we’re experiencing it today began in the 1930’s and exploded with Johnson’s “Great Society.” The previous great governmental expansion was in France, probably during Napoleon when it started to offer services and laws about how much bakers could charge for bread. (Those laws actually started earlier and led to the downfall of the kings.)


12 posted on 12/21/2013 10:46:18 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Zakeet

Is Christianity a ‘Racist, Classist, and Sexist Religion?’ UCLA Professor Addresses ‘Commonly Held Belief’ Among Students

http://www.christianpost.com/news/is-christianity-a-racist-classist-and-sexist-religion-ucla-professor-addresses-commonly-held-belief-among-students-109777/


13 posted on 12/21/2013 10:46:38 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Zakeet

When it comes to favoring one color over another, rewarding illegal activity with citizenship and unconstitutional tax laws, the phrase “What Would Jesus Do” conjures up visions of overturned tables and bullwhips.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 10:48:19 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: righttackle44

The gospel according to Fruit Loops. And why do I have the feeling that, somewhere in there, he will also help you, regardless of your sex, to remove your clothes to REALLY get in touch with your spiritual side?

I’m sure that he also preaches the gospel of La Raza, to paraphrase Bender “ethic studies my shiny metal ass!”


15 posted on 12/21/2013 10:48:47 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Zakeet

Leftists are insane, they will literally say anything to get thier way


16 posted on 12/21/2013 10:49:14 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Zakeet

UCLA Professor Says Jesus Supports Obamacare

Well... Perhaps Jesus might have supported Obamacare the way it was described a few years ago, but now that we've passed the law and we've found out what's in it, not so much.

So maybe Jesus would give Obama a couple of points for good intentions if he really bought into the myth that is was done "with good intentions", but given the extent to which the lie has been exposed, he'd probably have a little discomfort with endorsing it. After all, it's absolutely nothing like the original sales pitch, which was a lie on an epic scale.

17 posted on 12/21/2013 10:49:28 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like he’s found some new passages in the exclusive Democrat version of the Bible. Bet there’s several in there that say that our border to Mexico should be open, and there should be no voter ID in Texas, too.

He stands a good chance of being called to the White Hut to be a spiritual advisor to The Won.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 10:49:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Zakeet

I dont think he would agree with the stealing from others part


19 posted on 12/21/2013 10:51:28 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Note to the good professor: It’s not Christian Charity and Gooe Will when it is confiscated by FedGov at the muzzle of their guns (IRS, HHS, DHS, ETC.) and under threat of their Anti-Constitutional legislation.

I am perfectly capable of determining and distributing my own Christian charity and good will. I don’t need Zero and 0bamunists in the mix.


20 posted on 12/21/2013 10:52:40 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: PubliusMM

Dadgummed spell checker... Gooe = Good


21 posted on 12/21/2013 10:53:36 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Zakeet
So what, exactly, is "Obamacare," reverend perfesser?

And does your Utopian definition of "Obamacare" have any resemblance to what President Trayvon actually has in mind?

22 posted on 12/21/2013 10:54:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Farmer Dean

““Many of the students we mentor don’t have a close relationship with any church.”

“and thus they are easy targets for the communist prpoganda we feed them”


23 posted on 12/21/2013 10:54:03 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: ReformationFan

I want to know chapter and verse where Jesus specifically taught that the government should take over the medical industry.


The Parable of the Good Samaratan actually taught the opposite. The Samaratan found the injured man, took him to an inn, and used his own money to help him.

The Left has a blind spot when it comes to recognizing that Government is Force, and uses violence to enforce its edicts. They think that all they need to do is pass a law, and the good things they intended will happen.


24 posted on 12/21/2013 10:55:26 AM PST by Mack the knife
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To: Zakeet

Not only does Jesus support ObamaCare, he has voted multiple times in several Democratic Districts simultaneously. Motor Voter and all...


25 posted on 12/21/2013 10:56:27 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Zakeet

The queer can go suck goats... (kept it simple)..


26 posted on 12/21/2013 10:57:07 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: Zakeet

I’m curious as to how much he is paying for insurance. Wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he’s not paying a dime, because he’s got some dumb idiots paying it for him. After all, he’s a man of the cloth, and doing God’s work, etc.


27 posted on 12/21/2013 10:58:14 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Zakeet

It is a shame that people do not yet accept the fact that America is being conquered by the “Third World.”(Third World is composed of a coalition of blacks wherever born, Latins, Asiatics and Non Christians. Quite naturally they will teach what they are comfortable with. “Justice” to them means total subordination of the Euro American to Third World hopes dreams, fantasies and abysmal ignorance. They cannot produce or create so they will take through sheer numbers. Remember people the Romans were a cultured, intelligent and refined people when conquered by the Germans, who in those days could hardly read and write. Notice the increasing “Third World” numbers filling positions of authority. I hope that at least Americans can become alarmed at the on going conquest.


28 posted on 12/21/2013 10:58:32 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Zakeet

hey professor if you want to think for Jesus... what do you think his opinion would be about abortion on demand?.. let’s start there


29 posted on 12/21/2013 10:58:58 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Zakeet

Jesus is a Bank Robber who gives the money he steals to his best friends.

That is something I never knew.


30 posted on 12/21/2013 11:00:28 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: Zakeet
...because “50,000 of my neighbors in the United States die each year for lack of meaningful healthcare.”

How did they die?

31 posted on 12/21/2013 11:01:25 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Zakeet

I think he is confusing “Jesus of Nazareth”, with “Haysoos,” his illegal alien gardener.


32 posted on 12/21/2013 11:02:55 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Zakeet

Where do these people find Jesus as a political activist in the Bible?
Stop with this nonsense.


33 posted on 12/21/2013 11:04:25 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Farmer Dean

Yeah, since is is conversing, maybe he can ask “jesus” if he can make a rock so big that he himself cannot lift it?


34 posted on 12/21/2013 11:04:53 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Zakeet

With Jesus, we don’t need ObamaCare. Jesus made house calls, and He never charged a dime.


35 posted on 12/21/2013 11:05:27 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Farmer Dean

Putting words in the mouth of The Word.


36 posted on 12/21/2013 11:08:22 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Zakeet

“To love them as myself requires that I support structural change to our nation’s health care system,” he explains. “The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but it is a strong step away from the status quo and towards loving our neighbors as ourselves.”

Nothing in this sentence makes any sense.....


37 posted on 12/21/2013 11:09:18 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Zakeet

Another education teacher ‘nut-case’.


38 posted on 12/21/2013 11:12:07 AM PST by mulligan
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To: 353FMG

“Putting words in the mouth of The Word.”
He must be insane then.


39 posted on 12/21/2013 11:13:55 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Zakeet

Quick, someone ask Pastor Romero what insurance Jesus (I am assuming he means Jesus the Christ, not Jesus Rodriguez) signed up for.


40 posted on 12/21/2013 11:54:50 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Zakeet
an ethnic studies professor

One step away from a barista.
41 posted on 12/21/2013 11:59:09 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Zakeet

Jesus was not a socialist and Karl Marx was not the Christ. Christian Charity is not a governmental program for the coercive redistribution of wealth. Pastor Romero is a Commie idiot.


42 posted on 12/21/2013 12:55:13 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Zakeet

Yes, Jesus does support Obamacare. Jesus, the illegal immigrant from Mexico, that is.


43 posted on 12/21/2013 1:25:46 PM PST by struggle
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To: Zakeet

44 posted on 12/21/2013 3:55:35 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Zakeet

All right, “Pastor.” Let’s look at the words of Jesus, shall we?

“There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

The Jesus YOU follow would have said something about those eighteen needing health insurance, and complained about Pilate not giving medical care to those he’d slaughtered.

The REAL Jesus—you know, the one you didn’t pull out of where the sun don’t shine—said something entirely different, didn’t he?


45 posted on 12/22/2013 11:43:11 AM PST by Luircin
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