In Georgia, a billboard comparing former President Donald Trump to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has surfaced.
Eugene Scott, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was the first to call notice to the ad on social media, tweeting a photo of the remarkable display panel to Twitter with the caption “Wow!”
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) September 13, 2021
The billboard features an image of Trump alongside a purported Bible quote from Romans 8:17, which reads: “Unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulders.”
The quote is clearly a misquote. That particular chapter and verse read: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
— Carlos F. Camargo, Ph.D. | DRE #01988431 (@CarlosFCamargo1) September 14, 2021
It appears that the billboard quote has been paraphrased from Isaiah 9:6, which reads: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The billboard was erected in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, according to Dan Landrum, another Twitter user.
It's a few miles south of Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Here's a view from farther away. pic.twitter.com/GLGzyELxNV
— Dan Landrum (@dan_landrum) September 14, 2021
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Fort Oglethorpe is located in both Catoosa and Walker counties. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a member of the 14th congressional district in Georgia, which encompasses both counties.
Greene, a Trump supporter, and Republican has courted controversy in the past by pushing a number of dubious conspiracy theories on social media. She was recently banned from Twitter after claiming in August that the COVID-19 vaccine had “failed.”
She also came out against President Joe Biden’s vaccination mandate proposals earlier this month, wrongly claiming that they were in violation of the Nuremberg Code, which was established after WWII to prevent a repeat of Nazi Germany’s atrocities.
Trump isn’t the first to make a comparison between himself and Jesus. The following is a condensed version of the data.
This is not the first time that Trump supporters have compared the one-term former president to Jesus.
Jenna Ryan, the now infamous realtor from Dallas who went to Washington on a private plane before taking part in the January 6 uprising, claims she is being targeted by a local newspaper after an article about her recently released song was published.
“This article about me in the Dallas Observer is persecution,” Ryan wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “I have the right to be a Christian. Writing a hit-piece about my expression of faith is not cool.”
In the Observer contributor, Danny Gallagher compared the story of Ryan to “an onion.”
“Every time a new layer is exposed to the atmosphere, it smells like hell, but you can’t help but take a huge whiff,” Gallagher wrote. “The latest odorous bit of news comes in musical form.”
My Falling Heart is the title of the song. Gallagher adds that Burnham was probably listening to one of those sweeping, uplifting ballads with significant religious overtones when he wrote the lyrics to “White Woman’s Instagram.”
Gallagher then deconstructed the words of Ryan’s original song “My Failing Heart,” which she recorded and posted last week on her self-help YouTube channel, SelfLoveU.
While the song looks to be about Ryan’s Christian faith, Gallagher jokes that “something far deeper is at work here,” implying that it is actually about former President Donald Trump.
“Here’s a fun game! Go back and replace the words ‘Jesus,’ ‘somebody,’ ‘someone,’ ‘anybody’ and ‘God’ with ‘Trump,’ ‘Donald’ or ‘My Donny-wonny’ and try not to laugh at the results,” Gallagher writes. “You may dislocate your jaw in the process, but it’s worth it.”