UCLA Professor Says Jesus Supports Obamacare

by Samantha Watkins - Pt Loma Nazarene University on December 20, 2013

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.

“Any time immigrants and the poor are marginalized and exploited, I believe that God wants us to implement changes to society which alleviate their suffering and restore their dignity as children of God,” Romero said in an email to The Fix.

“God identifies with the suffering of immigrants and the poor, so much that He teaches that when we interact with them, we are actually interacting with Him,” Romero said. “If we truly love God, then we will also love the poor and disenfranchised. It is impossible to truly know God and continually exploit the poor and marginalized.”

Over the last seven years, Romero has slowly built up a ministry among college students in the greater Los Angeles area, one that galvanizes young people to volunteer and mentor for various urban ministries. He also launched a “Christian Students of Conscience” campus club that is unique to UCLA, but works with students across Los Angeles.

Pastor Romero, who was ordained by a small, black interdenominational council of churches in South Los Angeles, 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.”

The vision of Christian Students of Conscience, according to its Facebook page, is to launch “Jesus-centered movements of justice and racial reconciliation at UCLA and at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.”

Romero trains and mobilizes students around issues of poverty, justice and race, and provides a community of faith for students passionate about those issues.

“In fact, Jesus invented justice,” Romero said.

Christian Students of Conscience is billed as a place for students who care about social justice but find no place to express their concern in traditional church settings and campus ministries.

“Sadly, many Christian college students have walked away from church and their commitment to Christ because they viewed the organized church as irrelevant to the needs and concerns of the poor and people of color,” its website states.

Romero said his work inside the classroom does not overlap with his efforts as a pastor.

He wrote Jesus For Revolutionaries in his spare time and from the perspective of “a Chinese-Mexican, Asian-Latino, Jesus-loving pastor, lawyer and professor of Chicana/o studies and Asian American studies.”

Asked why Jesus would support amnesty, the professor said: “Jesus would have us extend compassion towards immigrants who are made in His image. In Matthew 25, Jesus teaches that if our love for Him is sincere, then we will have a heart of compassion for immigrants.”

By quoting the Bible, Romero said he believes he provides evidence to back his viewpoint that “Jesus transcends all human political structures-both of his own day and our own.”

Is Jesus a Republican or Democrat? Romero said he’s neither.

“That being said, as for His humanity, He was from a poor Jewish background and He lived under the oppression of Roman imperialism,” Romero said. “Jesus knows what it is like to be poor and marginalized.”

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.”

Fix contributor Samantha Watkins is a student at Pt. Loma Nazarene University.

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  • HooahJuice

    I wonder if jesus supports facebook.

    • The redhawk

      Or HOLLYWEIRDS…

  • balliolensis

    “consciously and mindfully … meeting scholarly standards of 21st century Indigenous Studies research.” This statement was written by professors? No doubt, in keeping with scholarly standards of 21st century Indigenous Studies research, they are all tenured full professors earning $120k (or more) and with an average of 3 citations per capita.

    • Guest

      You don’t have the slightest idea what you’re talking about.

  • MarkJ

    Idiot professors like these make a good case for bringing back the draft. A couple of years in the Army pounding sand would teach these boneheads some humility.

    • The redhawk

      Another Faculty Lounge LIZARD Proclaiming that he TALKS TO JESUS….I bet that this IDIOT is Tenured and Never worked a day in his Life to CREATE JOBS…

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

        Judaic Bolshevist Mammonism (Baphomet) is just as much of a devil as Mahomet.

        Forcing everyone to buy Obamacare from Wall Street insurance companies owned by the big banks makes no sense at all.

        “Occupy” exactly what?

        The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ

        • The redhawk

          Whatever “DEAL” Odumbo forged with the AARP and Insurance Companies as well as Pharma will result in a total destruction of our Health System..and a perpetual tax funded bail out of these .” allies” and lobbyists that Odumbo lired about keeping out of the W….and then we have the UNIONS

          BUT then he LIES about everything…

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            Sodom Hussein Obama

          • The redhawk

            BUt there are no muslims that practice that… so I am told… hahahah ;-)

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            If the Iranians nuke Israel, the Palestinian scums also die in the fallout… win/win

            If Bashar al Assad Pest Control is spraying for Salafist cóckroaches… win/win

            If Islamists give homosexuals the extinction they desire… win/win

          • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

            An absolutely perfect synopsis good Sir. Thank you for stating the way most of us think in such a bare-bones no-frills manner.

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            Why not polyandry or polygyny?

            All men are born of a woman.

            The Synagogue of Sodomy and Church of the Stinky Donut Hole will not tolerate blasphemy of their religious fággotry. They must think they will have fun playing “spread the other cheek” in gay marriages with their new Islamic masters.

            The Koran permits a man to have as many as four wives, but Saint Sodom Hussein Obama put on a yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall… no Muslim would do this Miley Cyrus dry humping of demons like the Jews do.

            Millions protested gay marriage, but François Hollande’s French government did it anyway… Hollande is a Sodom Hussein Obama sycophant… Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power from the sewers of Paris.

            Marine Le Pen faced prosecution for criticizing Islam (in France of all places) in context with existing French laws. And, in true Vichy fashion, they raised the white flag with Iran just like Monsieur Kerry.

            If anyone is anti-woman, it is the gay leftist L’Internationale… and they infest the education bureaucracy like AIDS.

          • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

            Very well said in an eloquently satirical fashion and thus deserving of this days “Brutal Truths” recognition. Isn’t it ironic that those that truly celebrate womanhood and find beauty in the feminine have been condemned by the liberal Zionist mainstream of academia, politics and media as oppressors while deviance and secular rot decays the moral fabric of our once exceptional society? The greatest device of evil is the convincing of the masses evil is non-existent and thus societal norms and mores are simply antiquated.

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            It isn’t even so much the “morality” bag… it is the lack of logic… cold, hard logic… no critical thinking…

            People can’t think beyond their gonads or what foreign objects and bodily appendages they can cram into their digestive orifices.

            There is a lot of truth to Freud’s theorized stages of psychosexual development. People are retarded.

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            Just how does a Jew get into heaven by dry humping the Wailing Wall like Miley Cyrus?

          • lessthantolerant

            Excellent!

    • D. Noslen

      bring back the draft anyway – or at lease require two years of national service by all starting at age 18. ALL.

  • Carney3

    The reason for Anglicizing is that this is an English speaking country. We don’t call Germany “Deutschland” or China “zhong guo”.

    It’s why John F. Kennedy was named Kennedy instead of Ó Ceannéidigh or Ó Cinnéide. Why Reagan wasn’t Ó Raogáin.

    • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

      YES. Anglicizing i.e. Bastardizing of the Celts (Scots-Irish) by the Anglo/Saxons (Britons) was an American ploy of pushing the Genocide the British have been waging in Ireland for over 800 years. I see in my own lineage this as names MacMorris is today simply Morris and O’Peatain is simply Patton. Up the Lads. Up the RA. Slainte’.

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

        Thomas Hobbes said the papists and presbyters were nothing more than ‘ghosts of the deceased Roman Empire sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.’

        Hobbes had to flee for his life to France while Oliver Cromwell laid waste to the British Isles proving it.

      • Carney3

        The suppression of the Irish language in Ireland by the English may count as “genocide” (a wildly over-used term), but the dominance of English and Anglicized forms in the USA and Canada does not.

        • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

          Tony Blair as P.M. admitted as much when he said the actions of the Crown during the famine constituted nothing less than a genocide. I never argued that the Anglicizing of Celtic names in America was by any means a form of “genocide” I was making the argument that the overtly racist tones was responsible for the names being changed and hence an attempt to further demoralize the Irish even in America.

  • Texas Jack

    Not at the tip of a Roman Spear……

    • JohnG911

      Dang right. People are blinded by their own selfish desires with little or no respect to other people’s rights. If I steal money from a rich person and give it to a poor person, its wrong, immoral, and I should be prosecuted for it. I don’t care how much you hate the rich or love the poor, failing to criminalize and prosecute violations of people’s rights will directly affect your rights. Why should you expect someone to DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS, if you’re unwilling to DEFEND EVERYONE’S RIGHTS? Non Jewish Germans learned that terrible lesson when they refused to defend Jews against Hitler’s tyranny. Just because Obamacare is legal, doesn’t make it right or moral. Remember, slavery was legal once. Obama is the most lawless President in America’s history and his lawlessness already threatens our liberty and it may threaten our lives one day.

      • Guest

        Stealing money from the rich? Ever hear of taxation? You have the audacity to compare the Affordable Care Act to the Holocaust? Someone should beat you with a big stick–for a long long time.

  • balliolensis

    Astonishing, isn’t it, that idiots like this one are made professors! Even worse, though, is their ability to brainwash young people into adopting their own subversive values.
    I sense, however, a rising tide of opinion that something radical must be done to transform public universities from the welfare hotels they have become back into institutions that are committed to teaching their students subjects that they need to learn. I hope that that isn’t mere wishful thinking on my part.

    • John

      And let us not forget our Department of Education! We must begin there to dismantle the liberalist strangle hold on our children. Then we will have a better chance of changing the our colleges and universities.

      • Guest

        God help us, if the dimwits on this page ever have anything to do with education on any level whatsoever.

  • immykal

    Another Dimwit teaching our youth .. what’s new?

    • lessthantolerant

      One more member of the Triad of Propaganda (education, media and entertainment).

      • jack ward

        Wow! That is cool. Education, media, and entertainment. {propaganda at it’s best] Well said.

        • lessthantolerant

          facts are necessary sometimes.

          • Guest

            Apparently not in this instance. Facts are clearly strangers to you.

    • The redhawk

      “teaching” or radicalizing with FALSEHOODS???????????

  • GinnyLee

    What a crock of ‘political propaganda for BO’….One, he pulls a line out of 2 Corinthians to ‘build a doctrine of healthcare for the poor’, and omits the full content. Let me help him here: 2 Corinthians 8:10 -13…
    “10 And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so.

    11
    Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
    12
    For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
    13
    Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.”

    What a huge difference. And his whole act of ‘teaching’ is probably one reason that so many street kids are in poverty, ignorance, and will remain so – unless or until they decide that “work is good”.

  • Shep Schultz

    Well, Sanger Hall at the University of Oklahoma is named after a well known eugenics proponent and racist. Of course she is a darling of the Left, so we’ll never rename that building.

  • Pepperspray137

    This guy wouldn’t have even been heard if he said Jesus would be pro-life.

  • lessthantolerant

    ReasoningWithFacts answered 8 months ago
    Obama’s Secret Homosexual Past Well Known Among Gay Community
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 .
    FROM THE CLOSET TO THE WHITE HOUSE: Dr. Jerry Corsi exposes more evidence that Barack Obama’s homosexuality was so mainstream and publicly known in Chicago that many in the gay community were shocked when Obama was able to keep this part of his identity a secret.
    (Editors note: Barack Obama’s homosexual past is well documented among those honest enough to simply report the facts about it. On May 9, 2012, The Daily Pen’s Dan Crosby published a story presenting evidence that Obama’s sudden abrupt change in support of gay marriage last spring was due to his secret homosexual past. Dr. Corsi’s account of testimony by witnesses to Obama’s homosexuality cast further derision on his social competency and radical liberal ideology. Four years ago, Larry Sinclair, a gay socialite, told the world that he had engaged in a homosexual relationship with Obama on two occasions. The story went widely unreported among America’s pro-Obama media complex. The fact that Obama is gay is not news to many of us who know the details and relationships about this man’s dark past. However, the fact that he would use covert tactics to hide this from the American people speaks volumes of what he truly thinks about, not only the gay community, but the American people, overall. Once again, yet another lie by Barack Obama about his biography is exposed.)
    NEW YORK, NY – A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

    “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.
    “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.
    DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, told WND he has first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.” “If you just hang out at these bars, the older guys who have been frequenting these gay bars for 25 years will tell you these stories,” DuJan said. “Obama used to go to the gay bars during the week, most often on Wednesday, and they said he was very much into older white guys.”
    Obama, DuJan said, is “not heterosexual and he’s not bisexual. He’s homosexual.”
    Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, who worked with the National Security Agency from 1984 to 1988 as a Navy intelligence analyst, confirmed DuJan’s claims.

    “It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND.
    WND also spoke with a member of the East Bank Club in Chicago, who confirmed Obama was a member there and was known to be a homosexual. The upscale fitness club says it has some 10,000 members, but it’s one of a number of places identified by the Chicago homosexual community as a “gay gym.” In April, WND reported a federal judge dismissed a libel case against Larry Sinclair, a homosexual who claimed Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign had paid to rig a polygraph test regarding Sinclair’s sensational charge that he had sex and used cocaine twice with Obama while Obama was an Illinois state senator. Sinclair tells his story in “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder.”
    In addition, rumors have swirled around Obama’s relationship with his personal aide and former “body man,” Reggie Love, who resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss. Love resigned from the White House in November 2011 after compromising photographs of him as a college student received wide circulation.

    DuJan said that during Obama’s first presidential campaign, “there was fear in the gay community” about talking openly about Obama being homosexual, particularly after the murder in December 2007 of Donald Young, the openly gay choir director at Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, who was known to be a close friend of Obama.
    “People did not want to talk openly about Obama being gay,” he said. “Then, when we saw how Larry Sinclair was demonized, anybody who would expose Obama worried they would be silenced if they dared to speak the truth about Obama’s gay life,” DuJan said.
    ‘Obama’s secrets’ . “Obama was a dirty politician that the media never wanted to vet – that’s what concerned me about Obama,” Du Jan said.
    .Man’s Country…..Madsen published an article in his Wayne Madsen Report in May 2010 claiming Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were members of the same bathhouse in Chicago.
    Source(s):
    “President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bathhouse in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city,” Madsen wrote. He said the bathhouse, “Man’s Country,” catered “to older men,” noting “it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s ‘grand old bathhouses.’ DuJan gave WND a list of “gay” bars in Chicago where older customers hang out and tell stories about how Obama, prior to 2004, frequented visited to pick up men for sex, including several on Halstead Street, widely known as an “uber-gay Chicago street. President Obama used to haunt the place when he was a just another Illinois state senator that no one had ever heard of or cared about.”
    Source: http://thedailypen.blogspot.com/2012/09/… by Dr. Jerome Corsi, Ph.D. of WND.com
    Hmmmm

    • Chairman_C

      The only queer here is you. Freak.

      • lessthantolerant

        poor little man wannabe.

  • boyd2

    “Robert Chao Romero, an ethnic studies professor at UCLA … ” I didn’t read any further than this. Who would?

    • Sunshine43

      I felt exactly the same!

  • Wyck Holland

    Like many of his colleagues on the left, Prof. Romero is a very confused man.

  • james

    UCLA professor. How about lowering the tuition for UC to help more people be able to study and escape poverty? The cost of attendance now stands at more than $30K for UCLA.

    • james

      I meant more than $30K per year for UCLA.

  • Michael Griffith

    He would, if Jesus Christ were an Insurance Company Executive!

  • CJ

    You guys are idiots for believing this. This is a made up story for entertainment.

  • physicsnut

    sounds like this twit professor spends all his time at AlterNet.

  • http://www.locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com/ locomotivebreath1901

    WJDND – What Jesus Did Not Do

    Jesus did not say, “The poor in our society can be middle class with more government funding.”

    Jesus did not approach the Sanhedrin to enforce a tithe on Temple goers to clothe the naked & feed the hungry.

    Jesus did not petition the Senate in Rome to levy a tax on all subjects in order to do medical research and heal the sick.

    Jesus did not end the parable of The Good Samaritan with a demand that the townspeople pay for the expenses of others with confiscated wealth.

    Jesus did not promise an earthly utopia through political solutions or judicial fiat.

    Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

    Beware of demagogues who politicize morality or immoralize politics.

    • Beachtennisguy

      Well said. The “Jesus is a socialist” propaganda seems to be everywhere. Statists will stop at nothing to expand their power, including hijacking the name and ethics of Christ.

      One would think that Obama’s jackboot treatment of Christian organizations who oppose abortion would temper this professor’s propaganda. Nope, because expanding government without discernible limit is the greatest good. No doubt, by Statist logic, Jesus also supports unlimited federal spending, borrowing, printing, regulating and debt also. For the poor, and the children, and the foreigners in our land.

      Then, at the end of the day, when the deified state has reduced us to mere inmates, it will try to destroy Christianity also. And the professor will still be arguing that this is what Jesus would have wanted. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

      • http://www.locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com/ locomotivebreath1901

        Thank you.

        • Guest

          FU

    • Guest

      Fine job. Where did you get these strange notions? St. Ayn Rand? Here’s another thing Jesus said: “Am I not my brother’s keeper?” As for you son–you best start looking for the smallest camel and the biggest sewing needle you can find,

  • BlueMoney

    I’m sure Jesus does support Obamacare. And so do his friends Jose, Juan, and Pedro (and every other Mexican who illegally jumps the border to take advantage of it and other free government cheese programs over the next decade or so.)

  • ojfl

    Interestingly separation of church and state goes out the window when promoting progressive policies. Now Jesus would not support ANY coercive government program, regardless of how good intentioned it is. Remember he never asked Pilate for favors for the poor. He never demanded Anas and Caiaphas to do anything for the poor, the widow and the orphan as high priests. He never pleaded with Rome for assistance to the leper, the lame, the deaf and the mute. He always demanded we individuals take care of them.

    • silvernotes

      Remember all law starts with the Bible…if it isn’t biblical, it isn’t a good law.

      • Guest

        “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.” Leviticus 19:27

    • Guest

      “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” — J.C.

  • D. Noslen

    Jesus – and ObieCare – together – huh? The Socialists must love that thought.

  • Alan Riedel

    Not that professors like these ever say anything sensible, but to say that Jesus would approve of a medical plan that pays for the murder (code name: abortion) of innocent children defies credulity. I hope the nitwit is an atheist, at least, so he isn’t calling himself Christian.

  • Sapperboy

    Jesus does not support stupidity professor. So I doubt you are high on his list of intellectual friends.

  • Southerner

    Jesus did not get into the political discussions/arguments of his time.

    • Guest

      Jesus’ entire life was a political statement.

  • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

    What’s disgusting is how the leftist mass media supports ignorance and feels entitled as all liberals do to bastardize everything, even Holy Scripture, to say what they want it to yet when Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty, Patriarch) states Biblical facts about homosexuality (not a sin which can be atoned for and forgiven but rather an abomination and is damnation and death) they go crazy. The truth is they champion freedom for those that agree with them and silence dissent but finally the silent majority is getting tired of being attacked for there beliefs.

    The problem with America is we have too many revolutionaries and not enough revolutions.

  • chamuiel

    This Professor has been delusional for quite some time.

  • Tom

    It does not say anything about immigrants in Matthew 25. It does say, however that If you provide for the least of these that you have provided for me. That is very broad and can very well encompass immigrants as well as just the poor and in need. If this pastor is implying that only immigrants are needy, then his students should look elsewhere for their spiritual fulfillment as they are only getting his teachings not His teachings.

  • markinla

    Of course Jesus would support affirmative action. Why wouldn’t he want the least talented to be handed everything? It is sad that this moron is a professor at any school let alone UCLA.

  • Patrick Henry

    What an idiot….Just another teacher in california that would NOT know the truth if it was right in his face!!!

  • Henry L

    It is the ultimate case of arrogance to claim to know what Jesus thought.

  • david

    The problem is not that Jesus would support fair treatment of all individuals, legal or illegal, black, white or other, or even feeding, clothing, and healing those in need. He would whole heartedly support these, the point of contention is how he would do this.
    Institutional/governmental theft He would never endorse, lawlessness, such as illegal immigration He would never support, Institutionalized racism such as affirmative action He would never ever support.
    He taught that we must do good, (not the government). The means do not justify the ends, government is an evil human institution that destroys everything it touches. Jesus never endorsed big government. as far as personal responsibility, If any one would not work neither should he eat.
    Our eternal reward is based on what we personally do, not what the government does, especially when it steals from those who earned it to give to those who have not.

  • M.Leichty

    This type of Higher Education is where Liberals come from. They’re dumbed down in college.

  • http://thedoctorwhocurescancer.com/ TheDoctorWhoCuresCancer

    The prof apparently uses the same line, “To love them as myself,” to support whatever he supports. How convenient is that!

    Do you suppose he uses it to support the sanctity of life for the preborn? Fat chance.

  • Michael Lorton

    “Jesus knows me, and He knows I’m right!”

  • karfish

    Someone needs to neuter this moron before he gets a chance to reproduce.

  • CrystalClaire

    Leave it to the libs to stretch Jesus once again, to support yet another piece of their
    sicko agenda. Jesus believed in healing alright, but the natural, laying-on-of-hands type.
    Not burdoning the masses with money extraction to enrich insurance companies, big pharma, & AMA sanctioned, medicine. Today, he would be no doupt arrested for practicing medicine without a license. Obamacare corrupts the already corrupt even more, what with government beaurocrats, & the IRS in charge of rationing what little care remains at their whims, based upon political philosophy, & a patient’s worthiness to the state. What twisted pretzels for brains these professors have. This is what passes for “education.” It might not be 1984, but we are in the wonderland of newspeak, where every word uttered means it’s exact opposite.

  • silvernotes

    The problem with Romero’s conclusions is where he draws the bridge between need and his support of public programs to fix the need. Jesus wants us to help the needy with our own self denials, not by stealing other people’s money. If He told people to ‘give unto Ceaser what is Ceaser’s’ why would he be pleased that we steal from other people’s hard work to help the needy? Jesus also said that there will always be the needy, so trying to make a socialistic fix to the indigent has not, will not work.

  • Wondering

    If folks truly practiced what the Bible teaches, there’d be no need for government involvement in so many areas of our society. Social justice is an excuse to exalt man. Sure there are needs which aren’t being met, sure there’s much wrong in many areas we wish could be “fixed”; if we’re looking for men to correct depraved society when faith and obedience to God is what’s needed, we’re a mess.

    • We the SHEEPle

      We the SHEEPle, united with today’s Week-Kneed, Panty-Waist Preachers & Pastors have silently allowed very TINY Minorities to ‘all-but-banish’ Yahweh/God from OUR ‘Once-Blessed’ America. Kick Him Out, His Blessings go with!
      We the SHEEPle, the VAST MAJORITY, remain useless against our enemies within. We are obviously very happy with he way things are AND the way things are headed. Sad, isn’t it!!!
      These “Tiny Minorities” are very ACTIVE for their Evil Cause! We the SHEEPle are useless for our ‘Cause’. (Do we even have a “cause”?)

  • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

    Here we have another liberal progressive college professor who should “stick to the knitting”. He needs to purl a few stitches, and get back to teaching ethnic studies instead of his idea of Christianity.The “Fix” writes, {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 operative word in that verse is “might”, it doesn’t read “will”. Additionally, Jesus didn’t say these words they were written by Paul in his letter to the Corinthians. I think Robert Chao Romero needs to talk to a Theology Professor, or a Bible scholar before he starts teaching about what Jesus would support. Jesus probably wouldn’t support Barack Insane Obama. Obama would have been thrown out just like Jesus did the money changers in the temple. A large number of people like to make Jesus out to always be kind, gentle, and tolerant with a gentle temperament. I beg to differ. He could be quite forceful when necessary.

    John 2:14-16

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”

    • We the SHEEPle

      …I have a Wanted Poster for Jesus (not His real Name; He never heard the name Jesus), anyway… per your post above:
      He’s Wanted by the Police for Assult & Battery; Destruction of Property, Etc., etc.

  • pissed off conservative

    its good to know these liberal professors know JESUS personally .. what a comfort for me and my family..have fun in hell prick face professor

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    I cannot find anywhere where Jesus said: “Let the Romans take care of it” or words to that effect. He always emphasized individual responsibility. Charity is an individual duty. To do charity through taxes is inefficient, prone to graft and corruption, and the giver is denied the blessing to give.;

  • felix1999

    Apparently he has SUBSTITUTED HUMANISM for CHRISTIANITY.

    How does he explain this?

    2Thes.3:10, 12

    [10] For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

    [12] Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

    The “poor” often make a CAREER out of being poor and subsidized by YOU as a taxpayer. There is a poor that Jesus talked about and they are the ones we should support – those that can not help themselves – the widow and the fatherless – NOT those that CAN WORK but REFUSE to WORK!

    Yes, I’m sure Jesus would support birth control and abortions!

    Sarcasm off!

    Matt.18:6

    [6] But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Mark.9:42

    [42] And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

    Luke.17:2

    [2] It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

    Yes, Jesus LOVED children! I dare say abortion is offensive and those that “offend” these little ones deserve CAPITAL PUNISHMENT on earth! Death panels, class warfare and race warfare would also not be approved by Christ.

    Having BORDERS that are PROTECTED by undesirable people was also approved by God. Yet our remain OPEN to all and criminals make themselves at home here.

    Clearly this guy is not familiar with Nehemiah.

    “Nehemiah was a high official in the Persian court of King Artaxerxes I at the capital city of Susa, which lay 150 miles east of the Tigris River in what is now modern Iran. Nehemiah served as the king’s cupbearer (Nehemiah 1:11), which evidently put him in a position to speak to the king and request favors from him. After hearing about the sad state of affairs in Judah, Nehemiah acquired the king’s permission to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the city and its fortifications. He is even given letters from the king to ensure safe passage and to obtain timber from the king’s forest for the gates and walls of Jerusalem.

    Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem in 445 B.C. as the provincial governor of Judah/Yehud. He immediately surveyed the damage to the entire city on his well-known night journey around the walls (Nehemiah 2:12–15). He enlisted the help of the people to quickly repair the breaches in the wall. He also urged them to set up guards to defend against the constant threat of those who opposed their efforts, including the armies of Samaria, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites.”

    http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/people-in-the-bible/nehemiah%E2%80%93the-man-behind-the-wall/

    Substitute ILLEGALS from Mexico, and other countries and to protect ourselves from TERRORISTS! It’s simply common sense!

    ILLEGAL immigrants have no business being here. They too are to OBEY our RULE OF LAW. Immigrants are not to EXPLOIT our compassion and drain our resources because they don’t want to work,learn out language or assimilate.

    PARENTS! Teach your kids about this.

    Clearly SOUND DOCTRINE is not being taught.

    • Guest

      So much compassion. By the way, were it not for humanists you wouldn’t have a Bible to understand or misunderstand. DA.

  • ChuckS123

    Paul wrote that if any man does not work, neither should he eat. Jesus urged people to voluntarily give to the poor, not that the government should steal from some and give to others. I think there was also an understanding that charity should be given to those who really are needy, not lazy, not messing up their own lives. One thing some ministries do is help people get off drugs and other life problems/sins.

    “Thou shalt not steal” I believe includes getting the government to steal from others to give to you. I think WND has a shirt that says “liberals: moochers hiring looters to steal from producers.”

    • Guest

      “the Laborer is worth of his hire” Luke 10:7

  • Tallfritz

    Which “Jesus” is he talking too? Some illegal alien lover named Jesús?

  • Sshaugen

    Let’s get the quote right from 2 Corinthians
    2 Corinthians 8:13-14 KJV

    For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

    For the life of me, I can’t understand what abundance illegal immigrants might bring to be equal as this passage indicates. The followers of this guy must be some really dumb college students. I hope they pick up the Bible at some point and leave this false Christian leader for a true follower of the gospel

  • paulrph1

    OK, I admit it I did not read the article because I know it is hogwash. How does the professor know? Did he personally talk to Jesus?

  • paul

    just another nut.. telling only a portion of the story and making sure that facts don’t get in the way.. who needs facts and truth anyway.. he makes it up as he goes along.. sure , we should have health care, no one who is ill should go untreated.. but ACA is NOT a strong start.. it is a gov’t takeover.. call it whatever you want but it’s still a gov’t takeover.. immigration is a way for the democrats to get votes .. lots and lots of votes.. Trust this.. God knows whats in their hearts.. they are not fooling Him.. so to be for immigration without securing our borders first is just another left wing ploy…it has absolutely nothing to do with humanity.. new flash to the UCLA Prof.. you got it wrong and it wasn’t even a good effort.. Jesus was oppressed .. not just because he was a Jew.. it was His mission that made the rulers angry.. they rejected His objective. He was not like the rest of the human element at the time.. He brought salvation to all who could accept it.. That was His role, he knew it .. you apparently missed it..

  • Mynickelsworth

    This “Professor” is a professional Socialist/Communist. To bad our Schools allow such to brainwash our children and young people.
    Our Public School system is a Socialist product and we’ve allowed the Socialist and tyrannical federal government to get control of them to brainwash to their hearts content.

  • Panicazi

    Typical Southern California collegiate “authority figure” using his position to promote his political agenda. He is of the same bunch that used to get ignored on campus because of their fuzzy logic and lack of evidence to support their arguments. Back in the day they just sat on the school quad and rocked gently in unified agreement to their crappy ideas, as the serious students walked quickly past them so as not to be detained by these freaks.

  • jrrrr

    If this is the Christian Jesus discussed, the words are very clear… “Charity” is either a voluntary form of spiritual morality or it is non-existent, since taxation is the opposite process of charity with opposite consequences (opposite consequences being the reason for the social and economic degeneration of every welfare state, since the supporting propaganda must obliterate the line between theft and exchange in order to deceitfully validate politicized theft as a socio-economic benefit.) Thus there are no cheap tickets to moral superiority for tax sucking liberals claiming that a welfare state’s government imposed political exploitation of a country’s entire work force is synonymous with “charity.”

  • M. Anwyze

    I would like to be a fly on the wall when obama meets Jesus, and Romero too for that matter. I don’t think it is going to go well for either of them.

  • Fred

    The Professor needs to wake up and smell what he’s shoveling! Jesus would have nothing to do with something that will hurt his people and that’s all Obama care is going to do. Do nothing but hurt the second class citizen of this country end of story.

  • loran

    Those on the far left are doing a bang up job of fooling the people. And those people are letting themselves be led down the path of unrighteousness. Ignorance is so blissful, isn’t it. The left is who are marginalizing and exploiting the poor and unfortunate, not the conservatives. Actual history does not matter to the left, it defats their purpose. So they manufacture a history and re-write the meaning of words to further their ideology. To them it’s their truth and that’s all that matters.

  • MissionaryJames

    College does not fix anything, but causes more problems, places students into deep debt and indoctrinates them with Marxism and how to overthrow America from within.

  • Joe Mauro

    As Good Ol’ Bugs Bunny would say:……
    WHAT A MAROON!!!!!!

  • bubba60609

    So they very person these POSs don’t believe in is used too promote an ideology. How quaint.

  • Jane18

    Pastor Romero(and I use that title with little respect), a pastor “feeds”, and brother you are feeding people toxic garbage! Your 2nd Corinthians quote must be from an NIV(a real pastor would never use an NIV to make a point). You have not read with understanding of what the verses said. Did you get that? I said verses! You are one of those teachers that only pick this verse or that verse to say what You want to say. I guess, no, I’m sure, you have never read that GOD’s judgment begins at the pulpit… 2nd Peter 4:17

  • lessthantolerant

    Jesus may support healthcare for all and immigration for all, we will never know. that is an irrelevant position in todays circumstances.
    The professor speaking from a position of authority or absolutes is what makes the issue silly.
    This professor wants it to be so because it supports his position. I am pretty sure he does not speak for Jesus and hence his opinion is irrelevant.
    In today’s society rampant spending illogical society providing health insurance for all ad then opening the doors of immigration so we can add more to our society who will need healthcare and entitlements freely given is a receipt for complete bankruptcy of this nation.
    Fiscal sanity will have to finally rear its head or we will as a nation collapse.
    Socialism and communism has never worked anywhere it has been tried without being supplemented by capitalism therefore we as a people need to get this under control.

  • James Clayshulte

    Seems people tend to forget that Jesus literally braided a whip and beat the bureaucrats out of the temple…

  • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

    From a Soldier to a Marine first allow me to say thank you for your service during those terrible years. Second I, as with a multitude, see the obvious truthfulness of your statement yet what I find disappointing and frustrating is the painful fact that we live in a time with an abundance of revolutionaries and no revolutions. I believe Thomas Jefferson understood what would occur with a Nation gone complacent and thus it is of the essence that we Patriots once again water the “Tree of Liberty” and let the blood run red if we are to secure a future for this Republic.

    Deus Vult

  • Guest

    I’ll tell you one thing: there’s not a single Christian commenting on this site. The idiot professors many of you are talking about are just a theory you have–perhaps you might actually enter a university classroom someday. Nah. That’s silly.

  • USMC 64-68

    From a Marine to a soldier let me say: brother, thank you for wearing the uniform and defending the Constitution and our rights.

    I share your discomfort and keep wondering where the revolution is. Where are the leaders like those who stood up against the tyranny of King George? We have just as much tyranny, if not more. I think our forefathers would have been shooting by now.

    I’m encouraged that more are speaking out, and patriots like Gen. Vallely are raising the issue of our need for a leader like Geo. Washington.

    In the meantime, pray and keep your powder dry.

  • Guest

    So. Whose blood ought to run, hero?

  • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

    My friend we need men of character as the Forefathers were to take the lead and I see a few rising stars but lest we fool ourselves even our Founders were simply men and fallible. We can no longer allow a liberal media to discredit great men for simple transgressions because as long as we do we will continue to be without a leader we can compromise to follow. We do need a Washington but also a Jefferson that values Liberty and a Franklin that is a great Statesman. I fear Gov. Christie simply because he is being pushed as the 2016 candidate by the media and one must question why.

  • USMC 64-68

    I hear you brother

  • Guest

    You made at least two grammar errors in one sentence: F

  • John

    You are wrong! I am a Christian or more correct – A follower of Christ – and I am commenting here! I have attended 2 public elementary schools, a public junior high school, 3 high schools, a private technical school, a public community college, a private university, a private Presbyterian, yet state funded, liberal arts college and a full-blown state university plus many other educational institutions during my entire life of 67 years. I say to you that you do not know of what you speak! Most teachers and professors in our “public” school systems and some private schools are the enemies of our children and of God. They are destroying America from the inside out by subtle indoctrination. They are Satan’s entrenched warriors working to destroy the one nation that is standing in Satan’s way to take over the world with a one world government and religion. Just as bad, are the multitudes of professing Christians who have accepted Jesus as God, their Lord and Savior, yet, do not truly KNOW God (Jesus). You are no better, for your ignorance shows just as Professor Romero’s does as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing. Do you know the most difficult distance in the universe for man to span? It is approximately 18 inches. That is the distance between the mind (intellect) and the heart. No one can understand God with just his mind for God judges a man by what is in his heart not by what is in his mind. Is the Bible (Holy Scriptures) about man’s opinion of God or God’s opinion about man? If you thought the former, you are wrong. God has not only instructed and guided man to write down His Holy word so that every man should know Him and follow Him but, He even wrote His entire word in the Heavens so, that there would be no excuse for a man not knowing Him. Then He sent His Word to earth so that man could see and hear His Word in person – and man rejected His Word. Who is the God’s Word? Jesus Christ, the Son of God. God gave us His “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth” – B-I-B-L-E. God is so loving in His heart and cares so much about man that He does not want to lose even one of His creation, that He spelled out His entire plan and instructions so that their would be no excuse! Unless you and this professor and the multitudes like you change your ways accepting the way of God, all of you will face a terrible fate! “Their is a way that seems correct to a man but, its path leads to death!”

  • John

    You are wrong! I am a Christian or more correct – A follower of Christ – and I am commenting here! I have attended 2 public elementary schools, a public junior high school, 3 high schools, a private technical school, a public community college, a private university, a private Presbyterian, yet state funded, liberal arts college and a full-blown state university plus many other educational institutions during my entire life of 67 years. I say to you that you do not know of what you speak! Most teachers and professors in our “public” school systems and some private schools are the enemies of our children and of God. They are destroying America from the inside out by subtle indoctrination. They are Satan’s entrenched warriors working to destroy the one nation that is standing in Satan’s way to take over the world with a one world government and religion. Just as bad, are the multitudes of professing Christians who have accepted Jesus as God, their Lord and Savior, yet, do not truly KNOW God (Jesus). You are no better, for your ignorance shows just as Professor Romero’s does as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing. Do you know the most difficult distance in the universe for man to span? It is approximately 18 inches. That is the distance between the mind (intellect) and the heart. No one can understand God with just his mind for God judges a man by what is in his heart not by what is in his mind. Is the Bible (Holy Scriptures) about man’s opinion of God or God’s opinion about man? If you thought the former, you are wrong. God has not only instructed and guided man to write down His Holy word so that every man should know Him and follow Him but, He even wrote His entire word in the Heavens so, that there would be no excuse for a man not knowing Him. Then He sent His Word to earth so that man could see and hear His Word in person – and man rejected His Word. Who is the God’s Word? Jesus Christ, the Son of God. God gave us His “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth” – B-I-B-L-E. God is so loving in His heart and cares so much about man that He does not want to lose even one of His creation, that He spelled out His entire plan and instructions so that their would be no excuse! Unless you and this professor and the multitudes like you change your ways accepting the way of God, all of you will face a terrible fate! “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 The choice is yours.

  • Guest

    You are insane. Seek help.

  • Guest

    You’re still insane.

  • John

    Hey Guest, at least I have an answer and one that is honest and correct, rather than your typical Liberal leftist blabber of nothingness and incorrectness! Like the other military veterans on this thread, I am an Army Vet, also! If you want to stand beside us and fight for our nation against the tyranny that is running ramped in our government today that is okay but, you can be sure we won’t let you stand behind us!

  • John

    And you are still a Liberal, leftist, blabbering, jackass of a fool who is standing on the wrong side of God. I will pray for you.

  • Guest

    Don’t bother–God doesn’t listen to the damned.

  • Guest

    Your answer is neither honest nor correct. You make many assumptions and assertion here as you do elsewhere, none of which are even rational.

  • Guest

    You think you’re the only vet and that you speak for everyone? You have a greatly inflated version of yourself and a deflated version of the contributions of others. If you had seen what I have seen and had to do what I have done, you’d shut your yap in a big friggin’ hurry.

  • John

    Oh, you really are a son of Satan – to which I say “Satan get thee behind me!”
    I have done what God has asked of me and my conscious is clear. As you wish, I shall not pray for you any more for you have damned yourself and set yourself on the path to eternal damnation. Our contact and conversation is done.

  • Guest

    You’re filled with hatred and will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Hate and be damned.