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Super Bowl Commercial about Jesus sparks backlash from viewers and politicians | Why does it upset people?

Super Bowl Commercial about Jesus spark backlash from viewers and politicians
Super Bowl Commercial about Jesus spark backlash from viewers and politicians

The people at “He Gets Us” aired several commercials last night at the Super Bowl and they are getting crushed today for trying to promote God.

If you didn’t get to watch the commercial, it was powerful. The Christian Company spent 20 million dollars to reach the viewers of the Super Bowl through commercials.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the politician from New York was pissed at the ads and said this:

“Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign,”

She was not the only one taking aim at the two ads. One was a thirty second advertisement, and the other was a 1 minute ad towards hate.

One commercial showed black-and-white images of migrants fleeing their homes to avoid persecution. The ad revealed that the story is actually about Jesus, his mother Mary and her husband Joseph.

The other ad displayed black-and-white images of disputes between people over racial justice, pandemic lockdowns and politics. The ad then states, “Jesus loved the people we hate.”

The ad has been running all season long, and was launched in 2022 and they plan to spend billions campaigning. As a believer I am fine with the message out there. Others however are not very fond of the message.

As a matter of fact, HE Gets Us is getting crushed today by media outlets and people on the internet, saying the company could have spent the 20 million dollars on feeding the homeless, or building homes for people and taking them off the streets. They are also getting crushed today for reportedly supporting the fight against abortion and anti-LGBTQ organizations.

He Gets Us claims not to be “’left’ or ‘right’ or a political organization of any kind,” nor does it claim affiliation with a particular denomination. The group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and a subsidiary of Servant Foundation.

Hobby Lobby founder and billionaire David Green informed talk show host Glenn Beck his family was helping fund the ads.

“You’re going to see it at the Super Bowl—‘He gets Us,’” Green told Beck. “We are wanting to say—we being a lot of people—that he gets us. He understands us. He loves who we hate. I think we have to let the public know and create a movement.”

As a Christian I will add my two cents. I was an Athiest for a long time, so I thought. I didn’t believe in a higher power, I thought God was a myth. I didn’t want anything to do with him, because this so call God didn’t want anything to do with me. I broke my back in 1999 and I thought my life was over. I had no clue what Jesus had in store for me.

Since accepting Jesus, I get asked all the time what made me turn to him. Well, I was at rock bottom. I had tried committing suicide, my life was in shambles. I was in a wheelchair, being told the chance of living a normal life was out the window, and I had no where else to turn. In 2002 I went to church for the first time in my life. I met a lady that spoke in tongues and told me I would walk again, and be healed. I had no one else to trust, so I figured why not give it a shot.

Fast forward, and I am walking today. I am not only walking, I am serving a God that didn’t quit on me. Jesus does not need a PR guy, but at the end of the day it is a Christian’s job to get the word out there about him. To spread the Gospel, that is our requirement. It is not to force it on someone, or to push someone into doing what I do, or want them to do. It is letting them know that God is there for them, and with him, all things are possible.

If the world continues to push God away they are right now, the word will stop getting out. People are already angry and do not want to hear the word. They will quickly push you away and call you names. Imagine when the majority of the world thinks a Christian is the bad guy. What will happen then? Will we see Christians being beheaded in the United States just like they are in other countries?

The time is coming, and our job is to get the word out. This commercial is doing that and if it reached one person who was thinking about committing suicide, or made them drop to their knees and accept him as their Lord and Savior it was more than worth it. Is 20 million too much for your LIFE?

It is powerful, and while some hate it, I absolutely loved it! Thanks He Gets Us! What a great ad, you are right He does love the people that we hate.

Damond Talbot

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