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Published on Apr 7, 2012
As he did four months ago in London, the Reverend Jesse Jackson intermingled the story of Jesus and the Occupy movement. Only this time he did it on Holy Saturday.
Occupy Chicago held its Chicago Spring march and rally earlier today. And the Reverend Jesse Jackson recounted when Jesus cleared the moneychangers out of the temple in Jerusalem.
Jackson asks, "But why was He killed?"
Here's the answer you won't hear during Easter mass: "Because He fought and occupied the corrupt temple."
Jackson's account gets muddled later on, but clearly he's referring to the woman outside the temple who could offer only two nearly worthless coins to the house of worship. Of her Jackson says, "She is the 99 percent. So we occupy."
Comparing Jesus' life to a political movement is a foolish endeavor--leave it to Jackson to do just that.