This is the highest form of disrespect.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in full scale attack mode against Christians and has in essence declared war.
The 29-year-old representative has spent her weekend attacking Christians for their beliefs on abortion, children and love.
Then she took it a step further and attacked Christians, and misinterpreted the Scripture, on loans and interest to suit her agenda.
“Usury – aka high interest – happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions).
“Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill. 😇
“Unless of course they’re only invoking religion to punish women + queer people,” she said is her typical sarcastic way.
But the thing is that, again, facts do not matter to Ocasio-Cortez who believes being morally correct is better than being factually correct, The Daily Wire reported.
In a statement to The Daily Wire, Pastor Mark Burns noted Ocasio-Cortez’s claims were not accurate, highlighting that she lacked key context about scripture.
“In context, usury in the Old Testament was when a fellow Jew would charge interest to a fellow Jew. There was no requirement set for interest on a loan to those outside the household of faith,” Burns said. “For example, after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews were rebuilding their homes and needed money. There were wealthy Jews who allowed their brothers to borrow money yet charged them interest, which was forbidden in the law God gave Moses. Thus, Nehemiah and Ezra informed the lenders they must remove the interest charges, which they did.”
“This would be similar to a son or daughter borrowing a thousand dollars and the mom or dad charging interest,” Burns continued. “It is something that most families would never do. This is the same principle God established for the Jews among their brothers. They were all in a covenant family.”
“Even Christ said in a parable to take money and invest it to have more income and thus use interest or gains from profit to your benefit,” Burns added. “It is normal, however, if there is interest charged on someone who is an associate that borrows for his business. This also assists in motivating the borrower to pay back the loan back as delayed payments can increase the charges.”