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Last month Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, syndicated columnist, and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” was interviewed by Joe Rogan. 

Shapiro is a trusted and respected voice in many conservative and Christian circles. He has become a prominent pro-life, pro-Israel voice in many Christian communities. Christians and preachers worldwide embrace him as a bright, articulate, and thoughtful political pundit.

Most Christians know that Shapiro is an Orthodox Jew; however, they would be quite shocked to know what he unabashedly believes about Jesus Christ.

(The exchange lasts about :40 seconds and runs from the 1:33:00-1:33:40 mark)

Transcribed below is a brief exchange from Rogan’s interview with Shapiro:

Shapiro: “From a Jewish point of view we don’t believe in the divinity of Christ. There you can make an argument that the gospels which were written…”

Rogan: “He was just a prophet .. right?”

Shapiro: “No, no, no, we don’t even believe that he was a prophet.”

Rogan: “What do you think he was? What do you guys think he was?”

Shapiro: “I don… I mean… I… What do I think he was, historically? I think he was a Jew who tried to lead a revolt against the Romans and got killed for his trouble. Just like a lot of other Jews at that time who were crucified for trying to lead a revolt against Rome and got killed for their trouble.

Rogan: “So he became legend in story and became a bigger and bigger deal as time went on…”

Shapiro: “Yea, and he got a group of followers and then that gradually grew and then there was a…”

Rogan: “Do you think he was resurrected?

Shapiro: “No. No, that’s not a Jewish belief.”

Even though Shapiro dismisses Jesus as nothing more than a zealous idealist who died for fomenting revolution against Rome, some professed Christians don’t think his views are insulting.

“As a modern Orthodox Jew, Ben is a practitioner of Judaism, and so, he does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel, let alone God. But he doesn’t go around mocking Jesus and he doesn’t insult Christians who worship Him as Lord.” Dr. Michael Brown, author and host of Line of Fire radio program.

But other Christians were not so willing to look the other way. They condemned Shapiro’s comments about the Lord Jesus Christ as demeaning and blasphemous

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?” 1 John 2:22 KJV

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Derrick Jordan grabbed an AR-15 rifle from a pickup truck parked near the entrance of a Conoco gas station and convenience store.

He and four other black Ferguson residents spent Tuesday night guarding the white-owned business from would be looters and shoplifters.

We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” said gas station Doug Merello, whose family has owned the business for thirty years

Jordan and his friends were joined on Tuesday night by other armed men from the neighborhood. The men weren’t paid to be there. They said they owed it to Merello, who has employed many of them over the years and treats them with respect.

“He’s a nice dude, [sic] he’s helped us a lot,” said 29-year-old R.J.

Missouri lawmakers recently passed a law overriding local ordinances that banned the open carry of firearms by people who have concealed-weapons permits.

For more on the story, see “Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson.”

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Jonathan Gentry isn’t afraid to talk about the breakdown of civilization in the black community. He addresses the black activists and civil rights leaders and responds to the Michael Brown killing where an unarmed black 18-year-old was reportedly shot after an alleged altercation with a white police officer.

In the 6:18 youtube video that he had posted to his Facebook page, Gentry gets right to the point about the looting and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. He tells the black looters, rioters, and arsonists that what they are doing isn’t helping.

“[T]his is embarrassing. The whole country is watching us act like Planet of the Apes, Part III. Acting like Curious George on Red Bull ain’t helping.”

By the way, Curious George is a brown monkey character in a children’s book series that is brought from Africa to a big city, and Red Bull is a fizzy, caffeine/sugar-laden energy drink.

According to Gentry, he is telling black folks what they “need to hear as opposed to what you want to hear.”

“All we know how to do is march, and riot, and loot. … All we know how to do is blame the police and white folks for our actions. … I’m sick of it. … Let’s change as black people. When is this gonna stop. When! How are our children supposed to grow up when we’re out here acting like a stoned fool? How are our kids supposed to grow up when we’re out here acting stupid? How? … When, are we gonna overcome? It’s been fifty plus years and all we’re doin’ is goin’ ’round in circles.”

Gentry says he’s “still waitin’ for us to overcome.”

“Change is not going to come until we change it. … Let’s stop marchin’ and let’s just change.”


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