Supporters of Bernie Sanders and Kanye West have something in common: They both have a Messiah complex and are fond of comparing themselves (or their candidate) to Jesus Christ.
Earlier in March, agnostic celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that Jesus would definitely have voted for the socialist senator, because he supports taxing the rich and is against torturing terrorists and building a wall on the Mexican border.
Tyson wasn’t the first celebrity to make this comparison, rapper Killer Mike told ABC News back in November that Sanders’ campaign “lines up next to the words of Jesus Christ.”
Ironically, Killer Mike doesn’t subscribe to an organized faith and said religion is responsible for more violence than rap music.
Boston University professor of religion Stephen Prothero wrote in a recent USA Today op-ed that Sanders “is the most Christian candidate in the 2016 race.”
“That sounds like Pope Francis, whom Sanders has repeatedly lauded,” Prothero wrote in response to one of the senator’s speeches. “It also sounds like the Christian faith I encountered in my youth in the Episcopal church. In fact, it sounds like the faith of my Republican mother who, after hearing of a homeless man who froze to death just miles from our Cape Cod home, joined forces with her minister and her best friend to establish the region’s first homeless shelter.”
Even the group Occupy Democrats felt the need to claim that Sanders and Jesus Christ were two peas in a pod, and said it was hypocritical for Republicans to embrace one and not the other.