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Sharpton Blasts O’Reilly for Claiming Jesus ‘Wouldn’t Be Down’ with Helping the Poor

Bill O’Reilly may be fighting back against the War on Christmas™ on Fox News, but over on MSNBC Al Sharpton is still fighting the War on Bill O’Reilly. On Wednesday’s show, Sharpton pushed back against comments the Fox host made about Jesus “not being down with” programs like food stamps that “help one group while hurting another group.”

“Jesus wouldn’t be down with helping the poor?” Sharpton asked. “There’s nothing in the bible to back that up.” He mocked O’Reilly for playing clips from The History Channel’s The Bible mini-series to make his point and instead read some actual quotes from The Bible that he said show just how much Jesus Christ cared about the poor.

“Caring for the poor is something that people of all religions care about. It’s not about Christians or non-Christians or Democrats or Republicans,” Sharpton said. “It’s about doing the right thing for those who need help the most.”

Sharpton’s guests did not offer any defense of O’Reilly’s remarks. “I don’t think there’s a religion on the planet that would do what would be considered the gospel according to what? Bill O’Reilly?” Sirius XM host Joe Madison said.

Radio host Bill Press took things even further. “Here’s a guy, Bill O’Reilly who has invented this whole, crazy idea that we’re declaring War on Christmas, and he has declared war on what Christmas is all about,” he said.

Watch video below, via MSNBC:

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