During the recent Super Bowl, an advertisement campaign called He Gets Us aired two ads depicting Jesus as a figure of empathy towards immigrants, the poor, and those who are typically excluded by Christianity.

The campaign, funded in part by the family behind Hobby Lobby and other Christian groups and anonymous donors, seeks to spread the message of Jesus to the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups. The ads show black-and-white images of people in distress and offer a message of love and inclusivity.

However, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) took issue with the campaign, suggesting in a tweet that Jesus would not approve of Super Bowl ads that make fascism look benign.

It is unclear which ad AOC was referring to, but one of the ads showed a man shouting at a police officer in riot gear, followed by other images of unrest, and an on-screen message stating “Jesus loved the people we hate.”

Critics of AOC argue that she is not in a position to lecture anyone on what Jesus would or would not do. AOC has been known for championing socialist policies and calling for the abolition of ICE, the agency responsible for enforcing US immigration laws.

While AOC’s opinions on the matter may be misguided, the He Gets Us campaign continues to spread the message of Jesus’ love to marginalized communities.

The campaign is part of an effort to spend $2 billion over the next several years to share Jesus’ message of love and acceptance. The ads direct viewers to a website that offers Bible readings and a chance to chat with real people about religion.

The He Gets Us campaign aims to reach out to communities that have felt excluded or unwelcome by Christianity and share Jesus’ message of love and acceptance.

Overall, the He Gets Us campaign offers a message of love and inclusivity that is needed in today’s society. While AOC’s opinions may not be shared by all, it is important to recognize the positive impact that campaigns like He Gets Us can have on marginalized communities. The ads are a beautiful example of what it means to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, offering compassion, love for the poor, and a desire to bring people together.

Regardless of political affiliations, supporting the He Gets Us campaign is a way to spread the message of Jesus’ love and to create a more inclusive and loving community. It is up to each of us to determine our beliefs and values, but we should all strive to love and support our fellow humans.