John Whitbeck, the chairman of the party in the state’s Tenth Congressional District, said in a statement posted Sept. 20 on its website: “Earlier this week, I made a lighthearted attempt at humor to which some have taken offense, it was certainly not my intent to offend anyone and I sincerely apologize to those who were.”
OK the delivery was awful... he really needed to apologize for that ... but as a Jew who can count THE RASHI as his 25th great-grandfather (thus connecting to a claim that King David an ancestor), and one who has written multiple books on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures ...
I'm wondering: "What's the big deal over handing the Pope the bill for the last supper?" It's already nearly 2000 years overdue ... and as pointed out in “Saint Paul’s Joke”, (as well as calculations by Sir Isaac Newton) it had better be paid before 2034/5 -- when they face judgment.
If 900 year old prophecy of their St Malachy is correct, Rome and the Vatican are due to be destroyed with this, or the next, Pope ... at that time they'll be too broke to pay it, and the accrued interest.
Apparently, Southern Republicans forced an apology – appears they fear a loss of Jewish voters. But, given the real world screw-ups of Republicans, their desire to close down the government, cripple Social Security, deny people health care, and divert enormous sums to the murder of innocents in foreign lands, should they really worry about a poorly delivered joke? Or is this just another example of how out-of-touch-with-reality they really are?