Glenn Beck suggested that the Jews killed Jesus on his Fox News show Tuesday.
Beck’s claim occurred in the midst of a long monologue about religion. In it, Beck attacked, among other things, social justice, liberation theology, Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Jim Wallis. He singled out liberation theology as a “perversion” that is connected to Marxism and presents the poor as victims of injustice.
Beck went on to say:
“This is kind of complex, because Jesus did identify with the victims. But Jesus was not a victim. He was a conqueror…Jesus conquered death. He wasn’t victimized. He chose to give his life….If he was a victim, and this theology was true, then Jesus would’ve come back from the dead and made the Jews pay for what they did. That’s an abomination.”
As Time’s Elizabeth Dias pointed out, it was the Romans, not the Jews, that killed Jesus