By Daniel Tencer
Thursday, December 17th, 2009 -- 9:46 pm
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'Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?' Hollywood star asks
Movie star and Mike Huckabee booster Chuck Norris has dragged the "War on Christmas" into the health care debate.
Norris has penned an article in which he suggests that Jesus Christ would have been among many "great souls" who would have been "erased from history" had a health plan similar to the one proposed by the Democrats existed in the Levant 2,000 years ago.
In a column published at the conservative Human Events blog earlier this week, Norris suggested that if a government-run health care plan had existed in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth, the shame of Mary's "out-of-wedlock" pregnancy would have pushed her into aborting her child. Norris wrote:
Lastly, as we near the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind if their parents had been as progressive as Washington's wise men and women!
The movie actor famed for his turns in the Missing In Action movies and Walker, Texas Ranger then asked, "Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?"
That refers to King Herod, whom the Book of Matthew describes as having ordered the killing of all male infants when he felt his rule was threatened by a usurper.
Norris may be surprised to discover that modern-day Israel has a universal, government-run health care system that is far more "socialist" than anything being debated in Congress at present.
The reality that Jesus' homeland subscribes to public health care is an uncomfortable one for some opponents of health care reform. Last summer, at a heated Town Hall meeting, one opponent of reform was so upset at an Israeli Jewish man who defended his country's socialized health care system that she shouted "Heil Hitler!" at him.
Norris ends his column with a sneak preview of his next column, entitled "Away With the Manger," in which he promises to detail "how the feds are whitewashing America's Judeo-Christian heritage via a progressive, politically correct and pro-Muslim platform."
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