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Jacob Rees-Mogg, the minister for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency, was frankly crucified on social media on Sunday, when his Easter tweet was mocked by cook and campaigner Jack Monroe.
Mr Rees-Mogg, a Catholic, marked Easter Sunday and the day of Jesus’ resurrection by tweeting to his 449,000 followers on Twitter.
He wrote: “Christ is risen, Alleluia. He is risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia.”
Yet it was the response from Monroe – known as The Bootstrap Cook – which ended up getting more likes and retweets on the platform.
To put it another way: Mr Rees-Mogg got ratioed (although judging by his own comments he does these sorts of tweets just to wind people up).
Monroe replied: “Jesus would have flipped a table and driven you out of the temple FYI x.
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“’They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good’ – Titus 1:16.”
The remarks come amid several ongoing scandals facing the Conservative Party, including the prime minister and chancellor receiving Covid fines over Partygate, and the government’s controversial plan to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Given Jesus is considered to have been a refugee by Christians, we too imagine that he would have something to say about the UK Government’s latest immigration policy.
Monroe’s comments, helped by the fact they used to be a Sunday School teacher at a Baptist church, have since been praised by many Twitter users:
There\u2019s nowhere quite like Twitter #eastersundaypic.twitter.com/V6nwnvPL8F — emily m (@emily m)
"Thou shalt not get into a twitter debate with @BootstrapCook and not expect to be royally schooled"\n\n- The Book of @GreatRatios, 8:6pic.twitter.com/W5ziRbzgTt — Dr Ryan Bramley \ud83d\udc3b (@Dr Ryan Bramley \ud83d\udc3b)
You are perfection — Dr Amir Khan GP (@Dr Amir Khan GP)
This is Lord Snooty's Jesuspic.twitter.com/orUFyZpHC1 — Rob Allen (@Rob Allen)
There's a place reserved in my heart for Jack Monroehttps://twitter.com/BootstrapCook/status/1515600903532863489\u00a0\u2026 — Sofia - Speaker of Shizzle since 1998 (@Sofia - Speaker of Shizzle since 1998)
Jack Monroe\u2019s reply to \nRees Mogg\u2019s shameful hypocrisy is my tweet of the day. \nHappy Easter! https://twitter.com/BootstrapCook/status/1515600903532863489\u00a0\u2026 — Jeff Monteen (@Jeff Monteen)
Good lord, it was quite the putdown (pun most definitely intended).
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