ST. LOUIS (Christian Examiner) – Hours after the 2016 presidential nominees traded barbs in St. Louis, Missouri, over Donald Trump's "locker room talk" and Hillary Clinton's email scandal, leftist filmmaker Michael Moore began firing off a series of tweets comparing the Democrat nominee's demeanor during the tussle to that of the Son of God.
Moore began by tweeting that the media was wrong for describing the debate as a mudslinging contest between Trump and Clinton. According to Moore, "only one candidate hurled hate and lies and scum."
"The other was kind," Moore wrote.
If there was any question that Moore was referring to Clinton as the "kind" one, those doubts evaporated nine minutes later in another tweet.
"Trump called her the devil, said he'd jail her, brought w/ him women who say they slept w/ her husband – & she still kept her grace and cool," he wrote.
Moore then said Trump was rude, stalking Clinton around the stage in an attempt to intimidate her. He also "nonstop lied about her 2 her face" while she "simply answered the questions the town hall asked."
The effusive praise for Clinton's debate performance culminated with Moore chastising politicians who claim to be Christian but "are anything but" – a clear reference to Trump's courting of the evangelical vote among leading evangelical pastors and their congregants. He then compared Clinton to Jesus Christ.
"Last night, we witnessed a woman who practiced what she believes #HowWouldJesusDebate," he wrote.
Not everyone views Clinton so positively. Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson said Clinton isn't anything like Jesus. In fact, he said, she's working for the other team.
The Democrat Party, Robertson said, "literally booed God out of the Democratic Party" when someone suggested adding a reference to God back into the party platform in 2012. Now, that action has borne fruit, he said.
"So you get what you ask for. So here we are," he said. "So the bottom line is, someone says, 'Well, if you entertain the thought of maybe voting for Hillary Clinton,' I say, 'They ran God out of the Democratic Party.' She has a hard time telling the truth because the evil one is the father of lies, according to Jesus, and she's living proof of it, my man."
Robertson said is looking for a win in the fall, but it isn't a temporary political win he wants.
"America needs to repent of its sin and turn back to God," he said. "It's a spiritual fix more than a political one. Our Founding Fathers warned us repeatedly to never let this day come, but the day has now come upon us."