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‘Generosity Is the Antidote to Violence’—’Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson Calls Out Voting Christians

Alan Ritchson
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“Reacher” star Alan Ritchson learned at an early age not to “make anyone feel less than.” This actor, writer, director, and producer continues to call out Christians who he believes are doing just that.

“I think about an entire platform by those who mostly claim to be Christians who are doing the exact opposite of this with their voting power,” said Ritchson in a recent YouTube video.

Alan Ritchson Goes From ‘Reacher’ to Preacher As He Uses Scripture To Back His Political Views

Ritchson posted another video to his InstaChurch YouTube channel blasting conservative Christians. This comes just weeks after a controversial interview in which he said, “Trump is a rapist and a con man, and yet the entire Christian church seems to be treating him like he’s their poster child.”

Ritchson started off his recent video by accusing Christians of having it “backwards.” Ritchson claims Christians think “institutions deserve generosity, and individuals deserve violence.”

“I think the opposite is true,” Ritchson countered. “I think institutions deserve scrutiny and regulation, and individuals deserve generosity.”

He then went on to explain the Christian ethic for those who are marginalized, and he called for generosity—via justice and righteousness.

“I think peace is not active enough to be the antidote to violence,” said Ritchson. “I think generosity is the antidote to violence.”

Ritchson referred to a Wisconsin McDonald’s where one act of paying it forward resulted in a chain of 23 drivers paying for the order behind them in line. He turned this story around and said he had never heard of someone who was punched in the face saying, “I’ll go and punch the next 23 people I come across in the face.”

He explained that justice is more than consequences, saying, “It’s something restorative, going out of our way to seek the vulnerable who are being taken advantage of and helping them.”

Ritchson found Scripture he thought “united these ideas.” He quoted phrases such as, “Good will come to those who are generous” (Psalm 112:5), and, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” (Proverbs 31:8-9). He addressed foreign affairs and immigration when he quoted, “Do no wrong to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow” (Jeremiah 22:3).

“I think about an entire platform by those who mostly claim to be Christians who are doing the exact opposite of this with their voting power,” Ritchson said, describing voters “who are trying to do violence to the foreigner, who are not helping the fatherless, who are making victims of widows.”

Ritchson claimed, “If you want to see violence flee the world, be more generous to everybody. That is the Christian ethic.”