As the nation heals from the horrible violence that unfolded on Capitol Hill last week, actress Patricia Heaton has given voice to the “common sense” Americans who feel alone in a sea of divisive rhetoric.
In a tweet on Friday, the former “Everybody Loves Raymond” star reminded everyone, especially Christians, that the world was never meant to be their final home.
“If you’re a common sense person, you probably don’t feel you have a home in this world right now,” she wrote. “If you’re a Christian, you know you were never meant to.”
If you’re a common sense person, you probably don’t feel you have a home in this world right now. If you’re a Christian, you know you were never meant to.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) January 8, 2021
One follower stridently disagreed with Heaton’s stance.
“The world is our home. It is a wonderful creation that God said is GOOD. We are created beings and will be resurrected as created beings – like Jesus. It might not be your home, but it sure is mine and I love it and will do all I can to care for it,” said the follower.
“Respectfully, this world is only temporary. I love many things here too, and yes, we are called to love our neighbor and be good stewards. But this ain’t it,” Heaton responded.
“We are meant to serve Christ while we are here,” she later added.
Respectfully , this world is only temporary. I love many things here too, and yes, we are called to love our neighbor and be good stewards. But this ain’t it.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) January 9, 2021
Heaton has been a stalwart pro-life advocate. In February of last year, she denounced the Democratic Party for hosting a “barbaric” platform.
“I don’t understand why pro-life people want to know if they are ‘welcome’ to join the democrat party,” said Heaton. “Why would any civilized person want to support a barbaric platform that champions abortion for any reason through all nine months funded by taxpayers?”
“P.S. I didn’t vote in the last presidential cycle and will not be voting in this one. I am not a Trump supporter,” she added.
In late 2020, as the Republicans pushed the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Heaton warned Christians, especially Catholics, to be prepared for a high-level of religious “ignorance.”
“Friends, be prepared for social media to be filled with an onslaught of arrogant pronouncements based on breathtaking ignorance of religion in general, Christianity specifically and Catholicism in particularly by people who wouldn’t recognize God if He bit them on the bum,” she tweeted.
Since the riot last Wednesday, tensions have remained. In a video posted on Sunday, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger likened the rioters to Nazis.
“I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass,” Schwarzenegger said. “It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys. Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States.”
“They did not just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy,” he later added. “They trampled the very principles on which our country was founded.”
Related: Schwarzenegger Compares U.S. Capitol Riot To Nazis’ 1938 Kristallnacht Attack On Jews