White Evangelicals Are Toxic

Evangelicals

White evangelicals’ obsession with Donald Trump has tarnished their reputation beyond salvation. Pre-Trump when evangelicals said grace before eating their meal in a table near us in a restaurant, we just looked at them askance and resumed eating our meals. Now when evangelicals congregate near us in any public setting, we are wont to make a sign of the cross and move far, far away. Simply put, they are toxic.

Evangelical morality is expressly repudiated by the general public, and they are seen as an existential threat to Christianity and democracy. Religious folks of all stripes and the non-religious give them a wide berth.

Evangelicals are cognizant that they are reviled and you’d think they would retreat to their own closed-off enclaves to wait for the rapture.

Instead, they are up on our grill preaching the Gospel of Trump and on a mission from Satan to turn our democracy into a White Christian Nationalist state.

I should copy the modus operandi of evangelicals and pass out tracts with a copy of this essay, and whenever an evangelical starts to spout some MAGA nonsense I can just give him one of my tracts.

The Real Pedophiles Are in Trump’s GOP & Evangelical Church Not the Democratic Pary

GOP Pedo Party

QAnon cultists subscribe to myriad conspiracy theories, but their main conspiracy theory is that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles rule the world.

QAnon cultist and white evangelicals are incestuous cousins and they share many of the same absurd beliefs, and they are always accusing Democratic politicians and Hollywood celebrities of pedophilia.

Although they have no problem embracing evangelical/conservative genuine pedophiles like Matt Gaetz and Roy Moore.

Evangelicals are masters of projection; their ranks are infested with pedophiles and men who sexually abuse women and girls.  The sexualization and grooming of teenage girls into early marriage and pregnancy is common in evangelical and fundamentalist circles.

Pedophilia is rampant is patriarchal organizations like the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. Evangelicals believe in the same mantra as pimps, “Pimps up, Ho’s down”, although they would phrase it using theological words.

The ideal evangelical woman is married, pregnant, busy in the kitchen and leaves home only to shop for groceries and to attend church.

Evangelical Republicans have an anti-women agenda, and they aren’t content with overturning Roe, contraceptive justice and same-sex marriage are in their gun sights.

Its’ imperative for citizens who love freedom and democracy, regardless if they are mainline Protestants, progressive Catholics, or atheists to come together to defeat the anti-female, anti-democratic evangelical movement.

Pew Research: The Better Americans Know Evangelicals, the Less They Like Them

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“The better Americans know evangelical Christians, the less they like them, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center.

The wide-ranging What Americans Know About Religion study found that, in general, people who are more familiar with a religion other than their own tend to express more favorable views toward members of that faith.

‘One exception to this pattern is evangelical Christians, who are rated most warmly by those at the low end of the religious knowledge scale,’ the study said.”

BaptistNews.Com

I wholeheartedly concur with the findings of this study. The more I know about Muslims, Hindus or other religions the more I like them; exposure to people of different belief systems makes me realize that their nomenclature might be different but the ideas that most religions espouse (the golden rule, justice, peace & love) are universal.

White evangelical Christians are the exception to this rule, the more people learn about them the more they hate them. In the Trump era we have learned the depth of the depravity, hypocrisy and sociopathic tendencies of evangelicals.

White evangelicals have substituted the merciful and loving Jesus Christ for the vengeful and hateful Donald Trump, and as a consequence we hate them as vehemently as we hate the stinking pile of human shit known as Donald Trump.

Evangelicals like to say, “hate the sin, but love the sinner”, but evangelicals are sin personified, and I hate everything about them.

Franklin Graham Furious Because America Celebrates Freedom, Democracy and Diversity

Franklin Graham

“We, as a nation, we’ve turned our back on God. We have just left Him behind, basically. We support abortion, same-sex marriage – these are things that are against God’s standards and God’s laws.

And, we celebrate sin. Instead of being ashamed of sin, we’re celebrating sin. Our politicians are celebrating sin.”

Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham has his panties in a twist because in his opinion America has turned her back on God and His standards. His God being the Jehovah of the Bible, and God’s standards being white evangelicals’ interpretation of Scripture which is synonymous with White Christian Nationalism.

What are America’s sins that trouble Graham’s soul? Our indifference for the poor, homeless, immigrants and other marginalized communities? Our fascination with guns and lust for violence? Our neglect of the mentally ill?

No!

What really upsets the evangelical blowhard is a woman having autonomy over her own body, he would prefer a woman to be pregnant, barefoot, and trusting a man to know what is best for her.

What really infuriates him is same-sex marriage, he can’t bear the thought of gays and lesbians enjoying the rights of all of God’s children.

If you interpret the Bible or any other holy book to mean that God condemns sex outside of marriage, same-sex love, masturbation and abortion, then don’t engage in any of those activities, and don’t worry what anybody else is doing or not doing. One person’s sin is another person’s pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

Evangelical Church Under Fire for Unathorized Production of ‘Hamilton’ Musical

Hamilton

The musical Hamilton follows the remarkable life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, makes history relevant and exciting by using rap music and lyrics that resonates with today’s audience.

Hamilton opening on London in December 2017 and it’s still selling out on Broadway.

 The evangelical Door Church in McAllen, Texas, mounted an illegal production of Hamilton, the pastor Roman Gutierrez claimed that their production was sanctioned and licensed by the Hamilton team.

What could possibly go wrong, right?

First of all, Lin-Manuel Miranda did not give the church the license or his blessing to mount their own production. The pastor, like his Lord and Savior Donald Trump, is a lying piece of shit.

The church’s blasphemous production removes explicit language and references to sex and replaces it with dialogue about how great and marvelous Jesus is, and how awful and sinful gays are.

I hope this god-awful church doesn’t perform Hamlet. In their telling Hamlet sees the Holy Ghost, and He commands him to stop dithering. To be or not to be? Of course, he should be a born-again Christian.

Evangelical Pastor John MacArthur Covers up Cases of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault in His Congregation

John MacArthur is an 83-year-old non-denominational pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated evangelical teaching radio and television program “Grace to You.”

MacArthur doesn’t rely on interesting anecdotes or spell-binding oratory, he is an expository preacher and his sermons are liberally sprinkled with chapter and verse.

The elderly pastor wears a suit a tie, he hasn’t adopted the casual wear of most of his ministerial colleagues, and he doesn’t have an endorsement deal with clothing manufactures like some of his brethren.

He is a dour-looking evangelical godfather and evangelical leaders are afraid to distance themselves from him, even though credible accusations have been levied against him, including allegations of covering up sexual abuse and child molestation cases. Why evangelicals may be fearful of distancing themselves from John MacArthur – Baptist News Global

He reminds me of the moral degenerate and politically corrupt Donald Trump, Republican leaders are afraid to distance themselves from him because it means they would lose influence and power.

MacArthur gets away with covering up cases of sexual abuse and child molestation, because females are the victims of almost all of these crimes, and in evangelical circles they are considered second-class citizens.

If two men kiss in a movie or TV show evangelicals get their panties in a twist, but if women parishioners are sexually abused by clergy its swept under the rug.

MacArthur is reprehensible, and he’s representative of the entire evangelical movement, sick to the core.

Evangelicals Should Love, Accept and Support the LGBTQ Members of Their Churches

The Public Religion Research Institute released a study on sexual orientation and religion.

According to this study 80 percent of white evangelicals said they did not have any LGBTQ people in their friendship network.

I’m betting that some of the white evangelicals who claimed not to have any LGBTQ friends are themselves gay or lesbian. When same-sex love in condemned from pulpits as sinful, unbiblical and unnatural, I can understand why gay evangelicals would be afraid to come out to their fellow congregants, family, friends and even anonymous poll takers. The truth is that there are gays and lesbians in the choirs, leadership and membership of evangelical churches.

If closeted evangelicals realized that there are just as many LGBTQ persons in their churches as there are in society at large, maybe they would demand that their ministers stop their homophobic rhetoric.

Even though women and gay men compromise most of the membership of many black evangelical houses of worship, many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, when the choir lofts behind them are filled with gay singers and musicians and the church members who are shouting “Hallelujah” the loudest are gay.

Enough with the unbiblical hypocrisy, self-hatred, homophobia and fear mongering. Evangelicals should love and accept the gay members of their churches.

Church Neighbors Complain Illuminated Cross is a Health Hazard

Although 70% of the Norwegian population are members of the Church of Norway, only 2% attend church regularly and up to 25% of the population is non-religious and do not believe in either God or other higher powers.

But Christians in general and evangelicals in particular are a divisive and disruptive force even in secular countries. Practicing evangelicals may be a minority in Norway, but they cause problems way out of proportion to their minuscule numbers.

An Evangelical Lutheran Church in Skien is a disruptive force in its residential neighborhood. Neighbors are complaining that the light from the cross on top of the church tower is too bright and constitutes a health hazard.

Christians are supposed to be a light to the world, they are called upon to magnify the light of Christ’s love, compassion and peace. But evangelicals, especially in America, have turned their backs on the light of Jesus, and are blinding society with the neon light of extremism and religious hucksterism.

The light of the evangelicals doesn’t warm the soul and it doesn’t illuminate the truth, on the contrary it sears the soul and blinds us to the beauty in the world.

The Skauen church in Skien should replace their illuminated cross with a simple wooden cross, they should seek to minister to their neighbors instead of antagonizing them.

See: https://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/17510/church-neighbour-says-cross-is-a-health-hazard

Evangelicals Are an Existential Threat to Democracy

Evangelical Christians prioritize their “individual god-given rights” over love thy neighbor.

This self-centered sentiment was exposed during the pandemic, evangelicals took pride in refusing to obey mask and vaccine mandates that were put in place by medical experts for the good of society. They trust in Jesus to protect them from the coronavirus, and to hell with the faithless masses who don’t abide by the “Jesus is my vaccine” principle.

It’s easy for them to adopt this egocentric attitude when they consider everyone outside their tent godless sinners unworthy of the almighty’s protection.

Evangelicals are the largest and most pernicious cult in America, and their ultimate goal is to overthrow our democracy and establish a Christian nationalist theocracy.

The “we are God’s chosen people” narrative isn’t confined to COVID narratives. Under a Christian nationalist regime there wouldn’t be any legal protection for religious minorities, gays and lesbians and immigrants. Universal healthcare would be abolished, abortion clinics would be burned to the ground, and universities would be closed down. Evangelicals are an existential threat to our democracy and liberty, and we must fight these selfish bastards with the same energy that we fight Nazis and other racist organizations.

Evangelicals: ‘We Have a Sin Problem, not a Gun Problem! What BS!

White evangelicals have replaced trust in the Bible with allegiance to Republican orthodoxy.  Fidelity to the GOP’s toxic platform of anti-abortion, anti-climate change, anti-science, anti-gays, anti-immigration and anti-gun control is more important than belief in the inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

White evangelicals are fervently pro-NRA, and they are vehemently opposed to even the most basic gun control measures like red flag laws, raising the age to purchase a long gun from 18 to 21, and enhanced background checks.

Needless to say, evangelicals don’t offer sophisticated reasons for opposing gun control laws. The following meme is ubiquitous on evangelical social media platforms:

“Cain killed Abel with a rock. The Lord did not get rid of the rocks. He blamed Cain, not the rock. We have a sin problem, not a gun problem. “

This meme doesn’t have the eloquence of the King James’ translators, but I admit it’s catchy. We don’t live in the Stone Age when prehistoric Cains and Abels settled their disputes with rocks and sharpened bones, we live in a technological age when sociopaths massacre schoolchildren with semi-automatic assault rifles, not rocks.

We do have a sin problem, more accurately referred to as a mental health problem, and we must allocate more resources to mental health, but at the same time it’s incumbent on us to make it more difficult for psychopaths to purchase assault rifles.

The Lord didn’t get rid of the rocks after Cain murdered Abel, and in spite of billions of thoughts and prayers, he hasn’t got rid of the guns, even though almost every day there’s another mass shooting in America.

Beseeching the Almighty will get us nowhere, we must vote out of office pro-NRA politicians, ridicule and expose evangelicals who are beholden to the gun lobby, and declare a holy war on the gun merchants.

Donald Trump Should Declare Himself to be a Messiah Greater Than Jesus Christ

With the midterm elections only five months from today, Donald Trump has increased the frequency of his MAGA rallies. Once Trump cultists made a pilgrimage to as many MAGA rallies as they could afford to attend, but with a clambake almost every week they elicit shrugs from the faithful.

Trump pep rallies have lost their pep, and are as exciting as watching grass grow. The stilted reading of lame remarks of the teleprompter. The tossing of MAGA caps into the crowd. The ridicule of Rhinos and liberals. The spastic dance moves. The airing of grievances. The familiar refrains of “Lock her up” and “Build the Wall.”  The ennui. The boredom. The angst.

Trump needs to revive his rallies and what better way than by explicitly declaring himself a messiah like the world has never seen before. Not a loser messiah who allowed himself to be tortured, ridiculed and crucified like Jesus Christ, but a messiah who will torment, ridicule and obliterate his enemies.

The time is right for Trump to declare himself the new Messiah, white evangelicals already treat him with awe and reverence. Only by declaring himself the Lord’s anointed will he inspire his sycophants to go to the polls.

White Evangelicals Have Created a God in Their Own Image and He Is a Monster from the Pit of Hell

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Genesis 1:27

This Bible verse states that God created human beings in his own image. Actually, the opposite is true: Human beings create God in their own image.

The Bible is not a single tome, but a library of 66 books written by dozens of writers over a span of 1,500 years.

The Old Testament depicts a vengeful tribal deity who orders his chosen people, the ancient Israelites, to commit genocide and enslave their enemies.

The New Testament paints a more benign portrait of the Almighty as a deity who became man to save us from our sins. The Jesus of the Gospels preached a message of love and forgiveness, and He ministered to the downtrodden and oppressed.

The King James Authorized Bible has 783,137 words, and a person can cherry pick verses from this plethora of material to create a God after his own heart.

White evangelicals mine the Old Testament for scriptures that demonize gays and lesbians, treat women as second-class citizens and posits a theocracy as the best form of government. Their Supreme Being is an omnipotent jerk and in their version of paradise, St. Peter is the gatekeeper who lets in only white Christian evangelicals.

Evangelicals like Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson and Robert Jeffress have created a God in their own venial image. They and their judgmental, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist Republican Jesus can fuck off.

Evangelicals Torment Airplane Passengers with On-board Cabin-wide Singing

“A video shows a packed flight with a good handful of passengers singing what appear to be Christian songs to the rest of the cabin … jamming out on a guitar and walking up and down the aisle in high spirits. Some of the passengers, however, are clearly uncomfortable and displeased.

The Raw Story

Imagine, after your patience has been destroyed by waiting in a long line at the airport check-in line, your dignity has been diminished by a TSA gestapo agent administering an overzealous pat-down, and your wallet has been drained at an airport restaurant you finally plop down on your airplane seat and begin to decompress.

When inconsiderate assholes, otherwise known as evangelical Christians, begin to sing praise songs to the rest of the cabin. The video at the bottom of this article clearly shows that some of the passengers were displeased, disheartened and dismayed.

If Christians chartered a flight, they could pray in tongues, roll down the aisles, sing praise songs, and do whatever else they wanted. But this was a public flight, and these evangelicals were out of pocket.

Some theologians opine that elevator music will be blared in hell to add to the torment of burning forever, but I think the devious devil will play praise music.

If I was on a flight and some of the passengers walked up and down the aisle singing praise songs, I hope I would have the patience to endure the torture and file a lawsuit as soon as the plane touched down.

But I’m afraid I would probably try to open the plane’s emergency exit door or choke the nearest singing evangelical.

Now we know what’s worse than snakes on a motherfucking plane!

QAnon/Evangelical Charlatan Pastor Greg Locke Rebukes Evil Spirits of Homosexuality, Lesbianism and Molestation

Recently QAnon/Evangelical pastor Greg Locke held a meeting in his circus like tent where he frenetically paced the stage, and howled: “Spirit of molestation, spirit of abuse, get out now.” His wife chimed in: “Every spirit of homosexuality, lesbianism come out, come out. Transgenderism, gender dysphoria, come out.”

This type of buffoonery, corruption of the Gospel message and venomous hatred spewed at racial, sexual and religious minorities isn’t new to evangelicalism.

In prior generations this type of vitriol was confined, for the most part, to tiny congregations of inbred hillbillies in the Appalachian Mountains. But Locke’s meetings are live streamed online and viewed my millions.

Blatant racism, acceptance of wild conspiracy theories, xenophobia and homophobia have become more mainstream than ever before in the white evangelical movement.

According to the Stamford Advocate some parishioners “fell to the ground, pawing at cedar chips, or wretched into silver vomit buckets that had been set at the end of each row of white folding chairs.”

If you attend a church service where worshippers are speaking in tongues, rolling around in the floor and howling like monkeys, there’s something rotten in Demark. If a church feels the necessity to provide silver vomit buckets for their members, you’re not in Kansas anymore.

It’s an indictment of our educational system that in the 21st century there are so many people who believe there are witches who have the power to cast spells, and legions of demons who are possessing hapless souls left and right.

What we really need to do is cast out the spirits of racism, ignorance, homophobia, Islamophobia.

In mainline Protestant churches where gays and lesbians are loved, embraced and accepted as equals you will find none of this ignorance and nonsense.

Locke and his ilk are possessed with the evil spirits of ignorance, racism and homophobia and they need to be banished from polite society.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a New Evangelical Church Opens Every Week

“Data from Pindograma, a data journalism site, shows that over the last decade, every six days São Paulo city has had a new evangelical church. The data points to their expansion in poor neighbourhoods, accompanied by an increase in the political participation of followers and pastors.”

GlobalVoices.Org

This is a phenomenal rate of expansion, but perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at the alarming infestation of churches in a city named after the Apostle Paul.

The evangelical movement in Brazil is just as reactionary and anti-science as it is in the United States. Evangelicalism is a global menace and it’s an indictment of American democracy that we export this pernicious Christian philosophy all over the world.

It’s distressing that evangelicalism has been making inroads in poor neighborhoods, the “pie in the sky” mentality discourages poor people from using political means to improve their lives since they are promised mansions in heaven.

Imagine if every six days a new medical clinic, library or school opened in Sao Paulo instead of a tax-exempt evangelical church.

Evangelicalism is an existential threat to democracy and freedom worldwide, and we must destroy it in America to keep it from infecting the rest of the world.

White Evangelicals Should Go Through Deconstruction and Come Out on the Other Side as Exvangelicals

Evangelicalism has gone so far off the rails that it’s led many thoughtful evangelicals to examine their faith to see if they should leave the fold.

When the focus of evangelicalism shifts from evangelizing (preaching the Good News that Jesus saves) to an obsession with fringe beliefs it becomes incumbent upon evangelicals to take stock of where they stand in relation to spirituality, morality and common decency.

Treating a sociopath like Donald Trump as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, believing that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles runs the world, and demonizing Muslims and other religious minorities has more in common with weird cults than with orthodox Christianity.

Evangelicals who are so sickened by the racism, misogyny, homophobia and outright craziness that permeates their faith that they abandon evangelicalism to become orthodox Christians, mainline Protestants or even atheists and agnostics are referred to as exvangelicals, and the process that they went through is referred to as deconstruction.

I urge every evangelical to go through the process of deconstruction, it doesn’t matter if you come out on the other side as a mainline Protestant, Catholic, atheist or agnostic, you will become a better person and more Christ-like.

White Evangelical Leaders Make Pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago to Kiss Trump’s Butt

Mar-a-Lago is the spiritual center, the Mecca of the Republican Party and most GOP candidates who are running in the mid-term elections have made a pilgrimage to Trump’s opulent mansion to kiss his ring and hopefully walk away with his endorsement.

Almost every politician needs Trump’s endorsement, but as the undisputed leader of his party, and thanks to the undying devotion and loyalty of his base he doesn’t need the affirmation of any subordinate, and he considers every Republican politician his inferior.

However, Trump can’t survive without the endorsement of white evangelical leaders; he needs them more than they need him. He caters to his evangelical base by using a Bible as a phot-op prop, occasionally attending an evangelical megachurch and sprinkling a few “God Bless America” in his speeches.

Last Friday Trump summoned a few of the usual evangelical suspects (Paula White, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Jack Graham) to Mar-a-Lago to keep them in his good graces.

In private conversations with his kind of people (businessmen, celebrities, billionaires) he mocks evangelicals, he loathes their stupidity and gullibility.

But Trump realizes his needs the useful idiots and he tolerates their company.

I’m eagerly anticipating the inevitable nasty divorce when Trump loses in 2024 and no longer needs the disgusting evangelicals.

Evangelicals Weren’t Duped by Trump! The Racist, Homophobic Moron is an Answer to Their Prayers

“I think people think evangelicals have been duped by President Trump. Evangelicals are not morons. They understand that he might not pray six hours a day or be able to quote the Bible backward and forward but they do believe he’s a man who loves our country and he’s embraced policies that are in keeping with the truth of God’s word and that’s why they selected him.”

Televangelist Robert Jeffress

Robert Jeffress is correct in stating that evangelicals haven’t been duped by former President Donald Trump, but that isn’t proof that evangelicals are not morons.  

They are morons, science-denying, Kool-Aid swallowing, conspiracy believing morons.

They weren’t duped by Trump, they knew exactly what they were getting: a moral degenerate who shares their racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist views.

They realize that he’s probably never read a single page of the Bible, and attends church only on Christmas and Easter. Although if Trump knew that the Old Testament was chockful of incest, rape, murder, genocide and adultery, he might be tempted to crack it open every once in a while.

Evangelicals knew exactly what they were getting in Trump: a sociopath messiah for a heartless age who is on a mission from God to establish a Christian white nationalist regime.

Trump embraces policies that are in keeping with the white nationalist Republican Party, and he is the perfect messiah for white evangelicals, and the perfect presidential candidate for Republicans.

White Evangelicals Love Dictators, Racists, and Conspiracy Theorists

“Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”

What this proverb means is that your friends are a reflection of who you are. You tend to associate with people who share similar views and outlook on life.

The individuals that you look up to are also a solid indication of your character, or lack thereof.

White evangelicals stan some very shady characters, revealing that they are lovers of moral degenerates more than they are followers of Jesus Christ.

Donald Trump is the most vulgar, ignorant, petty, authoritarian and vicious president in American history, and yet evangelicals treat him like the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Vladimir Putin is a dictator who has committed genocide against Syrians, Chechens and now Ukrainians, and yet he enjoys the praise of many evangelicals who view him as a Christian leader who is a steadfast warrior against the sin of homosexuality. Some evangelicals even believe that the reason he invaded Ukraine was to free the country from pedophiles. Franklin Graham praised Putin effusively and called Russia’s standard on morality “higher than our own.”

Besides being lovers of the execrable Trump and Putin, evangelicals pal around with white nationalists, QAnon cultists, and garden variety racists.

If you are friends with white evangelicals, kindly stay the hell away from me.

Evangelicals Have an Orgasm Whenever There’s a War

An American Evangelical pastor has claimed that the invasion of Ukraine is a sign from God that Jesus is returning.

Pastor Greg Laurie is a pastor at the Harvest Christian Fellowship church in California and made his views known in a clip posted on Facebook, captioned: “Is there any prophetic significance to what is happening in Ukraine right now and other events that are unfolding around the world? The answer is. . Yes!”

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When war breaks out normal folks bemoan humankind’s inability to resolve their conflicts via diplomacy, but evangelicals cream their pants in ecstasy whenever a major conflict breaks out.

Read my essay about how Pat Robertson, the 91-year-old televangelist who looks like he’s been dead for years, suddenly became animated when Russia invaded Ukraine

Laurie quoted scripture saying, “In the last days there’ll be wars and rumors of wars” as an explanation as to why he believes that we are living in the last days.

Since the days of Cain and Able people have resorted to violence to resolve their disputes. There have always been wars and rumors of wars. There has never been an era is human history that was devoid of wars. To be human is to eat, fuck and kill.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine isn’t a sign of the End Times, it’s business as usual for humans who are ruled by their base emotions, ridiculous religious dogma and conspiracy theories.

Evangelicals need to untwist their panties, put down their Bibles and get on the right side of history by supporting the people of Ukraine.

Evangelicals Have Shown Their True Colors, They Love Putin and Dictatorships More Than They Love Jesus and Democracy

I became an evangelical in the 1970’s and at that time the major tenets of evangelicalism were the belief in the inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the conviction that the Soviet Union, and later Russia, was anti-American, anti-Christ and an existential threat to democracy and Christianity.

Russia played a major role in evangelical eschatology; Russia and the anti-Christ would battle with Jesus and his angels in the final battle of Armageddon.

Republican politicians demonized liberals as commie-loving traitors who were undermining democracy.

How things have changed, the script flipped during the dictator-loving Trump administration. Republicans and many evangelicals laud the homophobic Vladimir Putin as a patriotic leader who is fighting for the survival of Christian values.

At this crucial juncture in history when Putin has invaded Ukraine and the fate of Eastern Europe hangs in the balance, Republicans and white evangelicals are heaping praise on the courage and genius of Putin.

Evangelicals have shown their true colors, they value white authoritarian regimes more than democracy and freedom.

White Evangelicals Double Down on Crazy

Evangelicalism has crazy baked in the cake, when you profess to believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God you are constrained to accept as literal truths such crazy notions like millions of animal species fitting into an ark, a donkey talking to a prophet, and the sun standing still for an entire day.

American evangelicals are masters at compartmentalizing, they keep the crazy stuff for Sunday morning, but live in the real world the rest of the week.

Until fairly recently that is, now white evangelicals are doubling down on crazy, and their default mode is crazy not just on Sunday, but every day of the week.

This unfortunate development can be attributed to the fact that they have rejected the kind, rational and peaceful Jesus Christ for their stark raving mad new messiah, Donald Trump.

You want examples of crazy: Evangelical ministers preaching that COVID-19 is a hoax, and fighting against masks and vaccine mandates.  Prophets declaring that Trump won the 2020 election, and calling for a military coup to reinstall their savior. Rank and file evangelicals accepting as Gospel truth crazy QAnon conspiracy theories.

Cult members strive to be like their Dear Leader, and when Donald Trump is your Lord and Master you really have to amp up the craziness.

If America is to survive a secular democracy, we must flush Trump and his crazy followers down the toilet.

White Evangelicals Should Stop Calling Themselves ‘Christians’! Satanists Are More Christ-Like Than They Are

I became an evangelical Christian in the late 1970’s and at that time evangelicalism was synonymous with spreading the Good News that Jesus saves. Being a good evangelical Christian meant attending church on Sunday, and trying to shun worldly attractions the rest of the week. We truly lived by the motto “WWJD”? We would ask ourselves “What would Jesus Do” before deciding what movies to watch, what books to read, what social activities to attend, what radio stations to listen to, and even what clothes to wear. In short, the evangelical experience was all about Jesus.

Now? Not so much. Evangelicals still claim to follow Jesus, but truth be told, they really don’t give a fuck about Jesus anymore. At least not by judging what they spend all their time doing:

Researching conspiracy theories online, attending MAGA rallies that glorify their new Messiah, Donald Trump. Spreading the Big Lie that Trump won the election. Demonizing gays and lesbians, and hating on racial and religious minorities. Disseminating anti-vaccine pseudoscience and spreading the virus by refusing to mask up, social distance and getting vaccinated.

If evangelicals had a shred of integrity, they would stop calling themselves Christians, if you want to associate with people who are really Christ-like I suggest you attend a Church of Satan, an anti-war rally or a pro-choice demonstration.

Outrage: Students Forced to Attend Religious Revival at a Public School

“Students at a West Virginia high school staged a walkout Wednesday morning after some students were reportedly forced to go to a religious revival event at school.

The walkout came after the event, which was organized and led by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, invited Nik Walker Ministries to speak. A district spokesperson said the event was meant to be voluntary, but two teachers “made a mistake and took the entire class to the assembly.”

The spokesperson said the teachers have been ‘corrected,’ and the district doesn’t expect it to happen again.”

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Evangelical Christianity has thoroughly corrupted the political process, evangelical Republican congressional leaders are the leading insurrectionists and they pose an existential threat to our democracy.

We must now allow evangelicals to make any inroads into our public schools, and it’s an affront to the sacred principle of separation of church and state that students were forced to attend a religious revival at school.

The religious event was held during a free-time period, how sad that during a free time when students should be relaxing and unwinding, they were instead indoctrinated to a hateful religion.

According to the Associated Press the students were asked to “give their lives over to Jesus to find purpose and salvation.” Those who did not follow the Bible would go to hell when they died, they were told.

The teachers who “made a mistake and took the entire class to the religious revival” and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes should be sued.

I applaud the students who staged a walkout, their courage should embolden us to fight back against evangelicals wherever we encounter them, whether it’s in the educational or political realms.

Televangelist Alph Lukau Sets Dubious Record With 1.4 Million of His Followers Fasting Globally

“Pastor Alph Lukau positions to create a World Evangelical record with over 1.4 million followers fasting globally.

The 40 days of fasting began on Sunday the 16 of January 2022 until the 24th of February 2022. This 40 days period is a time for spiritual upliftment, strength, and prayers. And it is a solemn religious observance commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, before beginning his public ministry.

‘We fast for 40 days annually for spiritual empowerment and prophetic alignment at the start of every year. Many great figures in the Bible fasted for 40 days like Moses, Elijah, and Jesus himself,’ stated the Pastor.”

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Pastor Alph Lukau is relatively unknown in the American evangelical community, but the South African pastor and televangelist has millions of followers in Africa and Europe.

Over a million of his followers in Africa and Europe have joined his fast, this may prove his popularity but this publicity stunt has no religious or theological significance.

I would argue that a million souls participating in circle jerks would have a more positive impact on the world. After participating in a circle jerk a person is energized and refreshed and ready to save the world, while after a month-long fast a person is too depleted and weak to do anything more strenuous that lifting a spoon of soup to his mouth.

A 40-day fast is a physically and spiritually dubious endeavor, and it’s the epitome of self-indulgence. South Africa is a cesspool of poverty, crime and disease, a self-aware third-world Christian leader would undertake a 40-day campaign to feed, clothe and shelter the poor instead of a ridiculous and pointless fast.