The Media Should Acknowledge That Evangelicals Pose an Existential Threat to Democracy

“Over the weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board penned a scathing indictment of evangelical preachers who told their followers to view former President Donald Trump’s potential victory in the 2020 election through the lens of Biblical prophecy — and thus making them blind to the reality of Trump’s loss.

‘Editorially, we try to avoid opining about religious faith,’ wrote the board. ‘But invoking divine guidance to advance partisan causes smacks of the worst kind of manipulation, opening the door to abuse and financial exploitation. Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders have laudably begun insisting that the false prophets among them cease and desist.’”

The Raw Story

Religion shouldn’t be immune from criticism and mockery by the media, educators, scientists and responsible citizens, especially when faith groups intertwine their dogma with politics.

Evangelicalism and the Republican Party are synonymous, it’s almost an article of faith for white evangelicals to align themselves with the GOP.

I applaud the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for not treating religion like a sacred cow and lambasting evangelical prophets for telling their followers that God anointed Trump as the leader who will lead our nation to righteousness and that he would win reelection.

Eight months after the election many white evangelicals refuse to accept reality and acknowledge that Joe Biden won and Donald Trump lost, they believe that men and women of faith will proclaim that their Orange Messiah is the real president.

Why haven’t other newspapers and other news media platforms condemned evangelical ministers for using religion as a cover to support Trump and his anti-immigrant, homophobic, misogynist and undemocratic policies?

Organized religion is the biggest obstacle to achieving world peace, democracy and defeating racism and climate change, and it’s incumbent upon the media to recognize religion as the enemy.

Trump Has Destroyed the GOP and the Evangelical Movement

It’s axiomatic that former president Donald Trump has taken over the Republican Party, even mainstream establishment Republicans pay homage to him.

Only a handful of congressional Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger refuse to bend the knee to the orange messiah, and they are determined to save their party from Trumpism.

Any Republican who doesn’t demonstrate unquestioned loyalty to Trump is treated like an apostate. Witness the sad example of Mike Pence, for four years his mouth was permanently affixed to his boss’s rear end, but his act of betrayal on January 6 – refusing to oppose the Electoral College votes that certified President Joe Biden’s victory – is the unpardonable sin for which there is no forgiveness in every future election.

Trump has not only taken over the GOP, he has taken over the white evangelical movement as well. Trump is the Dear Leader of the Republican Party and the Messiah of white evangelicals.

White evangelicals have adopted the temperament of Trump, and they are consumed with hating their enemies instead of loving their neighbors.

The truth that white evangelicals cherish more than any other is belief in the Big Lie that the election was stolen from their cult leader. When their delusion that Trump will be reinstated soon doesn’t pan out, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that some of the most devout among them might launch a violent crusade to restore their messiah to power.

Trump had done indelible harm to the Republican Party and the Evangelical movement, and I doubt that either organization will survive in the long run as a direct consequence of their infatuation with him.  

White Evangelicals Are In Decline

“On Thursday, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released startling new polling data showing just how much ground the religious right has lost. PRRI’s 2020 Census of American Religion, based on a survey of nearly half a million people, shows a precipitous decline in the share of the population identifying as white evangelical, from 23% in 2006 to 14.5% last year. In 2020, as in every year since 2013, the largest religious group in the United States was the religiously unaffiliated.”

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Organized religion is the enemy of science, enlightenment, women’s rights, human rights and it’s the biggest obstacle to achieving peace and harmony on a global scale.

Therefore, I am encouraged by the fact that the largest religious group in the United States is the religiously unaffiliated. These so-called “nones” who answer “none of the above” on religious identification surveys aren’t necessarily agnostic or atheist, they simply believe that you can be a spiritual being without belonging to any religious organization.

As Lord Acton famously expressed it, “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Mega evangelical churches where the pastor has almost total control over his/her congregation are almost totally corrupt, and it’s almost impossible for a parishioner to be a loving Christian when all the church leaders are preaching a message of intolerance, racism and hatred.

Another piece of good news is that there are more white mainline Protestants than white evangelicals. Fundamentalists and evangelicals garner all the headlines because they have a penchant for railing against gays, immigrants and climate change, while mainline Protestants attend church on Sundays and behave like good law-abiding citizens the rest of the week.

White evangelicals are the oldest religious group in the United States, with a median age of 56. These Neanderthals are dying out, but they aren’t going quietly into the night, they are exiting the stage screaming and gnashing their teeth.

Don’t despair my friends, white evangelicals aren’t going to inherit the Earth, they and other organized religions are in the rear view mirror.

Evangelicals Are a Greater Threat to Democracy Than the Pandemic

Evangelicals have a tenuous relationship empirical facts, truth, science and reality itself. Anything that conflicts with their narrow interpretation of the Bible is anathema. Their motto is: the Bible says, I believe it, don’t confuse me with facts.

Evangelicals mistrust academia, science and any other institution that threatens their fundamentalist interpretation of scripture. It’s no surprise that most evangelicals don’t believe in climate change or the efficacy of vaccines.

Evangelical anti-vaxxers are militant, some would say evangelical, in their opposition to the COVID vaccines. They try to convert everyone to their Neanderthal views on vaccines in general, and the COVID vaccines in particular.

Now that the highly contagious delta variant has become the most common variant in the United States it’s imperative that the media, educators, medical professionals and social influencers emphasis the reality that the pandemic isn’t over and that the best way to defeat it by getting vaccinated.

Brian Kaylor argues that the delta variant should be dubbed the “evangelical variant” because of their penchant for refusing to be vaccinated.

I would argue that evangelicals are the disease that is infecting Christianity, the social order and democracy itself. Evangelicalism is as much an existential threat as the pandemic.

Fight stupidity, ignorance and the religious tomfoolery and the pandemic and get vaccinated.

The Evangelical Movement is a Shit Show of Biblical Proportions

In an MSNBC segment discussing the evangelical movement Peter Wehner, who served in various roles in the three Republican administrations before the Trump administration, described the effect of wild conspiracy theories as turning evangelical Christianity into a “moral freak show.”

In the relative halcyon days of American evangelicalism at a church service the polyester-clad pastor would deliver a fire and brimstone sermon, and the congregation would beatifically smile in the smug awareness that an angry God would spare them from the eternal torment reserved for the heathen. Evangelicals would leave church hating the sin but condescendingly loving the sinner.

Decades ago, evangelical ministers railed against generic sinners, but now they spew their hatred against specific classes of sinners: gays and lesbians, transgender people, feminists, Democrats, evolutionists, scientists, immigrants, university professors …

Evangelicals have always believed in the miracles of the Bible including the parting of the Red Sea, Jesus walking on water, and the worldwide flood, but now they also believe in crazy conspiracy theories that have no biblical basis.

In recent decades white evangelicals have for the most part aligned with the Republican party, but now they consider being a Republican an article of faith and they demonize Democrats.

Peter Wehner is being generous in his description of evangelical Christianity, it’s a shit show of biblical proportions. How else can you describe a religious movement that elevates an amoral, egotistical con artist billionaire to the stature of a messiah figure. Attending a church service where the minister preaches that the COVID vaccine is the Mark of the Beast, and that the election was stolen from Donald Trump but that the Almighty will reinstate him in a few weeks is akin to attending a religious sideshow carnival.

The evangelical movement is a dung pile whose stench reaches to the heavens, believe me I’m giving these wretched people a wide berth.

Evangelicals Believe Book of Revelation Teaches Trump is a Messiah Figure and All Sorts of Nonsense

“An apocalypse is a literary report of an amazing, often fearful, violent vision that reveals truths about past, present, and/or future times in highly symbolic and poetical terms. The writer may represent himself as being transported into a heavenly realm, or the vision may be unveiled—and even interpreted—by an angelic messenger. Apocalyptic exhortations are aimed at chastening and reforming their hearers with promises of rewards and punishment in the coming end times.”

New World Encyclopedia

In Apocalyptic literature dragons and monsters, angels and demons are prominently featured, and the writer takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from the heavenly realms to a dystopian future to the seven circles of hell.

The last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation is a prime example of apocryphal literature, and even the most erudite theologian on LSD finds it difficult to discern more than the basic fact that it teaches that good will prevail over evil in the end.

But that doesn’t stop evangelical prophets and televangelists from proclaiming that the Book of Revelations reveals all sorts of fantastic events that will take place in the End Times: The Rapture of the Church, the rise of an Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast and on and on ad infinitum.

Evangelical ministers can convince their followers to believe in all sorts of nonsense as long as they claim that’s what the Book of Revelation teaches. I’ve heard several evangelical ministers claim that the COVID vaccine is the Mark of the Beast, and as a result hundred of thousands of evangelicals are afraid to be vaccinated.

The Book of Revelation is a first century genre of literature that as the title suggests, is meant to reveal spiritual truths, but it was never intended to be a roadmap of the future.

So, if you hear a televangelist rant about the COVID vaccine being the Mark of the Beast or that the Book of Revelation teaches that Trump is a messiah figure who will rescue thousands of children from the hands of pedophiles, turn that shit off.

Why Do Evangelicals Hate ‘Pride Month’ So Much?

“Christian hate-peddler Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who admitted last month that Christian warriors were ‘trying to take over the world,’ is now offering life tips to Christians on how to survive Pride Month.

In addition to his tips, though, he complained about why they were needed at all:

‘How did we get to the point where celebrating sex and transgenderism became a 30-day event that rivals Christmas. We have a president who’s flying the rainbow flag above the U.S. flag at our embassies, a Democratic Congress that thinks the military should salute pride on base, and a White House that brags that almost 1 percent of its 1,500 appointees are LGBT. You can’t blame people for wondering: When did we become identified by our sexual proclivities? The world is upside down when American pride is something we should apologize, for but sexual perversion is the stuff of parades.’”

Friendly Atheist

What an ethnically, politically and religiously diverse America needs are life tips on how to survive the assault of white evangelicals on religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Broadcast TV, Cable TV, and the internet are littered with religious programming that demeans and demonizes the LGBTQ community.

Homophobe Tony Perkins laments the fact that an entire month is set aside to celebrate the LGBTQ community and their contributions to making America the greatest democracy in the world. Bitch please, after centuries of oppression, persecution and pogroms against gay people, the least we can do is set aside a month to revel in their awesomeness.

Evangelicals like Perkins never grow weary of peddling the trope that homosexuality is synonymous with sexual perversion. Taking pride in loving a person of the same gender isn’t a perversion, it’s an expression of freedom and acceptance.

The world is upside down when hatemongers are given a platform to preach their evil Gospel of misogyny, homophobia and racism. Perkins and his ilk are on the wrong side of history, but little by little we are turning things around and making America a more inclusive, democratic and loving country.

White Evangelicals Rejoice Whenever Violence Breaks Out Between Israelis and Palestinians

A few weeks ago, when the Middle East tinderbox predictably once again exploded into open warfare between Israel and Hamas, people of all faiths around the world were horrified by the tribal and religious violence.

But not everybody was shocked by the thousands of rockets fired by Hamas militants into civilian population centers or by the disproportionate Israeli air strikes that devastated the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Millions of people in the United States rejoiced at the obscene display of violence, and it wasn’t anarchists or Satanists who welcomed the bloodshed.

White evangelicals who ostensibly are followers of Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace welcomed the violence.

Evangelical pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, basked in orgiastic glee at the violence in the Middle East. “The rapture of the church is imminent” he thundered “If you’re not ready, get ready, because we’re getting ready to leave this world.”

Evangelicals are unmoved and unconcerned by the cyclical explosions of violence in the Middle East, every time Israel and the Palestinians go to war they pray and hope that it will usher the Rapture of the Church.

Violence in the Holy Land is no reason to rejoice, and it doesn’t mean that Jesus Is going to rapture racist white evangelicals out of this world and meet them in the heavens.

Proof that the evangelical eschatology is misguided and unbiblical is that it leads them to rejoice every time war breaks out between Palestinians and Israelis.

Trump Will Never Be Reinstated and White Evangelicals Will Never Be Rehabilitated

Most Americans view Donald Trump as a demented demagogue who refuses to accept reality and admit that Joe Biden won in an electoral college and popular vote landslide. The twice-impeached former president believes he will be reinstated as commander-in-chief by August.

Trump in not alone in his delusional beliefs, about 35 percent of the electorate is convinced that their orange messiah will be restored to power before the next presidential election cycle in 2024.

Every time I see Trump deliver another disjointed and incoherent speech riddled with lies and conspiracy theories, I wonder how can anybody in his right mind believe that this clown who puts on his pants backwards and is too obstinate to change his diapers will be reinstated as president?

The answer is that white evangelicals and QAnon adherents aren’t in their right minds, and they really believe in the Big Lie and are persuaded that Trump will become president again in the near future.

Johnny Enlow a self-proclaimed evangelical prophet is one of these deluded fools; he believes that God will bless those who refuse to back down from their support for Trump.

Enlow uttered this nonsense:

“It’s not sufficient just to say, ‘Hey I worship God. I’m totally sold out to God or to Jesus. It’s been clearer than ever…. Who’s being advanced and blessed and ministries that are advancing and blessing and who I see in increased anointings, they’re seeing more favor, they’re seeing more revelatory, are people who didn’t back off Trump.”

It’s clear that Enlow and his white evangelical brethren worship the crass and amoral orange messiah and not the kind and loving Jesus of the Gospels.

Trump is leading his white evangelical followers to spiritual and political ruin. There’s no way in hell Trump will ever be reinstated and there’s no way the evangelical brand will ever be rehabilitated.  

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Dear God: Please Rapture the Hateful Evangelicals the Hell Out of Here

A century ago, “The Rapture of the Church” was an eschatological theological position held by few Christians, primarily American evangelicals. Today most American evangelicals believe in the Rapture, and even most secular Americans are familiar with the concept: Christians around the world will be taken up (raptured) into heaven prior to the unleashing of apocalyptic events culminating with the rise of the anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

I prefer a Christianity based on the teaching of Jesus Christ and without any Science Fiction/Disaster movie theatrics, but to each his own.

American white evangelicals are the most loathsome Christian movement on the face of the Earth, they stand for everything that is antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ: racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, capitalism run amuck, baseless conspiracy theories, Trumpism …

Most of what evangelicals believe in is hogwash, but how I pray that there will really be a Rapture when the good Lord take up evangelicals into heaven. That may turn heaven into hell, but good riddance to bad rubbish.

On the other hand, without evangelicals America would be a democratic paradise: hate crimes and racism would plummet and Kumbaya would become the National Anthem.

Oh God, please, please rapture the evangelicals to kingdom come.

Swiss Evangelicals Reject COVID Certificate to Attend Worship Services

“The Swiss federal government plans to introduce a COVID-19 certificate by the summer, which would be compulsory in order to access places of worship in the country. A public consultation process is underway.

The Swiss Evangelical Alliance (SEA•RES) has rejected this measure, stating that “worship is an expression of our religious freedom to assemble and should not be regulated by identity checks of any kind.”

They point out in a statement that such regulation ‘would be disproportionate, as the evangelical churches have implemented other effective coronavirus protection measures from the outset.’”

CHVNRadio.Com

It’s not just American evangelicals who are anti-science, anti-government and anti-social, these vices also infect Swiss evangelicals.

Evangelicals believe that their faith in an omnipotent deity inoculates them from having to abide by COVID regulations that are put in place to protect the entire community. Their mantra is “Jesus is my Vaccine”, and not “Follow the Science” or “Do unto others …”

Swiss evangelicals have their panties in a twist over the plan of the Swiss federal government to introduce a COVID-19 certificate by the summer, which would be necessary to attend any place of worship in the country.

They are not categorically opposed to a “COVID Passport”, they feel it might be practical to reduce the risk of infection at rock concerts for example, but they feel that churches should be exempt.

Actually, evangelical churches are a hotter breeding ground for the coronavirus than a rock concert, especially if it’s an outdoor concert. Think of the rituals and practices that are common in evangelical churches: Hugging, holy kisses, laying on of hands, praising God in a loud voice, choirs singing, all excellent means of spreading the deadly virus.

I am so tired of the selfishness, intolerance, ignorance and un-Christian behavior of evangelicals, not only in America, but around the world.

It’s Time to Cancel White Evangelicals

Since the 70’s decades evangelicals have preferred the “Christian family values” of GOP candidates over the perceived secular values of Democrats, but in the Trump era it’s now an article of faith that evangelicals vote for the Republican party, and only apostates vote for Democrats.

It’s now axiomatic that white evangelicals are Republicans and Republicans are evangelicals. Evangelicals and Trumpism are synonymous, evangelicals have inextricably tied their reputation to the toxic Trump brand.

Evangelical Christians have ruined the reputation of all Christians, because nominal Christians, atheists and agnostics and people of other faiths don’t distinguish between evangelical Christians, mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics, and they will conclude that all Christians are racist, homophobic and misogynist.  

It’s incumbent upon the minority of evangelicals who don’t worship the orange false messiah and mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics to denounce the racism, xenophobia, homophobia and misogyny of white evangelicals.

In fact, evangelicals who don’t support the unchristian, amoral and wannabe dictator Trump would be well-advised to stop identifying themselves as “evangelicals.”

The word “evangelical” is anathema, and every true Christian, person of other religions, and agnostics and atheists must make common cause in defeating the false Gospel of white evangelicals.

Franklin Graham: Trump is One of the Finest Christians

Franklin Graham: Donald Trump is one of the finest Christians I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.

If this quote emanated from the Vatican or from the lips of any respected mainline Protestant minister, it would be shocking and disheartening.

But Graham is a white evangelical leader whose best friends and confidants are other white evangelical ministers, and we have become accustomed to evangelicals uttering outrageous and un-Christian statements.

Evangelicalism is synonymous with racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia and authoritarianism, and it should come as no surprise that Graham proclaims that the racist, corrupt, petty and immoral Trump is a fine Christian.

Graham and his ilk wouldn’t recognize a fine Christian if they traveled back in time and witnessed Jesus healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and speaking words of peace and comfort.

Trump is a steaming pile of dung, but to his credit he’s never claimed to be an evangelical Christian. At best he’s a nominal Christian who attends church only on Easter and Christmas, and who has a penchant for holding the Bible upside down.

But in spite of the fact that Trump doesn’t claim to be an evangelical, white evangelicals worship Trump as a messiah figure because he appointed pro-life judges and he shares their antipathy toward gays and lesbians, immigrants and racial and religious minorities.

God: Franklin Graham is one of the worst Christians I’ve ever had the misfortune of creating and a primary reason why Christian theologians have a devil of a time proving I’m omniscient and omnipotent.

Evangelical ‘Prophet’ Robin Bullock Says It’s a Sin to Recognize Joe Biden as President

Self-proclaimed evangelical “prophet” Robin Bullock declared that it’s a sin to recognize Joe Biden as president and asserted that you cannot pray for “President Joe Biden because he doesn’t exist: You might as well pray for the Easter Bunny.”

Bullock wrongly prophesied that former President Donald Trump would win the 2020 presidential election. Old Testament prophets were expected to be right 100 percent of the time when they prophesied in Jehovah’s name, and a modern-day prophet who makes such a huge blunder like prophesying that Trump would win reelection should have no credibility or legitimacy.

But Bullock is still in good standing with white evangelicals because most of them concur with him that Trump won the election and is still the legitimate president of the United States.

Bullock isn’t an aberration or a heretic, like most white evangelicals he believes that his orange messiah won reelection and it’s only a matter of time until God restores him to power.

The values of evangelicals are upside down, they believe that it’s a sin to accept reality and recognize the decent Joe Biden as president and they demand that everyone recognize the evil, corrupt, racist wannabe dictator Trump as president.

Bullock and his ilk are on the wrong side of theology, democracy and history and they can prophesy their fool heads off all they want, but Joe Biden will be president until 2024.

Evangelicals Love Them Some Girl-on-Girl Porn

A research published by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion found that states with a higher percentage of evangelical Protestants or biblical literalists tended to have a higher proportion of Google searches for “porn.”

This should come as no surprise to anyone with even a nodding acquaintance with evangelicals, hypocrisy is an essential component of evangelicalism. The lure of our sex-saturated culture is impossible for evangelicals to resist, they loudly decry sexual sins while they indulge in adultery, pornography and every other sexual discretion in secret.

Evangelicals are the biggest consumers of online pornography; they are more familiar with PornHub.Com and YouPorn.Com than they are with the most popular evangelical websites. They are more likely to exclaim “Jesus” after climaxing to a porn video than they are to shout out the name of the Lord in response to a sermon from their pastor.

Girl-on-girl porn is by far the most popular genre of pornography with male and female consumers, and no doubt evangelicals who never miss an opportunity to demonize gays and lesbians love them some girl-on-girl action.

So when evangelicals warn you that adultery, same-sex sex and pornography are horrible sins, just ask them which they prefer PornHub.Com or YouPorn.Com and watch them slither away in shame and humiliation.

White Evangelicals Least Likely Group to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine hesitancy is epidemic in white evangelical circles, according to a recent survey only 54 percent of white evangelicals “definitely or probably” plan to get vaccinated.

This in due in large part because the unofficial pope of white evangelicals, Donald Trump, eschews mitigation efforts against COVID including social distancing, wearing masks and getting vaccinated. If Trump enthusiastically urged his followers to get vaccinated, they would line up to be vaccinated and they would consider the bandage covering the injection site an emblem of their faith in Jesus and his orange messiah, Donald Trump.

White evangelicals don’t get the vaccine because Trump doesn’t emphasize the importance of the vaccine, and Trump doesn’t emphasize the importance of the vaccine because he doesn’t want to lose the support of evangelicals, many of whom were anti-vaxxers long before the coronavirus pandemic. What a vicious circle of ignorance and moral cowardice.

There’s a long history of anti-science within American evangelicalism, their mantra is “Jesus is my vaccine”, not I trust in science to defeat the pandemic. It’s a badge of honor and a demonstration of their faith for evangelicals to refuse to be vaccinated.

According to a Pew research study only 48 percent of white evangelicals said they would consider the community health effects a lot when deciding to be vaccinated. In other words, evangelicals only care about their own tribe, and they are unconcerned and unfazed if their anti-vaccine stance results in a coronavirus breakout in their city.

Unfortunately, Trump didn’t get vaccinated in the glare of the cameras, and there’s no verse in the Bible that states, “You must be vaccinated”, therefore I have little faith white evangelicals will have an epiphany and get vaccinated for their own good and for the good of society.

Evangelical ‘Prophet’ Jeff Jansen Claims Military Will Reinstate Trump as President

A plethora of evangelical pastors and self-appointed prophets predicted that their false messiah Donald Trump would win reelection, claiming it was God’s will.

When that prophecy didn’t failed to materialize, a handful apologized and admitted they were wrong. Jeremiah Johnson was one of the most famous of these self-styled evangelical prophets who apologized for his false prophecy. His evangelical brethren showered him with death threats, and he ended up dismantling his prophetic ministry.

Evangelical ministers will never admit that their cherished false conspiracy theories are bullshit, even when confronted with science, empirical evidence and reality itself. That’s why most of these so-called prophets still insist Trump is the legitimate president and Joe Biden is an interloper who will soon be cast down by Almighty God.

Jeff Jansen, a self-proclaimed prophet believes that former president Donald Trump is still the legitimate president and that the military will remove Joe Biden from power. Jansen is urging his followers to keep the faith and trust that God will reinstate Trump to power by the end of April.

It would have made more sense had Jansen predicted April 1, 2021 as the day when Trump is reinstated as president, Jansen and his ilk are the biggest April Fools jokes.

Of course, April 30, 2021 will come and go, and Joe Biden will still be the president. If Old Testament prophets uttered a false prophecy they were stoned to death, but today’s evangelical prophets can make one false prophesy after another, without losing any of their gullible and ignorant followers.

America Must Destroy the White Evangelical Movement

America was founded as a constitutional republic with biblical principles codified in its constitution. In the early years of our democracy the ruling class didn’t see any inconsistency between their biblical values and the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of black people. They didn’t experience any dissonance going to church to praise God and then whipping their male slaves to encourage them to work harder and raping their female slaves.

Although America has had a high degree of secularization, evangelical Christianity still exerts an important influence on politics, especially on the Republican party.

Although the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, emancipated the slaves, there is still a strong streak of racism in the white evangelical movement. It’s no surprise that most of the white nationalists who stormed the Capitol in an ill-fated attempt to keep their white messiah in power self-identified as evangelicals.

Christian nationalism is undermining inclusiveness, pluralism and democracy itself, and in order to survive as a democracy we must recognize white evangelicals as an existential threat.

The white supremacist-in-chief has been defeated at the ballot box, but Trump-supporting evangelicals are still a threat and we must fight their religious extremism tooth and nail.

As a writer I will devote the rest of my life to exposing the racism, fascism, misogyny and homophobia of white evangelicals, and we must all use our gifts, resources and talents to destroy white evangelicalism in America.

Evangelicals Who Still Believe Trump Won Can Eat Shi* and Die

On Nov. 3, 2020, Trump campaign adviser Harlan Hill said he’d livestream himself eating his shoe if Joe Biden won the presidential election.

Don’t bother searching YouTube for a video of Hill eating his shoe, it doesn’t exist. When Mediate asked Hill if he planned to keep his word and eat his shoe, he answered, “Trump won.”

Hill wasn’t the only Republican politician who on Election Day and the weeks following insisted that Trump won, although they didn’t put their foot in their mouth by promising to eat a shoe if Biden won.

Thousands of evangelical ministers prophesied that Trump would win including Pat Robertson, Paula White-Cain, Greg Locke and Jeremiah Johnson. Only a handful have publicly apologized, any many still insist that Trump actually won.

The punishment specified for false prophets in the Old Testament was severe: “If any prophet dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or to speak in the name of other gods, that prophet must be put to death” (Deuteronomy 18:20).

I’m not as harsh as the Jehovah of the Old Testament but I do wish that clowns like Robertson and Locke who assured their followers that the Almighty Himself had told them that Trump was going to win would eat shit and die, or at least eat a pair of old sneakers.

Millions of QAnon cultists and evangelicals swallowed Trump’s Big Lie and still believe that Trump won and Joe Biden is an illegitimate president.

The Bible says that the devil is a liar and the father of lies. These Trump-supporting evangelicals have been deceived by one of the devil’s biggest lies, that Trump is a messiah figure who was cheated out of victory.

I don’t expect evangelicals to have an epiphany or to acknowledge reality by presenting them with facts and evidence, they are willfully blind. I simply write them off, only citizens who believe the truth and cherish the truth can join us who voted for Biden in building a more perfect union.

Evangelicals Who Support Trump are Anathema

It’s estimated that there are more than 30,000 Christian denominations worldwide, and more than 1,200 in the United States alone. There is no prevailing view of what it means to be a Christian. Most of these Christian organizations don’t embrace an ecumenical spirit, and they hold a very parochial opinion of who is a real Christian.

Whether a Christian believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ or not, and whether a Christian believes in the infallibility of scripture or not, everyone can agree that the most direct and accurate description of Jesus come from the Gospels.

The basic thesis of the Gospels, indeed of all the Bible, can be distilled into the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Jesus taught his disciples that the basic imperative of Scripture is to love God and to love their neighbors as themselves.

Jesus did not have one word to say about homosexuality or abortion, therefore when evangelical Christians call any Christian who believes in marriage equality and choice evil, they are speaking from their own ignorance and prejudice and not from the authority of the Bible.

Jesus’ ministry consisted of preaching the Gospel (that he was the promised Messiah) and ministering to the material and spiritual needs of social outcasts and marginalized communities. Therefore, when evangelicals neglect to tend to the physical needs of the poor and disenfranchised and instead demonize them, they aren’t exhibiting Christian behavior.

When evangelicals idolize a short-fingered vulgarian whose rhetoric, behavior and actions are the antithesis of the loving and peaceful Jesus of the Gospels we can deduce that their racism and resentment has taken them down a road that’s a long way from true Christianity.

You don’t have to be a theologian to deduce that evangelicals who support Trump are anathema.

To Hell With White Evangelicals and Their Sky Daddy

I saw “Sky Daddy” trending on Twitter, and as a self-appointed pop culture expert and a critic of organized religion I was surprised that I was unfamiliar with the term.

Sky Daddy is a somewhat offensive and definitely blasphemous term for God. Atheists, agnostics and enlightened believers apply this phrase to the deity worshiped by evangelical Christians.

Only a child would refer to his father as “daddy” and only evangelicals who take pride in their child-like faith believe in a Divine Being who must be cajoled and beseeched into granting their basic needs and greedy desires.

When a father warns his child not to disobey him, he might say: If you don’t stop teasing your little sister the Bogeyman is going to get you! Fundamentalist ministers warn their followers from giving in to the “sin” of sodomy by preaching that Jehovah will cast sodomites into the lake of fire.

White evangelicals deify Donald Trump because the authoritarian, capricious and vindictive Man Baby is so much like the infantile God they worship. They are afraid that if they don’t unconditionally support their false messiah, he will punish them with cruel tweets and banish them from the GOP (God’s Own Party).

Evangelicals should forsake the Sky Daddy of the Old Testament and follow the Jesus of the Gospels who ministered to the poor and disenfranchised and never even mentioned homosexuality. Jesus didn’t live in fear of Sky Daddy and he would have eviscerated a petty, vindictive buffoon like Donald Trump.

Satan Smiles on Trump’s MAGA Rallies

President Donald Trump’s MAGA rallies haven’t changed since 2015, four years of serving as commander-in-chief and Leader of the Free World hasn’t tempered his rhetoric, curbed his vindictiveness, or eradicated his racism.

A 2020 MAGA rally is almost indistinguishable from a 2015 rally, you still hear chants of “Lock Her Up!” and “Build the Wall”, and an atmosphere of racism and intolerance still looms over the congregation of true believers.

Trump is like a country evangelist with a grade school education, who shuns study and preparation and depends on the Holy Ghost to speak through him to compel sinners to come to Jesus.

Trump doesn’t prepare for his stump speeches and he doesn’t know the Holy Ghost from Casper the Friendly Ghost.  The former reality TV show host relies on his ego to energize and weaponize his supporters.

If an evangelist is exposed as a phony with a predilection for hookers and cocaine, all he has to do is put on a show of repentance and most of his followers will forgive him.

Trump has already been exposed as a phony many times over and he’s never repented or apologized, and he hasn’t lost any of his followers.

There will be no reset, epiphany or moment when Trump becomes presidential, he is who he is: an ignorant and vindictive racist. Indeed, Trump’s ignorance and racism are the reasons why he is so beloved by his white evangelical supporters.

It’s useless praying to the Almighty to smite this evildoer and his reprehensible white evangelical supporters. It won’t be an exorcist but millions of patriots and decent citizens who vote who will banish this demon to hell.

I Hate Trump and White Evangelical Christians

“The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!”

Donald Trump Tweet

“President Trump’s claim that the Democratic National Convention omitted the phrase ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance is misleading, according to Associated Press, Snopes, PolitiFact and Lead Stories. While the phrase was omitted from at least two recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance at individual caucus meetings during the DNC, the phrase was included during every recitation of the pledge before each night’s events.”

CNN

This is a typical Trump tweet, in that he lied outrageously and pandered to white evangelicals.

According to the Associated Press, Snopes, PolitiFact, CNN and every other news outlet, and not to mention the millions who saw the Democratic National Convention, the phrase “Under God” was not omitted from the recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Although as a constitutional purist and strong believer in the separation of church and state, I wish it would have been omitted. Our democracy would be on a stronger footing if there weren’t so many hypocritical evangelical politicians invoking the name of God while they enact laws that benefit the wealthy and powerful, and harm the poor and disenfranchised.

In his toxic tweet Trump makes an explicit appeal for the votes of evangelical Christians, and the fact that he lied about the Democrats removing the phrase “Under God” from the pledge of allegiance, won’t diminish the love that they have for their false messiah. After all Trump has lied thousands of times during his tenure, and evangelicals consider his pathological deceit a charming and adorable quirk.

Trump can tell thousands of lies, cage undocumented children in cages, hold the Bible upside down in a photo-op and even kill someone in broad daylight on 5th avenue, and white evangelicals will still consider him the Second Coming of Christ.

White evangelicals are so obsessed with abortion and homosexuality that they are willfully blind to the sins of their sociopath messiah. Evangelicals have given Trump a dispensation to break the Ten Commandments every day, and twice on Sunday, as long as he continues to appoint pro-life judges and discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Remember evangelical Christians, indeed. For the love of God, I beseech voters to remember the godawful and loathsome evangelical Christians and their amoral false messiah. End the threat to true Christianity and democracy and kick Trump and his evangelical enablers to the curb this November.

The Infamous Pic of Jerry Falwell Jr With Pants Unzipped is a Perfect Representation of White Evangelicals

“Jerry Falwell Jr. posted and then quickly deleted a strange vacation photo, leaving some to question what was actually going on.

The photo, captured by Relevant Magazine, shows the Liberty University president on a yacht with his pants undone and his shirt hiked up. Next to him stands a young woman identified as a “friend” whose pants are similarly unzipped and Falwell was holding up her shirt to expose her abdomen. In his hand was a glass of dark liquid.

‘I promise that’s just black water in my glass. It was a prop only,’ the caption reads.”

The Raw Story

The famous 1930 painting by Grant Wood, American Gothic, depicts a farmer standing beside his daughter, their rigid postures and stern expressions could have represented how evangelicals were perceived in previous decades.

The now infamous Instagram photo of the married Jerry Falwell Jr. with his pants unbuckled embracing a young woman who’s not his wife whose short shorts are similarly unzipped represents white evangelical Christianity in the 21st century.

Evangelicals claim to believe in family values, God and country and they denounce and demonize Hollywood values, godless liberals and gays and lesbians. But the reality is that the pic of the inebriated Falwell is a faithful representation of white evangelicals. Indeed, the Bible Belt states are the biggest consumers of pornography, and I suspect that many evangelicals pleasured themselves while ogling the image of the hot young girl with her short shorts unzipped standing next to the distinguished president of the country’s largest evangelical university.

White evangelicals have shown their true colors, they have embraced Donald Trump, the thrice married chronic adulterer who bragged how he likes to grab women by the pussy. They not only support Trump, but they treat the short-fingered vulgarian as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

White evangelicalism is a political movement disguised as a religious movement, and the racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and homophobia of Trump is more important to them than Biblical principles.

The next time a white evangelical brandishing a huge King James Bible preaches Jesus to you, just remember that the amoral Trump is the one they really worship.

Roger Stone Finds Jesus, Must be the Same Republican Jesus that Trump’s White Evangelical Supporters Worship

“President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and campaign adviser Roger Stone says he was never worried about going to prison.

Just days before he was set to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence after being convicted of lying to lawmakers who were investigating whether Russia influenced the 2016 elections, Trump commuted his sentence.

‘Praise be to God. I was never nervous or worried because I had prayed so fervently for deliverance from my persecutors and I knew in my heart that He would Protect me,’ he told me.”

JustTheNews.Com

Roger stone is the quintessential political trickster, his hardball political tactics, blind loyalty to his clients and unbridled glee at the success of his politics of personal destruction ensured that there would always be Republican candidates lined up to avail themselves of his services.  

It’s a miracle that Stone’s Machiavellian politics and win at all costs mentality didn’t land him in prison, but he managed to avoid the Big House in his long career from working for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W Bush.

But it looked like working for Donald Trump, who makes Richard Nixon look like a Sunday School teacher, would finally get him imprisoned. Stone was facing prison time after being convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.

Stone wasn’t worried about going to prison because in his own words:

“Praise be to God. I was never nervous or worried because I had prayed so fervently for deliverance from my persecutors and I knew in my heart that He would Protect me.”

Praise God Indeed, Stone knew that he would protect him, after all Trump had repeatedly hinted that he would pardon his loyal aide. I’m sure Stone who has a penchant for orgies prayed fervently to his false messiah to save him while clutching a rosary in one hand and a porn DVD in the other.

Stone claims to have given his life to Jesus some six months ago, and I suspect his “conversion” will have zero influence on the hardball and sometimes criminal ways he conducts business as a political consultant. After all, the white evangelical Christians who are Trump’s most loyal supporters, wax orgasmic at the evil machinations of their hero.