“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.”
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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.