Here is what your favorite pro-Trump evangelical leaders–the court evangelicals— are saying about everything going in our country right now:
Robert Jeffress is using scripture to subtely suggest that Christians should obey their government. Once again, he is using the Bible and the flag in the same tweet:
“I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 #PrayingForAmerica pic.twitter.com/6UT6DXG78s
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) June 3, 2020
Samuel Rodriguez said he was glad to see Trump brandishing the Bible “like a Boss.” He added, “I see Donald Trump going, ‘You all dare to burn a church behind the White House. How dare you? Let me show you something.”
Rodriguez also tweeted this:
— Samuel Rodriguez (@nhclc) June 3, 2020
I’m still trying to figure out how to reconcile the statement with the tweet.
Ralph Reed seems to be getting more and more desperate. He is trying to maintain composure on a sinking ship. Here he is tweeting a completely debunked piece at The Federalist:
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) June 4, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. and Charlie Kirk’s Falkirk Center at Liberty University weighs in:
With the nation amid intense turmoil, we must stay united in the fact that we are all Americans. In order to form a more perfect union, we must dispense of the vitriol that permeates the news cycle and instead, have genuine, good faith discussions about the state of our nation. pic.twitter.com/3Rim8RmIxV
— Falkirk Center (@falkirk_center) June 3, 2020
The Falkirk Center seems unsure how to respond to all of this so it turned to Arnold Schwarzenegger. When will Jerry Falwell Jr. and Charlie Kirk learn that the future of American unity is happening in the streets of American cities right now? Don’t be deceived. The Falkirk Center believes in “national unity” on its own terms, and these are not the terms of the people who are in the streets right now. “Dispense of vitriol?” Just read the Center’s tweeter feed. Just read Kirk’s feed.
Speaking of Kirk:
RT if you stand with American patriot Drew Brees!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 4, 2020
FYI: Brees apologized today. Kirk has not.
Here’s more from Kirk:
This man is fighting every day to save America from lawlessness and the radical left wing terrorism raging in our streets
He needs all the support he can get.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 4, 2020
If America is so systemically racist
…How did Barack Obama get elected TWICE?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 3, 2020
And here is Eric Metaxas rejecting the idea of both white privilege and systemic racism. He says these ideas were manufactured by “cultural Marxists.” He says these things are “bizarre.” Let’s remember that Metaxas fashions himself as a historian. Maybe he should read some African-American history. Tune in at about the 16-minute mark:
Metaxas doesn’t even hide his partisanship anymore. Lately his show starts with attacks on Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden as part of a commercial for “My Pillow.”
And then in the second hour of his program on Wednesday he talked with Charlie Kirk:
At around the 28-minute mark, Metaxas addresses the Trump Bible photo-op. I will just let you watch it. Kirk says that anyone who criticized Trump’s use of the Bible at St. John’s Church is trying to destroy Western Civilization.
At the 39-minute mark, Kirk calls white privilege a “racist and sinister lie.” He even makes the case that when Trump held-up the Bible he was somehow making a statement against white privilege and systemic racism. Metaxas responds with some pretty bad theology. Just watch. There is only so much of this stuff I can take.
Jack Graham has finally weighed-in:
My take? The President walked to an historic church and held up the Eternal Word of God and publicly declared his faith and demonstrated solidarity with people of faith. I am praying for my President and his family. https://t.co/r21M3OzEAD
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) June 4, 2020
Yes, Trump did show solidarity with “people of faith”–the conservative evangelical Christians who support him. Did Trump really declare his faith in front of St. John’s church on Monday? Here is how he understands Christian faith. (From an interview last night with Sean Spicer):
SPICER: Since you’ve been president, have you grown in your faith? …
TRUMP: So I think maybe I have, from the standpoint that I see so much that I can do. I’ve done so much for religion. The Johnson amendment, getting rid of it, Mexico City … Two Supreme Court justices. pic.twitter.com/MYuppABjUs
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) June 4, 2020
David Dark had a nice response to this:
It isn’t possible for anyone anywhere to ever do anything “for religion.” There’s no religion in general. There’s no faith in general. There is only faith in something. The voice in your head, for instance. Or white supremacist terror. Thanks for taking my religion course online. https://t.co/m9NRF54TZE
— David Dark weighs in. (@DavidDark) June 4, 2020
And there is today’s update on the current state of Trump-loving white evangelical Christianity. Learn more here: