Andy Rowell (a never-Trump evangelical) has a useful Twitter thread on Donald Trump’s visit yesterday to the “Students for Trump” rally at an Arizona megachurch.
Court evangelical journalist David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network says “God works in mysterious ways”:
A MUST LISTEN! The complete interview with @POTUS now up on my @JustTheNews podcast. Bottom line: @realDonaldTrump is the most evangelical friendly president ever. It’s not even close. God works in mysterious ways. https://t.co/XWmxnVyhgn @WhiteHouse @CBNNews pic.twitter.com/DqSgBcV1Cg
— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) June 24, 2020
Trump wonder-boy Charlie Kirk is not interested in why Bubba Wallace’s team was worried about nooses in the first place:
Just like the Jussie Smollett story , the Bubba Wallace noose story was another media hoax
When will we learn that we can’t trust the mainstream media in times like these?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 23, 2020
Liberty University’s Falkirk Center is tweeting about using Bible verses out of context and endorsing movements that support evil. Yes, you read that correctly:
Christians, it’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to want a change, but attacking innocents by using Bible verses out of context and tweeting support for movements that support evil, is not the way to help. https://t.co/tzZ4fAsjBA
— Falkirk Center (@falkirk_center) June 24, 2020
Did John Hagee read Believe Me?
Your fears strangle your hopes, but God has not given you a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7).
— Pastor John Hagee (@PastorJohnHagee) June 24, 2020
During an event in Colorado Springs called the “Truth & Liberty Coalition, “James Robison calls the last three-and-half years a “miracle of Almighty God.” He says a bunch of other court evangelical stuff, including that the media is working for the devil. If you want to get a good sense of the court evangelical way of thinking, watch this video.
Tony Perkins and Franklin Graham execute the Christian Right playbook to perfection. If you want to reclaim America as a Christian nation, you’ve got to get the judges. “Our hope is built on nothing less, than judges who pass the abortion test. We dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Kavanaugh’s name. On the Trump the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand”:
Additionally, under @LindseyGrahamSC‘s chairmanship, the Senate has confirmed 22 circuit court judges and 90 district court judges—the second-most amount of circuit and district court judges confirmed at this point in a Congress in almost 60 years. https://t.co/KuB97e9cCe
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 24, 2020
In the last presidential election in 2016, I reminded people across the country that the election was not about @realDonaldTrump’s previous lifestyle or @HillaryClinton‘s lost emails, but it was about the courts—Who do you trust to appoint conservative judges to the courts?
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) June 24, 2020
Eric Metaxas shows why I continue to support the so-called “fear thesis.” Fear-mongerers take the most radical and extreme manifestation of a movement and try to convince people that it is mainstream. All undocumented immigrants are murderers and rapists. All Democrats are extreme Leftists who don’t care about America. The goal is to scare people. Very few people concerned about systemic racism want to defund the police, tear down monuments of George Washington, or engage in violence. Yet Metaxas has devoted most of his shows in the last week to talking about these extremists. Trump and the Christian Right do this all the time.
One of Metaxas’s guests today, a writer for the aforementioned James Robison’s website, denies the existence of systemic racism. He describes “anti-racism” as “communism in blackface” and a “new fanatical religion.” The Hitler comparisons abound. Yes, Metaxas and his guest think that the protesters and the Democrats are behaving like the Nazis. The Eric Metaxas Show may have replaced the Glenn Beck Show as the new face of Godwin’s Law.
Until next time.