Earlier today, I wrote about some of the highlights of the last ten days. I mentioned the Nashville bombing, Trump’s handling of end of the year legislation, the president’s continued attempts at overturning the 2020 president election, and the support he is now receiving from at least twelve U.S. senators. Read that post here. It provides the necessary context for this post.
So what have the court evangelicals had to say since our last update on December 24, 2020?
The Falkirk Center at Liberty University, ground zero for evangelical conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, is getting heat from the Liberty student body. As of December 30, 400 Liberty students and recent graduates have signed a petition calling for the university to close the Falkirk Center. The petition states: “We are also concerned that the Falkirk Center has become a gateway for many wolves in sheep’s clothing–people who claim Christ’s name because it is convenient for their personal or political gain.” It specifically calls out Falkirk “fellows” Eric Metaxas, Allie Beth Stuckey, Sebastian Gorka, Jenna Ellis, Ryan Helfenbein, and co-founder Charlie Kirk.
The petition is similar to what I wrote about the Falkirk Center in a Religion News Service piece on September 9, 2020.
The Falkirk Center’s social media feeds did not address the petition. They continued to double-down on abortion, church closings due to COVID-19, and “socialism.” Perhaps this tweet was meant as a subtle response to the petition:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of the Liberty University Falkirk Center, did not mention the student petition, but defended Trump’s veto of the Defense Authorization Act on the grounds that it would rename military bases named after Confederate leaders:
Kirk believes that Josh Hawley’s decision to object to the Electoral College votes is a sign of courage:
He is also attacking Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensberger for his refusal to “find votes” for Trump:
And yes, he still believes that the Democrats stole the election:
Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis was still claiming that election fraud is real:
According to Ellis, those who claim Trump lies are engaging in some kind of leftist philosophy about the definition of words:
The election was rigged and everyone who loves the Constitution knows it:
Don’t concede. Never concede:
Jenna is working for the Lord:
All she has done is part of the sovereign will of God:
And in good “Christian” form she is bragging about advancing her career as she trashes someone else’s career:
But at least she will keep speaking truth and reminding everyone that she is trending on Twitter:
Are Liberty University Falkirk Center fellows allowed to drink beer?
Another Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow, Eric Metaxas, continued to claim that “the election was stolen.” He describes the 2020 election as the equivalent of “stabbing Lady Liberty in the throat,” “murdering Uncle Sam,” and “desecrating all the young men who died for liberty over the centuries.” Metaxas believes that if Joe Biden gets inaugurated on January 20, 2021 it will be a “miracle.” Biden, Metaxas says, “was involved in one of the most wicked, treasonous acts in the history of the greatest nation in the world.” Watch here (after the five minute mark).
In other court evangelical news:
Self-proclaimed prophet Lance Wallnau is worried that Biden and Harris will “rule” America:
It is all a spiritual battle for “rulership on earth”:
On Wallnau’s Facebook page he says that we are “in the spiritual fight of our lifetime” and we are entering a week that will “change America.” His source is Trump election fraud lawyer Sidney Powell. He believes that any member of Congress up for election in 2022 should be protesting the Electoral College results on January 6. Christians must “enlarge their presence” to make sure Trump stays in office.
Court evangelical journalist David Brody believes journalism is dead.
But apparently good journalism continues to live at the Christian Broadcasting Network. This is some hard-hitting stuff from Brody:
This next tweet may be true. But it says more about evangelicals than Trump:
Brody gives a signal boost to violence on January 6:
Brody retweeted Dinesh D’Souza:
Pastor Jack Hibbs is retweeting the president:
Garlow also engaged in a Twitter debate over who is the “adult” in the Senate:
Robert Jeffress continued to remain quiet on election fraud. He is back to his usual talking points about the Democrat “administration of death.” There is an interesting and ironic part of this interview in which Jeffress criticizes liberal Protestants for getting too political.
Gary Bauer is doing what Trump court evangelicals do: