The days of the Trump court evangelicals are ending. Right now the big question is whether their king will make it to January 20. The House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump today. Ten members of Trump’s own party voted to impeach him, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in U.S. history. We are now waiting to see how the Senate will respond.
The court evangelicals do not usually respond to current events in real time, but there a few things to report.
The Twitter feed at the Falkirk Center at Liberty University is saying nothing about the impeachment or the insurrection. The feed is filled with tweets about free speech.
Jenna Ellis believes conservative principles are founded on God’s word. (I assume she believes “liberal” principles are not). The verses she quotes in tweet below are all about paying “evil” with “evil.” So apparently she believes that the impeachment of Donald Trump was a form of evil. Ellis wants you to think she is taking the high road here, but she is really manipulating scripture to take yet another shot at her enemies. I don’t expect to see tweets of love toward Joe Biden anytime soon.
Blessed are those who lose their Twitter and Facebook feeds for promoting conspiracy theories:
Richard Land is preaching moral equivalence:
Jim Garlow is still holding his “election integrity” prayer meetings:
Today on his Facebook page, Garlow wrote: “The House of Representatives vote. Despicable.”
Robert Jeffress is gearing-up for Sunday morning:
What does White mean by this tweet?:
Actually, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration begins with taking a hard look at the mistakes of the past:
We all know what happened today. I wrote about it earlier tonight in a post titled: “What happened today is a fitting ending to the worst presidential administration in American history.”
The court evangelicals, a group of pro-Trump evangelicals who regularly visited the White House during the Trump presidency for the purpose of flattering him, “advising” him, and getting their picture taken, are partly responsible for today’s insurrection.
Let’s see what they are saying (and not saying) today:
Conservative anti-Trumper Rod Dreher wants court evangelical Eric Metaxas to “own” what happened today:
Tonight, Metaxas joined other court evangelicals in a “prayer meeting.” According to Bob Smietana’s reporting at Religion News Service, the participants prayed for a miracle. Michelle Bachmann said that the mob who invaded the U.S. Capitol today were “paid rabble-rousers.” “Don’t think for a minute,” Bachmann said, “that these were nasty, naughty, ridiculous, hillbilly Trump people.” Metaxas then prayed: “We need to wake up to the tactics of the enemy who will do anything to win, because there are no values but power.” Bachmann and Metaxas continue to see this as a spiritual battle.
Earlier today, Metaxas tweeted: “There is no doubt the election was fraudulent. That is the same today as yesterday. There is no doubt Antifa infiltrated the protesters today and planned this. This is political theater and anyone who buys it is a sucker. Fight for justice and Pray for justice. God bless America!”
This is why people thinks Metaxas has lost his mind. He claims, with no evidence, that Antifa was behind today’s riot.
Jenna Ellis of the Liberty University Falkirk Center has decided to stake her future on Trumpism:
The Metaxas claim that the rioters today were part of Antifa appears to be a popular court evangelical response:
The Liberty University Falkirk Center is calling for prayer. Will the Falkirk Center season of prayer be focused on repentance? After all, the Falkirk Center’s primary mission is to promote division in the country. The Falkirk Center also seem to think the Trump era has not damaged the proclamation of the gospel. Here’s the tweet:
Court evangelical journalist David Brody thinks Mike Pence got a raw deal:
Brody is also retweeting Kayleigh McEnany on the Georgia election:
Most court evangelicals are condemning the violence:
I am glad that these court evangelicals condemned the violence, but there words could not ring more hollow. There is no recognition that these men and women empowered Donald Trump or encouraged their followers to vote for him. These court evangelicals spent four years praising Trump as the greatest Christian president in American history. They used their platforms and influence to support the president who triggered the insurrection in Washington D.C. today. Now they pray for peace, unity and the preservation of the American republic. But there is no moral or intellectual equivalency here. One side believes in facts, evidence, science, the rule of law, and the Constitution. The other side believes in conspiracy theories, lies, an unhinged president, and an absolute certainty in their knowledge of the will of God. These two sides cannot be reconciled. What are Franklin Graham, Metaxas, and the Falkirk Center praying for?
Only Mohler, the guy who convinced thousands and thousands of Southern Baptists that it was OK to vote for Trump in 2020, said the president is responsible for what happened today.
It would be best if these court evangelicals (and Mohler) just kept quiet. Or better yet, they could admit their complicity in the insurrection and political terrorism that occurred in Washington D.C. today and repent.
Yesterday the Electoral College made it official. Joe Biden is President-Elect of the United States.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still tweeting about election fraud:
So now that the election is in the books, what are the court evangelicals saying? (Let’s also remember that some of these court evangelicals are coming off a very “big” weekend in Washington D.C.)
We begin by checking-in on the Liberty University Falkirk Center gang. They are the subject of a new Politico investigation.
Saturday afternoon’s Jericho March looked like an extension of Eric Metaxas’s radio program. He may be angling for a late-night talk show gig on Newsmax.
Yesterday he did his radio show from a hotel room in Washington D.C. because he was going to Mike Pence’s Christmas party. The Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow jokingly called the party a “super-spreader” event. Not funny.
Metaxas spent close to twenty minutes talking about his “music video and his role in the Jericho March on Saturday. We learned that the video’s lyrics were written by John Smirak, a writer at court evangelical James Robison’s blog The Stream. Metaxas described the video as both “funny” and “speaking the truth.”
Falkirk Center fellow Jenna Ellis joined her Center colleague Sebastian Gorka on his radio show. Ellis said that the Supreme Court was wrong in their 9-0 decision to throw out the Texas election fraud case. Yes, you read that correctly. Jenna Ellis told the United States Supreme Court that it does not know how to interpret the Constitution.
She also said Congress will be engaging in a “false certification” on January 6 when it meets to certify the results of yesterday’s Electoral College vote. Ellis told a group of people she describes as “Trump delegates” to storm Washington D.C. and demand that their votes be counted.
Ellis remains optimistic:
And she is “completely dedicated to God and Country”:
Charlie Kirk, the co-founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, still doesn’t believe Biden won:
Lance Wallnau, who spoke on Saturday at the Jericho March, is attacking Beth Moore. But hey, at least he still thinks she is an “evangelical.” 🙂
Wallnau also has opinions on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Texas case. Yesterday, while wandering around Washington D.C. with his daughter, he blamed the Court’s refusal to take the case on Catholic justices. If Trump had appointed evangelical justices who were “time-tested spiritual warriors” things would have been different. I knew it would only be a matter of time before evangelicals played the anti-Catholic card on Kavanaugh, Roberts, and Barrett.
Over 250,000 people watched Wallnau’s video.
Here is Jack Hibbs yesterday on his Facebook page: “Turn off Fox News and CNN people because they’re not telling you the whole truth regarding today’s electoral college.” He then embedded this tweet from a former New York City police commissioner and convicted felon:
After the Supreme Court threw out the Texas lawsuit on Friday, Allen West, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, wrote:
The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable. This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”
Court evangelical Tony Perkins agreed with West’s call for a secession movement:
What was Paula White praying for last night?
Franklin Graham seems resigned to a Biden victory:
I would love to know what Johnny would say to Franklin today:
And those who regularly question my decision to cover the court evangelical phenomenon seem to be taking it seriously now. Yes, even John Wilson ;-):
I’ve been writing about this for the last four years. At this point I am more interested in who was NOT at the Jericho March on Saturday:
The more traditional court evangelicals–most of whom are not connected with the Independent Network Charismatics and similar groups– seem to be focused on the Georgia Senate race and COVID restrictions. Would they like the election results to be overturned? Sure. Do they believe that there may have been election fraud? Of course they do. But they did not want to join the folks who were on the Mall on Saturday. This branch of court evangelicalism seems to only show-up when Trump is in the house or when one of his surrogates is present. They prefer power over prophecy.
And maybe some of them really believe Biden won.
We will see what happens after the Electoral College votes later today, but right now the evangelical voter fraud movement is led by Eric Metaxas (who showed his Charismatic side on Saturday), the gang at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center (Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, Jenna Ellis, Sebastian Gorka, etc.), and the My Pillow Guy.
UPDATE (December 15, 2020, 12:41am):
Some folks on Twitter were not happy with this post. Here are a few:
These tweeters made fair points, which prompted me to explain things further. It’s never a good idea to try to “explain further” on Twitter, but I am a glutton for punishment! 🙂
Joe Biden introduced his public health team. Donald Trump gave a COVID press conference, took credit for the COVID vaccine, and claimed victory over the virus. And then he claimed that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election.
Trump is still fighting what he believes to be election fraud. Yesterday the Supreme Court refused to hear a last-minute Pennsylvania GOP request to overturn the commonwealth’s election results. The Supreme Court rejected the request in one sentence: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court was denied.” There was no dissent. This means that Alito, Thomas, Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett all rejected the application. Just a reminder: Trump nominated Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett.
Today Donald Trump retweeted this:
I have no idea what this tweet means in light of yesterday’s Supreme Court’s decision.
So what are Trump’s most loyal evangelical followers–the court evangelicals–saying:
Biden misspoke today and quickly correct himself. That is not good enough for Charlie Kirk, founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center:
Charlie is willing to go down with the ship. He is going to build the rest of his career on the foundation of Trumpism:
Here is Ryan Helfenbein, the director of the Liberty University Falkirk Center:
The Founding Fathers said that if the people got too much liberty they would cease to sacrifice for the common good of the nation and the republic would collapse.
Court evangelical journalist David Brody interviewed GOP national spokesperson Liz Harrington on his program “Just the News.”
Yesterday Eric Metaxas spent about 20 minutes talking about the online sale of his books. Then he moved into a segment on the upcoming Washington D.C. Jericho March on December 12. Pro-Trump evangelicals will march seven times around the U.S. Capitol Building and blow a shofar–just like the Israelites did with the city of Jericho in the Old Testament book of Joshua, chapter six. Metaxas believes that America experienced “every kind of possible fraud” in this election. He believes he is a modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He claims God will judge everyone who does not speak-up against election fraud.
Interesting tweet from Trump’s spiritual adviser:
Paula retweeted Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany yesterday:
James Dobson is praying for a GOP win in Georgia:
Franklin Graham is tweeting an election fraud piece from the Alt-right Breitbart News. He believes “forces of evil” are at work:
Donald Trump spoke yesterday about election fraud. Trump said that the United States electoral system is “under siege.” He held up charts and graphs that no one could read. Reminder: Trump delivered this speech on December 2, almost one month after Election Day. Within the last week nearly all the states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada certified the election and confirmed a Biden victory. This is sheer madness.
Court evangelical Eric Metaxas posted Trump’s video message on his You Tube page:
He also posted a video of a “Stop the Steal” rally in Georgia. The speakers at this rally attacked GOP governor Brian Kemp. One speaker compared the Trump conspiracy theorists to Jesus Christ.
Finally, Metaxas talked about his “faith influences his support for American principles as well as the president.” His embrace of these voter fraud conspiracy is rooted, he claims, in the “God of scripture who moves in history.” This is bad history and bad history. Today someone asked me if Metaxas really believes his stuff or his promotion of the voter fraud conspiracy is “just a grift.” I think Metaxas actually believes he is a modern-day Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer. He acknowledges that his friends think he has “gone nuts,” but he said that their concerns are “absurd.”
Today conservative journalist Jonah Goldberg had a hilarious tweet:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, is still pressing the election fraud narrative:
Yesterday Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press that his office has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Then a DOJ spokesperson qualified Barr’s statement and Trump retweeted it:
The number of GOP members of congress acknowledging a Biden victory is growing. Today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he will discuss an additional economic stimulus package with “the new administration.” Texas Senator John Cornyn said that “the verdict was rendered, and I think that’s becoming clearer by the minute.” Missouri Senator Roy Blunt does not think the election was rigged. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia have certified the election.
Jenna Ellis, a member of Trump’s legal team and a spokesperson for Liberty University’ Falkirk Center, is not only hanging on, she’s doubling down. Here are some of her recent tweets and retweets:
Ellis dabbles in American history:
So much to parse here. Let me suggest a few things. First, a Trump lawyer is talking about “Truth” (with a capital “T”). Second, imagine what historians will write about Donald Trump and Jenna Ellis. Third, Jenna Ellis has not read much history of late. Most of the victors were white men. Today historians are writing a lot of good history about the oppressed and marginalized–historical actors who are definitely “worthy” of such coverage despite the fact that they did not have power when they were alive. Fourth, the Declaration of Independence does not say that truth “comes from the God of the Bible.” I”ll stop there.
Ellis and Giuliani trash William Barr’s aforementioned claim, but do it “with all due respect”:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, is also doubling down on fraud claims:
Today Kirk appeared on the radio program of Eric Metaxas, his fellow Christian conspiracy theorist, court evangelical, and Liberty University spokesperson. Metaxas says that the Democrats are “domestic enemies” and compares them to the terrorist attacks on 9-11. He also wonders why so many people are talking about coronavirus (over a quarter million dead) when they should be screaming about this election fraud case. Here is the exact quote:
Not enough people are taking this seriously. This is like 9-11, but everyone goes “well, so what.” I don’t really understand how domestic enemies taking over the greatest nation in the history of the world would not be the only news show. When I hear people talk COVID restrictions I think, “are you people out of your mind, why are you talking about that. A meteor just his Washington D.C. and you’re talking about that crap.”
Metaxas once again compares efforts at stopping supposed voter fraud to rescuing a child from a rapist. “If we don’t fight to the death” against the Democrats stealing this election, Metaxas says , “we lose our souls.”
Earlier in the show, Metaxas goes full Alex Jones Infowars:
Court evangelical journalist David Brody is holding out hope:
Jack Hibbs, pastor of a Calvary Chapel congregation in California, retweeted this:
James Robison is still pushing the election fraud narrative. Here is a taste of his recent piece at The Stream:
In light of the prosperity and benevolence of our nation, respected spokesmen have said, “Second only to the birth of Jesus Christ was the birth of America.” Nothing can actually compare to the birth of Christ, but the miraculous birth of America is undeniable. In light of our present election dilemma, if truth does not prevail, the future is dismal. It can easily prove to be the certain end of hope, peace, security, stability, and life, with all the blessings freedom makes possible. Freedom as we have known it will be tragically limited, not only here at home but around the world. This does not have to happen on our watch—it must not happen!
Prior to the 2016 election, FBI agents and others within government actually set in motion methods by which they would defeat, impeach, and do whatever was necessary to destroy Trump, if and when he won the election. It’s hard to believe that some bureaucratic agencies established to help protect freedom would become agencies of a horrific assault on freedom. The individuals and agencies committed to overthrowing the election results found whole-hearted, unwavering support by what seems like 90 percent of all national media sources. They refused to report or acknowledge many undeniably positive achievements during President Trump’s entire term. It is difficult to imagine something happening like this in America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
There are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Today it appears that Donald Trump has entered the second stage:
It appears that the court evangelicals are all at different stages in the grieving process. Let’s check in on them:
Jenna Ellis, a member of Trump’s legal team and a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, sends Thanksgiving wishes:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, is evangelizing. Anyone who reads his Twitter feed will be led to believe that giving “your life to Christ” and embracing Trumpism are the same thing.
Two “civil wars”:
Wallnau sees the sham hearing at Gettysburg as “turning point.” He suggests that anyone who denies widespread election fraud is speaking-out against God’s prophet. I find it interesting that God only speaks through Donald Trump and the Republican Party. 🙂 If you are looking for a nice example of 7 Mountain Dominionism watch his recent video. Wallnau even finds something in the Bible about Fox News.
Here are a few of the 9.4K comments on Wallnau’s video. (All of them include original spelling):
—TRUMP WILL SERVE 4 MORE YEARS AND MANY CORRUPT WILL GO TO JAIL!!! WE WILL WITNESS THE BEST OF THE NEXT 4 YRS WERE TRUMP WILL BE MORE RADICAL AGAIN CORRUPTION BECAUSE HE HAS NOTHING TO LOOSE!!!All of us americans must stand together if we don’t our freedom will be lost forever.
—Do not be complacent..call your state legislators to fully disclose this corruption, especially in these key states, Wisconsin., Mich.Nevada, Arizona, PA., GA. God is Truth and must prevail.
—I seriously believe Trump won EVERY STATE. ALLLLLL of them.
–(Response to the above comment): Except California.. Gotta be realistic.. CA is the new Sodam & Gomorrah.
—It is time for intercessors to come boldly into our father throne room. We need to pray and intercede for our nation and President Trump.
—The world is about to see a full blown miracle. This country will be brought back form the brink of darkness
—LANCE WALLNAU IS AWESOME TEXAS PROPHET AND HE IS SPOT ON EVERY TIME IN JESUS NAME
—YES AND AMEN!!! THEY HAVE MOCKED GOD ALTOGETHER!! CAUSE BOOMERANG CURSES TO COME UOON THEM…AMEN!!
—I am really scares Just listening Biden today ! The most progressive agenda ever
—We are mighty warriors ready for war!!! God is our leader we have been called for such a time as this! Do not fall asleep for your watch!!!
Court evangelical journalist David Brody writes on Parler: “Seems to me that all of the abuse, threats and hate that @jennaellisesq is receiving is because she’s a conservative Christian woman digging for truth and leftists just can’t handle that.”
Here is another one of the Christian Broadcasting Network journalist’s posts on Parler: “Shame on the national media! They always talk about seeking truth. What a bunch of liars. The Trump campaign is trying to seek the truth and there’s plenty of evidence to investigate and yet the media just blows it all off. SHAMEFUL!”
Jack Hibbs is no longer watching Fox News:
Hibbs also retweeted Sean Hannity tweeting Trump’s outburst from earlier today:
Hibbs still believes the results from California will be overturned:
Jim Garlow has a Ph.D in historical theology from Drew University. Today he posted the following meme and wrote, “Wanna know why you can’t stay in the basement for months on end–yet have confidence u can ‘win.’ Whoever said ‘cheaters never.’ #DRETT (Democrats ruin everything they touch). A student in an 8th-grade civics class knows that elections are decided by votes, not counties.
Eric Metaxas interviews John Zmirak of James Robison’s website The Stream. They play fast and lose with American history and suggest that the Democrats in the South who instituted Jim Crow are the same Democrats today. Any first-year history major would see through these “arguments.” This is so irresponsible. Both Metaxas and Zmirak continue to grossly manipulate the past to promote their election fraud conspiracy theory. And Metaxas says that we should “fight to the death” to overturn this election just like Dietrich Bonhoeffer fought the Nazis.
Robert Jeffress has been pretty quiet of late, but he still loves Trump”
Yesterday the General Services Administration (GSA) informed Joe Biden that the transition of power from the Trump administration to the Biden administration has begun. True to form, Donald Trump wants it both ways:
More and more Republicans are speaking out against Trump’s refusal to formally concede and his legal team’s wild claims of voter fraud. Even Rush Limbaugh is mocking the Trump legal team. But some court evangelicals still, yes still, believe God will intervene.
Jenna Ellis, a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and a member of Trump’s legal team, is in denial. I am guessing she is going to ride this out and hope for a career in a post-January 2020 Trumpworld. There is a lot of money to made in undermining democratic institutions. She has now reached the point where she is using her Twitter feed to lecture everyone–even conservatives–about how to interpret the law.
Charlie Kirk, one of the founders of the Liberty University Falkirk Center, didn’t say much about voter fraud today, but he is calling for a revolution of sorts:
The Falkirk Center at Liberty University is still on board with voter fraud:
And loyalty to Trump?
In this video, Wallnau mocks Chris Christie’s weight. He says that the “Left” is corrupt, but “our side” is “squeaky clean.” Wallnau doesn’t get this angry. He is desperate. The self-professed prophet even says that Georgia’s conservative governor Brian Kemp is somehow working with China to undermine the election. “In the name of Jesus,” he says, “it ain’t over yet.” His video has 131k views.
Jim Garlow is still holding prayer meetings for “U.S. Election Integrity.” This his 9th such event since Election Day.
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Joe Biden is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. But, since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead.
This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty “Biden – Harris” bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change……I gave it to them. I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
Eric Metaxas devoted his show today to a blow-by-blow commentary of a Sidney Powell (Trump legal team member) interview with pro-Trump station Newsmax. He played the entire interview. Here are some themes from the show:
“If you don’t care about election fraud your head in the sand”
He rips Fox News for suggesting there was no fraud in Pennsylvania.
Metaxas says he wants his program to be a place where people can get news that is “hopeful” and “true.”
Metaxas calls Powell one of the “world’s” most “brilliant legal minds.” He says that GOP Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey is “lying to the American republic” by saying that Biden won the commonwealth. Metaxas says that “no one is speaking as clearly…and as on point as Sidney Powell.”
Metaxas says that the only way to get to the bottom of such election fraud is to “drain the swamp.” Sidney Powell is taking on the “swamp,” but “God is bigger.”
Metaxas says that his critics can “go to heck.” He claims he is fighting for a country forged by the “blood of patriots.” He adds that those involved in supposed voter fraud are “selfish pigs” trying to take down the republic. Some of these selfish pigs, he claims, are in his own political party.
Metaxas says that anyone who does not stand-up and oppose voter fraud (and share a link to Metaxas’s YouTube channel) is “complicit in a tremendous historical evil” and “God will not hold us guiltless.”
Trump and his crack legal team are still claiming election fraud. On Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote, “One might expect that when seeking a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption…that’s not what happened.” Brann dismissed the case with prejudice. This means that the Trump campaign cannot resubmit the case. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey called Brann “a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist.”
Trump adviser and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie called Trump’s legal team, which includes Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and former Colorado Christian University professor and current Liberty University spokesperson Jenna Ellis, a “national embarrassment.
Trump still refuses to admit defeat and is not cooperating with Joe Biden on a peaceful transition of power. Most sitting GOP members of Congress are unwilling to admit that Trump lost the election and refuse to call Joe Biden “president-elect.” A national embarrassment indeed.
The court evangelicals are another group of Trump supporters clinging to hopes of an election reversal. While a few of Trump’s evangelical advisers have gone silent, a few are still praying for a miracle. Let’s check in on them:
Jack Graham is still not sure “truth” and “transparency” has prevailed:
The election was ten days ago. Joe Biden was the winner. After January 20, 2021 the court evangelicals will no longer have access to the court. Let’s see how they are handling things.
Eric Metaxas is still doing prayer meetings. He won’t say that he and his group is praying for signs of voter fraud that would give Trump a victory in the election, but that is essentially what is happening at these meetings. The guy with the red, white, and blue shofar will apparently be there. Metaxas continues to say that Fox News is in the Biden camp. He claims he was not allowed to talk about his “Donald the Caveman” books because there is a character in the book named after George Soros and Soros is now working with Fox News to remove Trump. You can’t make this stuff up. You can watch here.
Metaxas is also promoting this piece on his Facebook page.
I honestly don’t know what to make of this tweet from one of the most divisive court evangelicals. James Robison is the guy who believes Satan brought coronavirus to America to prevent Donald Trump from leading a spiritual revival in the country:
Jack Graham is holding out hope:
Back in 2016, Graham was pretty certain about God’s will in the election. Why wait when God has spoken?:
Is Paula White giving advice to the nation here?:
Gary Bauer is going down with the ship:
Robert Jeffress seems to be moving on. He is now talking about religious liberty and a recent speech by Samuel Alito:
How should we interpret such “hope” in the context of Jeffress’s public rhetoric on Fox News and elsewhere? Frankly, I am not sure what Jeffress is talking about here. I may have had a clearer sense of what he would have meant 10 or 15 years ago, but no longer.
Most of the court evangelicals are pretty silent today. They may be wondering if Trump will ever invite them back to the court. I am sure they are lamenting their loss of power.
Eric Metaxas blocked me on Twitter years ago, but Brent Epling captured this tweet:
Metaxas can make a lot of money and garners a lot of attention by merely staying within the bubble of Trumpism. He’s no longer interested in the project of engaging w/ anyone outside this bubble. I think he WAS interested in this project at one point, but no more. Why engage a broader public when playing to the base alone brings earthly rewards?
Metaxas and Paula White are hoping and praying for another 1948:
I’m not sure what Paula White means by this tweet, but it is interesting:
Court evangelical Tony Perkins retweeted Alt-right Breitbart News. He is right about “hit lists,” but that is not what is happening here. I think he really believes that Democrats are going to try to “eradicate” Trump supporters. Yes, the fearmongering continues.
Franklin Graham calls for unity:
James Robison’s 15-minute video captures the entire court evangelical phenomenon I have written-about in the past four years.
Even if court evangelical journalist Brody is right about CNN, this doesn’t explain Fox News:
Brody has a “serious question”:
Jenna Ellis, a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, tweeted this last night after Biden’s short speech. Liberty University recently canceled evangelical pastor John Piper, but they allow this. Christian politics at its “best.”
The Liberty University Falkirk Center is going all-in on the fraud narrative:
Paula White is Donald Trump’s primary spiritual advisor. She currently works for his campaign. I am not a lawyer, but isn’t this a violation of the Johnson Amendment? Finally, this is a clear example how politics holds many evangelicals captive.
This is not a spiritual event, it is a politically rally:
Eric Metaxas is sharing this Mike Huckabee video titled “The Art of the Steal”:
Hers is what Metaxas tweeted last night. He clearly believes that the Democrats planned a coup.
@ericmetaxas TWEET There are so many witnesses to voter fraud it’s now clear the Dems planned this. But who did that planning? When Trump is finally reelected– & he will be –he must see these traitors punished to the fullest extent of the law. Anything less is itself treasonous. God help America.
David Barton and his Wallbuilders gang is fraud and corruption.
It begins, of course, with Donald Trump, the source of all knowledge and truth:
Here is Franklin:
Some folks on my social media feeds want to give Franklin the benefit of the doubt. “He just wants to pray for America,” they say. This may be true, but let’s not ignore Franklin’s reference to “steal the election.” This would be like saying, “Many fear John Fea is a criminal, so join me in praying for God’s will in his life.”
The Falkirk Center crowd at Liberty University is tweeting.
The problem with this tweet from Jenna Ellis is that Trump behaves and speaks like we ARE a “nation of rulers.” And do we really believe that Trump cares about the Constitution?:
Charlie Kirk doesn’t understand that some votes are always counted after election day:
Twitter flagged several of Kirk’s tweets in the last few hours.
James Robison is turning “the battle” over to God:
Paula White has bought the Trump narrative:
I think Gary Bauer may have tweeted too soon:
Jim Garlow is holding a 3pm prayer meeting “AGAINST CAMPAIGN FRAUD.” You can watch it on ZOOM
Two court evangelical posts in one day? Why not? It’s election eve and the court evangelical phenomenon may soon be irrelevant–at least for the next four years.
Franklin Graham makes his final plea:
What does it say that Graham, a religious leader, equates his audience with lovers of the 2nd Amendment?:
James Robison wants you to vote for the “future of freedom.” He believes that “miracles” were happening in America until Satan sent the pandemic and ruined it all.
Here is Jentezen Franklin:
Paula White tells people to vote for Trump:
BTW, last night White was at an “Amish for Trump” rally in Lancaster, PA:
For Tony Perkins, a “Christian world view” leads one to Donald Trump:
Whose “American Dream,” Charlie?:
To my knowledge, former Christian college president Everett Piper is not a court evangelical, but he certainly loves Donald Trump. In a Washington Timespiece today he called Joe Biden a “proven, habitual, unrepentant fraud and a pathological liar of the highest order.” And then he added: “Such shameless deceit is not the behavior of a decent man, but rather that of a devil, and God help us all if he becomes our president.”
And there you go folks. We will check in with the court evangelicals on the other side of the election.
Robert Jeffress is saying that not voting is a “sin against God.” Does he mean not voting is a sin or not voting for Trump is a sin?
I agree with the Falkirk Center and Tucker Carlson:
I am still waiting for the Falkirk Center to explain how our right to bear arms comes from God:
This is the kind of biblical proof-texting that passes for sophisticated political theology at The Falkirk Center. Their entire biblical defense of the Second Amendment comes down to two verses from Psalm 82 and Proverbs 24.
All Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center had to do was just condemn this incident. The court evangelical just can’t bring himself to do it:
Johnnie Moore, the court evangelical who describes himself as a “modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is praying for a Trump victory:
Samuel Rodriguez doubles-down on the spiritual warfare theme:
Last night Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric, spoke to an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally in Pensacola, Florida. The event was followed by a “town hall event” that included court evangelicals Paula White, Jentezen Franklin, Tony Suarez, and Ralph Reed.
Does anyone think people who come to an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally are undecided?
Sadly, Lara Trump’s recent performance on Jake Tapper’s show “State of the Union” (CNN) reveals just the kind of stuff Trump evangelicals are willing to cheer: