Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church yesterday was an attempt to shore-up his white evangelical base. He probably lost some evangelical supporters as a result of his mishandling of the coronavirus. He needs them back. (He is heading to the John Paul II National Shrine today to shore-up the Catholic vote and apparently sign an … Continue reading What Are the Court Evangelicals Saying Today?
Let’s think about what has happened in the last 24-48 hours. The President of the United States continues to push a conspiracy claiming that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdered Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old women who died in his former congressional office in 2001. The widower of this woman, T.J. Klausutis, wrote a letter to Twitter … Continue reading George Floyd, T.J. Klausutis, Masks are for Wimps, and Twitter Lies: Where are the Court Evangelicals?
Tweets and retweets included: (A lot of our readers are not on Twitter. A “retweet” is a re-posting of a tweet that is then shared with all of retweeter’s followers. When Trump retweets, it is always an endorsement of the content of the original tweet). MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May … Continue reading Comparing Trump and the Court Evangelicals on Twitter During the Last 72 Hours
It all goes down tonight on Robert Jeffress’s Facebook page: Join me, Jentzen Franklin, and other spiritual leaders tomorrow at 8:30pm ET LIVE on my Facebook for a very special Daystar program on the #COVID19Crisis created to lead you in wisdom during this season! pic.twitter.com/pXa88NuPxY — Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) April 14, 2020
Vengeance is mine, says the Lord (Rom. 12:9). Unless it is China. Court evangelicals want Trump to punish China for spreading the coronavirus to the United States. Here is a taste of Gabby Orr’s piece at Politico: Others said Trump’s No. 1 priority — besides containing the virus inside the United States — should be … Continue reading The Court Evangelicals Want Vengeance Against China
Last night Donald Trump delivered a nationally-televised address to the nation on the coronavirus. It was a disaster. And he followed-up today with an equally bad press conference. Following his speech, Trump’s administration had to clarify facts about his travel ban on multiple occasions. Trump’s failure to calm fears, tell the truth, and get his … Continue reading What are the Court Evangelicals Saying About Trump’s Coronavirus Speech?
According to Ruth Graham’s piece at Slate, they feel pretty calm about. Here is a taste: In the 2015 book Countdown to the Apocalypse: Why ISIS and Ebola Are Only the Beginning, Robert Jeffress described a world on the brink of chaos. “Never in my lifetime have I sensed so much unrest in the air,” the Dallas … Continue reading What Are the Court Evangelicals Saying About the Coronavirus?
Most of them were there on Friday night: I don’t recognize everyone, but I see Alveda King, Jack Graham, Jenetzen Franklin, James Dobson, Shirley Dobson, James Robison, Michael Tait, Greg Laurie, Michelle Bachmann, Eric Metaxas, Tony Suarez, Robert Jeffress, Ralph Reed, Johnnie Moore, Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins, Richard Land, Cissie Graham, Tim Clinton, Harry Jackson, … Continue reading The Court Evangelicals Take a Photo
Last night I re-read the court evangelical letter to Tim Dalrymple, the CEO of Christianity Today. Read the letter here. I offered some commentary here. I was struck by this passage (italics mine): Of course, it’s up to your publication to decide whether or not your magazine intends to be a voice of evangelicals like … Continue reading The Court Evangelicals Feel Betrayed By *Christianity Today*
Court evangelical after court evangelical are rising-up to defend Donald Trump in the wake of Mark Galli’s Christianity Today editorial calling for his removal. Franklin, Graham, Robert Jeffress, Tony Perkins, Jenetzen Franklin, James Dobson, Samuel Rodriguez, Johnnie Moore,and Jim Garlow, to name a few, have all turned to their favorite web pages and news outlets to make … Continue reading More Court Evangelicals Defend Trump in Light of the *Christianity Today* Editorial
Here is Robert Jeffress: .@CTmagazine is a dying magazine that has been “Never Trump” from the beginning. They are going against 99% of evangelical Republicans who oppose impeachment. President @realDonaldTrump is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-Israel President in history! — Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) December 20, 2019 Franklin Graham here. Ralph Reed: The @CTmagazine … Continue reading What the Court Evangelicals (and some others) are Saying About Mark Galli’s *Christianity Today* Editorial
Watch: So far none of the court evangelicals have said that Trump is right about Dingell because the former Michigan congressman did not accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior before he died. But I would not put it past any one of them to say this. Sarah Pulliam Bailey has it covered at The … Continue reading What are the Court Evangelicals Saying About Yesterday’s Impeachment and Trump’s Responses?
Just for the record: Mike Pence believes in appointing conservative federal justices Mike Pence is strongly pro-life on abortion Mike Pence opposes same-sex marriage. Mike Pence believes in religious liberty as defined by the Christian Right Mike Pence is a Christian nationalist and believes America was founded as a Christian nation. Mike Pence wants to … Continue reading Hey Court Evangelicals, What’s Wrong With Mike Pence?
Last week the number of court evangelicals increased dramatically as the White House invited evangelical worship leaders to meet Donald Trump. Thanks to Dr. Andy Rowell, a professor at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, for identifying some of the worship leaders who appear with Trump in the above photo: Paula White-Cain (and husband Jonathan Cain met the … Continue reading The Number of Court Evangelicals is Growing
Several of the court evangelicals had things to say today (and in the last day or two) about impeachment. Here is Franklin Graham: As Christians, as those who follow and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, let us pray throughout the day and all of these proceedings. Pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, … Continue reading Court Evangelicals Weigh-In on Today’s First Day of Impeachment Hearings
Over the past couple of weeks several reporters have asked me if I think impeachment will draw conservative evangelicals away from Donald Trump. At this point, I can’t imagine such a thing happening. As I recently told The Huffington Post, impeachment will only rally parts of the evangelical base. Here, for example, is court evangelical Robert … Continue reading For the Court Evangelicals, Impeachment is a Spiritual Battle
The court evangelicals were back in the court this week. According to a piece at the Christian Broadcasting Network, the court evangelicals were in Washington so Trump could “brief” them “on the “continuing, remarkable accomplishments of this administration–especially in areas important to evangelicals.” Sounds like an effort by Trump to shore up his base in … Continue reading The Court Evangelicals Convene in Washington for a “Brief” on the “Remarkable Accomplishments” of the Trump Administration
It is interesting to see how the court evangelicals have responded to the United States withdrawal and recent Turkish invasion of the Kurdish region. Many of Trump’s evangelical supporters are horrified that the president has now abandoned the Christian minority in the Kurdish region. Christianity Today is covering it this way: One Syrian Christian leader … Continue reading Will the Court Evangelicals Break With Trump Over the Plight of Syrian Christians?
Former Fox News radio host Todd Starnes often referred to court evangelical Robert Jeffress as the official chaplain of his Right-Wing radio program. Just recently, Jeffress appeared on Starnes’s program and said that Democrats worship the Old Testament god “Moloch, who talks about child sacrifice.” Starnes responded by saying “I believe that.” Read all about … Continue reading Todd Starnes, the Fox News Radio Host Who Gave a Platform to the Court Evangelicals, is Out
Court evangelical James Robison recently had two fellow court evangelicals on his television show. Here is the interview with Jeffress and Barton: A few comments: 2:00ff: Jeffress says: “You hear Nancy Pelosi and others saying that walls are un-Christian and immoral. Well, if that’s true, God’s immoral because he told Nehemiah to build a wall … Continue reading Court Evangelicals David Barton and Robert Jeffress Talk Christian America