As well you know, Trump’s evangelical cult members are the strongest supporters in his base. They’re the ones he was referring to when he said he could shoot somebody on 5th Avenue and get away with it. The reason for that is that their leaders have warped Biblical teachings into a perverse and fearful dogma, where the only answer is to destroy anybody who is different from you — because the guy at the pulpit says it’s in the Bible. Plus, their leaders are telling them anti-woman, anti-transgender, anti-immigrant Trump is sent from God. Christ spoke of the “Good News” of his kingdom. This sure as hell ain’t it.
This weekend in Central Florida, at an as-yet-undisclosed location, Pastor Patrick Boyle of the Revival Baptist Church, plans to hold a “Make America Straight Again” conference. Spectrum News 13:
“They are beyond reach, the Sodomites,” said Pastor Patrick Boyle of Revival Baptist Church, off U.S. 27. “We are not trying to reach them. We are trying to warn society that if we embrace that, you are going to lose your children … The schools are telling them it’s an alternative lifestyle choice.”
In the past few weeks, Boyle says he has received thousands of emails, calls, and messages on his church’s Facebook group from those who support the LBGTQ community.
He says those who call him extreme are calling the kettle black.
“So it’s interesting!” Boyle said. “They are going to be out there protesting love, love, love — yet if we can make a compilation of the voicemails from these crowds, it’s all but love … They hate us, and I don’t have any qualms with saying I hate them.”
Wow. He said it. Not that we didn’t know it already, but it’s one thing to know something and it’s quite another to hear it admitted. Now bear in mind, this comment just dropped from the lips of an ordained Baptist minister, a purported man of God, leader of men (not men and women, because women are chattel) and a scion of the church.
This is not even remotely Christian, and Christ himself said that this would happen. “Many men claiming to speak for me will come and say, ‘I am He.’ …But don’t follow them.” [Luke 21:8]
You’ve seen a number of Biblical quotes on this blog lately, and you will see more, because the wingnuts are losing it, big time, and the Bible does not say what they says it does. I think it’s time to grab ’em by the collection plate. If they want to proselytize hate openly from the pulpit, maybe it’s time to take away their tax-exempt status. That would get their attention, because they worship mammon not God. Which is why they love Donald Trump. He’s not in it for public service, either. He’s in it for cash. Takes a grifter to know a grifter.