In a piece on The Blaze entitled “Dear Christians, If You Vote for a Godless Man, You Are Asking for Tyranny,” a 29 year-old blogger warns conservative Christians that the wages of voting for Donald Trump is eternal damnation.
From The Blaze:
…if you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the tyranny that happens next.
You deserve it because you chose it, just as the souls in Hell deserve Hell because they chose it.
The Blaze writer, Matt Walsh, has religious cred. He is a self-appointed “professional truth sayer” with a Christ symbol tattooed on his arm.
For Matt, any Christian entertaining the idea of voting for a “godless,” “ethically bankrupt,” “cruel,” “bitter,” “vulgar,” “phony,” “petty,” and “morally weak,” “pagan” like Donald Trump is doomed.
No admirer of Trump is safe around Glenn Beck’s newest protege. After describing Trump as “vulgar,” Walsh depicted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. as an “unrepentant butt kissing “sycophant.
So who is Matt Walsh to condemn Trump voters to hell?
A Google search shows he used to contribute to the far left Huffington Post. Then in 2014 Beck’s chief content officer recruited the blogger to come join their “young and growing company.”
In his own words, the writing gig has kept Walsh from “becoming a trash collector, a janitor at the school down the street,” getting a ” job moving boxes, clearing brush, mowing lawns, or cleaning dishes.”
If his readership and revenues dry up, he says, he’ll forge a new path. But for the time being Walsh claims, “There aren’t very many one-person opinion blogs that get more traffic than mine. I earned that.”
All self-congratulatory hubris aside, Walsh has unknowingly performed a worthwhile service with his epistolary plea.
We should rejoice Walsh felt inspired to pen this criticism of Christians who “have fallen for The Donald.” Walsh’s commentary gives us a clearer view into the faux Christian mindset.
In his zealotry to try and “talk sense into Trump’s fans,” before they vote for the “godless” Trump, Walsh’s Scripture-laden message achieves the opposite. With his judgmental, apocalyptic rhetoric, he’ll have Christians on the fence toppling over on the Trump side for sure.
In listing Trump’s sins and prophesying the destruction of America should the real estate mogul becomes our next President, Walsh has inadvertently aligned himself with an anti-Semitic Muslim hate-monger.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said this last month about the rise of Trump:
Be careful America. You’re headed into the abyss of hell, and if you make a mistake in choosing your leaders, maybe you’ll go there faster.
Throughout his own piece, Walsh laments his failure to get through to Christians caught up in “Trump-mania.” The whole phenomenon has caused him an “immense amount of spiritual and emotional pain.”
In order to alleviate his suffering Walsh gets down, dirty and deceptive. Walsh suggests Trump “abandoned his family twice,” he’s connected to the mob, his “miraculous conversion” from pro-choice to pro-life isn’t real, he’s slept around, “bribes” politicians, uses foul language, threatens to throw protesters out in the cold, disparages women and has multiple bankruptcies.
This is the same blogger who defended Josh Duggar after it was revealed he had sexually abused his sisters. Later, when Josh showed up on the Ashley Madison website, Walsh retracted his defense, saying he had been wrong about the Duggars and the cover-up of their son’s crime.
Apparently, the Duggar situation really rattled Walsh. According to a follow-up Facebook post, the writer discovered many squeaky-clean Christians aren’t that squeaky-clean. Some even make millions before the mask slips.
But at least the Duggars started out as good Christians, unlike Donald Trump.
More from “Dear Christians” at The Blaze:
If you go to the ballot box and say, “I am going to do my part to put this self-absorbed pagan in charge of my nation” you are directly consenting to the inevitable result…Indeed, any Christians have fallen for the Donald; there’s no way he could be doing well in Iowa without them.
The melding of Trumpianity with Christianity has been among the more awkward and grotesque phenomenons I’ve ever witnessed in my life… Is he running as a Christian today? We know he can’t speak semi-coherently about the Bible, he has no understanding of basic Christian teaching, he thinks Christianity does not require us to ask for forgiveness, and our relationship with Christ can be measured using polling data, but does he otherwise carry himself as anything resembling a Christian?
That’s why I’m only talking to Trump’s Christian supporters. The question you have to ask yourselves is this: Is there any evidence at all that Trump is a Christian? I think the answer is clear.
Walsh has parlayed this particular brand of self-serving, agenda-driven Christianity into a lucrative business venture.
What would Jesus say about His followers writing over-the-top hit pieces for money?
Walsh, like so many of his ilk, does not understand that Americans have hit bottom with inside-the-beltway pols, powerbrokers and pundits pandering to them in the name of Jesus.
Been there, done that.
After the last seven years of inaction by candidates who jumped on the evangelical wagon for a ride to DC, leaving Americans in the dust, Trump is clearing the air. He’s not only uprooting the political system, he’s redefining the word “conservative.”
So, Dear Matt, keep judging and condemning Trump in the name of Jesus Christ. No doubt you will make a good salary and save yourself from cleaning toilets in the future, all the while converting more Americans to Trumpianity.
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