His recent racist re-tweets have a basis in Theology I was part of in the 1970s-80s.
The president of the United States just promoted the resurrection of international white racist supremacy hate by a fading group of theocracy-promoting Christian crusaders. And they Tweeted a Thank You to Trump for helping them.
As the Washington Post noted: “JAYDA FRANSEN is the deputy leader of the far-right nationalist party Britain First. In 2016, a British court convicted her of harassment after she yelled abuse at a woman wearing a hijab. One year later, she faces new charges of inciting religious hatred after allegedly distributing racist leaflets and posting hateful videos during a rape trial. On Wednesday, President Trump retweeted three of her Twitter posts promoting anti-Muslim videos.”
Sarah Huckabee had her theocracy-defending evangelical lies and spin ready: As far as the White House is concerned, the truth of Mr. Trump’s tweets appears to be beside the point. Whether or not the videos are genuine, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared, “The threat is real, and that’s what the president is talking about, the need for national security.” Speaking in the Commons, Labour MP David Lammy accused Mr. Trump of “promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group”.
Trump’s boosting far-right theocracy Christian islamophobia hate groups has the full backing of Mike Pence, who is a theocracy advocate of Christian white supremacy. His intellectual mentor is Rousas Rushdoony, the father of the Calvinist extremist American Theocracy movement known as “Reconstructionists.”
I knew Rushdoony well in my evangelical days in the 1970s. He advocated for slavery, execution of gays, a “return” to Old Testament Law, including death for heretics and abortion doctors.
What we have here is the marriage of Pence’s Christian evangelical theocracy movement, Trump’s racism, and Bannon’s agenda that I describe in my book “LETTER TO LUCY — A manifesto of creative redemption in the age of Trump, fascism and lies.”
And as I prove in the book, all this has its roots in Evangelical Calvinist theology I grew up promoting with my evangelist dad Francis Schaeffer.
Trump’s favorite neo-Nazis Britain First was first supported by James Dowson, a former Calvinist minister from Northern Ireland who helped found the movement and also expressed support for Trump, Putin and Britain’s vote to leave the EU. He later left Britain First over its tactic of mosque invasions. Trump re-tweets messages from them though they became too extreme for their own Calvinist founder!
Unlike Trump, most people in the UK are NOT happy to see Calvinist theocracy advocates getting a boost for their insane agenda. As the BBC reported, “It was wrong for US President Donald Trump to retweet videos posted by far-right group Britain First, Downing Street has said.”
Theresa May’s spokesman said Britain First used “hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions.”
Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn called the retweets “abhorrent” and “dangerous”.
As reported by the BBC, Britain First was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP). It has previously put up members to run in European elections and by-elections on anti-immigration and anti-abortion policies, but has yet to secure any seats.
Trump’s tweets – shared with his 43.6 million followers – prompted a wave of criticism in the UK and around the world. Mr. Corbyn tweeted: “I hope our government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.”
Veteran Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames said Mr. Trump had finally proved he is “wholly unsuited” to the role of president.
Meanwhile, fellow Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi has written a letter to Mr. Trump urging him to delete the retweets.
Brendan Cox, the husband of Jo Cox, said Mr. Trump was “legitimising hatred.”
Across the UK political spectrum, there has been horror as there would be in the US if Trump was re-tweeting racist KKK slogans. Downing Street spokesman said: “British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents – decency, tolerance and respect.” He added: “It is wrong for the president to have done this.”
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson later tweeted that Britain First was “a divisive, hateful group”, while Sajid Javid, minister for communities and local government, said Mr. Trump was “wrong and I refuse to let it go and say nothing”.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said it was “deeply disturbing” that Mr. Trump had “chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists”.
“I join the urgent call of faith groups and others for President Trump not just to remove these tweets, but to make clear his opposition to racism and hatred in all forms.”
Brendan Cox – whose wife, British MP Jo Cox, was murdered by a right-wing extremist who shouted “Britain first” before committing the act – also condemned Mr. Trump.
He told the BBC: “If you look at Trump this isn’t a mistake, this is a strategy. He consistently does this. He’s retweeted people on the far right in the US, he’s shared anti-Semitic memes in the past and his whole campaign was based on calling Mexicans rapists and saying he’d ban Muslims from the country. I think we have to recognize now… that this is a president who is a purveyor of hate.”
Trump must be stopped. He deserves to be impeached for this outburst alone. Trump demeans everything he touches. He is a Neo-Nazi. Period.