by Frank Schaeffer
When will the media stop completely overlooking the glaring fact that Christo-Fascists were very much involved on the January 6th invasion/attack on our Capitol? They have long been a dagger poised over the beating heart of American Democracy. Say it out loud with me: White evangelicals are anti-American, anti-democracy and dangerous.
History teaches that when you mix religion and politics you get blood. Is anyone in the media awake to what White evangelicals are now? This Trump cult is on the verge of blessing widespread violence as legitimate “resistance” to “liberals” and Democrats who “stole” the election.
Why the silence? I surmise that the liberal literati do not take kindly to one of the unwashed like me pointing out such a glaring sin of omission as ignoring the looming threat that evangelical Christians post to our nation.
The media is exposing a White supremacist path to violence that the FBI is investigating but make little to no mention of Christo-Fascist evangelicals like Franklin Graham. But Graham, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell Jr., were the supporters most essential to Trump’s election. Now they are most essential to the rise of terror as Christian Nationalist “resistance” to liberals.
No, Graham and company are not calling openly for violence. BUT they are also not calling out Trump’s lies that labeled the election “stolen” thus legitimizing a lie-based overthrow of our government as a “legitimate” goal.
American media elitists just don’t have any personal experience of the evangelical and conservative Roman Catholic religious wackos that are a clear and and present danger to our Republic. The media are missing the story of a coming wave of religion-inspired and enabled, even blessed, terror.
It is time to call out the entire evangelical movement as an existential threat to American democracy. It is time for the coastal lazy media to do its job.