14 - Eric Metaxas and committing his life to dying for President Trump
Episode 14 (recorded 11 December 2020). Bishop Jack Lumanog shares his perspective on an interview that mild mannered conservative Episcopalian Eric Metaxas had with President Trump. Metaxas publicly commits his life to Donald Trump and vows that he would die in the fight to keep President Trump in office. This is a disturbing example of Trumpism not only taking over the Republican Party, but also what used to be sensible wings of the evangelical movement within Christianity. Metaxas's publicly committing Jesus Christ to the coup against the Constitution and a democratically elected President, encouraging Christians to pray to God for an end to our election processes is scary and sacrilegious in equal measure and must be rebuked publicly.
Additionally, Metaxas claiming that President Trump's obvious re-election defeat "is themes horrible thing that has happened in this nation. Perhaps Metaxas has forgotten about slavery, The Trail of Tears in 1838, Dred Scott in 1857, The Civil War, The Great Depression in the 1920s, Pearl Harbor, the interment camps of 1942 that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam War, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and COVID-19 where there are 15,550,786 confirmed cases and 291,754 dead Americans as of 10 December 2020, 6:30 pm EST according to Johns Hopkins. Donald Trump's re-election defeat doesn't come close to any of these horrible events in our nation's history.
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