Pastor John Pavlovitz has some scathing words for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders regarding her sinful lifestyle of lying and her culpability in chasing Christians away from faith.
It’s a breath of fresh air to see a Christian pastor take her to task for her deception.
… I’m a Christian and I’ve heard you claim that you’re a Christian too — and watching you work recently, it got me thinking:
How does she do it?
What I mean is, how do you reconcile your supposed faith in Jesus of Nazareth, with your current position as a mouthpiece for this morally malignant President?
As a professed Christian, how do you make peace with the reality that you regularly mount the largest bully pulpit in the nation — and you lie for a living on behalf of a serial predator?
Pavlovitz’s questions are rhetorical, but I’d love to hear her answers. Does she care at all about the damage she does? Is lying about being persecuted just something that’s second nature to her?
I watch you every week as you repeatedly distort the truth,
as you attack journalists who come carrying facts.
as you vilify politicians who oppose your employer’s malfeasance,
as you categorically defend his every vile statement, every personal attack, every nonsensical Tweet, every baseless firing, every legislative assault.
I watch your face contort with the unmistakable tells of a person who doesn’t believe a word they’re saying; one who’s sold their soul and is now hopelessly trapped in a lie about a lie about a lie.I wonder what Jesus-story you tell yourself, about the fact that every week you stand in front of a microphone and willingly perpetuate falsehoods that do great harm to millions of people?
Pavlovitz’s words may not convince Sanders herself to change her ways, but I’d like to think they could resonate with a substantial portion of the people who listen to and defend her. At some point, evangelicals will have to come to terms with the flagrant hypocrisy that comes from supporting this administration that goes against everything Jesus supposedly stood for. When will they accept that?
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