Televangelist Jim Bakker is once again beating one of his favorite conspiracy theories to death… even though it died a long time ago: If Donald Trump isn’t re-elected in 2020, says Bakker, Christians will be murdered.
It never even crosses his mind that just about every Democratic presidential candidate professes some form of Christianity or another…
“I’m going to say something I probably shouldn’t say,” he added. “What’s coming next, if we keep losing, you’re going to see the leaders of the church and the leaders of the gospel and the political conservative leaders that are powerful, you are going to see them suddenly die, suddenly killed — suddenly as they were driving, suddenly as they were in a boat, suddenly in an airplane — you’re going to see it one after another.”
“God spoke this to me years ago what would happen near the end and I believe we’re in that time,” Bakker warned. “This is life and death. This is the hatred of murder is in the country.”
He’s technically right. They will perish. Eventually. But the cause is far more likely to be climate change or old age than a genocidal threat from vegans who want to destroy the NRA.
You would think the people who make over-the-top Doomsday “predictions” about President Obama would at least apologize before doing the very same thing now. Those of us who aren’t conservative Christians have lost plenty under this administration, but that’s not how it works when the shoe is on the other foot.
One side promotes Christian Nationalism. The other promotes religious neutrality. What Bakker is really scared of is the idea that the government might treat his religion the way he treats all the other ones.
(via Right Wing Watch)