Christian author Eric Metaxas has compared gay people in love to pedophiles and blamed mass shootings on the “spirit of the anti-Christ.” It’s odd, then, that he’s considered an “evangelical intellectual.”
How intellectual? Well, Mextaxas said on his radio show last week that if the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump don’t stop, then it’s “the end of America.” Or to put that another way, if we follow the Constitution, that the nation won’t survive. (Very intellectual, this man.)
Metaxas continued, “And I want to say really bluntly to my audience: You don’t have to like Trump. In fact, you can hate Trump. That’s your right as an American. But when we see this level of corruption happening in our government, when we see journalists abdicate their sacred calling as journalists to follow a narrative, I have to say every American should be scared, because if you do not undo this, if you don’t wake up from the dream, it’s the end of America.”
That’s the sort of thing you can only say with a straight face when FOX News is your only source of information. If you think the “corrupt” side involves those conducting an investigation, not those whose blatant corruption has been on display ever since entering office, you’re the problem.
Metaxas, as he so often does, also brought up his biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theologian and spy who fought against the Nazis, as proof of his own expertise on the subject of government corruption. But funny thing about that book: it sucks. The book has been roundly criticized for being completely inaccurate because it presents Bonhoeffer as a contemporary evangelical, rather than the Lutheran he actually was (with some theological views that many today might call “liberal”). Anything Metaxas has to say about the Nazi regime as it compares to American culture must be filtered through the lens of evangelicals as the true minority group: not the Jews, not the LGBTQ community, and not people of color. Which means the man has no idea what the hell he’s talking about.
If, by some secular miracle, the impeachment proceedings lead to Trump actually being removed from office, it will only be the end of an America that a wiser electorate never would have allowed in the first place.
(via Right Wing Watch)