Christian Right activist Mark Taylor, the subject of the Liberty University-connected film The Trump Prophecy, knows exactly why a half-dozen people of color have been found hanging from trees since the murder of George Floyd: They all took they own lives in order to become martyrs for Black Lives Matter.
Lynching isn’t even an option for him. He’s convinced it’s all suicide, and it’s all for a selfish reason.
“It’s all about keeping the narrative focused on a civil war,” Taylor said. “A bunch of garbage that’s been going on like that — we’ve had what, five hangings now? They found bodies hanging? Give me a break. We know that’s deep state-related, that’s pushing some of this stuff to try to drive the narrative. Now, some of them have been maybe suicides, people trying to martyr themselves because they know what it’s gonna do to this whole black, white thing, to try to start the civil unrest, to try to stoke the fires again. This is what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to keep this going through the election.”
There’s no evidence of any martyrdom whatsoever, and the victims’ families in at least a couple of the cases dispute investigations that ruled the deaths as suicides. Which is to say Mark Taylor, as usual, is lying, because he’s convinced everything is a conspiracy.
It’s such a disgraceful thing to say of anyone, much less people who have died in a historically gruesome way. But what else do you expect from a right-wing Christian whose entire career is devoted to saying the worst thing imaginable at every turn?
(via Right Wing Watch)