Last night, apropos of nothing substantive (except maybe this tweet), she insisted she would not bend if anyone tried to “cancel Christianity.”
I’m going on record now:
If they try to cancel Christianity, if they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not break.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand.
And I’m proud to be an American.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 22, 2020
That’s a weird way to project strength you don’t have: by making up a problem that doesn’t exist, then saying you would defend it to the death. It’s like the Christian equivalent of insisting you have a really attractive girlfriend at another school, in another state, and no you cannot meet her. At some point, the defensiveness gives away the game.
In any case, as someone who would love to cancel Christianity, I assure you no one is trying to cancel Christianity. But the fear isn’t entirely coming out of nowhere. Researchers Paul A. Djupe and Ryan P. Burge found earlier this month that 22% of Americans seriously think a Democratic president would “ban the Bible“!
That’s not true. But FOX News-level paranoia and fear-mongering is very real.
If anyone is destroying Christianity, by the way, it’s Trump. He’s the guy dragging white evangelicals into the gutter by forcing them to defend his lies and corruption and racism and incompetence.
Why is it always the people with the most power who act like they have the least?
At least Twitter was helpful in responding to her faux threat.
Get back behind the curtains, drama queen. No one is doing anything to Christianity.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 22, 2020
If you're an official enabler for a guy who constantly bears false witness, commits adultery, divorces, covets other men's wives, steals from charities, ignores the Golden Rule, and never asked God for forgiveness, you break that "solid Rock" faith everyday, hypocrite.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 23, 2020
— Stella (@fukaren1) June 23, 2020
The Imaginary Victimization of the Majority continues.
— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) June 23, 2020
You guys won the fake War on Christmas, so I think you can win this fake war too.
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) June 23, 2020
you are aware the president gassed priests like three weeks ago correct https://t.co/QzJ7JPpjUN
— kilgore trout, a ramp with no steps (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 23, 2020
Let this be a lesson to everyone: You, too, can become a lawyer without having to know a thing about logic or reason.