Right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn of Mississippi’s First Harvest Ministries, who credited Donald Trump with the COVID relief bill that not a single Republican voted for, isn’t handling the Facebook decision about Trump well.
Facebook’s “oversight board” said Trump should remain banned from the site for six more months while Facebook clarifies its own policies. After that, Trump may be reinstated… or the suspension may continue.
Vaughn isn’t interested in that nuance. He thinks Trump is banned for life, and he said during a livestream Wednesday that it might work out in the long run because Trump will come back bigger and stronger:
He began by referring to Trump’s new “website,” where he posts short statements, before comparing Facebook to Satan.
“We need 100,000 patriots to become reporters for Donald Trump,” Vaughn said. “Get his words out there since they wanted to be so smart that they wound up being stupid. They made the same mistake that Satan made when he killed Jesus Christ. By killing that one man and killing his voice, he created a world full of little Christians that echo the message of Christ. See? Stupid on the devil’s part.”
“The Bible says had Satan known what was going to happen, he would never have crucified Jesus Christ, because what he did was he started a harvest of Christians that echo the message,” Vaughn continued. “He only had one man to deal with, now he’s got a whole population full of us. Same thing they’re doing with Trump. Let them crucify him, but we’re now the echo, and we’re going to put it on every page, every Twitter account, everything we got because the Oversight Board didn’t rule that we couldn’t share Trump content. It’s allowed on Facebook, for now anyway, so take advantage of it while we can.”
He’s partly right. Facebook is evil… just not quite for the reasons he thinks. (The comparison of Jesus with Trump, however, is just laughable.)
The fun part is that if his followers actually spread Trump’s lies, they risk losing their own accounts. No big loss to people who live in reality but I’m sure we’re a short while away from hearing the dumbest people in the country whining about how Facebook endorses “cancel culture.”
That’s the beauty of Trump, by the way. It’s not enough that he loses. He has to drag everyone else down with him. It can’t happen quickly enough.
(via Right Wing Watch)