The pigs have taken over Evangelical Christianity

The pigs have taken over Evangelical Christianity December 3, 2019

In George Orwell’s Animal Farm the animals rebel against human masters and promise a future of equality for all animals.

The pigs end up in control of the farm and they become everything they abhorred. Oppressive to the other animals, the pigs take on human characteristics and even wear the farmer’s clothes.

For years, Evangelicals stressed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a morality above reproach, and a Christianity that sent missionaries and shoeboxes full of supplies to the farthest corners of the globe. They warned that immorality would be the downfall of the United States, that people would be turned by ear-pleasing liars and that the only thing people needed was the Bible.

But as Christians and non-Christians alike have looked on, Evangelicals have proven to be the immoral, money-grubbing, hypocrites they railed against.

Animal farm book coverNot just the blatant, obvious hypocrites like Jim Bakker and Ted Haggard, but well known supporters of a lying, bigoted president.

Franklin Graham, who makes nearly a million dollars a year as the full-time CEO of two companies, including the Evangelical organization he inherited from his father, supports tax-cheat Donald Trump in every way. Trump admitted to claiming to raise money for veterans and instead spending the money on his campaign. Graham doesn’t care that Trump is a liar and thief.

Jerry Falwell, Jr. also inherited a Christian Evangelical organization from his father, and as the head of a Christian college with strict moral guidelines he has rejected his Christian roots and instead claims to be a business man. He’s a business man who has entered into questionable business partnerships with single, young men and who fawns over Trump like a man being blackmailed.

Evangelical Christians who parade through Trump’s White House show themselves to be as morally corrupt as he is. To ignore his racist bigotry is to agree with it.

The farmers and the pigs are having a wonderful time together ignoring their hypocrisy.

Evangelicals reject Jesus Christ and turn their backs on morality when they support a president who destroys families with abusive policies. It is the height of hypocrisy to serve as a missionary or send shoeboxes full of supplies to the farthest corners of the globe and then support separating families and putting children in cages when those same people appear at the border as refugees.

Less than 30 years ago, some Christians warned that immorality would be the downfall of the United States, that people would be turned by ear-pleasing liars and that all people needed was the Bible.

The warnings are coming true. Christians are being misled by ear-pleasing, immoral liars who are undermining U.S. sovereignty while they ignore hundreds of Biblical scriptures that demand we help widows, orphans, and the poor.

Pigs are always pigs, hypocrites are always hypocrites and Evangelical morality is obviously flawed if they unapologetically support an immoral liar in the White House.

They can try to twist scripture and ignore facts, but it still doesn’t absolve the unrepentant, bragging bigot-in-chief they defend.

Only immorality can defend immorality.


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  • Carla J. Norris

    I’m a born-again Christian, and to say that I don’t understand the “Trump as a man of God” delusion is an understatement. To me, Trump is WAY more like Archie Bunker than Jesus Christ.
    I have blocked, and been blocked by, some family members and [former] friends on social media because of my open distaste for Trump.
    It stings a little, but I figure that anyone who values Trump above me isn’t much of a loss. :/

  • Adrian

    I feel as if this must be what it was like when Christianity first allied with Constantine and empire. Everything good was cast aside in the pursuit of earthly power, as a Way of living became an institution that turned its back on its own core values.

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    The “Archie Bunker” character is a bloomin’ saint compared to that odious-abomination who inhabits the ‘Offal’ Office.

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    Always with a diversion from your Vile-Orange-Idol’s crimes against God and humanity, eh MAGAT.

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    You are not alone Carla. I, too have severed all ties with my former far-right-wing church.
    Many of the members there, even my ‘friend,’ listens to far-right, hate-talk-shows.

    I can no longer overlook that blatant blasphemy, now that the Beast has arisen from the
    Bottomless Pit.

    No one who listens to hate-radio is my friend. That is all I need to know about someone who does.

  • Judgeforyourself37

    I agree, Carla, Archie was a parody of the times during the Civil Rights struggle. My daughters were toddlers and I did not let them watch the show as they were too young to comprehend parody or sarcasm.

  • Ocelot, are you a Christian too? If so, please tell me who are some famous Christians who have spoken out against Trump.

  • James Elliott

    While i can relate to much of the feelings being mentioned, does anyone have any positive, Christ-centered, things that can be done. Jesus lived in a time much more dangerous than our, but was remarkably calm. Wonder why?

  • Ron Swaren

    And there are how many million evangelicals? Are they all bad and guilty of the things you name?

  • A few points from your outrageous, self-serving blog:
    “but well known supporters of a lying, bigoted president.” Gratuitous slander.
    “Trump admitted to claiming to raise money for veterans and instead spending the money on his campaign” Outright lie.
    “Evangelical Christians who parade through Trump’s White House show themselves to be as morally corrupt as he is. To ignore his racist bigotry is to agree with it.” More gratuitous slander.
    “Evangelicals reject Jesus Christ and turn their backs on morality when they support a president who destroys families with abusive policies.” Pathetic linkage of unsubstantiated facts.
    “Pigs are always pigs, hypocrites are always hypocrites” And which are you the pig or the hypoctite.

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    Of course I’m a Christian. Could you not discern that from my comment?

    In response to your question:
    Why does someone have to be a “famous” Christian to speak out against
    TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast?

    Most every single “famous” ‘christian’ (lowercase indicates phony) is one of those false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing, of whom our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ clearly warned us to beware. – Matthew 7:15

    To stay silent is tantamount to complicity in TЯ卐m₽’s crimes against God and humanity.
    – Luke 19:40

    Furthermore, any of the deluded, souls who still support, defend, condone or worship that lawless, corrupt, odious-abomination in the ‘Offal’ Office, has allowed the evil spirit of the Beast to replace the Holy Spirit of Christ in their hearts and minds, thereby putting the Mark of the Beast in their own foreheads. – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    Only those Evangelicals who have aligned themselves with that lawless, corrupt, deceitful. unrepentant,
    odious abomination, TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast.

    Only those deluded Evangelicals who allowed the evil spirit of the Beast to replace the Holy Spirit of Christ in their hearts and minds … thereby putting the Mark of the Beast in their own foreheads.
    – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

    Those Evangelicals are responsible for their own DAMNATION!

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    Jesus said: “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” – Matthew 6:34

    Even our Lord and Savior did not stay silent in the presence of evil. He called mockers, scorners and unbelievers: “dogs and swine” – Matthew 7:6

    Christ also referred to the Pharisees (much like today’s Evangelicals, who worship TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast) as
    “vipers,” “white-washed sepulchers,” “false prophets” and “children of the Devil”. – Matthew 23:27

    How “calm” was our Lord and Savior when He threw the money-changers out of the Temple?

    How silent were the Apostles after the Ascension, when they preached the Gospel to those who crucified our Lord? Many of them suffered severely for their faith and speaking out against evil in their time.

    To stay silent (or as you put it, “calm”) is tantamount to complicity in TЯ卐m₽’s crimes against God and humanity. – Luke 19:40

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    So you pick the day that TЯ卐m₽ cut Food Stamps to the poorest and most vulnerable to go on a tirade against those you call “leftists” … but intelligent, reasonable, compassionate people call us Liberals.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nearly-700-000-will-lose-food-stamps-usda-work-requirement-n1095726

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-all-about-boosting-economic-growth–except-when-it-comes-to-food-stamps/2019/12/05/f43f4902-17a5-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/us/politics/food-stamps.html

    We Liberals understand that to MAGATs like you, TЯ卐m₽ and hate-talk-show hosts are your new idols.
    All the more reason to call cruelty, lawlessness, corruption, depravity and utter evil what it is …
    So now, we name that evil abomination: TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast.

  • Joekster

    I suppose it depends on what you mean by ‘famous’ and ‘Christian’. Rev. John Pavlovitz writes against the current administration fairly often. Rev William Barber makes headlines every month or so for protesting the current administration. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America declared itself a ‘sanctuary Church’ at their last national gathering in protest of Trumps immigration policy.

    The Christian Left is starting to wake up-I’m not entirely sure that’s good for the Gospel, but it’s definitely refreshing.

  • OA2: Of course I’m a Christian. Could you not discern that from my comment?

    GW2: I suspected you were, but I wanted to confirm that.

    OA2: In response to your question: Why does someone have to be a “famous” Christian to speak out against T??m?-the-Beast?

    GW2: Who claimed that someone has to be a famous Christian to speak out against Trump? I didn’t.

    OA2: Most every single “famous” ‘christian’ (lowercase indicates phony) is one of those false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing, of whom our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ clearly warned us to beware. – Matthew 7:15

    GW2: So not all famous Christians are false prophets. Who are some famous Christians, false or true prophets, who have spoken out against Trump?

    OA2: To stay silent is tantamount to complicity in T??m?’s crimes against God and humanity. – Luke 19:40

    GW2: I am not a Christian, but I am pleased that you are speaking out about this. Do you support the Senate removal of Trump from office? For what presidential candidate do you plan to vote in 2020?

  • Adrian

    I like Bart Ehrman. He started out as an evangelical, got his M.Div., and started to see flaws the deeper he went. He’s still involved with teaching and studying religion, so if your point in quoting him was to score a point for atheism, I don’t think you understand Bart very well. He looks at Christianity from a historical angle and still sees value in the teachings of Christ, which is still possible for someone to do even if, like Bart, they now consider themselves agnostic on the question of God. That was the stance he was eventually forced to take after he couldn’t reconcile the problem of evil with a loving deity.

    My interest, like Bart Ehrman’s, is not in proving or disproving whether Jesus existed, but in the values shared by those who followed in the path of the person they believed in. Look at the Sermon on the Mount to get an idea of what they professed. The first followers, pre-Nicaea, were deeply countercultural. They rejected earthly power, resisted violence, and extended love to neighbor and enemy alike. That all ended when Christianity allied with the power and violence of the Roman Empire.

    And yes, there were Christians, pre-Nicaea. They called themselves Followers of the Way. My point was that the values they embraced were lost the minute Christianity united with empire. What became Roman Catholicism out of that union was the institution that embraced pagan practices to make the church attractive to the pagans in the areas the church moved into. Here’s a little bit about what Christianity looked like before Constantine:

    http://enemylove.com/40-early-church-quotes-on-violence-enemy-love-patriotism/

    Yet somehow, people with an ax to grind take what I said as an opportunity to go on an atheist rant. Talk about missing the point.

  • Adrian

    Meeting a violent, hateful world with nonviolent enemy-love. Modern American Christianity is obsessed with power and lives in fear — two things that run completely counter to what Jesus taught and his original followers embraced.

  • Adrian

    Amazing how you didn’t comprehend a single word I said.

  • Adrian

    He’s not an atheist, though. He’s an agnostic. And since he goes where the facts lead him, I doubt he’s going to “change teams.”

  • Ocelot Aardvark

    The False Prophets and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing are those who use religion for their own personal gain, and lead Christ’s flock away from His Truth. As mentioned above, most all of the famous ‘christians’ fall into this category.

    I do support (and pray for) TЯ卐m₽ being brought to justice and removed from office.
    But as it is revealed that TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast, those prophesies must be fulfilled first.
    And only God the Father knows the timetable.

    “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” – Matthew 24:36

    I have not made up my mind yet as to whom I will support in 2020.

  • Patrick

    And trump supporters are always trump supporters. Even when he gaslights, even when he openly kowtows to murderous dictators,
    even when he demeans veterans and gold star families, even when he tries to intimidate witnesses at Congressional hearings, yes
    even if he shot someone on 5th Avenue. Right Bob?

  • Patrick

    Pick your poison. I supported Obama light years further than I’d ever support golfer in chief donnie dolittle.

  • Patrick

    And for the record, Obama didn’t kiss the feet of the Saudi prince. But don’t let facts get in your way. Your feckless leader never does.

  • I see you can read and know some facts when it suits you. Try re-reading and correcting your first response in a similar fashion if you have the courage to do so?

  • Patrick

    The only item that is not a fact in my first post is trump shooting someone on 5th Avenue. He didn’t actually shoot someone, he just said that if he did, his followers would still vote for him. I think he’s right and that’s why I included that item. So tell us Bob, would you still vote for him if he shot someone on 5th Avenue. or anywhere else for that matter?
    And while you’re at it, you can revise your post and get factual regarding Obama kissing the prince’s feet. Or not.