“Christian love” via violent threats: Conservative Christians warn of violence, insurrection, and civil war if President Donald Trump is impeached.
Concerned with the prospect of Trump being impeached or forced to resign amidst scandals and criminal behavior, conservative Christians are sending ominous warnings.
Earlier this year televangelist Jim Bakker echoed the sentiment of many conservative Christians by claiming that Christians would begin a civil war if Trump was impeached.
Speaking on his popular program “The Jim Bakker Show” the televangelist declared:
If it (impeachment) happens, there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows…
Earlier this month longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone echoed Bakker’s declaration, warning that there would be a violent, armed response if Trump was impeached:
You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you’ve never seen. The people will not stand for impeachment. A politician that votes for it will endanger their own life.
I will make this clear: I’m not advocating violence, but I’m predicting it.
Trump supporters are concerned because some members of Congress are already pushing hard for articles of impeachment. The Hill reports:
In addition, various reports indicate that Trump is being “warned by advisers about impeachment,” and that the “chances of a Trump Impeachment are at a high point.”
A small coalition of House Democrats has led the charge in pushing to impeach Trump. In July, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally introduced articles of impeachment against Trump over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, arguing the move amounted to obstruction of justice.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced last week that he would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his comments following the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.
Yet despite the scandal and the criminality, conservative Christians cotinue to support Trump in overwhelming numbers. A PRRI poll conducted in early August found that among white evangelicals, 79 percent vigorously oppose the calls to impeach Trump.
The poll numbers are in line with a Five Thirty Eight report on national exit polls after the 2016 election showing that 81 percent of white evangelical voters voted for Trump, the widest margin for a Republican presidential candidate ever among evangelicals since they began tracking the numbers.
Bottom line: Some conservative Christians are warning of civil war, and promising a violent, armed response, if Trump is impeached.