Christian lawmaker blames atheists & gays for Twitter poll disaster

Christian lawmaker blames atheists & gays for Twitter poll disaster February 19, 2020

AMERICA desperately needs more Christian lawmakers who will, among other things, put Bibles back in schools.

That’s the belief of Republican Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, founder of the National Association of Christian Lawmakers (NACL). So convinced was he that his views would be shared by others that he launched a poll on Twitter at the weekend asking if  the US would be better off with more Christians in elected office.

It went horribly wrong. A massive 94 percent at the last count responded with a resounding NO!

Below is a very unhappy Rapert blathering at length on YouTube about the hijacking of his poll by “highly organised” members of the Satanic Temple, LGBT communities, atheists and all those who “hate Christ and Christians.”

Claiming that his poll had been staggeringly skewed by enemies of Christianity, Rapert pleaded with his supporters to visit Twitter to redress the balance. So far it’s not worked.

According to the Huff Post, Congress is overwhelmingly Christian, far out of proportion with the people they represent. A Pew survey last year showed that the Senate and House are almost 90 percent Christian, compared with 65 percent of America as a whole.

One in four Americans now considers themselves atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” a position publicly held by just one member of the current Congress, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who lists her religion as “none”. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) describes himself as a humanist, while a handful of others haven’t acknowledged a faith or lack thereof.

The NACL was started last year by Rapert, who warned about the rise of witches in a recruitment email.  It’s not clear how many members the group has, but its board of advisers includes a number of current and former elected officials, including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

An attempt to raise $500,000 via GoFundMe stalled at less than $20,000, more than half of which came from a single anonymous donor.

The NACL says its mission is to:

Bring Lawmakers Together in Support of Clear Biblical Principles. Our nation is on the brink because of leaders who have capitulated on our convictions for far too long.

Meeting regularly to discuss and debate major issues, proposing model statutes, ordinances and resolutions for introduction in jurisdictions to address major policy concerns from a Biblical worldview. NACL offers a unique national forum for local, state and federal elected officials to address the major issues of our day.

As for Rapert himself, he’s a 24-carat twat – and deeply homophobic. This from Wikipedia:

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized gay marriage, Rapert stated that the Court’s ruling was unconstitutional. Rapert encouraged public officials “to refuse to comply with an unjust ruling that violates religious freedom and states rights”.

In 2019, he twice attempted to fire a teacher from Conway High School, due to her sponsoring of the Conway Gay-Straight Alliance.

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  • Vanity Unfair

    I thought he parted his hair on the other side.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Hey! Ctrl+ENTER lets me post an original(ish) message. I pass on this tip to any other sufferers.

  • laura1919

    Who knew David Brent had found religion?

    Apologies — that’s a horrible insult to David Brent.

  • Dave Maier

    No NACL for me, I’m trying to cut down.

  • johnsoncatman

    I believe you are thinking of NaCl.

  • Dave Maier

    See, they can’t even spell it right!

  • johnsoncatman

    Our nation is on the brink because of leaders who have capitulated on our convictions for far too long.

    Convictions like equality for all, freedom from persecution (not the fake kind), fair elections, fair wages, etc., etc., etc., right?

  • That pic of legislaturd RaperT*–YIKEZ!!

    A face that begs to be punched and a mouth that, well, I’m not an authority and can’t cite any supporting figures but, surely, the man DOTH protest just a bit too much–doanchathink?

    * Wasn’t he one of Eminem’s back-up rapperz, too, also?

  • guerillasurgeon

    To be honest I glanced at the picture and thought it was Ricky Gervais – far from it it seems.

  • alverant

    So now voting in a public poll is anti-christian persecution?

  • Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

  • guerillasurgeon

    Backpfeifengesicht – the Germans have a word for everything.

  • Michael Neville

    I think ya’ll are missing something. Rapert is talking about real Christians, not non-Christians like Catholics or Episcopalians or Methodists or (shudder) Joos. He wants only fundamentalist evangelicals like himself to be in elected office (the occasional Pentacostal might be allowed if Rapert is feeling generous).

  • HematitePersuasion

    My goodness! Equitability and equality are just around the bend? Whatever shall we do? Where will we find enough pearls to clutch?

  • persephone

    They do share some personality traits.

  • persephone

    I voted in that poll. The OMG whinging that ensued by Rapert. He tweeted the poll was only supposed to be answered by Christian lawmakers. He’s a blithering9 idiot9. Much laughter and pointing was involved.

  • Som

    “Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or fanatics. As an engine of power, it serves the purpose of despotism, and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests, but so far as respects the good of man in general it leads to nothing here or hereafter.”
    ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

  • TheBookOfDavid

    The difference is that Gervais is intentionally hilarious.

  • Jeb Barrett

    Oh, how I wish superstitious people would leave the archaic, flat-earth worldview of prescientific cultures to assume responsibility for the survival of the human race and our island home! The bigotry of so-called religious people is divisive an contrary to truly moral humanistic vlues and purpose.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Shouldn’t he have been able to count on a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit to draw supporters to his poll? Of all possible remedies for unsatisfactory results, you would think Rapert would have at least considered prayer.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Remember when Christian conservatives used to be champions of personal responsibility? Hey, cut it out, guys! I’m serious.

  • Alan

    Look for Rapert to come out as gay in 3… 2… 1…

  • TheBookOfDavid

    The kind of poll he admits can be easily skewed, but won’t even bother to Pharyngulate himself. If I had any advice for him, it would be: “Stop blaming others for your own lack of preparation”.

  • HematitePersuasion

    Only if you vote the wrong way.

  • Jim Jones

    > by “highly organised” members of the Satanic Temple, LGBT communities, atheists and all those who “hate Christ and Christians.”

    “Highly organised”? It’d be easier to train a corps de ballet made of cats than to organize us.

  • Richard B

    Just plain wicked!

  • Kyllein MacKellerann “

    Actually, the accusation should be more properly aimed at the man who hijacked Yeshua’s teachings; Saul of Tarsus. After faking a religious experience, he was able to twist the simple and gentle teachings of Yeshua into something that – oddly – matched his own prejudices and hostilities. Since this was obviously a power move, throughout history people who want power and lack both spine and morals, use Saul’s methodology of “Blame everyone else and pronounce yourself injured” as a means of attracting some followers and gaining more market share.
    After all, it’s not about Heaven…it’s all about here and now and getting what you want.

  • Kyllein MacKellerann “

    When a small child doesn’t get what he wants, he whines and whinges and pouts…Just like Rapert. I guess this shows his degree of maturity, doesn’t it?

  • Mythblaster
  • Robert Anthony

    I hate to sound like a christian, but just looking at his face, screams “evil man” to me.

  • Robert Anthony


  • Syzygy

    Don’t rub salt in his wounds.

  • Mythblaster

    Your perception reveals you to be a decent man. Good health to you!

  • Robert Anthony

    Thank you. And to you.

  • steveiam

    Only, of course, if you vote in a non-GOP sanctioned manner.

  • steveiam

    OY, another smarmy bible humper pushing religion, presumably to keep the bottom line from bottoming. These wankers
    are all predictable hypocrites and Trumpanzees.

  • Kaja

    The same Newt Gingrich who was having an affair with his intern while, as Speaker of the House, was all over Bill Clinton for having an affair with his intern ?

  • Calamity_Jean

    That’s the guy!

  • Gord O’Mitey

    Verily I say unto ye, behold he that be hoist by his own petard. That’s so amusing unto thy Lord Gord, eh.

  • Philip Buczko

    ‘Twat’ A person regarded as stupid or obnoxious.

  • Mythblaster


  • Connie Beane

    I suspect that a big chunk of the 90% of Congresspeople who self-report as “Christian” probably fall into the atheist, agnostic or nothing-in-particular categories, but feel constrained to follow the herd to keep from being picked off: the Whack-a-Mole defense.

    As for Rapert’s poll, he should remember: when you ask a question, don’t be surprised if you don’t get the answer(s) you expect.

  • Vanity Unfair

    I have long held that it is almost impossible for any literate person to pass a day without alluding to, or directly quoting from, the Bible or Shakespeare. Unfortunately, even the best of us (i.e. I) will, on occasion mix them up. Yours is from Hamlet (III, 4), taken from the speech where Hamlet sends off two of his school chums with a forged letter asking the king of England to execute them.
    For ’tis the sport to have the enginer
    Hoist with his own petard

    At this point he loses the last vestige of sympathy that the audience might have had for him and his tragedy is inevitable (dramatically).
    Full marks for an apt reference and quite possibly for prophecy too.

  • Luci Fur Grey

    No one highjacked Rapert’s poll. The majority of voters were Christians and Jason Rapert knows it. He blamed Atheist, Satanists, Democrats & now the LGBT community for his failure. This guy is so delusional, he thinks he speaks for God. He attacks all those who disagree with him & has the nerve to tell other Christians that they are not sincere in their beliefs if they disagree with him. Go to his Facebook page & see how he attacks any Christian who dares to support separation for Church & State. He also attacks Christians who advocate for love & acceptance of LGBTQ people. Real Christians are deeply offended by Rapert’s hate speech.