F Rosa Rubicondior: Talibangelical News: "Vote Trump or Else..."

Thursday 27 August 2020

Talibangelical News: "Vote Trump or Else..."

Jim Bakker, dog-whistle signals
Televangelist Jim Bakker: If Trump Loses, “We’re Gonna Have a Revolution” | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

A note of desperation is creeping into Talibangelical Christian extreme right circles as the polls are increasingly predicting a Biden win in November, reversing all the progress they have made towards their dream of a Christian Taliban-style fundamentalist theocracy in America.

Mega-rich, multiple adulterer and televangelist fraud, Jim Bakker has even taken to issuing threats of violence when Trump loses.

He warned in his TV show the other day:

‘I’m scared for America. I really am... I want to warn America … we’ve got a few more days to stand up. It’s going to be too late after the election, I believe. I think if we elect the wrong people — and you see how wrong it’s been — we’re gonna have a revolution.

The church people are going to march in the street and realize they’ve gone too far, and we can’t let the murder of babies lead the way. We can’t let people burn America. We can’t let the rebellion takeover. This is not going to be a nice place to live.

This is not so much the paranoid fears of a fraud who feels his parasitic lifestyle is threatened, as dog-whistle signalling to his followers that, if we don't win like we're entitled to, we're gonna riot and make life difficult for decent folk!

'The rebellion', in this paranoid context, is not the Christian fundamentalist take-over of the American government but the "Black Lives Matter" campaign for equal rights and equal treatment by law-enforcement agencies for all Americans, to replace the current institutionalized racism, white heterosexual privilege and plutocracy that Trump and his conservative Christian acolytes espouse.

Earlier this year, Covidiot Jim Bakker and his Morningside Church were sued by the states of Missouri and Arkansas for selling quack Covid-19 cures when he tried to cash in on the coronavirus pandemic that was killing thousands of Americans.

For unscrupulous Christian grifters like Jim Bakker, what the Founding Fathers meant by "all men are created equal" was "all white males are created privileged" and, in the best evangelical Christian tradition, he is creating paranoia and then playing to it to retain control of his credulous followers and his influence over American public life.

And to keep the income stream flowing.

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