How can someone who is so intelligent, so gifted, so quick-witted, so linguistically adroit, and so accomplished, say and do so many things that are so foolish, so often, and so consistently?
Desperate for both attention and acclaim, and to reinvigorate her career and stature, Coulter’s antics only serve to further erode her already tarnished credibility, exacerbate her vastly diminished books sales, and enervate her flagging speaking engagements.
Coulter grows increasingly irrelevant as she becomes more and more self-absorbed. As a consequence, her arrogance damages herself, Christianity, Conservatism, and the nation.
“Don’t Do Stupid Stuff”
Coulter seems to have inversely adopted Obama’s “don’t do stupid stuff” strategy by, well, doing stupid stuff. So far this summer we’ve seen:
- 6/25/14 Essay: Coulter’s first soccer diatribe
- 7/02/14 Essay: Coulter’s second soccer diatribe
- 7/09/14 Essay: Coulter’s first defamation of Chris McDaniel
- 7/11/14 Interview: Coulter’s first discovery of “anti-logic”
- 7/11/14 Interview: Coulter claimed all other nations “suck”
- 7/11/14 Website: Coulter falsely accused journalist of plagiarism
- 7/16/14 Essay: Coulter’s second “discovery” of “anti-logic”
- 7/23/14 Essay: Coulter’s second defamation of Chris McDaniel
- 7/23/14 Twitter: Coulter condemned compassionate Christians as “moral show-offs”
- 7/30/14 Essay: Coulter discovery of grand conspiracy over a nonexistent (in her eyes) loophole
- 8/06/14 Essay: Coulter’s first Christian missionary diatribe
- 8/12/14 Interview: Coulter demands conservatives elect crap-ass Republicans
- 8/13/14 Essay: Coulter’s second Christian missionary diatribe
One could call it Coulter’s summer of stupidity. (My prediction: we’re see more.)
Patterns of Behavior
Displayed before us are dizzying arrangements of behavioral patterns which Coulter has exhibited for well over a decade. But now, those patterns appear to be intensifying and they seem virtually uncontrollable on Coulter’s part. Ironically, the person who wants to control every aspect of her life – and the lives of others, the political process, etc. – seems to be incapable of controlling the one thing she is responsible for controlling: herself. As the apostle Paul, instructed, we are to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5, NIV).”
Proverbs 16:32 says, “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” Proverbs 25:28 makes it even clearer, “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”
Ann Coulter is breaking down before our eyes.
Consider these patterns observed in recent weeks:
- Nativism and xenophobia. Coulter repeatedly denigrated soccer as foreign, said that every other nations “sucks,” and chastised missionaries for going to foreign lands. Indeed, to her, helping people overseas is treason.
- Defamation. Coulter repeatedly defamed Chris McDaniel, falsely accused another journalist of plagiarism, and impugned the motives of missionaries and other Christians. Indeed, to her, those Christians are really “atheists.”
- Narcissism. Coulter “discovered” something she illogically claimed to have never seen before (“anti-logic”) and then discovered that an immigration loophole really doesn’t exist when it really does. Her explanation for the latter is a massive conspiracy by all political parties and the entirety of the press for the purpose of achieving open borders. All things revolve around her
- Impenitence. When confronted with her errors and foolishness on a whole range of matters, Coulter reasserted her accuracy and upheld her own righteousness. From soccer, to McDaniel, to the concept of anti-logic, to Christian missionaries, Coulter heralds her preeminence in these matters. She will not acknowledge error or issue an apology.
Why So Foolish?
Why has Ann Coulter’s foolishness run amok? Because Coulter has turned her back on God. Although she claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian,” she rejects the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. Coulter eschews love and embraces enmity. Coulter refuses to either repent or forgive. Coulter elevates her own will over that of God.
The apostle Paul shared a spiritual principle with the Thessalonian congregation, writing, “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (2 Thess. 2:11-12).”
Coulter, who in 2000 said that she would deny God’s personal revelation to her if it conflicted with her own political beliefs (“If God himself came down from heaven and told me … I would not believe it”) has made a habit of elevating her own preferred opinions to God’s divine truth. Quoting Proverbs 14:12 (Coulter’s favorite proverb), “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Many psychological factors mirror and mesh with the spiritual ones already addressed. Additionally, matters of character and integrity grow out of all of these forces, resulting in the observed patterns of behavior we have addressed.
Let’s Pray for Ann
My dear readers, please indulge me.
Please lift up Ann before the throne of heaven and pray that God pierce her heart with His love, prick her conscience with His righteousness, open her mind with His truth, give her understanding with His Spirit, and topple her pride with the humility of Jesus.
 “Church Militant: Ann Coulter on God, Faith, and Liberals,” beliefnet.com, 2006, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19646.html.
 Ann Coulter, “A liberal lynching,” 2/16/00.
 For an in-depth look into Coulter’s family background, upbringing, and various psychological forces at work during her career, see The Beauty of Conservatism at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf. For greater insight into Coulter’s theology – and why she believes what she believes – see The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.
 For insight into Coulter’s narcissism and how it manifests itself in the real world, see Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf. Coulter’s foolishness exposes her desertion from God and the things of God, her narcissistic quest for self-glory and repudiation of basic Christian morality and conservative principles, and her consequent lack of character and integrity, which are discussed in Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.