Fake Christians (in Coulter’s eyes)

Ann Coulter, who claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian,”[1] rails again persecution of Christians yet attacks faithful Christians for their faith – because of political differences!

For almost two decades, Coulter has denied the very existence of liberal Christians.[2] Coulter has also attacked Christian conservatives – calling them “fake Christians” – as well as Catholics and Christian missionaries![3]

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Fake Christians – Missionaries!

Last year, Coulter repeatedly defamed Christian missionaries,[4] calling them cowards,[5] traitors,[6] and glory-seekers.[7] She has not changed her views.

A few weeks ago, Coulter lauded “These small-town owners of [Memories Pizza] have more Christian courage than most Christian leaders and certainly the Republican Party”[8] and she exhorted Christians to have “courage [and] … Go out and fight.”

But in the midst of her exhortation, Coulter again attacked Christian missionaries, saying, “these Christians would rather get praise from the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof by changing bed pans of Ebola patients in Nigeria rather than stand up to the New York Times and fight against abortion and fight against these bullies.”

As one person tweeted, “If you let @AnnCoulter define God’s mission, you’re doing it wrong: http://bit.ly/V4pU77 #JumpingTheMissionShark,”

Indeed, Coulter misses the essence of the gospel, which infuses selfless love for the lost into global outreach in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Notice that Jesus’ commission – for worldwide, not national, evangelism – is recognized as “great.”

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus instructed all of his disciples to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

The apostle Paul spoke of this in Romans 10:15, “And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’”

But Coulter despises those whom God has sent!

Fake Christians – Liberals!

To reiterate, Coulter hates liberal Christians, even denying that they could be people of faith and children of God. During the 2012 election cycle, Coulter opined, “all liberals are atheists. Only the ones who have to stand for election even bother pretending to believe in God … There’s only one true Christian liberal in the country and that’s Mike Huckabee.”

As she later explained to Huckabee:

“So I started thinking, what if you were a genuine Christian but you had some crazy liberal views on things that are not directly Christian, what would that look like? And I thought of you, Governor.”

(Is Huckabee really a liberal? Coulter knows he is not.)

Fake Christians – Conservatives!

Coulter has also attacked self-evidently conservative Christians who support traditional marriage and other biblical precepts. In 2010, Coulter vilified one conservative Christian organization for cancelling her speech, claiming, “These are fake Christians trying to get publicity.” She also castigated the organizer, Josef Farah, calling him a “publicity whore” and a “swine” who could “give less than two s—- about the conservative movement.”

Farah responded in a Christ-like manner: “Coulter called me a ‘publicity whore’ for my decision. But look who is on television talking about this – throwing mud, name-calling, smearing not only me but my entire staff. I will not engage in the kind of ad hominem attacks that have made Coulter so famous and that are making her even more of a media darling in this age of reckless anger and character assassination for the sake of entertainment.”

Fake Christians – Catholics!

Demonstrating her commitment to inclusivity, Coulter also lambasts Catholics (liberal and conservative) as “fake Christians.”

As Newshounds noted: “It seems like right wing diva Coulter is pretty pissed off about those Catholic public figures who are advocating that immigrant children should be treated with tolerance. So she blasted off some tweets which were, uh, strongly critical of these Catholics, including several directed towards friend of Fox Cardinal Timothy Dolan.”

She ramped up the rhetoric in a series of tweets assassinating the character and faith of compassionate Christians: (Emphasis added.)

  • If we got them hooked up to a lie detector, we’d find out not one of these moral show-offs believes in God
  • Oh wait, I’m sorry, Cardinal Dolan –you wanted to be a moral show-off while sending them to someone else’s property?
  • Not ONE of the grandstanding fake “Christians” in these photos believes in God. Look at them! It’s SEIU!
  • Deval Patrick, tearfully cited the Bible AS HE SUGGESTED THAT MIGRANT CHILDREN COULD BE TEMPORARILY HOUSED AT MILITARY BASES IN HIS STATE
  • How about the governor’s mansion, you phony, grandstanding, Bible-toting hypocrite?

Notably, Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck were among those providing aid.

But Coulter is not one to let the truth get in the way of one of her phony narratives.[9] She does conservatives and Christians a disservice[10] by misrepresenting both and by offering herself up as a parody to, ironically, discredit those she claims to defend!

If Coulter truly understood the gospel that she purports to champion, she could be a force to be reckoned with. Until then, she is merely the blowhard she once cautioned against becoming.[11]

Endnotes:

[1]               “Church Militant: Ann Coulter on God, Faith, and Liberals,” beliefnet.com, 2006, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19646.html.

[2]               See Chapter 16: “Religious Left: Ambassadors for Love,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[3]               See Case Study # 4: “Coulter v. Christians,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[4]               See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[5]               See “Ann Coulter is Not a Good Person – An Open Letter to Erick Erickson” at http://t.co/7LQTKwbWcg.

[6]               See “Ann Coulter’s Ebola Fallout” at http://t.co/xz2W3HBcLF.

[7]               See “Ann Coulter to God: ‘STFU’” at http://t.co/avKhlc4yVv.

[8]               Ann Coulter, O’Reilly Factor, FNC, 4/2/15.

[9]               While Coulter often presents the truth in a compelling fashion, she also manufactures fabrications and falsehoods to promote herself, her worldview, and her agenda. See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[10]             See Daniel Borchers, “Columnist does conservatives a disservice,” Palladium-Item, 9/14/02, pg. A6, http://www.coulterwatch.com/files/Columnist%20does%20conservatives%20a%20disservice.pdf/.

[11]             Ann Coulter: “You want to be careful not to become just a blowhard.” See http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0111.coulterwisdom.html.

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  1. WE GAVE NO SUCH COMMANDMENT! by steve finnell

    Are there doctrines being preached today that the apostles did not command?

    Acts 15:1-24 And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”…….24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, ‘You must be circumcised and keep the law’—to whom we gave no such commandment—

    It could be said today that certain men are teaching doctrines that the apostles did not command.

    1. Certain men are teaching that you saved are by faith alone; that water baptism is not essential in order to be saved. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    2. Certain men are teaching that we are saved by grace alone; that God selects certain predestined individuals for salvation and that all others will burn in hell. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    3. Certain men are teaching that believing in Jesus is one of many ways to be saved. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    4. Certain men are teaching the men are guilty of the sin of Adam and therefore need to be baptized as infants to have their sins washed away. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    5. Certain men are teaching that God authorized a Pope to be head of the church here on earth. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    6. Certain men are teaching that men cannot seek God and that they have no free-will. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    7. Certain men are teaching that you have to speak in tongues as a sign of your salvation. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    8. Certain men are teaching that God approves of interdenominational and inter-religious worship. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    9. Certain men are teaching the Jesus is not the only mediator between man and God. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    10. Certain men say God did not create the earth in six twenty four hour days; that God took billions of years using theistic evolution. [The apostles gave no such commandment.]

    11. Certain men are teaching that women have the right to kill their unborn babies.[The apostles gave no such commandment.]

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