Is Ann Coulter a Christian?
For over two decades, many people have asked that question and answered with a negative. But Ann, strangely, regards herself as one, boasting: “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”
Do genuine Christians talk about themselves in that way? (Ann shuns humility like the plague.)
Speaking of Jesus Christ
With the publication of her bestseller, Godless, in 2006, Coulter became a defacto religious authority, actually boasting about her own godliness. She frequently likened herself to Jesus Christ.
In recent years, Ann has developed the habit of commending sports figures who give thanks to God, even though she herself does not do so.
A recent Coulter tweet was very telling: about the “Godless media” and about Ann.
She accurately identified the Christophobic news media which excised a passionate plea by the brother of an innocent man murdered by a police officer. Coulter noted that the media ignored Brandt Jean’s urging Amber Guyger to “Give your life to Christ. I think giving your life to Christ is the best thing Botham would want for you.”
Coulter’s derisive contempt for Guyger leaps out in not naming her but calling her “the girl cop.”
Of course, Guyger did something Ann never does, indeed, refuses to do: repent and express remorse.
“I hate that I have to live with this every single day of my life, and I ask God for forgiveness, and I hate myself every single day. I never wanted to take an innocent person’s life. And I’m so sorry.”
Coulter also ignored the import of Brandt Jean’s words. Brandt said:
“I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you.”
(Coulter, herself, is a very unforgiving person.)
“I love you just like anyone else and I’m not going to hope you rot and die. I personally want the best for you. I wasn’t going to say this in front of my family, I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want for you.”
(Coulter, herself, is a very unloving person.)
Brandt then beseeched the judge:
“I don’t know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug, please?”
The courtroom video is poignant and profound: Brandt pleads with the judge to let him hug Amber and Amber rushes to embrace Brandt.
This was the hug that was felt around the world, but not in Ann’s heart.
Fruit of the Spirit
Of course, love is the first and primary fruit of the Spirit in a Christian’s life, something seemingly absent in Ann’s.
Galatians chapter 5 is pivotal in understanding the spiritual makeup of a Christian.
- Love. Ann’s love is limited to herself and those like her or related to her. It seems as if she hates everyone else. That hatred is profoundly deep and perversely pervasive in her life.
- Joy. Ann is understandably joyful among her friends, when attending her beloved comedian shows, when being praised and worshiped by her adoring fans, during red carpet events, and when she is enjoying comedy routines or sporting events. But hatred and fear frequently squash her joy.
- Peace. Ann is seldom at peace. She is always at war with someone. Peace cannot coexist with fear and hatred. “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).
- Longsuffering (patience). Over two years of weekly, if not daily, attacks on President Trump over the wall strongly suggests that Ann has no patience. However, Ann was very longsuffering in the long-term illnesses of both Mother and Father.
- Kindness. Ann’s kindness is extended to only those who can reciprocate or prove useful at the moment or in the future.
- Goodness. I have long sensed a core of goodness within Ann that she appears to be repressing (perhaps wishful thinking). The absence of goodness seems to be more her forte. Which is Coulter and which is a chimera?
- Faithfulness. Ann is faithful to a very limited number of people. In most cases, her commitment to faithfulness is dependent upon the recipient’s ability to provide her with what she wants from that person. Faithfulness to God? Hardly.
- Gentleness. This is an attribute seldom exhibited by Ann, and, even then, usually for self-promoting purposes. Ann can be gentle toward those she loves (e.g., Mother), but is rarely so to those who serve no purpose to her.
- Self-control. I could say that Ann erupts at the drop of a dime, but she often does so before the dime has dropped. Ann is quick to anger, swift to speak, and slow to listen.
Instead of exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, Ann is far more prone to display the works of the flesh.
What Happened to the Dog?
The real Ann Coulter was on display during a 2015 radio interview which demonstrated, like Animal Farm, that some people are more equal than others and that Ann is more equal than everyone else.
At the beginning of the interview, Ann was told the heartbreaking story of an innocent woman who was struck during a high-speed car chase which resulted in her becoming a quadriplegic. Utter silence from Ann. Shortly thereafter, Coulter made jokes about car chases and joked about a suicide.
Then Ann was told about a tragedy concerning a dog. She asked, “What happened to the dog?” Hearing that he died (burned to death on live television), she replied in shock, “Awww!”
Moments later, Ann said, “I feel sorry for the quadriplegic lady, too. I don’t want you to think I’m only worried about the dog [laughs]. That was just kind of a surprise ending.”
Coulter is so intellectually agile that she immediately recognized the disparity in her reactions to two very similar tragedies and she knew the audience would take note at well. So, she instantly went into justification mode, trying to put out the flame before it became a raging fire.
Note that Coulter is more concerned with what people think of her than she is about the tragedies which have befallen others.
That segment of that interview strongly reinforced my conclusions that, for Ann, most people are worthless (worthless = worth less than Ann). To her, they are invisibles. She cared far more about the deceased dog than about the quadriplegic lady – but doesn’t want us to know that.
The Mind of Christ
The apostle Paul exhorted the Philippian church: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5).
Ann very clearly does not have the mind of Christ.
What can we do?
We can pray for her and encourage her to repent.
We can hold her accountable for her wrong behavior until she repents.
Enabling Ann to persist in her wrong behavior only makes matters worse. Moreover, failure to confront Ann with her behavior which is in direct conflict with the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ taints the reputation of other Christians and of the body of Christ and brings dishonor to our Lord and Savior.
Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.
Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.
 “Church Militant: Ann Coulter on God, Faith, and Liberals,” beliefnet.com, 2006, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19646.html. See also “Ann Coulter is Not a Good Person – An Open Letter to Erick Erickson” at http://t.co/7LQTKwbWcg. See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter.
 Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 9/2/15.