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Coulter Hates What She Isn’t and Who She Is

Since the 1990s, Ann Coulter has expressed her hatred[1] for individuals and entire groups of people.[2] Moreover, she has called hatred a patriotic duty.[3]

Not surprisingly, Coulter hates those who are not like her.[4] She hates, in others words, what she isn’t.

Coulter Hates Self

But Coulter also hates who she is.[5]  Indeed, Coulter hates what she isn’t because of who she is.

Let’s look at who and what Coulter hates and see how, in reality, she hates herself.

Coulter Hates Conservatives

But, wait, isn’t Coulter a conservative? Coulter claims, “I’m like the conservative ayatollah.”[6] And, “I really do need to be the ayatollah of this [conservative] movement.”[7] (Do conservatives even have ayatollahs?)

Joe Newby, at the Conservative Firing Line, made a strikingly accurate observation (emphasis added): “But more to the point, [Coulter] has ripped the mask off and revealed that underneath, she truly hates conservatives, especially those who disagree with her – and she’s not beneath throwing them all under the bus.”

Notice, Coulter hates conservatives who disagree with her.[8] Part of her shtick is that she is always right, never wrong. When Coulter-generated controversies inevitably arise, she attacks and reviles those who hold her accountable for her words and actions.[9]

Moreover, Coulter often has an agenda which is distinct from, and in opposition to, conservative principles. Consequently, Coulter vilifies those principled conservatives who oppose her.[10]

Coulter Hates Christians

But, wait, isn’t Coulter a Christian? Coulter claims: “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”[11]

Despite her claims of fealty to Christ, Coulter has attacked Christians for most of the past two decades.[12]

Coulter calls Christian missionaries “fake Christians,”[13] attacks Christians who are godly and promote godliness,[14] and opposes attempts to stop Christian genocide occurring overseas.[15]

Coulter even, with professed “blind worship,” champions a godless liberal as her “Savior.”[16] (Just a decade ago, Coulter pilloried everyone she regarded as godless liberals in her appropriately named book, Godless.  Now, pillories are passé and crosses are chic.)

Coulter Hates Pro-Lifers

But, wait, isn’t Coulter a pro-lifer? Coulter claims to be: “I am totally pro-life.”[17]

Contrary to her assertion, Coulter passionately attacks conservatives and Christians for pursuing a pro-life agenda.

As far back as the late 1990s, Coulter began attacking pro-lifers for purely political purposes.[18] Coulter blames pro-life “putzes” for Republican election defeats – because they pursue a pro-life agenda.

Coulter disparages pro-lifers as morons and cowards[19] for simply seeking to defund Planned Parenthood![20] She calls them “pathetic,” “weak-kneed” “sissies” and “pussies” trying “to prove their toughness by being pro-life.” Perhaps they are actually principled pro-lifers.

In reality, Coulter would have pro-lifers do nothing and let the unborn fend for themselves![21]

Coulter Hates Herself

But, wait, isn’t Coulter a narcissist? Yes![22] (Who knew?)

Even narcissists can experience self-doubt. More than that, two decades of compromising principles and behaving deceitfully[23] have taken their toll. In time, liars tend to believe their own lies. But each lie conflicts with a previous one until discerning the truth becomes like grasping the wind.

Coulter went from espousing principled positions[24] to behaving contrary to those very same principles. Confronted with her hypocrisy, she entered into a prolonged and deep denial[25] from which she has yet to recover. She eventually gave up trying to do the right thing.

The “mass of contradictions” in her life quickly snowballed out of control. In time, Coulter – all the while claiming she has never changed – dramatically changed her positions and views on almost everything.[26]

Consequently, huge swaths of the conservative movement, Christians, pro-lifers, libertarians, and the like now shun Coulter.[27] They will continue to do so until Coulter gets her act together. Even then, she will have to earn their trust.

Right now, Coulter is extremely confused, caught up in a mishmash of conflicting and confusing visions of herself[28]her self-identity[29] – and a worldview which has become warped from years of lies, treachery, and deceit.[30]

I suspect that Ann never really believed in the Christian ideals and conservative principles she espoused. Indeed, she was not the “true believer” everyone believed her to be. Rather, she adopted those ideals and principles from her parents, whom she loved. Her father died in 2008; her mother in 2009. Since then, Ann’s moral and spiritual compass no longer exists. Ann is being tossed to and fro by the pragmatism of the moment and the passing whims of her heart.

Coulter hates conservatives, Christians, and pro-lifers for being what they are because she once believed she belonged in those categories. Now, whenever these people of principle act on their principles, she is put to shame as a charlatan. They expose Coulter for who she really is – a fraud.

Will Ann always be a fraud? Only God knows and only He can bring meaning and direction to her life. Unless and until Ann courageously faces the reality of who she has become and fights the good fight of faith to become the person God has called her to be, she will always be filled with hate and fear.

May God grant Ann repentance and transform her heart.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Chapter 7: Love: God’s Desire and Goal for Us,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[2]               See “Appendix 1: Sampling of Coulter’s Elimination Rhetoric,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[3]               See “Chapter 8: Polemics R Us,” The Beauty of Conservatism, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty/pdf.

[4]               See “Case Study # 3: Xenophobia: Soccer Flops and Nativism Gone Amok,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[5]               Coulter’s narcissism is renowned. Nevertheless, she has an insatiable appetite for self-glory to prove her worth and her superiority to herself and to the world. See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[6]               Ann Coulter, Piers Morgan, CNN, 10/15/13

[7]               Ann Coulter, YAF interview, “Hot Babes will Spark the Conservative Movement,” 8/8/11.

[8]               See “Case Study # 5: Coulter v. Tea Party,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[9]               See “Conservatives Diss Coulter!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8V.

[10]             See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[11]             “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 at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

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

[13]             See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[14]             See “Coulter Attacks Christians for Being Godly” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-az.

[15]             See “Let Them Be Martyred!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aR.

[16]             See “Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bM.

[17]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Emily Freund, “Ann Coulter: She May Be Right …” Westchester WAG, October 2002. See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[18]             See “Case Study # 8: Life Issues,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[19]             See “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9a.

[20]             See “Coulter Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8J.

[21]             See “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9I.

[22]             See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[23]             See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[24]             See “Ann Coulter’s Root Causes – Part 1 (12/8/1961)” at http://t.co/VSsvq9UBlF.

[25]             See “Ann Coulter’s Root Causes – Part 2 (9/11/1997)” at http://t.co/UOApDASifV.

[26]             See “An Open Letter to Ann Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cK.

[27]             See “Ann Coulter’s Growing Irrelevancy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8Y.

[28]             See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

[29]             See “Ann Coulter’s Crazy Funhouse Mirror” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8n.

[30]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

Dear Ann:

You are willing to sacrifice all of your conservative principles and Christian beliefs to get Trump elected president, solely on the premise that Trump is the only candidate who is “good on immigration.” You admit that Trump is not a conservative and that he does lie.[1] Is Trump lying on immigration?

OpenLetter

Trump’s record and rhetoric on immigration suggest that he is lying about both the wall and deportation[2] of illegal immigrants.

Trump supported the Gang of Eight bill that you despise.

Trump hired illegal aliens at the expense of American workers.

Trump favors H-1B visas.

Trump would “negotiate” on both the wall and immigration.

Trump seeks touchback deportation to bring them back as quickly as possibleahead of the line: amnesty!

So, having sacrificed every principle and ideal you once held dear, you are supporting the one person you claim is good on immigration, and he is actually the worst on immigration.

If Trump wins the presidency, America gets a liberal similar to Hillary and amnesty![3]

You have sacrificed everything for nothing!

Moreover, you have viciously[4] attacked[5] the one candidate[6] who has a proven record of opposition to amnesty and fought for the preservation of American sovereignty: Ted Cruz![7]

You regard Trump as your and America’s Savior[8] and claim that you would marry Trump if he were available. You exalt Trump[9] above the heavens and absolve him of all his faults.

At the very same time, you demonize an actual conservative who is a strict constitutionalist and devout Christian and, ironically, is the only candidate who would do what you claim you want done about immigration.

Instead, you promote a bully[10] and a charlatan.[11]

If Trump wins the nomination and is victorious in the election, America has you to blame!

But it is not too late! Will you forsake your pride,[12] reverse course, and support the candidate who would actually do what you want to accomplish on immigration and who is also an actual conservative, constitutionalist, and Christian?

What is more important to you, Ann? Your pride or America’s future?

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Coulter Admits Trump is a Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cf.

[2]               See “Trump’s Phony Wall” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cn.

[3]               See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[4]               See “Coulter’s Desperate Lies About Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-c8.

[5]               See “Coulter Bashes Cruz – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aZ.

[6]               See “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

[7]               See “BrotherWatch Endorses Ted Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dw.

[8]               See “Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bM.

[9]               See “Coulter Crazy Over Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-c5.

[10]             See “How to Talk to a Bully (if you must)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bY.

[11]             See “Bully Boy Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cv.

[12]             See “Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3k.

Trump’s Path to Defeat

Ted Cruz[1] trounced Donald “I Am A Winner” Trump in Iowa last night. Even Marco Rubio almost routed Trump. The Donald’s inevitability and invincibility proved to be ephemeral narratives. (Donald and Hillary are oh so similar!)[2]

Defeat

It is easy to see Trump’s path to defeat: Iowa – loss to Cruz (and, almost, Rubio); New Hampshire – loss to Rubio (or, perhaps, Cruz); South Carolina – loss to Cruz.(or, perhaps, Rubio); Nevada – loss to Cruz (or, perhaps, Rubio).

What kind of bounces will Cruz and Rubio get from their yuuge victories over Trump in Iowa? (Rubio had a massive expectations victory over the vainglorious Trump.)

How will Trump’s ego-bursting defeat in Iowa change his campaign and message? He will necessarily attack Rubio to court the moderate vote in New Hampshire. (But Cruz still poses a distinct threat to his ascendancy to the throne, er, presidency. A strong showing by Cruz in the “Live Free or Die” State will strike fear in Trump’s heart.)

Trump’s unfamiliarity with Christian beliefs and practices will augur ill in South Carolina.

Even Nevada can become problematic for the “I Am A Winner” candidate if his inevitable victories turn into disastrous defeats.

Will Trump still try to bully his way into the Oval Office?[3] (Can a leopard change its spots?)

We can expect Trump to push the bogus birther hoax[4] whenever he feels threatened by Cruz.

Will Trump supplement his own “hope and change[5] message with specific policy positions? Can he, at this late stage, prove his conservative credentials?[6] Appealing to patriotism is not enough.[7] An understanding of America’s history, our Constitution, our Christian heritage,[8] and the world around us is essential. These Trump lacks.

Trump is only the latest billionaire trying to buy himself into the White House, but the American people are far too smart for him.

[NOTE: This essay was originally posted on BrotherWatch at http://wp.me/p4scHf-d1.]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “CPAC: Ted Cruz in Control” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8b.

[2]               See “HRC: A Caricature of the Left” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-94.

[3]               See “How to Talk to a Bully (if you must)” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-cY.

[4]               See “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

[5]               See “’Hope & Change,’ and Other Orwellian Clichés” at http://t.co/v6fgItffhm.

[6]               See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[7]               See “Reclaiming America!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9V.

[8]               See “CPAC: America’s Christian Heritage Denied” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8E.

How to Talk to a Bully (if you must)

The Donald (Trump, that is) is at it again. This time he plays the victim of a Vast Right-Wing Establishment Conspiracy. (What other traits does he share with Hillary?[1])

Bully

Someone should tell Trump that exhibiting a persecution complex[2] is not particularly appealing for a presidential candidate.

Piqued at sarcasm and hyperbole from Fox News, which so humorously lampooned Trump’s self-evident habit of demonizing his foes (always in a yuuuge way!), Trump revealed just how thin-skinned he really is.

Even his staunchest ally, Ann Coulter, has proven that she is little more than a humorless ideologue. Coulter’s forte is her lightning-quick wit, which balances Trump’s more thundering and blunt-force-trauma brand of humor.

But Coulter, who has perfected the Orwellian technique[3] of carpet-bombing “enemies of the moment,” often with hyperbole and sarcasm, now seems oblivious to the very types of rhetoric which she employs so effortlessly.

Fox News Press Release

What prompted such fear and loathing from Trump and his surrogates?

Fox News issued this press release:

“We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president – a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.”

What was Coulter’s response to “the press release an allegedly professional news organization?”

“So when Fox issued a smart-ass press release yesterday, Trump walked. He decided to do a charity event for veterans instead – which will have a lot more viewers than any debate sans Trump.”[4]

Chiding Fox for “such a sophomoric attack” in its “trivial and self-important press release,” the queen of snippy soundbites decries its “snippy press release.”

Speaking on MSNBC, Coulter complained about this “shocking” press release, claiming, “monopolies can get arrogant and there does seem to be a little bit of arrogance here.[5]

Talking to a Bully

Speaking of arrogance (which Coulter and Trump have in spades!), when did narcissism become a virtue? Or brash pomposity? Why do we listen to nattering narcissists and blustering blowhards?[6]

Humility is a trait neither Trump nor Coulter possess. Both refuse to “back down” under any circumstances. Both have proudly claimed they have no need of repentance. Both demonize their foes. And both claim to be victims in the aftermath of their own self-generated controversies.

Coulter has claimed to blindly worship her Savior, Donald Trump,[7] and continually extols his courage, love of country, and sense of humor. But Fox’s humor-laden press release is not funny? Perhaps it hit too close to the mark!

Fox News was spot on! If Trump can’t debate conservatives in a conservative-friendly foreign, how can he stand up to tyrants and terrorists at home and abroad? Trump can dish it out but he can’t take it.

The “allegedly professional news organization,” as Coulter put it, said nothing more controversial than Trump has been saying since he announced his candidacy. Trump’s words (like Coulter’s) are designed to provoke. They are provocative for provocation’s sake (and to generate publicity).

Still, Coulter constantly defends herself and Trump, claiming their most outrageous remarks are “just jokes.” For Coulter and Trump, calling people “bimbos” is standard fare.[8]

Mockery is the best way to talk to a bully![9]

Trump – Phony Candidate!

Neither Coulter nor Trump are above lying to achieve their goals: the bogus birther charge is exhibit one.[10]

Trump and Coulter believe that sheer will to powerdevoid of conservative principles – will lead to their victory and America’s salvation. Hubris saves[11] (in their minds)! But America can ill afford yet another big government, crony capitalist RINO.[12]

Coulter credits herself with giving Trump his message[13] and views herself as the Harriet Beecher Stowe to Trump’s Lincoln.[14] But Trump is no Lincoln (or Reagan) and Coulter is no Stowe.

Trump has proven his aversion to Christian character, conduct, and creed. His authoritarian nature, pronouncements, and promises seem devoid of deference to the Constitution that he would have to swear to uphold. (Isn’t one Obama enough?)

Trump’s flawed financial background (how many bankruptcies?) and New York (liberal social and fiscal) Values should give pause to any conservative contemplating a Trump presidency. He is a political opportunist adept at self-promotion.

At best, Trump’s Christian, conservative, and constitutionalist credentials are sparse. Very sparse indeed.

Trump has nothing in common with the Great Emancipator or the Great Communicator.[15] There is no there, there. Accomplished hucksters need not apply!

Update: After his ignominious defeat in Iowa, a chagrined Trump blamed the Iowa voters for his abysmal performance.

[NOTE: This essay was originally posted on BrotherWatch at http://wp.me/p4scHf-cY.]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “HRC: A Caricature of the Left” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-94.

[2]               See Chapter 6: “I Am Victim, Hear Me Whine,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[3]               See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[4]               Ann Coulter, “Trump Is Wise to Walk Out on ‘Trivial,’ ‘Self-Important’ Fox News,” Hollywood Reporter, 1/28/16.

[5]               Ann Coulter, Hardball, MSNBC, 1/27/16.

[6]               See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[7]               See “Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bM.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter, Bimbo” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bS.

[9]               See “Islamists Fear Cartoons” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9Z.

[10]             See “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

[11]             See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[12]             See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[13]             See “Coulter Trumped Up” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7Q.

[14]             See “Coulter’s Know-Nothing American Party” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bP.

[15]             See “Remembering Reagan” at http://t.co/GYAescwhYa.

Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior

For Coulter, salvation is always political, not spiritual; temporal, not eternal. For Coulter, pursuing Paradise on earth is preferential to the heavenly one. This has been true for nearly two decades.

Coulter's Savior

Beginning with the 2000 election cycle,[1] Coulter has consistently attacked Christians and pro-lifers, demonized the opponents of her chosen candidates, and sought to subvert the political process to achieve victory.

Apocalypse Now

Coulter loves hyperbole and frequently employs apocalyptic terms. In 2014, she said, “It seems like we’re in the middle of the Democrats’ Thousand Year Reich.”[2]

Keeping with the theme, Coulter asserts, “America is the most consequential nation on Earth … If America falls, it will be a thousand years of darkness for the entire planet.” A thousand years?

Regarding our near future, Coulter argues, “We are talking about the future not only of America but the last genuinely Christian country on earth, and, thus, the world. If we lose America, it is lights out for the entire world for a thousand years!”[3]

Sounds like the future of the planet rests in America’s (not God’s) hands.

Just last week, Coulter chimed in again with her apocalyptic millennial prophesy:

“If America is gone, it’s not just lights out for Americans, it’s lights out for the rest of the world. … When this country is gone, who is going to save these other countries from war lords, from tsunamis, from, from Ebola, from, from, from the Nazis?”[4]

America’s Christian Roots

Surprisingly, in the midst of her Cassandra-like oracle, Coulter said, “This is a powerful Christian country. I would say it is the only genuinely Christian country … the only country with any power that is a genuinely shot through with Christianity from its very founding country on earth.”

America, as Coulter observed, “was not only founded by Christians, it was founded by Protestants.” She added, “The underlying, animating philosophy to this country and to our founding is a Christian worldview.”

Coulter is good at expounding upon America’s Christian heritage[5] but fails to grasp that what America needs most is not a political realignment but a spiritual revival to reclaim America’s roots.[6]

Salvation cannot come by means of political saviors but only through a heartfelt appeal to the Savior of the world.

Yet, Coulter ignores the moral morass and cultural decay prevalent in so much of America and seeks a political, as opposed to moral, solution, saying,

“It is like the fall of Rome but, thank God, and I am not using the Lord’s name in vain, I mean that absolutely literally, thank God for raising up Donald Trump and giving us a chance to save the country.”[7]

Coulter is looking to the wrong savior!

Coulter’s Savior

Trumpeting Trump,[8] Coulter warns, “I think any Republican – other than Trump – would be a disaster [for America].”[9]

Coulter reminisced, “Whoever thought that Donald Trump would be America’s savior?”[10] And, again, “If he ran, I had no idea he would be America’s Savior. … our next president, who’s going to save America.”[11]

Donald Trump is Coulter’s current Savior[12] – and America’s, too. So says Ann, who calls Trump, “my hero, our Savior, the man who’s going to save my world.”[13] (Sorry, Ann, but Jesus is the Savior of my world – and yours!)

Calling Trump, “the greatest candidate for president ever”[14] and “the candidate I’ve been dreaming of,”[15] Coulter astonishingly said, “I totally would [marry Trump if he were single].”[16]

Asked to describe her actual relationship with Trump, Coulter replied, “Blind worship.”

Blind worship? Sounds like a religious experience to me. Coulter amplified her answer, “It’s a little like the North Korean people with their dear, dear leader.” (Trump is really like a crazy, socialist tyrant?)

Ensuring that we all get the spiritual undertone of her remarks, Coulter employs biblical imagery. She introduced Trump at one of his rallies, saying,

“And now I think it’s like Joseph in the Bible. He had to be sold into slavery, imprisoned, betrayed so that eventually he could save the Jews. Maybe Mitt Romney had to lose. And maybe we had to give Republicans one more chance in 2014. And maybe Mitch McConnell and John Boehner had to betray us one more time to pave the way for President Donald Trump. God hasn’t given up on America yet.”[17]

On another occasion, Coulter compared Trump to yet another biblical hero: “and then it all works out and David is the assistant to the king and saves all the Jews.”[18]

Vote Republican! … or Else

Coulter sees Republicans (not necessarily conservatives) as America’s savior.

For many years now, Coulter has insisted that we vote Republican, regardless of either the character or conservative credentials of the candidate. History has proven her wrong. Despite historic gains,[19] Republicans have caved in to the Obama/leftist agenda because far too few Republicans are actually conservative.

Why would that be? In part, because Coulter continually promotes RINOs (even when they are not running!)[20] and attacks true conservatives.[21] Then she is chagrined when RINOs act like RINOs.[22]

Coulter now complains that we should not seek out conservatives because they haven’t done anything!

“Forget conservative. What have the conservatives done for you? What did conservative George Bush do? He nearly destroyed the Party and the country in one swell foop. … He wiped out the Republican Party in the House and the Senate. … How about Mitch McConnell and John Boehner?”[23]

The people Coulter complains about are the ones she supported! Coulter practically worshiped Bush throughout most of his presidency. Now – after the facthe’s the problem? Coulter defended McConnell at every turn, even as conservatives discounted his alleged conservative credentials. (Coulter was wrong!)

Confronted with the claim that they weren’t conservative, Coulter exclaimed, “They’re Republicans! You have to vote for somebody!”

Wow! She still doesn’t get it. Republicans are not necessarily conservatives. Coulter has consistently supported non-conservative Republicans, yet complains when they fail to legislate or govern according to conservative principles.

Blinded by her own unique paradigm, Coulter is alone in her worldview, exclaiming, “In fact, my ideal ticket is Trump-Romney. That’s what I’m really hoping for. That’s the dynamite combo.”[24] (Two RINOs to restore America’s Christian conservative roots?)

Coulter, the Closet Christian

For almost twenty years, Coulter has boasted of being a Christian. She claimed, “I’m a Christian and everything comes from being a Christian,”[25] adding that “Christianity fuels all of my books.”

Why does Christianity fuel all of her books? “because you are called upon to behave in a certain way as a Christian and that is to fight lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy, that fuels everything.” (One could argue that she has been fighting against herself all of these years!)

Then why has Coulter repeatedly vilified[26] Christian missionaries[27] over a period of years[28] and repeatedly attacked[29] pro-lifers[30]for years.[31]

Coulter even refuses to help Christians being martyred[32] in a horrific genocide overseas! For Coulter, political considerations always outweigh the moral and spiritual implications of any situation. Ann Coulter is about as Christian as Barack Obama.[33]

Yet, Coulter insists, “Christianity fuels everything I write”[34] and claims, “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”[35]

Just yesterday, Coulter asserted, “You know I’m a big Christian.”[36]

Many Christians live fearfully in the closet, threatened by persecution, torture, and death. Coulter claims to be a Christian. If only her words and actions would come out of the closet and prove her claims!

Endnotes:

[1]               See various case studies in Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Heritage Foundation, 7/11/14.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[4]               Ann Coulter, The Costa Report, 1/14/16.

[5]               See “CPAC: America’s Christian Heritage Denied” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8E.

[6]               See “Reclaiming America!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9V.

[7]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[8]               See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.

[9]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 10/22/15.

[10]             Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 1/14/16.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Live Book Signing, 12/21/15.

[12]             See “Coulter Trumped Up” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7Q.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 1/15/16.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 12/17/15.

[15]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 1/19/16.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 1/15/16.

[17]             Ann Coulter, speech introducing Donald Trump, Dubuque, IA, 8/25/15.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Live Book Signing, 12/21/15.

[19]             See “GOP Triumphs Despite Voter Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-59.

[20]             See “Adios, Ann: Only Mitt for Me” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-70.

[21]             See “Coulter Attacks Principled Conservatives” at http://t.co/npUIoRm4gt.

[22]             See “Coulter Discovers RINOs will be … RINOs” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-56.

[23]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[24]             Ann Coulter, Hardball, MSNBC, 1/11/16.

[25]             Ann Coulter, Hannity & Colmes, FNC, 6/6/06.

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

[27]             See “Ann Coulter to God: “STFU”” at http://t.co/avKhlc4yVv.

[28]             See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[29]             See “Coulter Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8J.

[30]             See “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9a.

[31]             See “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9I.

[32]             See “Let Them Be Martyred!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aR.

[33]             See “Is Ann Coulter a Courageous Christian?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-60.

[34]             Lisa de Pasquale,Exclusive Interview: Coulter Says Book Examines ‘Mental Disorder’ of Liberalism,” Human Events, 6/6/06.

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

[36]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 1/19/16.

Let Them Be Martyred!

Ann Coulter has been actively working against the body of Christ in manifold ways for nearly two decades. Now, she would condemn tens of thousands of Middle Eastern Christians to torture and death – for being Christians – simply to promote her own book and her ideas on immigration.

In fact, Coulter would deny refugee status to the very people those laws were designed to protect: people persecuted for their faith. In that respect (as in many others), Coulter emulates Obama, who, likewise, denies refugee status to Christians suffering persecution, indeed, genocide, in the Middle East.

Martyred

Coulter claims that it’s impossible to only give Christian Syrians refugee status and insists, “We’re not letting in the Christian Syrians. We’re cutting it all off.”[1] Coulter falsely claims, “The asylees and the refugees are 100% fraudulent.” 100%? Coulter has examined every case?

Coulter insists that she would not admit Christian refugees who are fleeing persecution.[2] Why? Because, “We are not a battered women’s shelter.” But America’s refugee laws are explicitly and expressly designed to protect people persecuted for their faith.

1) Refuge laws exist to protect people persecuted for their faith; 2) Coulter admits Christians are being persecuted for their faith; 3) Coulter would deny those persecuted Christians protection.

Coulter said, “Needless to say, the mealy-mouthed, midway position of most Republicans is, ‘we’ll only take the Christians.’ Um, no, no, we don’t want the Christians – alleged Christians – for one thing, we have to take care of our own people first.”[3]

Talk about Christian charity!

America’s Refugee Laws

Coulter, who touts her experience and expertise as an attorney, is wrong (again) about the law. Andrew McCarthy recently explained America’s immigration laws and how they require consideration of religion, determining whether people are being persecuted for their faith. He wrote:

“Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that … religion [among other things] … was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant.”

The definition of refugee “(set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title, U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien’s religion: The term ‘refugee’ means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality … and who is unable or unwilling to return to … that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of … religion [among other things] …[.]”

McCarthy observes: “In the case of this war, the Islamic State is undeniably persecuting Christians. It is doing so, moreover, as a matter of doctrine. Even those Christians the Islamic State does not kill, it otherwise persecutes as called for by its construction of sharia (observe, for example, the ongoing rape jihad and sexual slavery).”

John Nolte at Breitbart News notes, “Despite President Obama’s sanctimonious proclamation Monday that America does not have a religious test when it comes to admitting refugees into America, the actual math appears to show the complete opposite is true. According to CNSNews.com, who looked at the data, only 53 Syrian Christian refugees have been allowed into America, compared to 2,098 Syrian Muslims.” The Obama administration is perversely permitted entry to Muslims (who are not undergoing systemic persecution) but denying entry to Christians (who are experiencing genocide).

Christian Persecution / Genocide

Christian genocide in the Middle East is on the rise as Islamists seek to create a global caliphate. The Islamic State has seized large amounts of territory and operates with impunity in many nations. Islamists seek the eradication of Christianity and they do so in the most grotesque manner possible.

Nina Shea, the Center for Religious Freedom, says that Christians have been forsaken and abandoned in Syria and Iraq. Shea recommends viewing “Sing a Little Louder,” a video which cautions against the perils of ignoring genocide.

The Hudson Institute reports that “Christians have been executed by the thousands. Christian women and girls are vulnerable to sexual enslavement. Many of their clergy have been assassinated and their churches and ancient monasteries demolished or desecrated. They have been systematically stripped of all their wealth, and those too elderly or sick to flee ISIS-controlled territory have been forcibly converted to Islam or killed, such as an 80-year-old woman who was burned to death for refusing to abide by ISIS religious rules. Pope Francis pronounced their suffering ‘genocide’ in July.”

“ISIS atrocities against Christians became public in June 2014 when the jihadists stamped Christian homes in Mosul with the red letter N for ‘Nazarene’ and began enforcing its ‘convert or die’ policy.” ISIS pursues that policy with the ruthlessness of the Gestapo.

Breitbart reports: “Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within the migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation. The situation is so bad that Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East.”

 Reporting last September revealed: “ISIS has already executed thousands of Christians and forced thousands more to flee ancient Christian communities in northeastern Syria and western Iraq, notes the article, adding that the jihadists demand they either convert to Islam, pay an extortionate rate/tax, or face execution, while other Christians are crucified.”

“Christians have reportedly been crucified, beheaded, raped, and forced to convert to Islam by ISIS. All the while, Christian children are being sold into slavery.”

Nolte adds, “there is no question that Syrian Christians have been singled out for the worst kind of persecution under ISIS, including mass beheadings that do not discriminate against innocent women and even small children.”

Open Doors reports that every month, “322 Christians are killed for their faith, 214 churches and Christin properties are destroyed, and 772 forms of violence are committed against Christians.” Iraq and Syria are ranked third and fourth among nations persecuting Christians.

Those are the refugees Coulter callously dismisses as unworthy of aid.

[Please support House Resolution 75.]

Ann Coulter – Anti-Christian?

For over 16 years, Coulter has attacked Christians for being Christian. Coulter gets upset with Christians who actually live their lives according to their faith.

Coulter has called pro-life Christians “fascists” and “cowards”[4] for pursuing a pro-life agenda.

Coulter has defamed Christians missionaries as “traitors” and publicity hounds[5] for doing humanitarian work and promoting the gospel overseas.

Coulter has charged Christians who oppose the gay agenda[6] with being “phony Christians.”

Coulter asserts that Christians who oppose Trump[7] are bossy, proud, and seeking validation from liberals.

Now, Coulter would watch Christians die by torture and massacre – all in pursuit of her political agenda.

Ann Coulter is about as Christian as Barack Obama.[8]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, The Drive Home, KABC, 11/19/15.

[2]               Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 11/14/15.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 9/14/15.

[4]               See “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9I.

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

[6]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[7]               See “Coulter Attacks Christians for Being Godly” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-az.

[8]               See “Is Ann Coulter a Courageous Christian?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-60.

Coulter Attacks Christians for Being Godly

Self-described controversialist Ann Coulter, who claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian,”[1] has again attacked Christians, this time – for being godly!

In her most recent column, titled, “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but They Shouldn’t be President,”[2] Coulter exalts Trump and debases the godly.

Godly

With an incredible display of biblical ignorance, Coulter urges her readers to shun Christian virtues and overlook the ungodliness of the GOP frontrunner. Indeed, Coulter seems to regard Trump’s ungodliness as a virtue!

Her column is pure propaganda.[3] Remember, Coulter has repeatedly vilified[4] Christian missionaries[5] over a period of years[6] and she has repeatedly attacked[7] pro-lifers[8]for years.[9]

Meekness Is a Leadership Asset

The very title of Coulter’s essay displays a gross misunderstanding of what it means to be meek. Meekness is not an incidental aspect of the Christian experience – it is an essential one. That is why it is one of the first of the Beatitudes. Coulter can cite the verse but has no idea what it means!

(If meekness is a good quality for a spiritual leader, why would it be a bad quality for a secular leader?)

Moses is one of the most revered men in the Old Testament. His dramatic exploits are legendary. Called “a friend of God,” Moses led countless millions of Hebrew slaves out of captivity. Moses courageously confronted the political and religious ruler of the most powerful nation on earth at the time – armed with only a staff and God’s promises.

Yet, God called him the meekest man to ever live. In Numbers 12:3, we read, “ (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)” The King James Version uses the word “meek” instead of “humble.”

Throughout scripture, God chastises the proud (epitomized by Trump and Coulter) and lifts up the humble (epitomized by those Coulter berates).

Thinking she has given the coup d’état to her critics, Coulter argues, “The idea that Christians are supposed to be milquetoasts is liberal propaganda. Ask the money-changers how meek Jesus was.”

Jesus was no milquetoast, but He surely was meeker than Moses. Jesus described Himself, saying, “I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29). The apostle Paul agreed, writing: “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).

No one else in all of creation did what Jesus did. Jesus, the Creator,[10] humbled Himself to be born as a helpless Babe, live the struggles of human existence, and give His perfect, sinless life to redeem those who were persecuting, torturing, and killing Him.[11] That is true courage and genuine humility clothed in perfect love.

As Christian author and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada so wonderfully expressed it, God handicapped Himself in human form for 33 years, with all of the human limitations and vulnerabilities that that entailed. He condescended to be one of us.

Jesus Christ – the most important Person who ever lived – was the meekest of all.

Humility is a key to proven leadership skills and success. Two examples from American history suffice to prove my point.

Father of Our Country

A great warrior and statesman, George Washington is rightly regarded as the Father of our Country. Through his valiant efforts, the British were defeated and thirteen disparate colonies were forged into the United States.

Washington’s courage and character are renowned. Those traits were intertwined with humility, prayer, and a dependence upon the providence of God. Washington prayed to God, and with his troops, every day.

Indeed, Washington’s courage was born out of humility and faith in God’s providence. Absent what Coulter regards as “incidental tenets of Christianity,”[12] the bold courage Coulter champions would never take place.

As a teenager, Washington wrote a book, “Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation.” Washington believed in the moral absolutes which Coulter is so willing to jettison for partisan purposes. The final rule on Washington’s list is especially noteworthy: “Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.”

The Great Emancipator

George Washington fathered the United States; Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union. Lincoln, a humble and devout man, courageously spoke the truth in times of turmoil. Under his leadership, a rebellion was crushed and an enslaved people liberated.

Lincoln’s wit and wisdom are renowned. So, too, his devotion to God and his humble compassion for others. This president who would ultimately restore the Union at great cost to himself and the nation, exhorted (emphasis added),

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Sounds like a good mix of courage and humility to me.

Christian Courage

In the context of courage and humility – and Coulter’s bogus assertion that Jesus was not meek – Coulter declares, “Sometimes the country needs a man.”

But, as we have just seen, humility is a part of manliness. Some might argue, humility is the mother of manliness. Those who cannot forgive or seek forgiveness, who refuse to extend grace, who are unrepentant and filled with hubris – are without courage. Ergo, a very flawed manliness.

Coulter’s lead paragraph puts Coulter’s foolishness on full display (emphasis added):

“It took a billionaire living the glamorous New York City life to exhibit real Christian courage by going against every elite group in the nation, every media outlet, every well-heeled donor, to defend America from destruction by immigration.”

Pardon me, Ann, but …

“real Christian courage” tackles the thorny moral issues of living a sinful life;

“real Christian courage” denies self instead of exalting self;

“real Christian courage” is found in Christians who are devoted to God and indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

Clearly, Coulter does not know the meaning of courage.

Coulter also makes an explicit unproven claim: “Trump’s a Christian.” (Jesus – hint: the Person Christians are called to follow – said that a person is known by the fruit harvested in his life.)

(Is Coulter a courageous Christian?[13])

Impugns Russell Moore’s Motives

In her column, Coulter repeatedly impugns Russell Moore’s motives for criticizing Trump. She – with absolutely no evidence to back it up – claims that Moore was “desperate for liberal approval,” adding one of her parenthetical jokes: “(Please like me, New York Times!).”

Coulter belittles Moore as a “bossy Christian” and a member of the “Piety Police with smug certitude.” Defending her and Trump’s use of sarcasm, Coulter calls it “a rhetorical device bossy Christians tell us is un-Christian.” (In defending Trump, Coulter is defending herself.)

She falsely claims, “Moore is especially offended by Trump’s ‘boisterous confidence’ and ‘waving arms’” – points which are incidental to Moore’s critique (see below).

Coulter further reverses reality by exalting her reality star messiah and debasing a man of God, claiming: “It’s not Trump who’s displaying the sin of pride here.” (Coulter’s narcissism rivals that of Trump.[14])

Supports Libertine

Coulter charges Moore with arguing [emphasis added], “that Christian conservatives ‘must repudiate everything they believe’ in order to support Donald Trump, who ‘incites division, with slurs against Hispanic immigrants and with protectionist jargon that preys on turning economic insecurity into ugly “us versus them” identity politics.’”

Moore is correct. Christian conservatives who support Trump despite his many moral (and ideological) failings are, in effect, repudiating their Christian beliefs. Moore wrote:

“Most illogical is [Trump’s] support from evangelicals and other social conservatives. To back Mr. Trump, these voters must repudiate everything they believe. … We should, though, ask about his personal character and fitness for office. … Mr. Trump’s personal lack of a moral compass. … We should also count the cost of following Donald Trump. To do so would mean that we’ve decided to join the other side of the culture war, that image and celebrity and money and power and social Darwinist ‘winning’ trump the conservation of moral principles and a just society. We ought to listen, to get past the boisterous confidence and the television lights and the waving arms and hear just whose speech we’re applauding.”

Coulter blunders as she tries to refute Moore’s criticism. Coulter blindly admits “that Trump is a model-marrying libertine,” yet dismisses that fact by writing, “actual evangelicals understand that this is entirely beside the point.” No! It is precisely the point!

Coulter derides Christians who seek a candidate by checking “off the most boxes on an evangelical lifestyle list” and asserts: “This is an election about saving the concept of America, the last hope for Christianity on the planet.”

Again, Coulter is utterly wrong to claim that the survival of Christianity depends upon America’s survival. Jesus, the meekest Man to ever live, is also the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Jesus is also the Head of the Church and Jesus will ensure that Christianity will not only survive, it will thrive. To quote Jesus, “O ye of little faith!”

Two Decades Ago Coulter Was Right

Remarkably, two decades ago, Coulter took the opposite position, demanding that politicians exhibit both public and private virtue. As she noted, “That is the whole purpose of having standards and religion and character.”[15] She continued, “I think that’s why this country has been able to have unprecedented freedoms that other countries have never even seen, because we have always had a private moral structure. Unfettered freedom is not such a great thing if people don’t have character.”

But now, Coulter champions a libertine, as described by Moore and affirmed by Coulter.

Endnotes:

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

[2]               Ann Coulter, “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but They Shouldn’t be President,” 10/28/15.

[3]               See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free 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 to God: “STFU”” at http://t.co/avKhlc4yVv.

[6]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[7]               See “Coulter Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8J.

[8]               See “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9a.

[9]               See “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9I.

[10]             See “Attacking the Faith: Did Jesus Say that He is God?” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-P.

[11]             See “Resurrection: Life & Liberty, Power & Purpose” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-z.

[12]             See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at http://www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[13]             See “Is Ann Coulter a Courageous Christian?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-60.

[14]             See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com.vanity.pdf.

[15]             Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/7/97.