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RIP Nell Husbands Martin Coulter

The death of Mother devastated Ann Coulter.

Following Mother’s death, Ann published a very personal, poignant, and often political eulogy.

In her eulogy, Ann mourned the loss her of “true No. 1 fan” who “was the biggest fan of” her entire family. Mother “was a little love machine, spreading warmth and joy wherever she went.” Mother loved hugging her daughter and telling her “what a wonderful, precious daughter” Ann was.

Ann felt safe and secure in her mother’s love: “My whole life, as soon as I’d see my mother’s face I’d know I was safe, whether I was a little girl lost in a department store or a big girl with a problem, who needed her mother.”

This Mother-Daughter love was very real.

A devoted daughter, Ann took excellent care of Mother during her declining years as she battled ovarian cancer. Ann even postponed publication of her seventh book, Guilty, to tend to her mother’s needs.

Ann understandably misses Mother’s “constant, unconditional love.”

In many ways, Ann emulates Mother (often to an extreme). In other ways, Ann repudiates Mother (often in extremist ways). Today, Mother would be both proud of, and perturbed by, her daughter.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Ann and Mother both cherished their New England and Southern roots. Coulter’s prized genealogical roots all trace through Mother: New England Puritans and Daughters of the American Revolution, coupled with a solid Southern heritage.

Mother wanted to be specifically remembered for her “contributions to the Republican Party, the New Canaan Republican Town Committee and the Daughters of the American Revolution.”

“Mother may have thought her most notable characteristic was her Republican activism,” Coulter wrote, emphasizing her “deep-seated political activism” and being “always delighted to be with people talking about politics.”

Sounds a lot like Ann.

Mother was very proud to be “a direct descendant of at least a dozen patriots who served the cause of the American Revolution.” In fact, she “traced her lineage on both sides of her family to Puritan nonconformists who came to America in 1633 seeking religious freedom on a ship led by Pastor Thomas Hooker.”

Coulter, as she typically does, takes everything to extremes. Ann is so proud of her heritage as a Daughter of the American Revolution that she regards herself as a “settler” – and a “Native American.”

Ann also regards herself – a WASP – as a true American. (Hence her nativist and xenophobic impulses.) She treasures her Puritan roots, making her a self-identified authority on all things American.

Moreover, Ann is proud of Mother’s Southern roots, praising Mother’s “fighting Kentucky spirit” and “charming Southern accent.”

Coulter lauds the Confederacy whenever she can and tweeted (8/3/16): “Southerners accounted for 38 percent of those killed in Iraq and 47 percent in Afghanistan.” She then asked Gov. Haley: “How about Nikki put their flag back up?”

In other words, Coulter contends that Southerners who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan were fighting for the Confederacy!

Coulter continued: “The Confederate flag won’t lead to thousands of dead and maimed Americans, as Muslim immigration does. The only danger posed by the Confederate flag is that media elites will hold the South in even greater contempt than they already do, assuming that’s possible.”

Yes, Coulter equates Southerners with Confederates and believes that our brave military members from the South are currently fighting for the Confederacy and not for America!

Thus, Coulter has become the face of the Alt-Right movement, seeking restoration of a distinctly white WASP America while, simultaneously, promoting a neo-Confederate worldview.

Unlike Mother …

Mother was generous. Mother “probably contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to various conservative outfits over the years.” Ann, not so much.

Ann’s generosity extends to helping those who can help her.

If she can get something out of it – self-promotion, praise, paycheck, book sale, networking connection – Ann will do it. Otherwise – if it does not personally benefit her – forget it.

Mother was compassionate. Since she “was a little girl,” Ann saw that “friends, relatives and neighbors would bring their problems to Mother.” Why? Because Mother “had a rare combination of being completely moral and completely nonjudgmental at the same time” and would give “good counsel” without making others feel worse about themselves.

As for Ann, well, her entire career is based upon wounding other people. Given a choice between fact and polemic, Ann usually chooses the latter.

Mother valued human life. She was a “gentle lady” who “never had an unkind word for anyone.” In fact, “Father would always smile and say, ‘Your mother defends everyone.’”

Mother was proud of Ann for her pro-life speech presented before a Roman Catholic women’s group in New Canaan, CT, and later published in Human Life Review and various essay collections nationwide.

Now, though claiming, “I am totally pro-life,” Ann 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. In reality, Coulter would have pro-lifers do nothing and let the unborn fend for themselves!

Mother was a devout Christian. Faith figured prominently in Mother’s life. She was very active in her local church and her faith was important enough to her that she faithfully turned her daughter to Presbyterianism.

In her moving eulogy, Ann emphasized Mother’s Republican activism and DAR lineage. Surprisingly, Ann missed Mother’s Christian beliefs. She utterly ignored her Mother’s faith.

Though claiming, “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian,” Ann has attacked Christians for most of the past two decades. She even attacks Christians for being godly!

Ann lovingly gave honor to Mother with her words, but in her life Coulter dishonors Mother.

Gone Astray

As I wrote last year:

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.”

Yes, Ann Hart Coulter has, indeed, lost the moorings of her parents’ presence, principles, and piety. Her heart is now turned in the wrong direction, away from God and opposed to His will. Whether or not she knows it, Ann has rejected God and His will for her life.

Instead, the “Emperor-God Trump” is her Savior. Coulter has rejected God and arrogantly placed her will above His.

Coulter recently said that with Mother’s passing, she can now say anything she wants to. She claimed, “I really am the freest person in America right now. I can say anything.”

The Easter season reminds us that we are all equal before the cross and that we must humble ourselves before the One who saves.

Obviously, humility eludes Ann. Her hubris abhors humility because 1) she rejects its efficacy and 2) she regards it as a sign of weakness.

Here’s the rub: Without humility, salvation is impossible. We must humbly come to the cross to accept God’s love and salvation. Until we do, we are not saved and we will never have peace.

Our Father’s Love

Ann praised Mother for her “unconditional love.” Mother was loving – and loved.

Mother’s love actually points to our heavenly Father’s perfect unconditional love. But only God perfectly expresses and exhibits unconditional love. Mothers can come close, but imperfectly.

Our Father has a perfect love, presence, and power. Trust Him!

In her eulogy, Ann expressed reassurance that Mother and Father were reunited in heaven and that she would see them both in time.

Revelation 21:4 reveals: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

I pray that God wipes away all of Ann’s tears, from whatever source.

[A new book, #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia, examines the origins, worldview, and impact of the Alt-Right movement. It is now available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.]

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Ann Coulter to God: “STFU”

In yesterday’s column, Coulter told God to shut up. Coulter lambasted all of her Christian critics – those whom God is using to prophesy truth into her life. But Coulter has not rejected them. She has rejected God.

STFU

Ann Coulter boasts, “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian,”[1] and she goes to great lengths to show how unchristian every other Christian is. Compassionate Christians are “moral show-offs.” Christian missionaries are traitors doing it for their own self-glory. And, now, Coulter calls those selfless missionaries – and all those who defend them – atheists!

With but a few notable exceptions, Coulter has spent most of her professional career contradicting God, while claiming to be “an extraordinarily good Christian” and being regarded as a Christian leader.[2]

At the turn-of-the-millennium, Coulter laid down the gauntlet before her audience – and her Creator – writing, “If God himself came down from heaven and told me these cops intentionally murdered Amadou Diallo knowing he was unarmed, I would not believe it.”[3]

Who would deny the very words of God spoken personally to them? Coulter!

Coulter has been contradicting God throughout this century, whether in denying His gospel of grace and love or disavowing repentance and forgiveness. Truth (and Jesus is the “Truth”) is a casualty in most Coulter columns. False witness is one of Coulter’s most prevalent sins. Her pride is perilously persistent.

Twisting Scripture and Logic to Defend Herself From Truth

For the second time, Coulter attacked Christian missionaries. Coulter clever but deceptive essay title, “Let He Who is Without Ebola Cast the First Stone,”[4] parodies a statement and concept by Christ which she clearly cannot grasp. Oh, by the way, it is Coulter who has been throwing stones.

Coulter again turned the gospel – and Christianity – upside down. Her gospel is political and nationalistic.[5] Coulter chastises missionaries “who abandon America to do much-praised work in Third World countries.” Abandon? Do it for the glory and praise?

Again, Coulter “assailed” “the whole concept of American Christians fleeing their own country.” But, Ann, Christians are pilgrims and sojourners in this life whose citizenship is in heaven. Sadly, Coulter is too much a part of this world to see the heavenly glories.

Coulter’s assault on missionaries continued: “I set forth evidence for what I’m saying about there being glory-seeking and cowardice in Christian missions to Third World hellholes.”

Abandon. Glory-seeking and cowardice.[6]

What a ghastly human being Coulter has become!

Coulter’s first essay attacking Christian missionaries displayed an incredible lack of judgment and discernment, as if it were a good idea to impugn the work and the motives of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Her follow-up essay was equally as belligerent, impenitent, and arrogant, and – confronted by the truth of her errors – willfully evil. How else to characterize purposeful defamation of innocent, indeed, selfless Christian missionaries serving those desperately in need in Third World countries?

Substantive Criticism

Coulter denied there had been any substantive criticism of her column, claiming, “there’s nothing to respond to.” She continued, “Missing from these alleged refutations is what we call a ‘point.’” Then Coulter called these Christians stupid and incapable of making rational arguments.

Coulter again asserted, “No one has responded to that argument. It was a major strategic error for my critics to ignore one of my central points, while beating a straw man to death.” But dozens of people did just that – responded to her centrals points with facts, reason, examples, and Scripture.

Scriptures Coulter chooses to ignore.

Here’s the Point!

Coulter claimed there was no “point” to criticisms of her.

Here’s the point, Ann. You are wrong. Demonstrably wrong. Demonically wrong. And you will not admit it. You would rather thumb your nose at God and His people than repent. You would rather hate those who tell you the truth than accept the love of God offered you.

Every Christian could ask you, Ann, what Paul asked the Galatians in Galatians 4:16: “Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?”

Ann, your hubris compels you to boast: “Liberals have been trying to insult me into submission for more than a decade. These guys think they can succeed where Vanity Fair failed?”

How about this, Ann? Faithful Christians – Jesus’ disciples who actually look to His guidance and seek His will in their lives – have spoken the truth to you and you will not hear. You will not hear because that would mean having to choose between doing His will and your will. But, you made that choice long ago, didn’t you?

Coulter’s Conceit

Coulter’s entire column is worth reading for insights into the person she has become. This section reveals both Coulter’s conceit and her ignorance of spiritual discernment. Coulter wrote:

“Third, I strongly advise against using one-size-fits-all arguments that can be turned back against you.”

“They say: ‘How do you know whether God called Dr. Brantly to go to Liberia?’”

“Ah ha! But then I riposte: ‘How do you know whether God called me to write that column?’”

[Great use of humor to mock her critics and lovely word choice: riposte! But my response follows Ann’s next sentence.]

“And there we are, stuck at an impasse.”

Ann, there is no impasse. We know that God did not call you to write your column because He is a God of truth and love and your column contained neither. (Though it is quite likely that His will was to expose the hardness of your heart through that column and the next one.)

Coulter continued:

“This is the weakest technique of my critics, and one that is sadly common among certain types of Christians. (We usually call them ‘atheists.’)”

Here again, Coulter resorts to name-calling, saying “certain types of Christians” (e.g., those who are not hard-core conservatives, nativists, and Coulter-lovers) are really “atheists.”

At heart, Coulter wants the people of God to worship a god who has been created in her image.[7]

Resources:

The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

Endnotes:

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

[2]       For an examination into how Coulter – a self-proclaimed conservative Christian – deviates from Christian orthodoxy and conservative philosophy, see The Beauty of Conservatism at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[3]       Ann Coulter, “A liberal lynching,” 2/16/00.

[4]       Ann Coulter, “Let He Who is Without Ebola Cast the First Stone,” 8/13/14.

[5]       For a detailed analysis of Coulter’s peculiar theology, see The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[6]       Coulter is projecting here. She is the vainglorious coward. See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[7]       Coulter’s own desperate pursuit of self-glory is examined in Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.