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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.

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.