Ann Coulter, who claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian,” rails again persecution of Christians yet attacks faithful Christians for their faith – because of political differences!
For almost two decades, Coulter has denied the very existence of liberal Christians. Coulter has also attacked Christian conservatives – calling them “fake Christians” – as well as Catholics and Christian missionaries!
Fake Christians – Missionaries!
Last year, Coulter repeatedly defamed Christian missionaries, calling them cowards, traitors, and glory-seekers. She has not changed her views.
A few weeks ago, Coulter lauded “These small-town owners of [Memories Pizza] have more Christian courage than most Christian leaders and certainly the Republican Party” and she exhorted Christians to have “courage [and] … Go out and fight.”
But in the midst of her exhortation, Coulter again attacked Christian missionaries, saying, “these Christians would rather get praise from the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof by changing bed pans of Ebola patients in Nigeria rather than stand up to the New York Times and fight against abortion and fight against these bullies.”
As one person tweeted, “If you let @AnnCoulter define God’s mission, you’re doing it wrong: http://bit.ly/V4pU77 #JumpingTheMissionShark,”
Indeed, Coulter misses the essence of the gospel, which infuses selfless love for the lost into global outreach in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Notice that Jesus’ commission – for worldwide, not national, evangelism – is recognized as “great.”
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus instructed all of his disciples to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The apostle Paul spoke of this in Romans 10:15, “And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’”
But Coulter despises those whom God has sent!
Fake Christians – Liberals!
To reiterate, Coulter hates liberal Christians, even denying that they could be people of faith and children of God. During the 2012 election cycle, Coulter opined, “all liberals are atheists. Only the ones who have to stand for election even bother pretending to believe in God … There’s only one true Christian liberal in the country and that’s Mike Huckabee.”
As she later explained to Huckabee:
“So I started thinking, what if you were a genuine Christian but you had some crazy liberal views on things that are not directly Christian, what would that look like? And I thought of you, Governor.”
(Is Huckabee really a liberal? Coulter knows he is not.)
Fake Christians – Conservatives!
Coulter has also attacked self-evidently conservative Christians who support traditional marriage and other biblical precepts. In 2010, Coulter vilified one conservative Christian organization for cancelling her speech, claiming, “These are fake Christians trying to get publicity.” She also castigated the organizer, Josef Farah, calling him a “publicity whore” and a “swine” who could “give less than two s—- about the conservative movement.”
Farah responded in a Christ-like manner: “Coulter called me a ‘publicity whore’ for my decision. But look who is on television talking about this – throwing mud, name-calling, smearing not only me but my entire staff. I will not engage in the kind of ad hominem attacks that have made Coulter so famous and that are making her even more of a media darling in this age of reckless anger and character assassination for the sake of entertainment.”
Fake Christians – Catholics!
Demonstrating her commitment to inclusivity, Coulter also lambasts Catholics (liberal and conservative) as “fake Christians.”
As Newshounds noted: “It seems like right wing diva Coulter is pretty pissed off about those Catholic public figures who are advocating that immigrant children should be treated with tolerance. So she blasted off some tweets which were, uh, strongly critical of these Catholics, including several directed towards friend of Fox Cardinal Timothy Dolan.”
She ramped up the rhetoric in a series of tweets assassinating the character and faith of compassionate Christians: (Emphasis added.)
- If we got them hooked up to a lie detector, we’d find out not one of these moral show-offs believes in God
- Oh wait, I’m sorry, Cardinal Dolan –you wanted to be a moral show-off while sending them to someone else’s property?
- Not ONE of the grandstanding fake “Christians” in these photos believes in God. Look at them! It’s SEIU!
- Deval Patrick, tearfully cited the Bible — AS HE SUGGESTED THAT MIGRANT CHILDREN COULD BE TEMPORARILY HOUSED AT MILITARY BASES IN HIS STATE
- How about the governor’s mansion, you phony, grandstanding, Bible-toting hypocrite?
Notably, Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck were among those providing aid.
But Coulter is not one to let the truth get in the way of one of her phony narratives. She does conservatives and Christians a disservice by misrepresenting both and by offering herself up as a parody to, ironically, discredit those she claims to defend!
If Coulter truly understood the gospel that she purports to champion, she could be a force to be reckoned with. Until then, she is merely the blowhard she once cautioned against becoming.
 “Church Militant: Ann Coulter on God, Faith, and Liberals,” beliefnet.com, 2006, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19646.html.
 See Chapter 16: “Religious Left: Ambassadors for Love,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.
 See Case Study # 4: “Coulter v. Christians,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.
 See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.
 See “Ann Coulter is Not a Good Person – An Open Letter to Erick Erickson” at http://t.co/7LQTKwbWcg.
 See “Ann Coulter’s Ebola Fallout” at http://t.co/xz2W3HBcLF.
 See “Ann Coulter to God: ‘STFU’” at http://t.co/avKhlc4yVv.
 Ann Coulter, O’Reilly Factor, FNC, 4/2/15.
 While Coulter often presents the truth in a compelling fashion, she also manufactures fabrications and falsehoods to promote herself, her worldview, and her agenda. See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.
 See Daniel Borchers, “Columnist does conservatives a disservice,” Palladium-Item, 9/14/02, pg. A6, http://www.coulterwatch.com/files/Columnist%20does%20conservatives%20a%20disservice.pdf/.
 Ann Coulter: “You want to be careful not to become just a blowhard.” See http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0111.coulterwisdom.html.