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Is @AnnCoulter Really a Christian?

Is Ann Coulter a Christian?

For over two decades, many people have asked that question and answered with a negative. But Ann, strangely, regards herself as one, boasting: “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”[1]

Do genuine Christians talk about themselves in that way? (Ann shuns humility like the plague.)

Speaking of Jesus Christ

With the publication of her bestseller, Godless, in 2006, Coulter became a defacto religious authority, actually boasting about her own godliness. She frequently likened herself to Jesus Christ.

In recent years, Ann has developed the habit of commending sports figures who give thanks to God, even though she herself does not do so.

A recent Coulter tweet was very telling: about the “Godless media” and about Ann.

She accurately identified the Christophobic news media which excised a passionate plea by the brother of an innocent man murdered by a police officer. Coulter noted that the media ignored Brandt Jean’s urging Amber Guyger to “Give your life to Christ. I think giving your life to Christ is the best thing Botham would want for you.”

Coulter’s derisive contempt for Guyger leaps out in not naming her but calling her “the girl cop.”

Of course, Guyger did something Ann never does, indeed, refuses to do: repent and express remorse.

Guyger said,

“I hate that I have to live with this every single day of my life, and I ask God for forgiveness, and I hate myself every single day. I never wanted to take an innocent person’s life. And I’m so sorry.”

Coulter also ignored the import of Brandt Jean’s words. Brandt said:

“I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you.”

(Coulter, herself, is a very unforgiving person.)

Brandt continued:

“I love you just like anyone else and I’m not going to hope you rot and die. I personally want the best for you. I wasn’t going to say this in front of my family, I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want for you.”

(Coulter, herself, is a very unloving person.)

Brandt then beseeched the judge:

“I don’t know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug, please?”

The courtroom video is poignant and profound: Brandt pleads with the judge to let him hug Amber and Amber rushes to embrace Brandt.

This was the hug that was felt around the world, but not in Ann’s heart.

Fruit of the Spirit

Of course, love is the first and primary fruit of the Spirit in a Christian’s life, something seemingly absent in Ann’s.

Galatians chapter 5 is pivotal in understanding the spiritual makeup of a Christian.

  • Love. Ann’s love is limited to herself and those like her or related to her. It seems as if she hates everyone else. That hatred is profoundly deep and perversely pervasive in her life.
  • Joy. Ann is understandably joyful among her friends, when attending her beloved comedian shows, when being praised and worshiped by her adoring fans, during red carpet events, and when she is enjoying comedy routines or sporting events. But hatred and fear frequently squash her joy.
  • Peace. Ann is seldom at peace. She is always at war with someone. Peace cannot coexist with fear and hatred. “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).
  • Longsuffering (patience). Over two years of weekly, if not daily, attacks on President Trump over the wall strongly suggests that Ann has no patience. However, Ann was very longsuffering in the long-term illnesses of both Mother and Father.
  • Kindness. Ann’s kindness is extended to only those who can reciprocate or prove useful at the moment or in the future.
  • Goodness. I have long sensed a core of goodness within Ann that she appears to be repressing (perhaps wishful thinking). The absence of goodness seems to be more her forte. Which is Coulter and which is a chimera?
  • Faithfulness. Ann is faithful to a very limited number of people. In most cases, her commitment to faithfulness is dependent upon the recipient’s ability to provide her with what she wants from that person. Faithfulness to God? Hardly.
  • Gentleness. This is an attribute seldom exhibited by Ann, and, even then, usually for self-promoting purposes. Ann can be gentle toward those she loves (e.g., Mother), but is rarely so to those who serve no purpose to her.
  • Self-control. I could say that Ann erupts at the drop of a dime, but she often does so before the dime has dropped. Ann is quick to anger, swift to speak, and slow to listen.

Instead of exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, Ann is far more prone to display the works of the flesh.

What Happened to the Dog?

The real Ann Coulter was on display during a 2015 radio interview[2] which demonstrated, like Animal Farm, that some people are more equal than others and that Ann is more equal than everyone else.

At the beginning of the interview, Ann was told the heartbreaking story of an innocent woman who was struck during a high-speed car chase which resulted in her becoming a quadriplegic. Utter silence from Ann. Shortly thereafter, Coulter made jokes about car chases and joked about a suicide.

Then Ann was told about a tragedy concerning a dog. She asked, “What happened to the dog?” Hearing that he died (burned to death on live television), she replied in shock, “Awww!”

Moments later, Ann said, “I feel sorry for the quadriplegic lady, too. I don’t want you to think I’m only worried about the dog [laughs]. That was just kind of a surprise ending.”

Coulter is so intellectually agile that she immediately recognized the disparity in her reactions to two very similar tragedies and she knew the audience would take note at well. So, she instantly went into justification mode, trying to put out the flame before it became a raging fire.

Note that Coulter is more concerned with what people think of her than she is about the tragedies which have befallen others.

That segment of that interview strongly reinforced my conclusions that, for Ann, most people are worthless (worthless = worth less than Ann). To her, they are invisibles. She cared far more about the deceased dog than about the quadriplegic lady – but doesn’t want us to know that.

The Mind of Christ

The apostle Paul exhorted the Philippian church: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5).

Ann very clearly does not have the mind of Christ.

What can we do?

We can pray for her and encourage her to repent.

We can hold her accountable for her wrong behavior until she repents.

Enabling Ann to persist in her wrong behavior only makes matters worse. Moreover, failure to confront Ann with her behavior which is in direct conflict with the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ taints the reputation of other Christians and of the body of Christ and brings dishonor to our Lord and Savior.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Endnotes:

[1]               “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.

[2]               Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 9/2/15.

Ann Coulter is NOT John the Baptist

John the Baptist lost his head for proclaiming God’s truth and holiness. Ann Coulter has betrayed all that she once believed in to promote the ungodly and profane.[1]

Now Coulter is a champion of New York Values, the kind she has opposed her entire adult life.

Not John the Baptist

A recent headline exposed Coulter’s betrayal: “Ann Coulter Says Trump’s Affair With Marla Maples Was Sanctioned By God.”

Coulter Praises Donald Trump’s Adultery

In an astonishing dialogue with Eric Metaxas, Coulter defended Trump’s vice as a virtue![2] In response to Metaxas’ declaration, “His vice of choice was adultery,” Coulter replied, “Allegedly.” Allegedly? Trump boasts of his conquests and his sexual desire for his own daughter!

Coulter added, “You know where he met Marla Maples? You know where he met her? I haven’t really followed his personal story very closely but he met her in church.”

According to Coulter, Trump’s long-term affair was justified because “he did marry her.” (No comment about his subsequent divorce or any of his affairs.) Coulter even claimed, “There are degrees of murder, there are degrees of adultery.” (However, all murderers are punished!)

Coulter will countenance any evil so long as she gets her way. In this case, she wants Trump to build a wall in her honor. She said, “It’s not his strongest point, oh well. He’s the only one who’s going to build the wall.” (Except, Trump will not build the wall Coulter wants.[3] Cruz will!)[4]

Coulter Condemns Divorce and Adultery

Nevertheless, Coulter continues to reject the sacred for the profane.

Until now, Coulter has condemned adultery (and divorce) throughout her professional career, chastising any public figures caught in that practice. She is wont to call the Democrat Party the party of “killing, lying, adultery, thievery, envy.”

For Coulter, admirable people cannot be adulterers. Coulter once declared, “None of the leaders I admire [have had affairs].”[5] (Until Trump!)

Coulter immediately added, “The greatest president of this century certainly never had an affair. … Of course we know that [he never had an affair]. Ronald Reagan could not possibly have had an affair. It is beyond the realm of possibility.”

Then, faithfulness and kept promises mattered to Coulter. Now, not so much.

Coulter Touts “The Rules”

A stickler for details and the letter of the law (until Trump, that is – now, “THE RULES[6] no longer matter), Coulter has always stridently decried divorce, citing it’s close connection with adultery. Coulter explained:

“To be absolutely punctilious about the sort of Bible description of divorce, it is considered adultery because the ‘one and only’ is your one and only. So you may go through our little civil procedures but your second wife would be considered – I guess divorce would be better than adultery as long as you don’t re-marry because the marriage would technically be considered adultery.”[7]

What about Trump’s confessed adulterous affairs and two divorces?

Coulter Loves Outing Adulterers

Coulter also favors news outlets and tabloids exposing prominent figures as adulterers. She said, “I’m all for outing adulterers, whether it’s some Hollywood starlet telling on a politician. I love that.”[8]

An effusive Coulter continued, “Oh, yeah, I love that. It’s like having all these Bernie Goetzs of adultery out there. They’re preventing people from committing adultery for fear of being exposed.”

But Trump, her Savior,[9] is now off limits!

Coulter Condemns Rudy Giuliani

Indeed, Coulter regards divorce and adultery as disqualifying factors for public office.

In 2000, Coulter denounced Rudy Giuliani as an adulterer (“committed adulterer,” “chasing tail,” “pathetic,” “boob,” and “pig” “forever wetting [himself] in public”), Coulter ridiculed the appearance of his mistresses. Consider Coulter’s lengthy tirade against Giuliani’s mistresses:[10]

“It seems to me that once a woman puts her sexual attractiveness at issue by, for example, competing sexually for the husbands of other women, she’s made her relative pulchritude fair game. Indeed, it is impossible to comprehend why some Republicans are still defending Giuliani’s honor without taking note of how homely his mistresses are.” (Isn’t Coulter now defending Trump’s honor?)

Coulter’s diatribe continued: “On every possible scale – body, face, youthful appearance, accomplishments, style, pedigree, IQ – Giuliani’s wife is several orders of magnitude superior to his apparent mistresses. His latest acquisition is even more squat and frumpy than the last consort.”

Rudy Giuliani was a letch, but Donald Trump is a saint?

John the Baptist

In contrast to Coulter, John the Baptist was devoted to righteousness and holy living. John repeatedly condemned King Herod for his sexual deviancy – and lost his head for it.

As reported in the Gospel of John (6:16-18):

“But when Herod heard, he said, ‘This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!’ For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her. Because John had said to Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’”

Jesus persistently condemned adultery, going so far as to say, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Mt. 5:27-28).”

Coulter once understood and agreed with that teaching, but now, for political purposes, Coulter calls evil good and good evil. Trump even lusts for his own daughter!

Less than a year ago, Coulter bragged, “I’ve never sucked up to anybody. I’ve always said what I believe.”[11]

(Sorry, Ann, but you’ve become the biggest suck-up in modern American history.)

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Ann Coulter’s Upside Down World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cP.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 4/5/16.

[3]               See “Coulter Logic (she wants candidate who won’t pursue her agenda)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dQ.

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

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

[6]               See “Coulter Hates ‘THE RULES’ That Thwart Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-e6.

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

[8]               Ann Coulter, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 7/21/97.

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

[10]             See The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, pg. 99, available as a freed download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[11]             Ann Coulter, “New Vice Video: Shooting Guns With Ann Coulter –UNPLUGGED,” 8/11/15, https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/video/shooting-guns-with-ann-coulter?utm_source=broadlyfbus.

Ann Coulter is Not a “Good Person” – An Open Letter to Erick Erickson

Dear Mr. Erickson,

In your recent criticism of Ann Coulter,[1] you stressed how much you like her, as if that is relevant. Perhaps you are trying to reassure Ann not to take your criticism personally. I do not have the same luxury. While there is much about Ann that I, too, like (and, unlike many Coulter critics who hate her, I do not), my opinion matters not to her. So, perhaps I can be a bit more blunt than you.

Good

You unequivocally began your column: “I like Ann Coulter. There is no ‘but’ after that. I like Ann Coulter, period.”

Yes, we get it, you like Ann. Period.

As for me, Erick, while I do value your views and your website, I must say that your concluding paragraph is nonsense. You wrote:

“I have no reservations or caveats in liking Ann Coulter. She is a warm, kind, and generous person. I know this from my own experience. I must, however, disagree with her in this.”

Once again, we get it: You like (with no “buts,” “reservations or caveats”) Ann. Period.

But your personal observation – “She is a warm, kind, and generous person” – does not comport with either your analysis of her column nor Coulter’s observed behavior. Is Ann Coulter really a good person?

Are you confusing charm with character? Personality with integrity? A quick wit with a pure heart?

Coulter cannot – by any reasonable measure – be described as a good person. Just consider the column you yourself critiqued. In it, Ann blamed an altruistic and selfless medical missionary for contracting Ebola (in the course of doing God’s will as he saw it), blamed Samaritan’s Purse for sending him to Liberia (in accordance with its mission), and castigated all foreign missionaries for having the audacity to do God’s work and follow His will by evangelizing overseas.

Last March, you criticized Ann’s myopic support of Mitch McConnell,[2] again stressing how much you like her: “But I like Ann and I find myself with her more often than not.”

In your critique of that column, you chided Ann for falsely accusing Jim DeMint and the Senate Conservatives Fund of being charlatans and a right-wing mob.

Didn’t Ann just falsely accuse Christian missionaries of being charlatans? Does that establish an ungodly pattern of behavior? Yes!

Bearing false witnessfalsely accusing Christian missionaries and falsely accusing the Tea Party of being charlatans – is hardly proof that Ann is a good person, or, in your words, “a warm, kind, and generous person.”

Ann said those Christians missionaries were cowards egotistically seeking to be viewed as heroic. Just days before that, she condemned compassionate Christians, calling them “moral show-offs.” Surprisingly, Ann once claimed, “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”[3] Do you agree?[4]

But Ann has also falsely accused a fellow journalist of plagiarism and she has besmirched the reputations of Chris McDaniel and his supporters.

These are but a few examples of how Ann is not a good person.

Might I suggest a reevaluation of your perspective on Ann as well as your prayers on her behalf?

Sincerely,

Daniel Borchers

Resources:

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

Endnotes:

[1]       Erick Erickson, “Can Christ Not Spare One Man?” Red State, 8/6/14, http://www.redstate.com/2014/08/06/can-christ-not-spare-one-man/.

[2]       Erick Erickson, “Right-Wing Mobs? No, A Cleaning Crew,” Red State, 3/13/14, http://www.redstate.com/2014/03/13/right-wing-mobs-no-a-cleaning-crew/.

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

[4]       If you do, then check out The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.