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Coulter Turns 55 – or Zero?

Ann Coulter was born 55 years ago, today, on 12/8/1961. Coulter’s spiritual birth date is as yet undetermined.

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Chronologically, Ann is 55-years-old; spiritually, she may not even be a newborn.

Coulter received a strict Catholic education (K-8) at St. Aloysius Catholic School until she entered public school. She eventually rejected her father’s Catholicism in favor of her mother’s Presbyterian faith, yet, upon reaching adulthood, she apparently disengaged herself from religion altogether. The absence of an internal moral compass would forever plague her.

With the publication of Godless (2006), Coulter zealously expressed a newfound faith in God, one which was conveniently finely calibrated to her ideology, agenda, and career.

Her father passed away in 2008, after years of declining health from dementia. Her mother died the following year. Since then, Coulter’s religious and political views have become quite bizarre, suggesting that her religious beliefs – whatever they were as a child and young adult – were actually those of her parents but not something she herself truly believed.

Coulter has never been restrained by an internal moral compass. Rather, when she toed the line it was to please her parents, not God. With their passing, Coulter has liberated herself from all moral and religious constraints.

As Coulter puts it, “My mother passed away. I can say anything now.

Non-Christian Behavior

Coulter claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian” and “a big Christian.”[1] (I’m surprised she hasn’t claimed to be a Yuge Christian, like her savior, Donald Trump.)

For a “Christian,” Coulter spends an ungodly amount of time attacking Christians for behaving like Christians.[2] Moreover, Coulter’s own version of the gospel[3] is decidedly different from that of traditional and historic Christianity.

Coulter defends Trump on virtually everything, irrespective of the truth, belying her claim, “I want to speak the truth.”[4] But then, truth has never been a high priority for Coulter.[5]

Coulter’s latest iteration of the gospel message of Jesus Christ casts into question her very definition of “evangelical” – a term she has actually applied to herself: “I don’t think the Republicans understand evangelicals. We don’t need to be coddled to constantly.”

Coulter denigrates evangelicals, claiming, “Evangelicals won’t come out in droves for him because he’s not having ecstasies on stage.”[6] She repeated, “You don’t have to have ecstasies on stage to impress a Christian.” Yet again: “You don’t have to have religious ecstasies on stage to get the Christian vote.”

Is that how Coulter views evangelicals?

But Coulter also shockingly implied that Christians don’t have to behave like Christians. She said, “Like the military, you don’t have to observe, you have to respect the military, respect what they do.”

Her words are somewhat confusing, but the implications of her words mirror her defense of Trump’s unchristian behavior: “Some Christians want proof that a candidate has memorized Bible verses. I want a candidate who lives by this verse: ‘So do not be afraid of them.’”[7]

Coulter, again, eschews character and godliness to further her political and ideological agenda. She relegates integrity to the margins and places expediency front-and-center. In doing so, Coulter demonstrates her own faithlessness to not only the principles and doctrines of her faith but to her professed faith itself.

Fruit of the Spirit

Coulter boasts of being a Christian, yet doesn’t act like one. Are we to believe her claims or our eyes?

In Galatians 5:22-23, the apostle Paul describes the character traits of a Christian: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

Coulter appears bereft of the fruit of the Spirit. (Perhaps this is more hyperbole than reality, but then, so is much of Ann’s work.)

Love. If Coulter loves anything, she loves to hate. A master of polemics, vitriol is her passion. Sarcasm – cutting – is her favorite form of humor.

Joy. Coulter appears most joyful when she is in the spotlight (narcissist seeking glory[8]) and when she is emasculating her foes (and they are legion).

Peace. Peace seems to elude Ann. She is well known for her diatribes on matters great and small. (Even soccer filled her heart with rage.)

Longsuffering. The very moment someone steps out of line, Coulter instantly launches into a Twitter tirade. Those tirades are frequent and they are often ugly.

Kindness. Coulter is not particularly well known for her kindness. Indeed, Coulter lacks simple charity.

Goodness. If anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, and nativism count as “goodness,” then Coulter is filled to the brim.

Faithfulness. Coulter is renowned for betraying[9] her friends, her clients, her readers, and voters in both local and national elections. Similarly, Coulter betrays the very people of God, attacking their godliness, calling them traitors, and facilitating their martyrdom.

Gentleness. Another spiritual trait lacking in Coulter’s repertoire, gentleness was not to be found for Gold Star Families who are “immigrants.”

Self-control. Coulter’s temper tantrums (on-air, in commentary, and on social media) are inescapable. If Coulter doesn’t get her way – look out! Self-control? No. Control freak?[10] Yes. (The odd thing is, Coulter wants to control everything except herself!)

What has Ann actually accomplished with all of her nonsense? How many lives has she damaged or destroyed? How much damage has Ann done to herself and to those she loves?

The apostle Paul exhorts each of us to focus on what is most important in life: faith, hope, and love. Paul wrote (1 Cor. 13:1-3, emphasis added):

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

Coulter sees herself – and more importantly, wants to be regarded – as “an extraordinarily good Christian.” But worldly people are incapable of living a godly life. The fruit of the Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit. The worldly cannot behave in a godly manner.

We expect Coulter to act her age – and she does: 55 (chronologically) and zero (spiritually).

May Jesus touch Ann’s heart this Christmas season and fill her with His love, joy, and peace.

[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.]

Endnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.