So now the prosperity gospel maven Paula White says God visited upon her and asked her to introduce Donald Trump to her. "Show him who I am," White said He told her. Really? Oh, for God's sake!
Ah yes, so now White is Trump's "spiritual advisor." If that's the case, she certainly is doing a crappy job given his many well-known transgressions against the teachings of Christianity and the Bible, which Trump claims is his favorite book.
If you want to know more about this woman, White, who bilks millions of believers with her BS messages, check out www.paulawhite.org, and if you want to see more about her Trump-related activities, check out https://paulawhite.org/global.html.
The story about White saying God told her to bring Trump to Him is just the latest development in the ongoing drama involving Evangelicals and their political supporters who claim God sent Trump to the White House to save humanity.
Lincoln Project Video
The Lincoln Project has encapsulated much of this in "The MAGA Church," new digital video that's making the rounds on social media. In a Jan. 9 tweet, The Lincoln Project said, "It is clear that in exchange for power and money these "pastors" have been tasked with recasting @realdonaldtrump's absurdities and moral failures as nothing short of prophetic divinity."
The Lincoln Project is working to defeat Donald Trump and those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party.
In its press release, the organization said the video highlights "the hypocrisy of those who claim the mantle of Jesus while supporting or ignoring President Donald Trump"s immoral acts. The video features Evangelical pastors, including members of Trump's influential "Evangelical advisory Board. Highlighted in the video are White House faith advisor Paula White, Robert Jeffress, Franklin Graham, Michele B Bachmann and Jerry Falwell Jr."
Have a look. See for yourself. It's scary stuff.
Meanwhile, 50 years ago...
The reference to Falwell reminded me of Dr. Carl McIntire, who has been called the "founding father of the religious right," A well-known evangelist-broadcaster, McIntire even preceded Falwell's father, the founder of the Moral Majority.
It was in 1971 when I was the Trenton, NJ, bureau chief for United Press International that McIntire's fundamentalist Shelton College, based in Cape May, NJ, lost its license to operate following a 1970 investigation that I spearheaded proving that the school's academic dean, Richard Coulter, was without a college degree.
McIntire had touted Coulter as the savior of Shelton, which had been under fire by the NJ Department of education for various academic failings and violations.
In April 1970 after my articles were published nationwide, McIntire sponsored a rally outside the State House in Trenton, where the UPI bureau was located. Hundreds of fundamentalist supporters, signs claiming the school and McIntire were being persecuted, cheered as McIntire pointed to me and screamed into his bullhorn:
"There he is! The left-wing liberal press! Lies..."
And the crowd surged towards me, with an old woman carrying an umbrella like a spear. I quickly closed my notebook and escaped into the State House. But, thanks in part to my reporting, Shelton was closed and forced to move to Florida.
That was nearly 50 years ago, and those people have only gotten crazier. In my mind's eye, I can still see that little old lady waving her umbrella at me.
By the way, that story resulted in my receiving this letter from UPI's top executive in New York:
Now that some of the dust has settled, let me commend you for your digging in the case of Richard Coulter, the preacher-teacher who claims to have a number of degrees but doesn't. This is a touchy one, but your documentation looks ironclad and I doubt Mr. Coulter will challenge your report today."