When most of the reality-based world looks at Donald Trump, they recoil at the almost daily outrages coming from his White House. But the religious right sees something else entirely. As far as the nation’s so-called moral guardians are concerned, Trump’s presidency is manna from heaven. After all, he’s not only making America great again, but making America Christian again.
The religious right has spent the last two years bullying white evangelicals into remaining loyal to Trump. To hear them talk, the devil is behind the opposition to the Donald. Trump has struggled to get his approval ratings out of the low 40s, but he’d probably be even lower than that if not for this sustained bullying campaign.
Among those beating the drum for Trump is Kat Kerr, a self-proclaimed “prophetess” from Jacksonville. You may know her as the woman who tried to stop the rash of wildfires in California–and failed. Undaunted, Kerr recently declared that whether we like it or not, God is going to be in the White House for a while–and Trump opened the door for him.
Two weekends ago, Kerr spoke at the “Rise Up Conference” at Global Fire Ministries in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, near Nashville. She had some good news for the crowd–God told her that Trump was going to be the start of a six-term run of Republican presidents. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip.
During the afternoon session, Kerr declared that Trump was not only going to win reelection, but Vice President Mike Pence was going to have a two-term run of his own, and whoever was vice president under Pence was going to be in for two terms as well. The result, as Kerr put it, would be “24 years of God in the White House.” Kerr also had a message for Trump’s foes–they needed to “give it up,” because God knew before Trump was born that he was going to be president.
Kerr was reiterating a “prophecy” she claimed to have been given in February. She told Steve Shultz of Elijah List that God had told her in 2016 that Trump would not only be elected president, but that the GOP would win the next five elections in a row. Watch here.
Kerr told Shultz that several months before Election Day 2016, God took her up to heaven and told her he’d chosen Trump to be president. God supposedly added that while people may not like it, “I’m going to change America and I need him.” She told Trump’s foes that they needed to “step back,” because God told her that “for 24 years, we will have God in that White House.”
The most benign interpretation of these statements is that Kerr is willfully blind. Seriously, if God were in the White House, would Trump even consider retweeting memes showing Hillary Clinton knocked down with a tee shot, or portraying CNN as a bloody splatter on Trump’s wingtip, among other hateful and violent memes? Would he have condoned Rudy Giuliani’s disgraceful slut-shaming of Stormy Daniels? The answer to those questions is a resounding no.
Would he have done everything short of kiss the feet of Vladimir Putin in Helsinki? Would he have allowed a man who had no qualms about working with Nazis to briefly share the top of the White House org chart? Would he have endorsed a Senate candidate whose only defense to charges of sexual misconduct was screaming “FAKE NEWS”? Would he have condoned his advisers accepting a meeting with Russians in Trump Tower? As before, the answer to those questions is a resounding no.
Add it up, and it’s clear not just beyond reasonable doubt, but beyond ALL doubt, that God is most assuredly not resident in this White House. Therefore, it’s also clear beyond all doubt that Kerr’s prophecy is false.
As one charismatic Christian to another, Kat, I have to ask–are ending abortion, rolling back marriage equality, and other social issues so important that you’re willing to not only overlook the shame and disgrace Trump brings on almost a daily basis? If you still are willing to do so at this point, then at best, your discernment is way off. At worst, I really have to wonder if you’re serving two masters.
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