Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator, dropped a bombshell by calling the brave missionaries who are following Christ Great Commission Idiotic. I think this sums it up
“Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?
No — because we’re doing just fine. America, the most powerful, influential nation on Earth, is merely in a pitched battle for its soul.
About 15,000 people are murdered in the U.S. every year. More than 38,000 die of drug overdoses, half of them from prescription drugs. More than 40 percent of babies are born out of wedlock. Despite the runaway success of “midnight basketball,” a healthy chunk of those children go on to murder other children, rape grandmothers, bury little girls alive — and then eat a sandwich. A power-mad president has thrown approximately 10 percent of all Americans off their health insurance — the rest of you to come! All our elite cultural institutions laugh at virginity and celebrate promiscuity. “
“Which explains why American Christians go on “mission trips” to disease-ridden cesspools. They’re tired of fighting the culture war in the U.S., tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots. So they slink off to Third World countries, away from American culture to do good works, forgetting that the first rule of life on a riverbank is that any good that one attempts downstream is quickly overtaken by what happens upstream. “
But finally, in a fit of hypocrisy, she quotes John 15:18, yet the verses point directly to her action as hating those who are called das missionaries.
In short Her populist rant “America first” and dammed the rest of the world. This flies totally against what Christ teaches us in the great commission, to spread the Gospel to the ends of the world. Matt 28:16-20.
So what can we learn from her outburst. The Christian need to be discerning when involving in secular politics and the conservative media such as Ann Culture , Dennis Preager, Mike Savage, Glen Beck, and Rush Limbaugh among others. While there no prohibition we must careful less we fall into sin of idolatry and worldliness . It not lost on me Ms. Coulter proclaims the false social gospel and openly mocks the proclamation of Good News of the Gospel that Christ dying for our sin rose again for our justification. It not just Ann at fault. I was very sympatric to the religious right during 1988-98. I was brother by the mailing I received because in all the mailing told what we are to do but nowhere in the letters I received told us to pray to God for wisdom and direction; Christian Collation and the Family Research Center was all work righteousness and no Gospel. Second we should not be surprised that persecution will come from those who claim allies of Christians. Some of harshest mockers of the Gospel, like many on the left , come from the conservative, Libertarian and Objectivist camps, those while claim the banner of individual liberty.
Our response to such mockers and haters of Christ in the conservative movement should be discernment. We may have to call for separation and withholding of support less one become unequally yoked with nonbelievers 2 Corinthians 6:14. For example I had resign my position as Precinct Committee Persons Person for Washington County, reregister as an independent, and renounce support for the Republican Party, Tea Party, and conservatism over immigration , and Dominionist theology (turning America into an Idol) that run counter of biblical beliefs.
As for Ann Coulter, and while at it Rush Limbaugh and Glen Back, if they ever came to saving knowledge of Christ (sans Mr. Beck) we are to call out their sin call them to hear the Gospel that Christ died for that sin calling them to repentance and forgiveness of sin, but knowing nether has shown the fruits of salvation, we pray that they hear the proclamation of the Gospel , come to saving knowledge and repentance though Christ alone