Ann Coulter and the Dangers of Conservative Populist Idolatry

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

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I am a IDKWIA (I Don't Know What I Am). I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world, Progressive Trance), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator.
This entry was posted in Christianity, General Culture, Politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.