The Phoenix Preacher Writes About Why Evangelicals Will Be Dedicated to Narcissistic Authoritarians and Thus Support Donald Trump

Michael Newham does some good commentary on why some evangelicals are supportive of Donald Trump at Phoenix Preacher. Its some good commentary on the issue of narcisstic authoritarianism inside evangelicalism. 

“Authoritarian systems evolve. Authoritarianism in the Internet Age is not your old Cold War authoritarianism.

Rebecca MacKinnon

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.

John 3:20-21 ESV

In the fall of 2019 this blog did a post asking the question if people like Mark Driscoll paved the way for evangelicals to support Donald Trump. I looked at Mark Driscoll’s authoritarianism, his dishonesty, anger issues and more and asked if such a polarizing personality – which this blog believes is the norm inside evangelicalism – leads to evangelicals to follow Donald Trump.  You can read about this in, “Considering Authoritarianism in Evangelicalism. Did Individuals Like Mark Driscoll in Seattle Pave the way for Evangelicals to Follow Donald Trump?” 

Michael Newham blogs at The Phoenix Preacher and has done a lot of great work on Calvary Chapel and evangelicalism as well. This morning he did a post that I thought is solid and takes some of what I wrote above a step further. Michael Newham talks about how evangelicals are groomed by narcissistic authoritarians and trained to follow them and ignore that behavior. This blog would encourage you to read Michael Newham’s post in, “Things I Think…” And if you don’t read Phoenix Preacher make sure you add that to your reading list. 

One thought on “The Phoenix Preacher Writes About Why Evangelicals Will Be Dedicated to Narcissistic Authoritarians and Thus Support Donald Trump

  1. Why would someone who supports authoritarians support Trump? He’s one of the least authoritarian Presidents of my lifetime. His biggest overreach involved his covid relief executive orders. In the context of covid, the biggest criticism he has received is that he wasn’t authoritarian enough. His executive orders in those and other areas bend over backwards to work within the confines of the law, and when a judge overrules one of them, his administration obeys that judge’s order.

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