The January 6, 2021 Attempted Coup in Washington, D.C. Highlights the Danger of Christian Nationalism

In my backyard of Washington, D.C. a coup attempt took place by Trump supporters. In the violence a women was killed and the United States capitol was invaded for the first time since the British did so in 1814. What happened today was building for a while. And it could not have happened without the encouragement and enabling of the Christian nationalists from 2016 until now. This is a blunt post, written out of anger, and if you can’t handle profanity. Don’t read and don’t complain. Today showed the reason why Christian nationalism needs to be written about.

Before the military coup in Chile, we had the idea that military coups happen in Banana Republics, somewhere in Central America. It would never happen in Chile. Chile was such a solid democracy. And when it happened, it had brutal characteristics.”

Isobel Allende

U.S. Capitol

I could not believe what happened in my backyard of Washington, D.C. this afternoon. Actually the area that I affectionately call my home. As a warning this post is going to have some fucking blunt language. So if you have a problem with profanity then stop reading. I am rightfully angry. This afternoon I could not believe what transpired. I had a friend who started texting me asking if I saw what was happening at the Capitol. I stopped at what I was doing and watched in horror as it happened live. I watched Confederate flags fly in the Capitol. I saw on Twitter that a female was shot in the chest and later died. And that IEDs were found on Capitol Hill. Did you read that? This is Capitol Hill. Its not fucking Baghdad, Kandahar, Kabul or Fallujah. Jesus! I watched the U.S. Capitol be invaded for the first time since the British did so in 1814. And as Trump encouraged violence before hand..as he often does I thought of who stood behind him constantly these past few years. Trump would be nothing without the goddamn Christian nationalists. The boil that was scheduled to burst finally did so this afternoon.

You have Christian nationalists who spent years talking about the sanctity of life. The horror of abortion!  They did anything and excused any behavior of Trump because they wanted a precious Supreme Court seat. Then a female is shot in the chest in the Capitol and later dies. And yet evangelicals spent four years on their knees sucking Donald Trump’s tiny dick because of your worship and craving of power!!! Your support and encouragement of this tin-pot dictator is sickening. A female is dead and you often speak about the sanctity of life? Evangelicals you helped bring this about. A female is dead and the blood is on your goddman hands. And this is on top of 350,000 dead in a pandemic. And you say your pro-life? Bullshit! So since so many Christian nationalists rallied and supported Trump for years and encouraged the delusion that led to today I am going to say the following.

  1. Fuck you Robert Jeffress.
  2. Fuck you Jerry Falwell Jr.
  3. Fuck you Tony Perkins.
  4. Fuck you Franklin Graham
  5. Fuck you James Dobson.
  6. Fuck you Robert Henderson
  7. Fuck you Sean Fuecht
  8. Fuck you Beni Johnson
  9. Fuck you Bill Johnson

Consider what Franklin Graham tweeted earlier.

You have Franklin Graham who spent years encouraging Trump’s delusional state of mind. He coddled, embraced, and kissed the Donald so much the dimple on Trumps hairy ass probably comes from Franklin. Franklin Graham’s encouraged Trumps delusions even about the election being stolen. I wrote about it in, “Franklin Graham Raises the Issue of the 2020 Election Being Stolen.” I can’t write about everything but Graham encouraged Donald Trump beyond that to say the election was stolen in late December 2020. Franklin Graham is going to be known as the sedition pastor at this blog. The stench of shit that comes from his ministry down in North Carolina is so repulsive  I can smell it from the D.C. area.

Folks, this is why Christian nationalism needs to be analyzed and written about. The attempted coup that happened earlier today did not happen over night. It was years in the making by a delusion narcissistic asshole who evangelicals ass kiss. The behavior that happened earlier is something that happens in countries like Gabon, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and elsewhere. This is the first time in the United States history that a coup attempt took place. Stop and consider that. And then think of how evangelicals helped bring this day about through supporting Trump’s behavior for years. Gas has been poured on the situation for the longest of time. And if you can’t see how evangelicals from 2016 until now helped bring us to this moment in history then I can’t help you. It doesn’t take rocket science to understand that issue.

This situation also shows how evangelicalism is complex. Its not just the Calvinists or the Arminians issue. Instead its a broad group of people\. This blog hopes that today woke up some people as they consider these issues. This blog writes about all the issues because it sees the issues being complex and multifaceted. This blog hopes today helped the reader think more critically. This blog is going to be writing about this Christian nationalism issue long term. Assholes likes Franklin Graham make this possible. Never in my life as a student of U.S. history did I think a coup attempt would take place. But today I am shocked. Today I am grieving. And today I am angry. If you are not upset I question you ability to be human.

5 thoughts on “The January 6, 2021 Attempted Coup in Washington, D.C. Highlights the Danger of Christian Nationalism

  1. This was the first time in United States history that a coup attempt took place. Consider that.

    Also consider: You Can Never Have Just One Coup.
    Because a Coup legitimatizes Coup after Coup from that point on.
    The first Coup sets the pattern from then on.
    Like in the Roman Empire with its periodic “years of four Emperors” (including 25 Emperors in ten years during the Third Century Crisis — every one assassinated by their successor in the next Coup).

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  2. I was torn between anger and snickering at the end of Graham’s tweet: “Let’s come together–on our knees.”
    Uh, haven’t you been doing that for over four years with the screaming maniac in the WH already? Time to get off your knees and take a look around at the real world you’ve helped decimate to create whatever the hell this is.
    it’s sickening. I wonder how long it will be before we can hold our heads up proudly among the other nations again. I can’t even imagine how long it will take before the U.S. is trusted in the international community after this administration. I hate to think the American century is finally over, but it may well be now. And it’s just gonna go downhill as more adherents to superstition, Dominionism, anti-science end up in charge of vital positions and resources. And then 100 years from now, when we’re incapable of competing academically or innovatively in the international community, they’ll wonder why and just pray harder to get ahead.

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