This is a post looking at one of the individuals, a youth pastor from Florida who allegedly participated in the Washington, D.C. riot and violence on January 6, 2021. A week before the violence on Facebook he talked about how much he harmed his life do to premarital sex. This shows the warped thinking of evangelicals in that he thinks that what he did in federal trespassing and riot is okay.
“At base, the ugly meaning of collaborator carries an implication of treason: betrayal of one’s nation, of one’s ideology, of one’s morality, of one’s values.”
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Romans 13:1-2 NIV
Our pastor/terrorist has been identified as Tyler Ethridge of Texas and Florida.
Yesterday I did a post after studying some of the media released by Pro-Publica. You can read that in, “Twitter/Facebook and Social Media. Lets Identify This Pastor Who Trespassed at the United States Capitol During the January 6 Riot.” We now have a name for the evangelical pastor who participated in the coup attempt at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. It took a little over 12 to 15 hours before Twitter put a name to a face. The #PastorParler individual is Tyler Ethridge from Texas who is a youth pastor for Christ Centered Church in Tampa, Florida. Over the next couple of days this blog is going to look at the mindset of a Christian nationalist allegedly engaged in domestic terrorism.
Tyler Ethridge on the Harm of Premarital Sex Before Storming the Capitol in a Riot
In late December on his Facebook page look at what Tyler Ethridge posted about premarital sex. This is a good way to look at a warped mind especially in light of what he would do a week later.
So in this Facebook post Tyler speaks about the harm of premarital sex and how this current generation is lost because of hook up culture. Then a week later he is involved in storming the Capitol and participating in a riot. So this blog would like to pose the question….what is going to destroy your life and create more problems. Sleeping with your girlfriend in high school or rioting, trespassing on federal property and participating in an event where five people are dead. Its pretty clear that the FBI is going to want to talk to him and in the near future he will be arrested and processed by our justice system. But stop and consider the warped thinking behind Tyler’s frame of mind. He’s fixated on the sex, and struggles to put things in context. The fact that he talks about how destructive premarital sex is while not seeing anything wrong with participating in a riot and trespassing on federal property. This is a guy who is lost and can’t think straight. The harm he brought to his life in the end is not going to come from a couple of hook ups when he is younger. The way his life will be destroyed is in participating in an act of sedition and engaging in an event that resulted in a loss of life and destroyed federal property. In the end he hurt his wife and family. Its troubling that this is a guy destroyed by religion and showing the harm of fundamentalism. But remember he did this to himself and I am not going to shed a tear when he’s processed by the federal justice system. There are a few posts I want to do about this guy after studying his Facebook page.