JUST how crazy is Marjorie Taylor Greene, the far-right Christian Trumpista and Republican Congresswoman? A trawl through her social media posts and reports of her antics certainly indicate that she’s long-overdue confinement in a padded cell.
Last month, for example, she bragged that if she and the former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon—jailed for four months last year—been in charge of organising the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the violent crowd would have won, and everyone in it “would’ve been armed”.
Earlier this year, Greene was asked at a town hall in Georgia: “Do you agree with Rep. Madison Cawthorn that Ukraine President Zelensky is corrupt and that the Ukrainian government is corrupt?” Responding to it swiftly, Greene said, “Yes and yes. That’s an easy one.”
Today I learned that the God-and-guns lunatic has been flogging “Proud Christian Nationalist” T-shirts since last summer for $30.00.
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This fact emerged in an examination of Christian nationalism published by Religion News Service on January 6—the 2nd anniversary of the insurrection at the Capitol.
In it reporter Bob Smietana wrote that Christian nationalism seemed to have sunk into its own digital world after most social media platforms gave people like Greene the boot.
However he predicted that:
If Trump’s 2024 reelection bid gains steam, you’ll likely be hearing from this mix of prosperity-gospel proponents and self-proclaimed prophets who believe Trump was ordained by God to be president.
Among the better known are Lance Wallnau, who predicted Trump’s 2016 election when the former president was still a long shot; South Carolina preacher Mark Burns; California megachurch pastor Che Ahn; and the Rev. Mario Bramnick of New Wine Ministries Church in Cooper City, Florida.
Some of this group overlaps with the New Apostolic Reformation, a network of preachers who believe that church leaders have been given spiritual authority over Christian nations and seek to develop ties with leaders abroad.
Smietana’s report references a recent Pew Research Center survey that showed that found that half of Americans (52 percent) said the federal government should never name any religion as the country’s official faith.
However 45 percent said the US Should Be a “Christian nation.”
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