Fellowship of the Pharisees will sacrifice Kurds for crumbs

When Trump made his arbitrary and capricious decision to abandon the Kurds and pave the way for Turkish forces to slaughter them – and save Trump Towers Istanbul – many members of his evangelical base condemned him.

Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson was “appalled” by the decision and warned God’s Man that he was “in danger of losing the mandate of Heaven” for abandoning our allies in their time of need.

Shortly after Robertson’s admonition, one of the original members of the Fellowship of the Pharisees, Franklin Graham, went to his Twitter account to request prayers for “the ones who have been leading the fight against ISIS in Syria” and “could be annihilated” due to Trump’s retreat. He also asked his followers to join him in praying that Trump would reconsider his decision.

When the left-wing publication MotherJones.com reported on the pushback by so-called evangelicals, they pointed out how Trump found himself “scrambling” to keep his so-called “mandate of Heaven.” When I shared this article on my Twitter account, I predicted that Trump would succeed because the Fellowship loves the crumbs they receive at Trump’s table, and they’ll pay any price to keep their seat . . . even if that means slaughtering the Kurds.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have to wait long to discover I was right. In a story by TheHill.com, “evangelical” and “Christian” groups are bowing once again at the altar of Trump and, figuratively speaking, accepting their orange messiah as their personal savior.

“We thought the troop withdrawal and failure to protect and ensure northeast Syria’s burgeoning self-governance was a religious freedom mistake,” said Travis Weber, vice president for policy and government affairs at the Family Research Council. “We thought it was a departure of President Trump’s fantastic record on religious freedom.”

By the way, the FRC was founded by James Dobson, and its current president is Tony Perkins, the man who gave Trump a “mulligan” for his dalliance with Stormy Daniels and the subsequent bribe to buy her silence.

Meanwhile, Franklin Graham secured his seat at Trump’s table after earlier petitioning heaven for Trump to change his mind about leaving the Kurds to be slaughtered, Billy’s little boy told The Hill “My support is behind the president. … I don’t understand every decision he makes, but I’m not in the room. … I just have to trust and believe that he’s made the right decision on behalf of the American people.”

Trust and believe? That sounds eerily similar to the old hymn, Trust and Obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way
What He says we will do
Where He sends we will go
Never fear, only trust and obey

Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus Trump
But to trust and obey

Sounds about right, doesn’t it?


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