If Trump loses in 2020, Evangelical leaders are calling for the overthrow of the US government

By Frank Schaeffer | 2 October 2019
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Evangelical leader Franklin Graham.

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham is amplifying the violence-loving comments Trump repeated in a tweet, that if Democrats impeach him (or he loses in 2020) it will cause a “Civil War.” Graham on Facebook also falsely claimed that Democrats are going to “take your guns,” a claim made only by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and related only to assault weapons.

“The socialist Democrats’ message to the United States of America is: 1. We’re going to take your guns, and 2. We’re going to impeach your president,” Graham wrote on the social media platform to his 8 million followers.

He credited Dr. Robert Jeffress as the originator of the “Civil War” claim, saying the far right wing megachurch pastor had “warned on Fox News that this could ‘cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.’ I don’t know about that,” Graham claimed, “but I can tell you this could lead to conflict that nobody wants if they continue down this road.”

Nobody wants it? Wrong: the evangelical right is itching to kill in the name of Jesus. They want America to become their version of Iran and Saudi Arabia – an intolerant theocracy they lead through their man Trump.

Graham is literally suggesting that if Trump is impeached or if Democrats institute an assault weapons buyback program, conservatives and Christians will have no choice but to launch a civil war.

“Pray that God would change the hearts of Democratic leaders in Washington and that they would see the dangerous road that we’re on,” he implored.

Graham’s post spread quickly on Facebook, and his followers were only too happy to support his extremist and divisive rhetoric.

More than 7000 comments posted in under one hour. They called the Democrats evil and called for stocking more guns and ammunition “in every real Christian’s home.”

White evangelicals are an armed American Nazi Party.

Trump says Adam Schiff, should be arrested for treason. Trump’s evangelical booster Robert Jeffress threatens civil war if Trump’s impeached. Trump calls the whistle blower a spy and threatens punishment – death. Wake up America.

Trump is a fascist thug leading evangelical ISIS-like terrorists. Add Robert Jeffress to Trump, Trump to Fox News, Fox to white nationalists, white nationalists to the NRA, the NRA to the Republican Party, the Republicans to the fossil fuel climate deniers, and you’ve described the empire of darkness driving the USA and our planet into oblivion.

This is what Trump wants from Republicans: to fight and die in a bloody civil conflict to bail him out of the mile-deep mineshaft he’s dug in a lifetime of bottomless corruption. That’s how he sees his evangelical fans – a human shield for him, worthless in itself, dumb, laughable but useful.

Are the gun-toting violence-loving white evangelicals following Jeffress going to kill us for Trump’s sake?

Reprinted with permission from the author.

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” and “Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies”, an Interactive, Multi-Touch Book available exclusively on Apple Books and Kindle Fire. He has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.

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61 COMMENTS

  1. A man who claims to be a Christian is threatening to overthrow the government if Trump doesn’t win in 2020 what kind of God do you worship

  2. Funny how someone who says he is faithful and believes in God, is also an NRA gun lover who obviously does not believe in the sanctity if life. So I would ask you sir, stop hiding behind religion and come forward as what you really are. A man of hate and rage who would see America in ruin and disparity with one another.

  3. You may have had a chance pulling it off if your army of the faithful we’re not subjected to Church gatherings against the advice of the the one person you seem to worship. Gonna be interesting to see how your soldiers are gonna carry an assault rifle with their oxygen bottles while gasping for air. Time for you to get Right With God!

  4. Evangelicals no longer have any business calling themselves Christians. In the last year it seems they have not done anything that resembles Chirstianity. Franklin Graham, what would your father think? You,the GOP and the president have betrayed our country, and this is Treasonous.

  5. It appears that Franklin Graham was simply quoting a guest on Fox News:

    Dr. Robert Jeffress warned on Fox News that this could “cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”

    These were not Franklin’s words.

    • No, more like Revelations 13:5
      And the beast (Trump) was given a mouth (the power of speech), uttering great things (boasting) and arrogant and blasphemous words (lies), and he was given freedom and authority to act and to do as he pleased (acting above the law) for forty-two months (3 1/2 years).

      A president's term is 4 years (48 months).
      The beast (Trump) gets 42 months (3 1/2 years).
      That means Trump has until July 20, 2020…THAT was the DEAL…
      Those "christians" supported the WRONG guy…ooops!
      Hey, but on the positive side, this also means Trump won't get a SECOND term and he won't FINISH this one…

  6. These people are traitors, fake Christians and thoroughly evil, using Religion as a weapon, tool to force people into submission or to kill. These people need to be routed out and arrested. Enough of this farcical non-sense, people need to wake the hell up and realize that these people are enemies.

  7. A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND
    The 2nd amendment is a right for both red and blue, it is our right as Americans
    FASCISM will be the beginning of the end of our great Nation, this cannot happen.

  8. You all sound crazy. If a person thinks that the left is legit and doesn’t have some kind of agenda planned, the people on the left, are obviously very VERY gullible and so fu****’ naive. Hell, the dems haven’t left trump alone since he’s been in office. Do you all know, that trump has been the best president we’ve ever had? Bet you all didn’t know that. This doesn’t mean you have to like him, but goddamn, give him a chance man. The dems are just sore losers. Can’t you all see trump is clean and every impeachment has been a setup. Come the hell on, look at the BS propaganda CNN and all the other media that doesn’t talk about facts, but rather twists facts around and/or flat out come up with lies. Who do you all think had this corona virus made and released? Come one guys. Let’s be peaceful to each other and just follow the breadcrumbs, it’s so obvious who really evil side is. Obvious.

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