Wingnut Pastors Warn That ‘Lack Of Respect’ For Trump Is Sign Antichrist Is Coming (VIDEO)

For some time, the religious right has tried to warn the nation that if you oppose Donald Trump, you do so at your peril. Their explanation? Among other things, the opposition to Trump is supposedly doing the devil’s work for him. To hear these so-called moral guardians talk, the resistance to Trump is being driven by witchcraft and demons, and those who stand against Trump are standing against God himself and opposing his plan for America.

Recently, two more fundie pastors got in on the act. They claimed that those who oppose Trump are paving the way for the Antichrist.

Most of the religious right leaders who have denounced the opposition to Trump as demonic come from the Pentecostal/charismatic side. On Thursday, independent fundamentalist pastor Sam Rohrer added his voice to that chorus with an appearance on TheDoveTV’s “Focus Today.” Watch here.

While discussing the Alexandria shooting, Rohrer told host Perry Atkinson that it was part of a general pattern of “lawlessness” in this country. He was expanding on an article he’d written for Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette in which he argued that most of the anti-Trump stories we see come from reporters who “disrespect the law” and lack “objective, third-party unchanging standards for judging truth–such as the Bible.” As he saw it, the same spirit drove “shock media” such as Kathy Griffin’s beheading stunt.

Atkinson seemed to agree, musing that he had never seen so much “lack of respect for the presidency” in his lifetime. He believed that there was an element in this country who doesn’t want “law and order.” Rohrer was of the same mind, claiming that the devil was trying to create lawlessness.

He believed the devil used three main tools to break down law and order–globalism, Islam, and “the establishment.” He argued that they were all tied together. Globalists, he said, want to impose “one world government” in order to replace God’s laws. Islam has “an anti-Christ cult view” dedicated to creating chaos. They are all working hand in glove with “the establishment” because they share a common goal.

“Their common things are–they hate God, they hate the Constitution, they despise Jesus Christ. They want to destroy Israel and the United States. And they are using chaos and division as their way of creating the circumstances. We know biblically that chaotic circumstances is out of which will come the Antichrist.”

Rohrer went on to say that Christians need to understand that “the Battle for the Ages is unfolding before our very eyes,” and should use this opportunity to win more people to Jesus.

The tone in this exchange, as well as in Rohrer’s article, is only marginally less disturbing than what we’ve seen from the likes of the more vocal fundie cheerleaders for Trump. When Rohrer suggests that those who write articles critical of Trump lack respect for the law, it’s not much different from Rick Wiles’ suggestion that those who oppose Trump are committing sedition. And when he says that they do so because they don’t have an unchanging standard of truth, it’s hard not to hear Lance Wallnau claim that Trump’s critics lack a “filter” on their brain.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of thing that keeps over 70 percent of white evangelicals loyal to Trump in the face of the nearly daily outrages from the White House. And that, in turn, is the only thing keeping Trump above water. From the looks of it, people of Rohrer’s ilk have their followers convinced that if you oppose Trump, you oppose law and order.

(featured image courtesy Rohrer’s Facebook)

Darrell is a 30-something graduate of the University of North Carolina who considers himself a journalist of the old school. An attempt to turn him into a member of the religious right in college only succeeded in turning him into the religious right's worst nightmare--a charismatic Christian who is an unapologetic liberal. His desire to stand up for those who have been scared into silence only increased when he survived an abusive three-year marriage. You may know him on Daily Kos as Christian Dem in NC. Follow him on Twitter @DarrellLucus or connect with him on Facebook. Click here to buy Darrell a Mello Yello.