There has been a lot of speculation lately about whether Trump supporters are a cult or not. Time contributor Christopher J. Hale was apparently hit with a severe case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and decided to get the left in on the game by elevating Nancy Pelosi to Christlike status.
Here is a screenshot of a tweet Hale has since deleted:
I was going to spend a few minutes making sure that this isn’t a parody account but then saw “Obama White House and campaign alum” in the bio. There is no level of patent absurdity that’s too extreme for anyone from Team Lightbringer.
Hale defended his assertion, using a clip of Pelosi responding on Thursday to a question about whether she hates President Trump:
"As a Catholic, I resent you using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is heart full of love, and I always pray for the President. I pray for the President all the time."—Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/a2fMhPLC3h
— Christopher J. Hale (@chrisjollyhale) December 5, 2019
As a real Catholic, I resent anyone who enthusiastically advocates for abortion lording her faith over anyone. She is, at best, extremely confused (it’s Advent, I’m being generous). I may not be a professional theologian, but I have been a practicing Roman Catholic my entire life. I can assure you that any member of the Church who is pro-abortion cannot possibly be an “enduring witness to truth,” in any way, shape, or form.
Hardcore Trump supporters are quite devoted, to be sure. No doubt that some are in the cultlike behavior phase, but that could be said of a select group of followers of any successful politician.
The Democrats, however, don’t have a lot of room to play the cult card after eight years of making Barack Obama their god/man/idol.
It is always wearisome when someone from the godless Left starts “Christiansplaining” to actual Christians. Holding up Nancy Pelosi as an exemplar of Christ on Earth is a reach even for an Obama flack who deals in leaps of illogic for a living, though.
Let us hope that Hale doesn’t start wishing everyone a “Merry Pelosimas” now.