Rick Joyner needs to pick up and crack open that Bible of his more often. We’ve heard a lot of crazy things said by the Religious Right in defense of their support for Donald Trump, but Joyner’s latest escapade is jaw-dropping.
“He is an honest man. He is one of the most honest people I’ve met because he tells you what he really thinks. There [are] no facades there. He is not hiding anything.”
Watch courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
Joyner also claimed Trump has a “remarkable fear of the Lord,” but if so, it is apparently in complete ignorance of God’s prohibition on lying.
Toronto Star fact-checker Daniel Dale counted, from mid-September till the campaign’s close, a total of “560 false claims, or a neat 20 per day.”
PolitiFact gave Donald Trump the 2015 Lie of the Year Award with the proviso that he lied so often they couldn’t settle on just one lie: “To the candidate who says he’s all about winning, PolitiFact designates the many campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year.”
The Religious Right is in even more trouble than we thought if Donald Trump is the most honest man Joyner has met because he also gave us this whopper:
“If you look at the disciples that Jesus chose, they were all Donald Trump. Every one of them were Donald Trumps.”
The problem, of course, is that Jesus’ disciples were all poor Galileans, the type of people Jesus said would inherit the kingdom of God, whereas rich people like Trump could not more get into the kingdom of God than a camel could through the eye of a needle.
This is the guy fellow billionaire Mark Cuban called a “Master of headline porn.” And Rick Joyner is saying is the most honest man he has met, and who is comparing him to Jesus’ disciples.
Joyner once said that our “republic can’t last much longer” and that only a military takeover can save us as if a military coup can do anything other than destroy a republic.
Given those very low criteria, however, he has since decided Donald Trump can do the trick. Except for one little problem, and that is that Trump is going to have the same effect on the republic as a military coup.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.