I had a lot of respect for Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, until today when I found out about a tweet she posted four years ago about the Catholic Church.
“Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too. #sad.”
So, which one does she go to? The one started by Henry VIII in 1534, the one started by Martin Luther in 1521, the one started by John Knox in 1560, the one started by John Smyth in 1605, the one started by the Wesley brothers in 1744, the one started by Charles Parham in 1901, the one started by Pastor John Doe in 2000? Sad.
She also decided to use the liberal argument against Christian evangelization. The “mind your business” argument. This is what she had to say.
“Notice it’s always the Christians that are married or too old to party that tell you how [you] should be living your life. As if they were [saints].”
Nobody is perfect; that’s obvious, but we all need somebody to point out to us when we’ve done something wrong even if they themselves are imperfect. Imagine what life would be like if everybody minded their own business will indulging in sin.
Then when she can’t find a reason to criticize another presidential candidate, she decides to attack him on a non-issue, much like Donald Trump.
“Santorum would be great if we were electing a Jesus.”
So, we’re not supposed to preach the Gospel or bring the Kingdom of Heaven to others? We’re supposed to keep it locked within ourselves or keep it hidden under a bushel? How do we expect to have it ourselves if nobody else is around to tell us about it? Notice how she never once vilifies Jesus over this, but she vilifies those who believe in Him. Yet they are only obeying His command, “Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). Like they say: don’t shoot the messenger.
Pierson does a good job of contradicting herself in these comments though. She also had the following to say.
“There are no such things as Christians. Just people who call themselves Christians.”
Yet, remember her earlier comment I posted? The one where she said, “Notice it’s always the Christians that are married or too old to party that tell you how [you] should be living your life“? So, how is it Christians telling people how to live their lives if there is “no such thing as Christians”. Could this mean she is talking about people who are consistent in their faith a lot more than the average so-called Christian? Nevertheless Pierson seems to think religion should be kept out of the public sphere.
If Trump is going to allow somebody like this to be his spokesperson, then he can count out my vote.