The End of White Christian America Is a Good Thing

americanflagand3crossby John Ellis

Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. Psalm 12:1-2

This past Sunday, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington hosted a lecture by Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Institute and the author of The End of White Christian America. Dr. Jones’ lecture was an informative statistical look at the shifting demographics in America as well as his diagnosis of what propelled President-elect Donald Trump to victory in the face of those shifting demographics. The Q/A session following the lecture was a mix of handwringing from the aging, mostly-white, liberal crowd balanced by Dr. Jones’ dry (in a good way) massaging of the frantic questions back to salient talking points.

I attended the lecture at the behest of my senior pastor. As it began, I contemplated a variety of angles I could take in order to write an article for PJ Media. But, as Dr. Robert Jones spoke, it became clear that what I wanted to say wouldn’t resonate well with the majority of my readers at PJ Media. Entering the lecture, my view of evangelicals in America was already dim; leaving the lecture, those thoughts had begun to collate into a cogent idea. An idea that probably won’t find favor with those who voted to make America great again.

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In Donald Trump We Trust (And He’s Going to Rain Vengeance Down on Your Liberal Head!)

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by John Ellis

When Bill Clinton was elected President in 1992, I learned that many Christians don’t always believe what they say they believe. After the election, many of my authority figures taught me that the pursuit of holiness and the spread of the gospel is applicable only part of the time. Tossing aside any pretense of being concerned for the souls of Democrats, I heard teachers at my Christian school utter damnations on anyone who voted for the reviled Bill Clinton. While telling us to respect authority out of one side of their mouths, adults spewed venom and hatred towards the new President out of the other side of their mouths.

As my friends and I feigned indignation at the naked hypocrisy of many of our teachers, parents, and assorted authority figures as they ridiculed, disrespected, and openly wished harm on our newly elected President and his supporters, I was secretly happy. For me, as someone who wanted to discard any constraints that prevented me from doing whatever my hedonistic heart desired, the reactions to Bill Clinton’s election was a world-view goldmine.

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Why I Am Vocally #NeverTrump


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by John Ellis

Late summer of 2015, I asked some political insider friends if I should be concerned about Donald Trump. They replied, “no.” As we now know, they were wrong[1]. Since then, obliterating any semblance of decency and decorum in politics, Donald Trump has ridden the wave of alt-right anger to become the GOP nominee[2].

During that time, I have written seventeen #NeverTrump articles, including this one. My first #NeverTrump article was published on January 23. Over these last ten months, I have been encouraged by some, implored to write even more #NeverTrump articles by a few, and applauded by friends and strangers alike. On the flipside, I have also been roundly booed, called a traitor (and worse), and received death threats. Many, on both sides of the debate, have wondered why I am so vocally #NeverTrump. Friends (and strangers) have scolded me for being so vocal. Often, the scolding will take the form of something like, “We get it, John. You don’t like Trump, but you’re not helping anyone by constantly writing about it.”

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#NeverHillary

Owing to my many #NeverTrump blog posts and articles, I’m frequently accused of being in the bag for Hillary Clinton. Which is frustrating for two reasons: 1. I’ve specifically stated, multiple time, that I’m #NeverHillary, too. 2. If the totality of my writing output is taken into consideration, believing that I support Hillary Clinton requires a gigantic leap to nowhere.

To help with people’s confusion about my support of Hillary Clinton, I’ve written this for my day job:

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/07/27/being-nevertrump-doesnt-make-me-pro-hillary/?singlepage=true

Income Inequality

Ten years ago, my wife and I were living pay-check to pay-check, often depending on the generosity of friends and family members. Thankfully, we are now in a position to help others. Moving up the economic ladder is the reality for most people. Income inequality is a boogie-man that Leftists tell children in order to get them to vote for Democrats. I could go on, but I wrote a whole article about it for PJ Media:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/06/23/the-boogie-man-of-income-inequality-reaches-a-new-level-of-absurdity/?singlepage=true