Posted: Sept. 21, 2023
Televangelist Mike Huckabee just told a television audience that if Donald Trump doesn't win the 2024 election as a result of his criminal indictments, the next election will be decided with violence.
After Trump was indicted on criminal charges by a Georgia grand jury, Huckabee -- a Southern Baptist pastor and former Governor of Arkansas -- claimed on his talk show that the legal proceedings were an attempt to "destroy Trump in the courthouse rather than at the ballot box."
He went on to issue a bleak, disturbing threat: "If these tactics end up working to keep Trump from winning or even running in 2024, it is going to be the last American election that will be decided by ballots rather than bullets."
Horrifying threats like these have become par for the course for MAGA politicians and pundits after Trump's many indictments. But this time, the comment was aired by Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), a network Nielsen Ratings says is "America's most-watched faith network."
When people turn to Christian media, they should find content that inspires them to follow Jesus's teachings of love and peace, not diatribes that encourage hatred and violence. Instead, those who turn on Huckabee's show are getting a crash course in deadly Christian nationalism, the kind that was on full display at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Let's tell TBN that Christians reject Huckabee's threats -- and we want companies that share our faith to stop fanning the flames of insurrection and to hold their public personalities to a higher standard.
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