“This is the type and kind of person Trump surrounds himself with, in this case the President’s Cabinet Bible teacher,” writes perhaps the most hopelessly Trump Deranged of all my Facebook friends after linking to this nauseating story.
Of course, when a Presidential appointee or staff member expresses in public something as achingly stupid and gratuitously offensive as what Rev. Ralph Drollinger did, he is metaphorically holding his patron’s face up to foes and saying, “Hit this!”
Dollinger’s Pat Roberston nostalgia-fest came in a blog post titled, “Is God Judging America Today?” in which he blames the Wuhan virus pandemic on several groups, including those who have “a proclivity toward lesbianism and homosexuality.”
America “is experiencing the consequential wrath of God,” the good reverend wrote on March 21 in his Capitol Ministries blog. In addition to gays and lesbians, Drollingerlaid blame on people with “depraved minds,” environmentalists, and those who deny the existence of God. As a result, what we are now experiencing is “God’s wrath.”
Good to know.
Later, when his ethics alarms finally started ringing after being kicked by various outraged critics, Drollinger lied and said his post was misinterpreted, and that he does not “believe that homosexuality played any role whatsoever in the coronavirus.” He then blathered on that when it comes to God, see, there are a “panoply of wraths,” so while he believes homosexuality causes one type of God’s wrath, it’s a different type than that which may have manifested itself in the current pandemic.
In other words, “huminahuminahumina.”
Oh! Well, thank you for that clarification, Reverend! Your opinion is duly noted, and it will certainly help many now making up their minds about their religious faith or lack thereof. But since you have pointlessly and unnecessarily embarrassed the President and painted targets on the backs of gay Americans at a time when, as you should know, too many people are setting out to harm those they deem “responsible,” your statement was unforgivable as well as gallactically stupid. You should resign immediately, you bigoted idiot.
And if you don’t, President Trump should fire you.
He had better.
Note: The NBC headline that refers to this jerk as “Trump Cabinet’s Bible teacher’ is peddling fake news. In fact, Drollinger has no official position in the White House or with the administration. It is unclear if he can be “fired.” However, that’s a technicality. The President has the power to tell him to get lost.