What We Learn When Bible-Quoting Trump Supporters Spew F-Bombs

By Michael Brown Published on April 28, 2016

It’s one thing when non-religious supporters of Donald Trump attack their candidate’s detractors in the most profane and vile way. It’s another thing when Bible-quoting, professing Christians do the same. Yet this is a phenomenon I see with increasing frequency. What can we learn from it?

On a daily basis, I receive lovely responses to my articles and videos, with comments like: “YOU’RE A F—ING IDIOT. duuuuumb” (This was in response to my video as to why we should boycott Target. As with all the quotes that follow, the profanity was spelled out in full.)

And, “I’ve never heard such s—. This jerk is a f—ing stupid morn. F— Israel.” (This was in response to my video, “Is Israel an Evil Occupier?”)

And, “D**n Brown is ugly” (This was in response to my video “A Warning to Conservative Christians Supporting Donald Trump.”)

An atheist named Adam took real exception to this same Trump video, with comments including: “AskDrBrown you have been f—ing warned. You subhuman scum, TRUMP 2016. By speaking against Trump you are committing treason against us.”

In fact, it seemed the F-bomb was Adam’s lexeme of choice, as he used it in post after post, even in the most ungrammatical ways. (I doubt he’s losing sleep over his poor grammar.)

And since, in the video, I brought up the issue of Trump’s most recently stated position on abortion, Adam wanted me to know that “IT’S NOT A F—ING BABY if it’s a tiny clump of cells you moron. It becomes a baby during the 3rd trimester. Period. So f—ing shut up.”

But ugly rhetoric like this is not surprising from someone who also wrote, “There is no god. The sky daddy is a f—ing myth. The person who comes closest to a god would be Trump. TRUMP 2016-2028 AND BEYOND.”

What is surprising, though, is when someone starts their comment to this same video with the words, “You are a f—ing idiot!!!!!” and then proceeds to preach to me from the perspective of a Bible-believing Christian. Talk about hypocrisy.

Here’s what Kim M. wrote in full on the AskDrBrown YouTube channel:

You are a f—ing idiot!!!!! Trump will win POTUS and when he DOES and he makes this country great again by getting back ALL THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HER, I am going to laugh in your face, and say, ‘YOU WERE WRONG AND NEED TO SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE MOUTH!’ You are a deceiver and you are leading Christians down a road of utter SUFFERING for speaking against God’s ANNOINTED ONE WHOM HE HAS CHOSEN AND THAT IS TRUMP! You should be ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. Funny how you could not back one thing that came out of your lying mouth with scripture! READ YOUR BIBLE YOU WICKED PLOTTING POS! And I don’t care that I cuss at you because I was made this way, and I KNOW who I AM in The Lord Jesus Christ!!!! You will be held accountable on the day of the great white throne judgement and you will have God asking you, ‘Why have you led my sheep astray!?’ Good luck on THAT DAY, because YOU are going to NEED IT, May God have mercy on you!! Bring on the backlash for my comment. Anyone that gives me crap for this comment, your part of this world’s PROBLEM and know NOTHING! I am confident in what I say here and I will risk it for the sake of the Saints who are true Saints and are WAKING UP!! Like I said before, may the Lord have mercy on you. You deserve what’s coming to you for spreading lies about God’s ANNOINTED one Donald J. Trump!

Yes, this poor soul is rebuking me in righteous indignation for my warning that Donald Trump cannot be trusted to protect the interests of conservative Christians, his critical comments on North Carolina’s HB2 being a case in point. And she is warning me that on the Day of Judgment, God Himself will rebuke me for leading His sheep astray — because I have been critical of Trump.

And she does all this while violating virtually every biblical standard of speech and decorum, all while shouting that she knows who she is in the Lord Jesus.

Extraordinary.

Yet in this, she is typical of many “Christian” supporters of Trump: they are often more vile than godly, more unruly than reasonable, more worldly than spiritual, and more American than Christian. Kim M. speaks for so many of them.

Somehow, I couldn’t see Bible-quoting supporters of Mike Huckabee or Ben Carson or Ted Cruz defending their candidates with filthy rhetoric like this, yet for Bible-quoting Trump supporters it is hardly uncommon. (I hear from them on a regular basis.)

This is not to deny that there are plenty of gracious, godly, fair-minded Christians who support Trump, believing that he’s the best man for the job. As much as I differ with them, I don’t judge the quality or depth of their faith.

But when we hear how many “evangelicals” are zealously backing Trump, we can be fairly sure that many of them are as spiritually deficient as Kim M., sounding more like the Donald than the Savior.

In this, they provide a sad commentary on much of the nation’s “evangelical” church.

It is as revealing as it is disturbing.

 

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  • Mo86

    People who speak this way and behave this way are not followers of Christ.

  • Bill Muehlenberg

    Many thanks Michael – sadly this has been my experience as well.

  • Wayne Cook

    Michael…by their fruits, you shall know them. It’s very sad what our culture has come to. Even more sad, what the church has lost.

    I fear that a large portion of these folks do not realize is that they not only opened the door to demonic activity, but have allowed themselves to be home to demons. Thus the angry words, denials, preposterous statements, lies, and accusations.

  • Noneya

    This is sad. The Church is embracing false doctrine and following men instead of God. Nothing makes me more sick to my stomach.

    • john appleseed

      There is nothing wrong with following a man if that man is following Christ. That’s called discipleship:

      1 Corinthians 4:16, 17
      Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.

      1 Corinthians 11:1, 2
      Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you

      Philippians 3:17
      Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.

      2 Timothy 1:13
      Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

      2 Timothy 2:2
      The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

      Paul did not only say to follow him just because of his personal apostolic authority.
      He said to follow those who follow him.
      In 2 Timothy 2:2, it goes on for four generations.
      This is discipleship.
      Four more passages:

      1 Thessalonians 1:6
      You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

      2 Thessalonians 3:7-9
      For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.

      Hebrews 6:11, 12
      We desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

      Hebrews 13:7
      Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

      • Noneya

        Yeah, but if that man has said he doesn’t need to ask for forgiveness he isn’t following Christ. Also, discipleship is more mentor and student. Trump supporters have shown a fervent idolatrous mentality. (Not all of them, but I have come across some.) This is obviously wrong and extremely disturbing. I have seen an ugliness arise in people that never had this ugliness just 12 months ago. Sanders voters, Trump voters both are going insane

        • Rita Bryant Massey

          I have witnessed the same kind of behavior from some of the Cruz supporters as well.

          • Debra Haranczak

            Yes, it’s like a piranha feeding frenzy, yikes!

          • Bertie Jones

            Following Cruz sites have seen little vulgarity on part of Cruz supporters, more prayers and scriptures are posted. However have been cursed, defamed, and hated by Trump supporters

          • Noneya

            I haven’t, but I am sure they are out there

  • Puddleglumm

    Wow…this is worse than I thought. I guess…”by their fruit, you will know them.”

  • Cowboy

    What’s in your heart comes out of your mouth.

  • Joseph Cooper

    Since a young lad, I have been surprised at how openly “leaders” of local Christianity will say inappropriate things… Inside the doors of the church even. I get it, we are all human and will make the occasional mistake and let one slip. When I was younger, I was far from having a clean vocabulary. It took quite a bit of patience to train myself to use more acceptable language. I work with teens and I tell them all the time that my feeling is that a person uses fouk language because they are looking for power in the conversation but that it is actually much more powerful to sound more intelligent. I am not a Biblical scholar but I am certain that when the Bible tells us to not let any harmful or unwholesome words come out of our mouths, this is what it is talking about.

    • 6thinclass

      I actually react physically (cringe) when I hear God’s name being used in vain – in the many ways that are common. Within myself I am saying ‘forgive them, Lord, for their lack of wisdom’. I react less when it is just ‘foul language’ but it still lessens my opinion of the person. And, if it is a person that professes to be a Christian, I do question their commitment to following Christ & how well they know (read) their Bible.

      Are these ‘christians’ still in bondage? … while they believe
      they’re in a relationship with Christ? Just as a person (Christian)
      that gets angry in a flash is still in a bondage?

      This article is a reminder how Satan reacts when confronted by an action centered on Jesus Christ.

    • Debra Haranczak

      So very true. Bless you for your God given gift of working with our youth. I encourage you to keep fighting the good fight for He will sustain you.

  • Tex Taylor

    Dr. Brown, I’ve been catching the same for months from the Trump supporters – most who seem even more vile about my Christian faith than many Leftists I’ve debated with through the years. And I find myself in the disgust I hold toward them, in addition to the rank mendacity they spew, to lowering myself to their standards. I’ve not been above mocking them, sometimes in a pretty crass fashion.

    Thanks for the reminder to stay above the fray. I simply don’t treat kindly Christ’s name being mocked on a daily basis nor his followers, I get tired of Christians being bullied, and am pretty good at pushing the opposition’s buttons when I need to which can bring out the worst in me.

    Your site and those like it serve as the occasional reminder to myself that it’s very easy to get caught up in the culture of the day.

    Thanks for the good work and keep fighting the good fight.

    • Debra Haranczak

      Amen brother. Seems there is no reasoning with ears which do not hear. Our Lord said our mouths hold the key to our life or death which reminds me not to participate in the spewing. When I take a stand on anything I am immediately attacked and I pray God help me to respond in a loving manner. It takes much more time and thoughtfulness so I am careful to choose my battles wisely but to stand for nothing is unacceptable to me. The encouragement from fellow christians is so very helpful and discerning who’s who is thankfully becoming much easier. We all need to fight the good fight and help to support one another, so thank you and all others who are strong and of good courage. We represent Jesus here and much depends on our ability to behave in a holy manner, which I totally trust Him for because without Him I am weak.

  • Debbie Cook Dovel

    Does the general public even know the definition of a “Christian” anymore? It’s simply astonishing that people will talk this way and say they are followers of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Bible says that “God turned them over to a reprobate mind”, not sure where, but I think that is what’s happening now in America. (Definition of “reprobate” – 1: to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil 2: to foreordain to damnation 3: to refuse to accept : reject) Society has turned their back on God for so long in this country that his Spirit is no longer speaking to them and they no longer know right from wrong! We need to hit our knees in prayer every day for all these lost souls and ask God for his Spirit to once again move them to repent and TRULY be saved! I’m praying a godly man will become our next president, if there is one left out there. Cruz seems to be the closest, in my opinion. Ultimately, though, Jesus Christ is on the throne in Heaven, God is in control, and America will get what it deserves, God help us all!

  • Liz Litts

    My heart breaks for the apostate church. This election is going to be a choice of the lesser of two evils. Anyone with any kind of desernment knows that Trump is just a grandstanding loud mouth–like Obama was. We had our chance with Ben Carson and to our shame we did not step up and support a truly Godly man.that could have turned this country back to the Lord

    • Paul Mc Donald

      ben carson is now a trump man

    • Bertie Jones

      When are people going to get over the innocent Ben Carson facade. The Word plainly says your good name is priceless and to shun the appearance of evil. Ben allowed Trump to sully his good name and to associate it with the evilness of a pedophile. Not only did he not demand an apology but was one of the first to endorse and jump on the Trump train. 2Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteous with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness.

  • Rita Bryant Massey

    Now let’s see a piece on Cruz supporters. I have see some of the same “bombs” in their statements, keep it fair now!

    • ymhayuociotlc .

      Well I suppose you can provide those, I doubt someone supporting Cruz gets angry mails from Cruz supporters. Just like you don’t get hateful responses from Trump supporters. We tend to pay less attention to rude comments from those that agree with us. That being said I have seen far less hateful responses from Cruz supporters, although quite often I see Cruz supporters mock trump supporters but they very rarely use as foul language as commonly used by Trump supporters.

  • Guest

    I’ve seen the same thing from so-called Christian Cruz supporters.

    • Bertie Jones

      Stretching the truth a bit here

      • Guest

        Don’t falsely accuse me. SMH See? You prove how immoral Cruz supporters really are.

  • Dr Brown, thankyou for writing this article. There’s God-given wisdom here. It might be good for your country to have a President who has actually worked in the private sector, and isn’t a career politician. It shouldn’t be Donald Trump. He has neither the character or temperament for the job.

  • 6thinclass

    Something to share: I am an Indiana resident & registered Republican so I receive the Republican political mailings (and phone calls – which I do not answer). Yesterday I received political mail from the Trump campaign. It stated (in part):

    The Trump Agenda: +American jobs for American workers. +Build the wall. +Fix the VA for our troops. +Protect our citizens from radical Islamic terrorists. +Stand up against China, Mexico, and any country trying to rip us off.

    Reverse side stated: Ted Cruz: The DC Job destroyer? (in all caps) listing…Cruz
    x Spoke up in favor of the pro-china “Obama Trade” deal. x Favorite Senator of Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street interests. x Proposes huge expansion of H1-B Visas to replace Americans with low-wage workers brought in from overseas.
    (Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.)

    Do any of you read any hypocrisy or out & out lies in their claims?

  • tommygunta .

    Pray for them.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    “Kim M” should have her picture besides Matt. 7:21-23.

  • Charles Burge

    Even when Mr. Trump isn’t swearing, I find his speech to be very off-putting. He seems to be unable to string together more than six words in a coherent sentence. His skills of articulation seem sorely lacking. In short, he talks like an average 7th-grader. I can’t help but conclude he thinks like one too.

  • PastProdigal

    Well, it’s a year later, and a lot has changed, has it not?

    President Trump has turned out to be one of the best friends that American Christians could possibly have. He has done many things quickly, well, and right.

    Are there things I’d rather see him not tweet? Yes. But it is his way. He is a street fighter. He will not let an insult or personal slam go without striking back. Like it or not, that is exactly why God put him in there.

    Look at the world. We are in danger from madmen who make Trump’s ego look miniscule by comparison. He’s not going to fold over and skulk away like Obama did for eight years. If one of them gets out of hand and decides to strike us or our allies, it will be the last strike they give anywhere.

    He is not the typical President. And I say, Great! He is what we need for this time. And to be able to understand and appreciate what God is doing with him, please try to look at him through spiritual eyes, not through the normal way we look at politicians. He is not a politician. And to that I say, Yeah and Amen.

    And for those of you who are adamant that he is the prince of sinners-make sure you have nothing in your life to repent of before you go pointing a finger and accusing him of not trying to change. Because he clearly is. Examine how far he has come-because he is.

    Is he perfect? Absolutely not. And neither are you. And I saw that as one who dearly loves Dr. Brown, btw.

    Now, as far as those who call themselves Christians while screaming out the most vile obscenities imaginable-such as “Kim” in the article-if you loved Jesus, you could not use that language. It is vile, disgusting, and completely against Scripture. You had better choose you this day whom you will serve. Because right now, you are not serving our just and Holy God.

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