April 22, 2024

Politico Reporter on MSNBC Frets That Christian Nationalists Believe Americans’ Rights Come From God, Not the Government (VIDEO)

But the thing that unites them as Christian nationalists is that they believe that our rights as Americans and as all human beings do not come from any Earthly authority. They don’t come from Congress, from the Supreme Court, they come from God.

Politico Reporter on MSNBC Frets That Christian Nationalists Believe Americans’ Rights Come From God, Not the Government (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit | by Mike LaChance

Heidi Przybyla, a reporter for Politico, appeared on MSNBC this week and fretted as she explained that Christian Nationalists believe that Americans’ rights are granted by God and not Congress or the Supreme Court.

Heidi Przybyla, a reporter for Politico, appeared on MSNBC this week and fretted as she explained that Christian Nationalists believe that Americans’ rights are granted by God and not Congress or the Supreme Court.

Leaving aside her ridiculous distinctions between Christian Nationalists and other Christians, the rights of Americans DO come from God and not the government, which anyone knows if they have read the country’s founding documents.

How is this person even allowed to comment on politics on TV with this level of dishonesty or stupidity? This is a perfect example of why trust in the media is in the gutter.

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

HEIDI PRZYBYLA: I talked with a lot of experts on this and I have seen it with my reporting, Michael, which is that the base of the Republican Party has shifted. Remember when Trump ran in 2016, a lot of the mainline evangelicals wanted nothing to do with the divorced real estate mogul who cheated on his wife with a porn star, and all of that.

So what happened was that he was surrounded by this more extremist element. We are going to hear words like Christian nationalism, like the “new apostolic reformation.” These are groups that you should get very schooled on because they have a lot of power in Trump’s circle. And the one thing that unites all of them because there’s many different groups orbiting Trump.

But the thing that unites them as Christian nationalists, not Christians because Christian nationalists are very different, is that they believe that our rights as Americans and as all human beings do not come from any Earthly authority. They don’t come from Congress, from the Supreme Court, they come from God. The problem with that is that they are determining, men, are determining what God is telling them. In the past, that so-called “natural law,” it is a pillar of catholicism for instance, it has been used for good in social justice campaigns. Martin Luther King evoked it in talking about civil rights.

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Wade Miller on Twitter: “Here @MSNBC helpfully makes it clear their disdain for Christians in America.She says that if you believe that your rights come from God, you aren’t a Christian, you are a Christian nationalist.Somehow they seem to not mention that our own founding documents make this… pic.twitter.com/WTLMqcqTzg / Twitter”

Here @MSNBC helpfully makes it clear their disdain for Christians in America.She says that if you believe that your rights come from God, you aren’t a Christian, you are a Christian nationalist.Somehow they seem to not mention that our own founding documents make this… pic.twitter.com/WTLMqcqTzg

It’s just stunning. These are the people who are driving the nation’s political news.

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Politico Reporter Embarrasses Herself Attempting To Defend ‘Christian Nationalism’ Smears

If only there were a historical document instrumental to the American founding and written by a Founding Father that contained the words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Politico Reporter Flails To Defend ‘Christian Nationalism’ Smears

Heidi Przybyla is melting down after facing blowback for writing about how a second Trump term will mean upholding the Constitution.

Politico reporter Heidi Przybyla is in meltdown mode after receiving much-deserved blowback for penning a scaremongering report about how a second term of Donald Trump will bring about a wave of so-called “Christian nationalism.”

In their lengthy diatribe published Tuesday, Przybyla and co-author Alexander Ward warned that Christians close to Trump are secretly plotting to advance America’s founding Judeo-Christian values should the former president defeat Joe Biden this November.

These “Christian nationalists” (A.K.A. mainstream Christians), the two wrote, represent an existential threat to the republic because they believe America “was founded as a Christian nation and that Christian values should be prioritized throughout government and public life.”

Every member of every other religion can do so, but it’s horrible when Christians support policies that align with their faith! Also, it’s evil to love what made America great: its Founders repeatedly acknowledging that without Christianity, there can be no self-government.

Given her clear inability to understand basic facts about the American founding and Christianity, it wasn’t shocking to witness Przybyla present her lunacy to MSNBC viewers on Friday.

“The one thing that unites them as Christian nationalists — not Christians by the way, because Christian nationalists is very different — is that they believe that our rights as Americans, as all human beings, don’t come from any earthly authority; they don’t come from Congress; they don’t come from the Supreme Court — they come from God,” Przybyla said.

Her full remarks on the subject are just as morally and intellectually disqualifying.

Erick Erickson on Twitter: “So I wanted to pull the more extended clip of this because surely the reporter clarified. But actually, it gets worse. She confuses mainline and mainstream evangelicalism (the former are liberal denominations). And says these Christians want to apply natural law to marriage,… https://t.co/GTrUIHTKYT pic.twitter.com/Svl5kewNqi / Twitter”

So I wanted to pull the more extended clip of this because surely the reporter clarified. But actually, it gets worse. She confuses mainline and mainstream evangelicalism (the former are liberal denominations). And says these Christians want to apply natural law to marriage,… https://t.co/GTrUIHTKYT pic.twitter.com/Svl5kewNqi

Gee, if only there were a historical document instrumental to the American founding and written by a Founding Father that contained the words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Przybyla’s smearing of the country’s majority religion isn’t shocking. Her checkered history of pushing bunk stories about nonexistent corruption among constitution-upholding Supreme Court justices and hyping baseless rape allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh are more than enough to disqualify her credibility as a “reporter.” What’s hilarious, however, is how much the Politico hack continued to double down on her asinine hatred for America’s founding creed and “reporting” in the hours that followed her dumpster-fire MSNBC interview.

In one tweet posted on X, Przybyla claimed, “There are different wings of Christian Nationalism [and] they are bound by their belief that our rights come from God,” and seemingly insisted that Christians who support pro-life policies are “Christian nationalists.”

“If you are Hindu, Jewish etc, this might help you understand the next part of my point, which is they are using this for a man-made policy agenda, which distinguishes this from other Christians who leave these God-given rights at our inherent right to ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ — vs banning abortion, contraception etc.,” she wrote.

Peter Meijer on Twitter: “I just can’t get over the profound civic illiteracy of this clip. The belief that it’s the government that grants *us* rights is absolutely backwards and terrifying. The Bill of Rights exists to protect us and our God-given inalienable rights from GOVERNMENT. (1/2) https://t.co/8YVYDNxIRE / Twitter”

I just can’t get over the profound civic illiteracy of this clip. The belief that it’s the government that grants *us* rights is absolutely backwards and terrifying. The Bill of Rights exists to protect us and our God-given inalienable rights from GOVERNMENT. (1/2) https://t.co/8YVYDNxIRE

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Sorry, Politico: You Don’t Get to Rewrite the Declaration of Independence 

Sorry, Politico: You Can’t Rewrite Declaration of Independence

News flash for Heidi Przybyla: Most traditional Christians believe that our rights come from God, not from any other entity or institution.

Politico reporter Heidi Przybyla, a finalist for journalism’s Pulitzer Prize, thinks she knows the Christian faith better than practicing Christians—and, for that matter, the Declaration of Independence.

In an appearance Friday on MSNBC, Przybyla said “Christian nationalists” aren’t to be trusted because, in her words, they don’t believe their rights come from any human or governmental institution, but from God.

Here is what Przybyla, a national investigative correspondent for Politico who was a Pulitzer finalist in 2023 for Supreme Court reporting, said:

The one thing that unites all of them … as Christian nationalists, not Christians by the way, because Christian nationalists is very different, is that they believe that our rights as Americans, as all human beings, don’t come from any earthy authority, they don’t come from Congress, they don’t come from their Supreme Court, they come from God.

Well, news flash, Heidi: Most, if not all, traditional Christians believe that our rights come from God, not from any other entity or human or government institution.

But let’s take this a step further. The Declaration of Independence, one of America’s founding documents, states where our rights come from.

The second sentence reads: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It couldn’t be plainer. Our rights don’t come from people, politicians, social credit systems, or talking heads attempting to rewrite history. They come from God.

Somehow, our Founders had the wisdom and foresight to know that this truth would be questioned again and again. So much so that they thought it was critical to make it the subject of the second sentence of the document declaring the United States of America to be an independent country.

Yes, Benjamin Franklin’s writings questioned the divinity of Christ. But about a month before he died, Franklin wrote in a March 1790 letter to theologian Ezra Stiles that it was a “question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and I think it needless to busy myself with it now.” He maintained that our rights and freedoms come from God.

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men,” Franklin’s fellow publisher, John Webbe, wrote in 1736 in Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette, “but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

John Adams, who became our second president, held that the bedrock of everything the Founders did was taken from Christianity.

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity,” Adams said. “I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

Benjamin Rush, another signer of the Declaration of Independence, said that the rights written into the founding documents came straight from God.

“I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament,” Rush said.

I honestly hope that Przybyla made her gross mischaracterization out of ignorance. It is no secret that the debate over whether the United States was founded as a Christian nation is a hotly contested one, despite what the Founders said in black and white—even Franklin, who wasn’t entirely convinced of the divinity of Jesus Christ.

But talking heads on TV don’t get to define what Christians believe, let alone what the founding documents of our country say.

We all know they are trying their best to rewrite American history. We absolutely cannot let them get away with rewriting our religion, too.

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