This is real, people. This is happening.
Shane Claiborne and other evangelicals like him are a menace to your children because they are not wholehearted, unmitigated supporters of Donald Trump.
ICYMI: Shane Claiborne and a group known as “Red Letter Christians”, so called because they attempt to follow as closely as possible the words of Jesus, which appear in red in many Bibles, held a revival service this week in Lynchburg, VA, home of Liberty University and a bastion of unmitigated support for Donald Trump. The university and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., one of Donald Trump’s most vociferous evangelical supporters, banned Claiborne and the Red Letter Christians from campus, threatening them with a $2,500 fine if any of them dared to set foot on Liberty University property. They forbade the student newspaper from covering the event. Falwell refused to answer any correspondence from Claiborne.
Why? “An organization has a duty to the parents to protect their kids”, said Rev. Jonathan Falwell, Jerry Falwell’s brother.
Only about 350 people attended the event, including a dozen or so Liberty students. (Some of you might be curious about that.)
From the New York Times writeup (“FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!” cried all the Donald Trump supporters who have long since left the room):
Mr. Claiborne still wanted to lead a group onto the Liberty campus and hold a prayer vigil — or at least leave a gift for Mr. Falwell, who had just opened a new $3.2 million gun range on campus. Mr. Claiborne had ready a hand plow that he made from a melted-down handgun, a literal following of the Bible’s instruction to “beat swords into plowshares.”
They decided instead that the Liberty police would not dare arrest an 83-year-old. So that afternoon, the Rev. Tony Campolo, co-founder of the Red Letter Christians, entered the front door of Thomas Road Baptist Church, and left a red box with the bewildered receptionist.
Inside the box, tied with a ribbon, was a stack of prayers, written on index cards, from the participants of the revival.
“Dear Liberty, I am praying for your campus,” said one. “The Jesus in the Bible speaks of love and acceptance. I hope you learn to speak of this too.”