Lying Leaders and Susceptible Sheep

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Our friend Jerry over at Grumpy’s Grumblings has another post. In this one, Jerry exposes the disgraceful “kracken” Trumpist lawyer Sidney Powell, as well as other peddlers of lies, disinformation, and far-right propaganda. I’ve included a link at the end to continue reading. Thanks Jerry for another outstanding post!

It’s no coincidence that many of the most bizarre and dangerous COVID conspiracies and election-fraud conspiracies are spread through the white evangelical community. Evangelical churches are, unfortunately, full of folks who tend to be undereducated, gullible, and prone to paranoia about evil government-based cabals out to get them. So, metaphorical wolves—some of them malevolent and some bonkers believers themselves—prey upon the gullibility and paranoia of these ignorant sheep.

To put it bluntly, Powell was lying again.

Sidney Powell Interview

Two recent events highlight this foul phenomenon. First is an interview with the wacko conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell on Andrew Wommack’s “Gospel Truth TV” program. Before we get to Powell’s daft comments on that program, a bit of background about Mr. Wommack might be instructive. Wommack and his vast ministries are headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado, just a few miles from where I live.

1. Wommack and his thousands of followers are Pentecostals, which means they “speak in tongues” and believe God still regularly performs miracles. Pentecostals also tend to be dominionists. That means they believe Christians are called to take control of governments and Christianize the nation on God’s behalf.

2. The Wommack’s eldest son, Jonathan Peter Wommack, has been arrested for DUIs and for beating his wife. The Wommack family has tried to cover up Jonathan’s criminal activities while they get rich by fleecing their naïve flock and far-flung followers. Andrew Wommack’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.

3. Wommack claimed the couple’s son Jonathan was pronounced dead, but their prayers brought him back to life. He also claimed he knows of dozens of others who have been raised from the dead.

The list of Wommack’s absurdities could go on, but the items I listed above are sufficient to reveal the kind of person who believes the rantings of Sidney Powell. On that same program, Powell claimed that “They”—unnamed nefarious forces bent on blocking the election audits that would prove the 2020 presidential election was rigged—blew up the car Harrison Deal, a 20-year-old staffer on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s failed campaign, was driving. So, here’s a bit more of what Ms. Powell had to say on Wommack’s TV program:

I think what we are dealing with here is pervasive and very, very dark. It’s organized. It’s well funded. It’s pure evil. They are willing to kill people, a la Kelly Loeffler’s aide in Georgia, who was suddenly blown up in his car on the way to a rally for her. He happened to be dating Gov. Kemp’s daughter. Gov. Kemp was considering, I think, at that point, a signature audit.

To put it bluntly, Powell was lying again, just as she’s done many times before. Her lies already have her facing a massive lawsuit over her false claims that Dominion Voting Systems rigged the 2020 presidential election. She’s likely to face another lawsuit over this recent claim about the death of Harrison Deal. The plain truth is that young Mr. Deal died in a multi-car crash on Interstate-16 in Georgia. But Powell stands firm on her false claims, counting on prayer to rescue her from the sinister “they” cabal and their nefarious efforts to silence her.

To continue reading, please click here: Grumpy’s Grumblings

10 comments

  1. “I think what we are dealing with here is pervasive and very, very dark. It’s organized. It’s well funded. It’s pure evil.”

    That part sounds like a pretty good description of what the Republican party has become.

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  2. I’m all in favour of people having opposing points of view based on their own beliefs and available proofs. What I’m not in favour of is those opposing points of view being lies deliberately told for the sake of notoriety and profit. In the case of Covid19, the lies that are told lead to the deaths of people who are scared to take the vaccine. There should be a way to make these naysayers pay. They should not be allowed to profit from their crimes.
    Hugs

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  3. I get so angry reading this kind of stuff that I have to “walk away.” Seriously! There is NO WAY on this planet that these people have one iota of goodness in them. And if their actions are based in “God,” then it’s just gives me one more reason for my unbelief.

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  4. It was always there, the risk of sickness in the body politic. Back in the 1950s/ 60s and through even the 1970s, there were politicians with their own flaws. generally a sense of borders and parameters; even Nixon by comparison.
    But the poisons were not treated, the signs were there; with the hypocrisies of the tele-evangelists, the toxic radio programmes mirror The Radio Priest of the 1930s and the likes of Gingrich. We all chuckled and shook out heads, while thinking it only another ‘Summer Cold’ (‘Boy. Are they ever a nuisance’), we never thought to check the symptoms.
    And now the sickness is running through the land, feverish bringing delusions and toxins.
    Those who feed the illness stalk the land. Pestilence is rife.

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      1. Wow…I see what you mean. A very disturbing article for the world indeed. Seems like a huge concerted effort by some hidden group of international players wanting total takeover…scary times

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