Memo to political messiahs desperate to be Pastor in Chief of the United States from a Christ-loving, America-loving, Bible-loving blogger who yearns for America to genuinely be a shining city on a hill:
God was not made in the U.S.A.
God is not an American. God is not a provincial nationalist.
America doesn’t even get an honorable mention in the Bible.
God did not write the Constitution. America was settled by indigenous peoples and then by immigrants fleeing oppressive church Pharisees across the pond.
God frowns on zealous American patriots who love America while hating half the people in it.
(Extreme) patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels and a “safe space” for the sort of Christians who want to wield power and control over people using Bibles as their weapons of choice.
God is not an old man with a long, flowing, gray beard and arms bulging with muscle definition.
Stop using God and the Word as American-made weaponry.
May the God of endless love, extravagant grace, tender mercies and peace with justice shed his/her healing grace on thee and the broken, hurting world, America included.