Televangelist Jim Bakker said on his program last week that “Christian leaders” are going to be killed in the US, presumably to silence them on abortion.
Bakker was speaking about the Roe v. Wade movie, a piece of rightwing propaganda that’s so ridiculous that even anti-choice actors who were slated to star in it are dropping out.
But Bakker didn’t think the problem was the terrible script or direction. No, the real problem is Hollywood censorship.
“They don’t want the truth to come out and here in America, we don’t have the freedom to produce a movie that tells the other side,” Bakker said.
“I’ve been hesitating to tell you what’s going to come next,” Bakker said, even though he appeared very excited to say what he was about to say.
“They’re going to begin to kill the Christian leaders in this country. I don’t want to say it — I’ve known it for many, many years — but I knew it would come and I believe God has told me that it’s going to happen very, very soon.”
He did not specify who this “They” is.
This is a classic example of fragility brought on by privilege. Every presidential candidate in the U.S. has had to at least pretend to be Christian to court votes. Republicans currently control Congress and the White House, the Supreme Court is willing to make exceptions to the law just for Christians, and the mainstream media still treats bigotry as a “moral value” if it comes from a Christian.
But even the slightest threat to that privilege causes their brains to break. The Roe v. Wade movie is apparently falling apart due to the sheer incompetence of the people making it, but that’s clearly just a sign that the Christian genocide is coming.
And it is incompetence that’s bringing that movie down. Consider this anecdote about Joey Lawrence (of Blossom fame):
There was a moment where Joey Lawrence was trying to do a scene and [the director] said to him, ‘Now make a face like this,’ and he called her out and said, ‘That’s not what a director does. You tell me what I’m feeling and where I’m coming from, you don’t just say to make a face.’ A lot of actors are fed up with it because it’s amateur hour.