This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Barack Obama once claimed that the United States "no longer" is a Christian nation. And based on the lawsuits filed in recent years, its governments actually have moved great leaps in that direction.
After all, Obama's own agenda included forcing Christian nuns to fund abortions. Joe Biden continued that aggressive posture, insisting that a wide range of commercial interests could remain open during COVID, but churches had to shut down.
But the government's movement in that direction falls short of the media agenda to blast Christians over that same period.
Now a commentary from a former White House reporter, working at the time for Playboy, has made that agenda even more extreme.
A report from Fox News explains Brian Karem, who fought regularly with press secretaries for President Donald Trump, is warning, "MAGA and Christian nationalism: Bigger threat to America than Hamas could ever be."
He claimed, amid a long list of reports criticizing new House Speaker Mike Johnson for his adherence to Christianity, that the U.S. House now is a "discount version of the apocalyptic orgasm the holy rollers have dreamed of for years."
He expressed his ideology in a Salon article only weeks after Hamas terrorists, drugged up and carrying instructions to commit atrocities against civilians in Israel, did just that, burning whole families alive and beheading babies.
Hamas terrorists, who may have been infiltrating the U.S. over the years of Joe Biden's tenure across his open southern border, killed 1,400 Israelis in their attack.
Karem complained that Johnson "and the MAGA wing of the Republican Party" are "embracing the darkest verses of the Bible."
He claimed that Christians are "determined to convert the U.S. into a theocracy." In fact, it is the nation's founding documents that refer to our "Creator" and affirm that the people's rights are not dependent on the whims of a civil government.
Of course, he relied on comments from the far-left Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., for his opinion.
"Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a constitutional scholar, says there was a solid reason for this much-debated and carefully written clause," he explained. He quoted Raskin saying, "The framers taught us that the biggest threat to religious freedom comes from theocrats who try to establish their own sect over everyone else. That’s why we have two religion clauses in the First Amendment."
Moving randomly from subject to subject, he said Republicans "despise free thought and independence" and "Joe Biden's popularity continues to shrink faster than unemployment…"
"Part of that is Biden’s fault. Part of it is because of people like Mike Johnson, who claim we don’t live in a democracy and that Gawd oversees our government," he claimed.
Turning to the dark side of America, he said, "So whether it is a possible world war, stochastic terrorism, Christian theocracy, climate change, Donald Trump, our own government or something else unforeseen, for most people it is a time of trepidation and terror."
Karem frets over aid to Ukraine and terrorists in the U.S. but his target is the conservative movement that involves those who are Christian, those who follow the "Make America Great Again" concepts assembled by Trump, and more.
"While the world burns, Johnson and the MAGA wing of the Republican Party — which seems to have swallowed the evangelical movement while also embracing it (a T-1000 morphing into Sarah Connor is just about the right image) — is embracing the darkest verses of the Bible, apparently pushing for apocalypse with an enthusiasm only rivaled by Saul’s slaughter of Christians before he changed his name to Paul," he wrote.
He charges those in the House have "renewed the Inquisition and seem determined to convert the U.S. into a theocracy run by people who will thump you with the Bible, but haven’t read much of it."
His diatribe said, "Lord, how they love to preach fire and brimstone. But the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes? Forget it. Matthew 25:40: 'Whatever you did it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me'? Not a chance. They’ve embraced only the Old Testament angry God and the apocalyptic parts of Revelation brought on by ergot poisoning."
He accused his targets of wanting church and state merged, and said that they were "hellbent on returning to the Middle Ages."
And he complained of Israel's response to Hamas terrorism, including air strikes on Hamas targets that often are situated close to residences, even hospitals.
Citing "hundreds" being killed in Gaza and said, "Children were seen carrying other children away from the blast zone."
"That is our world today. It took an asteroid the size of a modern city to wipe out the dinosaurs. People, being smarter than dinosaurs, have figured out how to destroy everything all by themselves. Climate change is slowly creeping up on us and we are killing each other at an increasing rate. It took a Category 5 hurricane to kill 40-odd people in Acapulco last week. We killed that many in two mass shootings in the U.S. in about the same amount of time — and spared the property. Pogo was right: We have met the enemy and he is us."