Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White Gets Angry at Welfare

As well as preaching that the White House is holy ground dedicated “by the superior blood of Jesus”, Paula White has found space in her preach to include a rant against… well a welfare state…

In case you’re confused about who she is, welcome to Paula White – a spiritual advisor, and “unofficial advisor” to Donald Trump.

Christians Called to Join Militias?

Next up in the Jim Bakker Show, a pastor named Rick Joyner has urged Christians to begin to form militias in preparation for a coming civil war.

Be warned, the following clip may have a slight element of “finding a singular out of context Bible verse to try and make a point” about it.

This, is not the first time the topic of a Civil War has come up in the Jim Bakker Show. Its almost as if they want one?

Introducing. “Team Rugged”

Welcome to “Team Rugged”. A group that offers ‘patriotic and biblical training’ that includes instruction on how to use knives and guns…

Check out The Guardian for more information.

What if, we all took some “Rugged selfies” of ourselves, and sent them over… would they let us join?

Introducing – The Christian Woman.

The Sofa has been going for a while. Once upon a time, I made a poster advertising a made up event about Christian Male Pastors, being all Christian and Male.

Obviously. That was a made up event, and no one would advertise anything that badly.

Thankfully this is also a totally* made up poster about a sermon series featuring guys telling Christian Women about being women.

*The Friendly Atheist has done a bit of digging into this, and it seems that sadly. This appears to be a real event.

Found by Aime Aitken over on Twitter.

Look Out For The Godly Thumb Drive

It seems that during his appearance on “The Jim Bakker Show”, Hank Kunneman suddenly seemed to receive a prophetic word from God that the appearance of a thumb drive would be a sign that America will have a “season of restoration” during which prayer will take place in public schools and abortion will be stopped.

Which happens to be two things that people watching will love to hear…

Donald Trump is God?

Once upon a time, I posted either posted an attempt at Satire, or about silly Christians being Silly.

Then along comes Donald Trump… who today posted on Twitter…

Yes. That is the American President tweeting ” They love him like he is the second coming of God… “

The same dude, that seemed to pause, look up at the sky during a press conference, and say “I am the chosen one”. Like he’s in a badly scripted movie or something…

Should we start taking bets on how soon it will be before Donald arranges a huge golden statue to be made of himself?

This Week In The Internet – Satanists are now the good guys???

“This week in the internet” – Where The Sofa tries to make sense of some of the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

What in Gods name is happening in Christianity?

John Cooper (The dude with the beard from Skillet) has posted an amazing response to the few high profile Christian people… who have publicly made some sort of “I’m not a Christian any more type statement.

I’ve been saying for 20 years(and seemed probably quite judgmental to some of my peers) that we are in a dangerous place when the church is looking to 20 year old worship singers as our source of truth. We now have a church culture that learns who God is from singing modern praise songs rather than from the teachings of the Word.

John Cooper

Dealing with Gun issues in America. One Way.

It seems that some Churches in America have been preparing for active shooter situations, according to AP News, by training and arming their Church family:

The anxiety of one mass shooting after another has led some churches to start training and arming their worshippers with guns. Not all security experts support this approach, but it has gained momentum as congregations across the country grapple with how to secure spaces where welcoming strangers is a religious practice.

AP News

Gun Issues… Another Way…

Then there’s this interview with Shane Claiborne

Sadly, Shane has concluded that Christians in the US are more pro death than they are pro life. 

“We like to say that we are pro life,” he observes, “but we have defined that so narrowly in terms of abortion that in the US you can say you are pro life and yet be pro death penalty, pro guns, pro military, anti environment; pretty much pro death on every other issue.”

Christian Today

And thats (possibly) not the most explosive thing he says.

And then there is this…

Then there is this little article from The Guardian that basically argues that American Christianity is looking so bad… Satanists are looking good?

The forces aligned against Satan have become so objectionable that he no longer looks like the bad guy. They include such groups as the Westboro Baptist church, notorious for its hate speech against LGBTQ people, Jews, Muslims and other groups, all of which it condemns as “satanic frauds”. There’s the Trump administration, in league with the US religious right, which has been aggressively pushing anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ legislation, not to mention engaging in overt Islamophobia.

The Guardian

This all part of an article about a Documentary call Hail Satan

Hopefully the Christian Internet will be nicer and more hopeful this week…