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The Greatest Christian Warmonger of All Time

I had never heard of Ellis Washington until I saw his recent WorldNetDaily article titled “Nation-building? No, Christian-building” and did some digging. Besides being a weekend commentator for WorldNetDaily, Washington is a black conservative, a graduate of the John Marshall Law School, former editor of the Michigan Law Review, host of an Atlanta radio program, and a lecturer and freelance writer on constitutional law, legal history, and critical race theory. He is also a devotee of radio talk show host Michael Savage (read his sickening tribute to Savage here) and, above all, the greatest Christian warmonger of all time.

I know, you think I’m grossly exaggerating. You have seen some of my articles with provocative titles like “Christian Killers?” “Pro-Lifers for Mass Murder,” “Cursed Be the Christian Coalition,” and “The Christian Axis of Evil” and you think I’m just trying to stimulate your interest by using hyperbole in the extreme.

I assure you that I am not exaggerating, grossly or otherwise. I assure you that I am not using hyperbole, in the extreme or otherwise. And I also assure you that Ellis Washington is the greatest Christian warmonger of all time. Yes, I know that time hasn’t ended yet, and that there might remain a great deal of time for more Christian warmongers to make themselves known. But you have got to read this statement from Ellis Washington for yourself:

If America is really serious about combating worldwide Islamic terrorism and the increasing reports of Christian genocide among the 44 Muslim nations, then let us take up the battle cry of Ann Coulter and the Muslim author who converted to Christianity and train our military not only to kill and destroy our enemies but to convert them to Christianity.

The first part of the “battle cry” Washington is referring to is this 2001 quote by Ann Coulter: “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”

The second part of Washington’s “battle cry” is from a Christian convert from Islam he heard on the radio expressing this sentiment: “America must use its military to go to every Muslim nation in the world and convert them to Christianity; it is the only way to end the Muslim jihad against the West, against Christianity and against civilization.”

Washington also wants to combine “Coulter’s battle cry together with the Newtonian principle that to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction” and send the U.S. military on “an international comprehensive Christian conversion campaign.” “A conversion policy will obviate the need for perpetual nation building,” he says.

But Washington does Coulter one better: “My one revision of Coulter is not that we should invade their countries: ‘We must invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.’” He wants the U.S. military to “join Christ’s battle cry” and honor the Marine Corps hymn.

Washington’s comments are so ludicrous and so contrary to sound Christian doctrine that every armchair Christian warrior, Christian Coalition moralist, Religious Right warvangelical, Reich-wing Christian nationalist, theocon Values Voter, Red-State Christian fascist, and God and country Christian bumpkin that I have ever criticized for supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should be ashamed and embarrassed at his comments.

Washington’s mention of America’s conflict with the Barbary Pirates over two hundred years ago – as if it has anything to do with the current “war on terror” – is ludicrous. But because other apologists for the “war on terror” have also brought it up, I will address that subject in a future article.

It’s not often that I am rendered speechless. I have but seven brief comments to make.

One, how can WorldNetDaily continue to publish Washington?

Two, the attacks of 9/11 were political acts that were not undertaken because of our freedoms, way of life, culture, or religion. The reason why any Muslims hate us or are trying to kill us is because of our wretched foreign policy and occupation of their countries.

Three, the aberrant Christianity advocated by Washington will turn away multitudes of unbelievers from real Christianity.

Four, the U.S. military is not God’s army. The Lord never sanctioned any crusade of Christians against any religion. The God of the Bible never called, commanded, or encouraged any Christian to kill, make apologies for the killing of, or excuse the killing of any adherent to a false religion.

Five, what kind of genuine conversion to Christianity can be obtained at the point of a gun?

Six, what Washington proposes – forced conversion – is something Muslims have been criticized for. How can he advocate that U.S. soldiers – many of whom are not even Christians – “convert” our “enemies” to Christianity?

And seven, Washington is a coward. If he believes that Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead while Muhammad was a sinner who died and stayed buried, then why doesn’t he go to Pakistan, Yemen, or Saudi Arabia and stand on the street corner and preach it and see how many conversions he gets? Why doesn’t he go to these countries and kill with his own hands those who reject Christianity? Why doesn’t he enlist in the military himself? I know the military has relaxed its standards. Perhaps he will be allowed in. But no, Washington wants instead to send your sons, your fathers, your brothers, and your friends to do what he doesn’t have the courage to do.

Ellis Washington is the greatest Christian warmonger of all time, bar none. What else needs to be said?

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