THE POLITICS OF RELIGION
What happens when a Pastor loses perspective of his role in the church? What happens when a Pastor begins to see himself within the frame of Power instead of shepherd? What happens when a Pastor becomes a church’s politician? What happens when Pastors are led astray by a Snake? What happens is the Pastor is no longer a Pastor – but instead sees himself above the congregation instead of ‘beside it’.
Billed as an influential Evangelical leader, Bob Vander Plaats is the CEO of The Family Leader. He recently endorsed DeSantis for president after DeSantis’ campaign gave Plaats foundation $95,000 ostensibly in return for the endorsement. Plaats website states, “Inspiring the church to engage government in God’s Kingdom”. In actuality, the engagement mentioned = control. An ardent anti-Trump activist, Plaats views DeSantis as a Godly man and only Godly men that are vetted by Plaats through his “ChooseWell” platform are worthy of being in political office. And he, Plaats, wants to select those office holders for DeSantis…
The ChooseWell Platform does not even list Trump as a potential candidate, and thus has already revealed a significant bias. A Power vacuum, Plaats has essentially told his followers to abandon Trump and vote according to his measure of morality. A lobbying effort – not a religious organization. According to its IRS Form 990, The Family Leader receives the majority of its compensation from ‘government institutions’ and pays Plaats roughly $200,000. In addition Plaats operates, The Family Leader, Inc – wherein donations are not a charitable deduction, his salary is an additional $220,000 and Net Assets are roughly $1.377 million. As of 2022, The Family Leader Foundation has Net Assets of roughly $1 million untaxed.
Donors are NOT revealed including government subsidies of his organization. And grants or donations from these entities are nonexistent. His public audience is his mission – not actions or charity.
Having failed to be elected Governor of Iowa on three separate instances, Plaat’s ego would seem to supersede his appeal. His claim to have selected three successful presidential candidates includes: Cruz, Santorum, and Huckabee. Santorum is a neoconservative in alliance with McCain, Bush and Pence, characterized as an extreme hawk. Cruz has lost a significant base of appeal due to his personal activities. And Huckabee – we would have to ask his opinion.
Plaat is quite vocal on Twitter/X in his constant drivel against Trump as opposed to his supposed self portrayal as above such pettiness. A superiority complex. Thus pronouncing himself as a nonChristian and a wolf among the sheep.
Plaats disparaging comments regarding Trump include; 1. His admiration for Jenna Ellis, whose plea deal would seemingly include denouncing Trump on social media, 2. Trump is responsible for CoVid, 3. Trump is responsible for Jan 6th, 4. Trump is responsible for the inactivation of the gold standard, 5. Trump hired Fauci and is responsible for not firing him…etc…
Plaat is pro-Israel calling for the annihilation of Hamas and Gaza, without seemingly realizing, or perhaps just ignoring, the fact that today’s Israel is Secular – not Christian – not Judea. His posts highlight the ‘sanctity of life’ for all – except those he doesn’t like or agree with – Again denouncing the Biblical account of the Hebrews and Semites. All while working directly with the Rhino RNC in his lobbying campaign.
A Power vacuum with all the hawks, Rhinos, and agendas facilitating the same Cabalist kingdom – small k.
The essence of Plaats message is that people of his stature are the only ones deserving to live – and to lead.
A Power struggle within the evangelicals is emerging. It is led by the hawks who decry the ‘sanctity of life’ for me, but not for those I personally oppose. It is the Nikki Haley call for War Forever. It presupposes that by pronouncing oneself an evangelical one is superior to those beneath their vision. This is not a true Christian view and should be called out for what it desires; the absolute monarchial control of America via a self appointed King who will rule according to their Kingdom Protocol.
And the End Result will be a colony lorded and ruled via an absolute Authority of Power.
Such an endorsement by Plaats upon DeSantis exalts the Truth behind this assembly and should scare the bejeebies out of every Christian, Catholic and Jew. It will invoke the annihilation of every religion that is NOT within their doctrine and stands against the Biblical convention.
Do Not Be Fooled. This is a Power Play of Deceptive Authority using the Bible as a idol for its application.