In a column published June 11 at WorldNetDaily and Newsmax, Pat Boone cites a Bible verse saying that people should "be subject to the governing authorites" to suggest that those who criticize President Trump will bring divine judgment on themselves. He went on to write:
Friend, I’m a life-long conservative. I didn’t vote for Barack Obama, and deplored his two elections. I personally disagreed with many of his actions and decisions, and had doubts about his legitimacy to even be president. But he was our president — and I had to accept that — and was commanded to pray for him, every day!
And I did.
Want to know what I prayed? “Dear Lord, I pray for President Obama, his wife and daughters. I ask you to bless him and bring him into the center of Your will, for him and for our country. Amen.”
You see? I honestly couldn’t know whether the Obama presidency was what we needed — or what we deserved. Only God could know, and determine that. My duty was to pray for God’s will to be done, and to pray for the authority over us.
Boone is suggesting his disagreements with Obama were somewhat benign. They weren't. Boone embraced every malicioius lie and smear against Obama that he could find, and he was a rabid birther to boot. Boone even issued a veiled threat against the president's life, in which he discusses "tenting" a house to "send a very powerful fumigant, lethal to the varmints and unwelcome creatures, into every nook and cranny" and adding, "I believe – figuratively, but in a very real way – we need to tent the White House!" Even as Obama was nearing the end of his presidential term, Boone continued to spew hate.
These are not the acts of a man who prayed earnestly and sincerely for Obama's safety. If Boone were the practicing Christian he claims to be, he would publicly apologize to Obama for spreading such hate and lies. But we know that won't happen because Boone's right-wing politics trump any personal integrity he might have.
Boone then hypocritically attacks those who he thinks are doing to Trump what he did to Obama, while likening Trump to the right-wing Bible hero du jour:
Remember, God chose a shepherd boy to be King of Israel. He chose pagan King Cyrus to commission the rebuilding of Jerusalem. He chose Saul of Tarsus, the chief persecutor of Jesus to become the pre-eminent Apostle, and Jesus chose Judas as one of His 12 closest disciples. God’s ways are not always for us to understand. But He governs in the affairs of men.
Meanwhile, I shudder as I hear Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, all the late night “comedians” like Steven Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, an unhinged Bobby DeNiro, and a porn “star” and her conniving lawyer participating in pure blackmail and extortion, rail and curse and accuse and call outright for impeachment, of the man appointed by God as our authority.
And I remind Pelosi, Baldwin, DeNiro, Colbert and Kimmel, all Catholics who should know better, what the Scripture warns: “whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God...and those who resist will bring judgement on themselves.”
They’re not just mocking their president and ours. They’re mocking God Himself and His Word.
We don't recall Boone ever denouncing himself for "mocking God Himself and His Word" by spreading lies and hate about Obama. (Oh, and Boone effectively called for Obama's impeachment by declaring Obama's purportedly fake birth certificate to be a "high crime.")