Christopher Suprun claims to be a man of faith. “I’m Roman Catholic,” the Republican presidential elector told Jack Jenkins, senior religion reporter for the decidedly left-of-center news site ThinkProgress.
Suprun, a Dallas, Texas paramedic, made national news a fortnight ago when he authored an op-ed for The New York Times in which he announced that he would not cast his electoral vote for Donald Trump
In his subsequent interview with Jenkins, the faithless elector insisted that it actually was because of his Christian faith that he decided to repudiate President-elect Trump, who, wrote Suprun, in his New York Times screed, “shows daily he is unqualified for the office.”
That Suprun dares to cast aspersions upon President-elect Trump – who was duly elected by winning the popular vote in three-fifths of the states (which added up 306 electoral votes) – proves him to be a counterfeit Christian.
For an authentic Christian would be mindful of the warning, from the Gospel According to Luke, that “there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”
Indeed, in his Times op-ed, Suprun claimed: “Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation.” It was “the last time I remember the nation united,.” he lamented.
And that’s why Suprun can’t bring himself to cast his ballot for President-elect Trump, he explained. “I watch Mr. Trump fail to unite America and drive a wedge between us.”
The New York Times and ThinkProgress accepted Suprun’s fake narrative as Gospel truth. But the faithless Republican elector has since been exposed as a fraudster.
Indeed, WFAA in Dallas, Texas aired a report this past Thursday in which it noted that Suprun’s LinkedIn resume claimed he was a firefighter in Manassas Park, Virginia in September 2001. Yet, the City of Manassas Park confirmed that the paramedic wasn’t even hired until October 2001.
Caught in a lie, Suprun on Friday doubled down during an appearance on Reddit, the popular online forum.
He insisted he never claimed he was employed by MPFD on 9/11, but was actually a volunteer firefighter at the time in Dale City, Virginia, where, he alleged, he was among first responders to the terror attack on the Pentagon.
WFAA checked the 9/11 records and found that the DCFD was not, in fact, a first responder at the Pentagon. That’s probably why Suprun neglected to mention DCFD on his otherwise comprehensive nine-printed-page-long LinkedIn resume.
The faithless elector’s fraud is egregious. As a genuine first responder who knows Suprun told WFAA, “It’s no different than stolen valor for the military; dressing up and saying, ‘Hey, I earned a Purple Heart’ when you weren’t even in combat.”
Suprun has earned himself lasting ignominy for his deceit. But an even worst fate awaits the counterfeit Christian for brazenly and unrepentantly disdaining God’s Word.
Indeed, Romans 3:1-2 is unambiguous:
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”
By resisting the authority of President-elect Trump, Suprun also is resisting the ordinance of God. And, in so doing, the faithless elector is bringing judgment on himself.
And he is not alone.
Everyone who refuses to submit to the President-elect’s authority, who refuses to accept that America’s 45th president – Donald J. Trump – was appointed by sovereign God, is not just opposing the nation’s next commander-in-chief, they also are in open rebellion against the Almighty.
That includes putative “faith leaders” on the Religious Left, who signed a statement this past May condemning then-candidate Trump as nothing less than “a threat to both the values of our faith and the health of our democracy.”
The Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, is credited with writing much of the Religious Left’s call to “resist” Republican Trump.
“Faithfulness to Jesus is at stake in how American Christians respond,” he declared, in a column published this past spring by the left-of-center Religion News Service in which he likened the Republican presidential hopeful to Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the genocide of more than six million Jews, and Daniel François Malan, who ushered in apartheid in South Africa.
Gushee was certain the mass of Christians would heed the call issued by him and his fellow “faith leaders.” So much so that he authored yet another column for RNS two weeks before the presidential election in which he joyously assumed Hillary Clinton would be the next president, while making several snarky post-election predictions.
“A group of political fundamentalist Christians declares the election of Clinton to be a fulfillment of Scriptures associated with the End of Days. New Countdown-to-Armageddon calendars appear. Christ’s return is set for July 7, 2017.”
“Two new liberal justices are added to the Supreme Court cementing a liberal majority for a generation. Despair descends across Red State America.”
“Christian right organizations continue their failed 40-year-old strategy of attempting to ‘take back America’ by electing GOP candidates to high office. Their organizations continue to shrink in influence.”
“After this election the culture wars are over, and the conservatives have lost. The rest is endgame.”
More than a month after Donald Trump’s history-making election, Gushee and his fellow “faith leaders” on the Christian Left are still in a state of denial. They simply can’t believe they are so out of step with the mass of American Christians, the overwhelming majority of who voted for the Republican.
They vow resistance to the President-elect’s God-given authority after he is sworn into office next month.
Those Christian Left “faith leaders” are modern day false prophets. They have sown the wind, and they now shall reap the whirlwind.