MAGA Candidate Mark Burns Urges Christians to Smash the Windows of Antifa Activists’ Cars

Mark Burns, an unabashed Christian nationalist Trump-loving pastor who is running for Congress in South Carolina, urged conservatives to start smashing the car windows of anti-fascist activists.

Burns spoke at the ReAwaken America rally in Keizer, Oregon, last weekend, where event organizers claimed that “antifa” protestors outside the event were placing sharp objects under the wheels of attendee’s cars in an effort to pop their tires. While at the event, Burns sat down for an interview on “The Black Conservative Preacher” show, where he insisted that Christians should not turn the other cheek, as Jesus commanded, but rather strike back twice as hard.

“You see an antifa flag, knock out their window,” Burns advocated.

“Forgive me, Jesus,” he then added, facetiously. “Lord, forgive me. I’m asking for forgiveness right now.”

“The Bible says that ‘the Kingdom suffers violence and the violent take it by force,’” Burns declared, quoting Matthew 11. “The problem is we’re being too cowardly and too weak and we think that man has authority over us when we serve a big God who has given us power and authority to tread over every demonic spirit. So, if they’re gonna knock out a window, you go knock out two of theirs.”

“Jesus said, ‘Go buy two swords,’” replied host Quincy Franklin, paraphrasing a passage from Luke 22.

“Y’all better go buy some swords in the name of Jesus,” Burns proclaimed. “Go start knocking out some windows!”

Realizing that he may have gone too far, Burns then attempted to backtrack, insisting that he was not advocating violence but was simply promoting “self-defense.”

“I’m only saying that if they’re going to knock out our windows, we’d knock out theirs too,” he said. “They believe that we Republicans are soft and we are quiet and we are cowering down to antifa and Black Lives Matter. The devil is a liar. Don’t let my title [of pastor] confuse you. I’ve been waiting for antifa!  …  I’m here, come get me. That’s my mentality. Come get me. Want some? Get some.”

“I will Will Smith them in a heartbeat,” Burns pledged. “I’ll put one of them to sleep.”

Can someone tell me what the Antifa flag looks like?   Antifa is not an organization, it has no flag nor members.   I suspect he was really meaning the Pride flag and was really preaching to assault any LGBTQ+ they come near.    Afterall everyone knows that they are the enforcers against things god hates.

16 thoughts on “MAGA Candidate Mark Burns Urges Christians to Smash the Windows of Antifa Activists’ Cars

  1. Say WHAT???? And this ‘man’ calls himself a “man of god”??? He is advocating a damn civil war here!!! And yet, in South Carolina, his words may very well fall in fertile ground and sprout seeds that lead to his election! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Hugs.

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    1. Hello Jill. Sadly the Republican party corrupts all it touches. Even the word of the Christian god. It is all about tribalism and power. Whatever it takes to get that power so they can increase their personal wealth and to increase their power some more. It is a never ending cycle that has nothing to do with helping their fellow humans nor with the good of the country. Only their insatiable need for greed and power over others.

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      1. I wonder … of late, the Republican Party is nearly synonymous with ‘evangelicals’ … which came first, the religion or the party? Which corrupted which? You’re so right … it has nothing whatsoever to do with helping people or trying to make the world a better place. I’m frankly sick of the entire mess. I want to go live on a deserted island somewhere!

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        1. And yet, when reading Heather’s newsletter, she often references past events and decisions where Republicans actually acted like they had good sense. Something changed. Drastically!

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  2. I guess this is what we can expect from those who want to lead from trumps shadow. A complete lack of authority, relying on bs and lies rope the gullible into following.

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  3. Hello Jill and Nan. I wanted to answer the questions you both asked because I have done a bunch of readings on it. Barry Goldwater on the “Religious Right” and “Gay Rights”

    On the Religious Right

    “The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
    I’m frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C’ and ‘D.’ Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of ‘conservatism.’ ”
    –Speech in the US Senate (16 September 1981)

    “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”
    –Said in November 1994, as quoted in John Dean, Conservatives Without Conscience (2006)

    “I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.”
    –Said in July 1981 in response to Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell’s opposition to the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court, of which Falwell had said, “Every good Christian should be concerned.” Time Magazine, (20 July, 1981)

    On Gay Rights

    “The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they’re gay. You don’t have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay. And that’s what brings me into it.”

    “Having spent 37 years of my life in the military as a reservist, and never having met a gay in all of that time, and never having even talked about it in all those years, I just thought, why the hell shouldn’t they serve? They’re American citizens. As long as they’re not doing things that are harmful to anyone else… So I came out for it.”

    “Gays and lesbians are a part of every American family. They should not be shortchanged in their efforts to better their lives and serve their communities. As President Clinton likes to say, ‘If you work hard and play by the rules, you’ll be rewarded’ and not with a pink slip just for being gay.” On True Conservatism

    “What I was talking about Gay rights, Abortion was more or less ‘conservative,’ ” Goldwater recalls, saying he was smeared by the people around President Johnson – “the most dishonest man we ever had in the presidency.” Goldwater continues: “The oldest philosophy in the world is conservatism, and I go clear back to the first Greeks. … When you say ‘radical right’ today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.”

    Please notice the dates he spoke about religion in politics. As for race and race baiting the Republicans and Democrats basically shifted position with the 1964 civil rights bill. “We have lost the South for a generation,” President Lyndon B. Johnson told an aide after he signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. White racists started opening private schools for white kids only. But the real cementing of the Republican racism is in the Nixon presidency. He pushed the southern strategy.

    Although the phrase “Southern Strategy” is often attributed to Nixon’s political strategist Kevin Phillips, he did not originate it[15] but popularized it.[16] In an interview included in a 1970 New York Times article, Phillips stated his analysis based on studies of ethnic voting:

    “From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need any more than that… but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.”

    In American politics, the Southern strategy was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3] As the civil rights movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South who had traditionally supported the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party. It also helped to push the Republican Party much more to the right relative to the 1950s.

    The phrase “Southern Strategy” refers primarily to “top down” narratives of the political realignment of the South which suggest that Republican leaders consciously appealed to many white Southerners’ racial grievances in order to gain their support.[5] This top-down narrative of the Southern Strategy is generally believed to be the primary force that transformed Southern politics following the civil rights era. The scholarly consensus is that racial conservatism was critical in the post-Civil Rights Act realignment of the Republican and Democratic parties.

    The perception that the Republican Party had served as the “vehicle of white supremacy in the South,” particularly during the Goldwater campaign and the presidential elections of 1968 and 1972, made it difficult for the Republican Party to win back the support of black voters in the South in later years.[4] In 2005, Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman formally apologized to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for exploiting racial polarization to win elections and ignoring the black vote.[13][14],to%20racism%20against%20African%20Americans.

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    1. Thanks for all the info, Scottie! Very interesting that Goldwater felt that way even 30 years prior. And John Dean was certainly prescient. I find it a damn shame that such a large number of people in this nation think it is their ‘right’ or ‘duty’ to judge the rest of us, to try to make us fit into a small box that was never intended for us. Sigh. Thanks again for your hard work and research, Scottie! I think you’ll find my afternoon post of interest along these lines! Hugs

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