Metaxas turns Christmas carol right into a conspiracy parody
(RNS) – Evangelical radio host Eric Metaxas made his living telling cartoons about singing vegetables and writing bestselling biographies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Now Metaxas – host of the pro-Trump “Jericho March” prayer protest on Saturday in Washington, DC – is producing parodies of Christmas carols to further the 2020 election conspiracy theories.
Metaxas recently aired a video saying “Biden Did You Know?” – to the melody of “Mary Did You Know” – with lyrics by the conservative writer and editor John Zmirak from Stream. After a few seconds of a cappella group Pentatonix singing the traditional Christmas carol, Metaxas appears in front of pictures of his children’s book character Donald the Caveman, a Trump-inspired character, and Michael Lindell (the “MyPillow” guy) before turning into a song collapses.
“Joe Biden, did you know the Democrats would cast illegal ballots?” he sings. “Biden, did you know the Democrats deleted the servers after they pulled them? Did you know that Democrats can magically turn the tide? That you wouldn’t need voters to land your landslide? “
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The video also contains allegations of dead voters and meddling by Venezuela and billionaire George Soros.
In the background, the original texts of the song addressed to the Virgin Mary can still be seen, including those that tell miracles: “The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.”
Metaxas was a vocal supporter of President Trump and an evangelist for conspiracy theories. He recently claimed he would give his life for Trump’s fight against a “stolen election”.
Courts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia have repeatedly denied allegations of mass electoral fraud and other irregularities. On Friday (December 11), the US Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking the court to prevent these states from confirming their votes.
His embrace of Trump’s view of the recent election stunned many of Metaxas ‘former fans and friends in the evangelical world, particularly Metaxas’ insistence that Jesus is on the side of the president against evil forces trying to destroy America.
Conservative Christian commentator Rod Dreher has expressed concern about Metaxas ‘claims in a recent blog post titled “Eric Metaxas’ American Apocalypse,” in which Dreher speculates whether God is interfering with history for “intellectual and theological rot “to uncover.
Dreher told Religion News Service earlier this month that his friend was sincere but misguided. “Whatever you think of Eric Metaxas’ political views,” he said. “I can assure you that they are real. Eric is sincere to the Mark. That doesn’t make him right, but it does mean he’s not a cynic. “
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