Christian author and radio show host Eric Metaxas boasted about his religious faith, and called for prayer for Madonna — while mocking her — at the March for Life event in Washington D.C. on Jan. 27.
Metaxas, a supporter of President Donald Trump, used some of the same phrases from Madonna’s off-handed remarks made at the Women’s March on Jan. 21 about thinking of blowing up the White House, notes The Christian Post:
Yes I am outraged, yes, I have not thought a lot about blowing up Madonna’s house. And the reason I have not thought a lot about blowing up Madonna’s house is because the Lord I follow commands me to love my enemies…
I’d like you to join me right now in praying for Madonna. Madonna, Jesus loves you, and we’re going to pray that His love be revealed to you and everybody that was at the Women’s March.
During the Women’s March, Madonna proclaimed: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
The pop singer explained her comments on Instagram on Jan. 22, reported CNN:
I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with “I want to start a revolution of love.”
I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything, And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.
Metaxas attacked former President Barack Obama on a radio show in February 2012, and used Obama’s picture on his website to promote his book, “Bonhoeffer,” noted NewsVideoClip.TV. He also posed for a picture with Obama that same month (below).
Sources: The Christian Post, CNN, NewsVideoClip.TV / Photo Credit: Obama White House/Flickr