Faithful America has collected over 12k signatures to prove that Johnson “will never speak for Jesus”
Newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has been extremely vocal about his strict Christian beliefs, going so far as to say that reading the Bible will teach you everything there is to know about his world view. But an online Christian group called Faithful America isn’t buying it, launching a petition to condemn him as a false prophet.
According to Newsweek, the group is in the midst of their second-annual “False Prophets Don’t Speak for Me” campaign, which aims to show that false prophets “will never speak for Jesus” for the Christian community. Alongside Johnson — for whom they’ve collected over 12,000 signatures in favor of condemnation — they’ve listed other Christian-nationalist leaders such as Donald Trump, Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and co-founder of Moms for Liberty, Bridget Ziegler.
“It’s hard to overstate the threat that anti-democracy, anti-freedom Christian nationalism poses to both democracy and the church today, especially now that Rep. Mike Johnson has become the most Christian-nationalist speaker in U.S. history,” Faithful America’s petition states. “Christian nationalism is also a leader-driven movement. The threat is not from voters or people in the pews, but from the greedy liars and con men who spread disinformation, deploy the us-vs-them politics of fascism, and attach themselves to the fervor of faith in an attempt to build their own power and egos. These are the False Prophets that Jesus warned us about.”