Outside of former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a devout Catholic, is arguably the greatest political threat to the legacy media and Democratic Party to come out of the Republican Party ranks and is seen as a political Messiah.
Because Gov. DeSantis has come out swinging against the current “Woke” ideology that peddles racial division, gender-affirming surgeries on children, sexualizes children, and promotes a radical and militant propaganda machine aimed solely at demonizing anyone that pushed back against their ideological narratives, there is a great big fat target that has been placed on his back.
Yes, Gov. DeSantis isn’t making many friends among the legacy or mainstream media, who he believes do not give him a fair shake and attack his policies and overall “Florida First” agenda.
The DeSantis' are an average, God-fearing, Constitution-protecting family, who drape themselves with the American Flag and clutch onto their Bibles and guns, not to mention they love some Chick-Fil-A.
Progressive Democrats hate DeSantis because he and his family epitomize what an everyday American family looks like.
They hate everything about him and his family.
He doesn’t care.
To First Lady Casey DeSantis, the Governor is her family's “hero.”
“To our Daddy and our Hero, Happy Father’s Day! We Love You!!” tweeted Mrs. DeSantis on Father’s Day.
Now, it was only a matter of time before those very same media outlets who question his very existence and his governance set their sights on his faith, and are now hypocritically using his occasional reference to Biblical scriptures against him.
To Republicans and Independents across the country, DeSantis is seen as the political Pope that could unify the nation and restore a “God First, Family First” agenda that anchors the “Florida First” agenda that DeSantis has ingrained into the hearts and minds of millions of Floridians.
Media types and the aforementioned Progressive Democrats, are saying that DeSantis has “tapped into the Christian nationalism movement,” which is nothing less than a media narrative that calls anyone that uses scripture a racist.
“DeSantis is tapping into the Christian nationalism movement in his rhetoric and policies. But unlike religious conservatives of the past, his language is more aggressive, using war imagery to decide who is the better American,” stated Miami Herald reporter Mary Ellen Klas.
In response to Klas’s statement and promotion of a Miami Herald story, former DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw questioned why her former boss was being questioned for his use of scripture.
“What’s wrong with being Christian and quoting from the Bible in speeches when he feels it’s appropriate for the occasion,” stated Pushaw.
The Miami Herald story in question is based on DeSantis’s recent reference to Ephesians 6:10-18, where he told a crowd in Miami that American rights “come from God, and not the government.”
“Get ready to go put on that full armor of God and stand firm for the truth,” said DeSantis.
According to a CNN article about the “Christian revolt” that culminated in the January 6th Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., the “White Christian nationalist movement” uses scripture to mask “sexism and hostility to Black People and non-White immigrants in its quest to create a White Christian America.”
So in other words, DeSantis, Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or anyone that quotes the Bible, fit the mold of an unabashed Right-Wing and Bible-Thumping nutjobs that hates anyone that is not White, right?
Here is the exact Bible passage DeSantis was referring to as he warned people about the ongoing “Good vs. Evil” struggles of today’s society:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
The Political Pope vs. The Political Christ, um, Crist
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rep. Charlie Crist has referenced himself to Jesus Crist on several occasions, including recently when he called DeSantis “DeSatan.”
Remember, this is Charlie Crist we are talking about.
Crist, who while a registered Republican, and an Independent, and now as a Democrat, has promoted instances of him actually praying in public.
Sun-Sentinel Reporter Anthony Man captured Crist praying in front of the media during his unsuccessful run for governor against then-Gov. Rick Scott.
Stop the presses!
During the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary race against Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Crist took a page out of the DeSantis Bible and quoted scripture.
“Faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love,” said Crist in quoting 1 Corinthians.
Does this make Crist part of the “Christian nationalist movement?” Where is the media story about Crist stoking White national racism?
According to CNN and many other media outlets, anyone quoting scripture is masking “sexism and hostility to Black People and non-White immigrants in its quest to create a White Christian America,” right?
There is nothing wrong with referencing the Bible.
Even fellow "Catholic" President Joe Biden speaks about his faith at just about every turn.
Just about every Democrat and Republican politician (minus many House Progressives) quote Bible passages, but if you are Republican and named Ron DeSantis, well, quoting the Bible is racist
DeSantis doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve as Sen. Rubio does, but he is Catholic and is raising his (3) young children to follow the teachings of the Church.
With that said, there is a fat chance that you will see DeSantis dousing people with Holy Water, throwing out Communion wafers at rallies (he throws out baseball caps instead), baptizing people, giving the Sign of the Cross, or demanding that all children be baptized, complete First Communion, and be Confirmed.
Now, will you see him pull up to Chick-Fil-A and order himself his favorite spicy chicken sandwich?
Yes. You will.