Friday, August 5, 2022

Andrew Torba, "Christian Nationalist" and Alleged Anti-Semite

 I'd not heard of Andrew Torba till just now. I was watching a Stephen Colbert monologue on YouTube and Colbert mentioned Andrew Torba. My ears perked up for a couple of reasons. "Torba" is a Polish word meaning "bag." And Colbert said that Torba is a Christian nationalist and an anti-Semite. 

I searched online. If what I found is accurate, Torba is of Polish descent. He is from the coal mining region near Scranton, Pennsylvania, again, if what I found is accurate. 

I don't know how much power Torba has. 

The article about Andrew Torba is here

Below is his statement, as featured in the Media Matters article. Torba singles out Jews as a problem and pretends that all Christians are like him. I am a Christian and I have nothing in common with a man who speaks like this. I hope any increased visibility brings with it increased condemnation of so-called "Christian nationalism" and all anti-Semitism. 

ANDREW TORBA (GAB CEO): This is a Christian nation. Christians outnumber you by a lot. A lot. And we're not going to listen to 2%. You represent 2% of the country, OK? We're not bending the knee to the 2% anymore. The 98% of the rest of us — you know, 70, 75% of which are Christians, self-identifying Christians — we're not taking it anymore, bud. We are taking back our culture. We're taking back our country. We're taking back our government. So deal with it.

You know, there's nothing you can do to stop us because what has been set into motion, it's snowballing now. Right? We have Marjorie Taylor Greene openly saying that she's a Christian nationalist. We have Matt Gaetz kind of flirting with it a little bit today with his tweet on Christian nationalism. You know, we have Paul Gosar. We have like people in Congress right now, members of Congress right now who are openly, openly saying that they're Christian nationalists. We have multiple candidates for governor who won their primaries in a landslide, are winning in the polling right now, and are going to win the governorships of multiple states who are Christian nationalists. 

We have officials not only at the state level, not only at the federal level, but also at the local level. People who are running for school boards — Christian nationalists who are running for school board and by Christian nationalists, I mean like concerned Christian parents who are done, who are done, done with this, done, done being controlled and being told what we're allowed to do in our own country by a 2% minority or by people who hate our biblical worldview, hate our Christ, hate our Lord and savior. Done. It's over. So you better deal with it. 

You can — you can demonize me individually. You can try and attack me. But guess what? You know, I am just one of hundreds of millions of Christians in this country, bud. So guess what? It's inevitable. Sorry.  


  1. Jewish Ghetto in Poland

    1. Jerzy, perhaps you can explain the connection between the link you posted and the subject of Danusha's post?

  2. How can a follower of Christ be a nationalist? Aren't we to be "no part" of the world as Jesus was?

    These are Jesus' own words recorded at John 17:14-16:

    " I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.
    I do not request that you take them out of the world, but that you watch over them because of the wicked one. They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world."

    While we have to live in the world of course, don't we have to stay out of its divisive politics, its divisive nationalism, and its cruel wars?

    We are subjects of the Kingdom of God, the heavenly government for whose coming Jesus taught us to pray. It, and it alone, will end the time during which "man has dominated man to his harm", and turn the whole earth into a paradise of peace.

    Daniel 2:44 speaks of what this Kingdom will do, when it says: “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,."

    So is there even any future in nationalism?!

    People urgently need to know this. The Kingdom preaching work that Jesus left for his followers to do is so so important.

  3. The famous Yale report describing results of sanctions has two Polish co-autors

  4. Poland is allegedly responsible See also the URL. antisemitism. The truth is allegedly antisemitic.

  5. The Memory Monster is an Israeli novel about Holocaust memory. It describes the controversial journeys of Israeli youth to death camps. It says about identification of the Jews with cool Germans in nice forms. I have read only reviews. I believe that Holocaust educators should read the book.

    1. Reviews

    2. Strong.

  6. Texas school district bans the Bible. Keller Schools, KISD - An exceptional district in which to learn, work and live.

  7. Anti-Catholic propaganda.

  8. "The (Israeli) state argued that the autopsy was necessary to establish the case against the uncle, whereas the family’s lawyers argued it was not because there was already clear evidence, and it would violate Jewish law" - the dispute may be interesting because of Jedwabne excavation.


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