Eric Metaxas Brings Back Katie “WhiteLivesMatter” Hopkins

The timing is key.

In the midst of the worst racial unrest in the United States since the late 1960s, Eric Metaxas today hosted white nationalist apologist Katie Hopkins.  Her tweet today is representative of what Metaxas is promoting on his show.

The hashtag and the article she says she stands by are horrendous. And the timing of them is an absolute slap in the face of those seeking racial reconciliation. Metaxas has made a conscious choice to work against this movement in the church by giving Hopkins a platform. The last time she was on his show, he called her his “hero.

Speaking of the article she stands by, here are some excerpts.

“No, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad.

I still don’t care.

Because in the next minute you’ll show me pictures of aggressive young men at Calais, spreading like norovirus on a cruise ship. Watching them try to clamber on to British lorries and steal their way into the UK, do I feel pity? Only for the British drivers, who get hit with a fine every time one of this plague of feral humans ends up in their truck.

Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984′, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors.

Once gunships have driven them back to their shores, boats need to be confiscated and burned on a huge bonfire. Drilling a few holes in the bottom of anything suspiciously resembling a boat would be a good idea, too, just for belt and braces.

The article was removed from publication and eventually Hopkins lost her column gig.

Maybe Metaxas will reveal this on his YouTube channel.

And apparently, she prefers segregated churches to a call for white Christians to examine their prejudice.

As American Christians are reflecting on the evils of racism and segregation in their churchs, Eric Metaxas today fawns over a woman who says “white Christians need to stand tall and proud” and “walk away” from calls to become allies of our minority brothers and sisters.

Read more about Ms. Hopkins here.

43 thoughts on “Eric Metaxas Brings Back Katie “WhiteLivesMatter” Hopkins”

  1. I don’t think I want to read more about her – but it is important to recognize a poisonous snake when you see one.

  2. Metaxas is a textbook definition fascist. That he should ally himself with others similarly inclined to raw, naked power is no surprise at all.

  3. As much as I am pissed by the killing of George Floyd, although accidental, there was no excuse for those cops to restrain him so strongly when he begged them for his life, I find it disturbing to use his tragic death to demonize all conservative evangelical pastors and people, like Metaxas, by insinuating that we do not value the lives of George Floyd and that we are racist white nationalists. As for Eric, I would like to read the transcript of that show with Katie Hopkins. To me, being critical of BLM does not necessarily make you racist. Even if Hopkins is what Warren claims she is, I noticed that besides her, Metaxas has had these people on his show: Morgan Freeman, a prominent African American actor, and Milo Y, an openly gay provocateur. That shows that he, despite being a white Christian, is valuing the views of people of strikingly diverse backgrounds in terms of race, religion, sexuality, and politics.

    1. I don’t know you so I didn’t insinuate anything about you. I do know what Katie Hopkins has done and said and just today she said she stands by every word of a horrendous screed. Metaxas called her his hero. This isn’t theoretical. It is what happened. I will be interested in the transcript too but he should never have given her a platform.

    2. Floyd’s death was not “accidental.” It was the result of Chauvin using unnecessary force on a restrained suspect in his custody. That is why Chauvin is facing 2nd degree murder charges.

    3. Accidental? It was accidental that the cop knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes? It was murder – perhaps not First Degree, but murder, nonetheless. Trying to pass a counterfeit bill (which he may or may not have known was counterfeit) is not grounds for summary execution by cop.

      1. Nobody is denying that the cop killed him and he should be charged with murder. However, based on the video, it doesn’t look like they planned to kill him. They wanted to place him in the car, which he was uncomplying. Perhaps, because he was drunk, so they used force on him hoping he would comply. Still, he told Chavin and other cops that he could not breathe but because they ignored him, and as trained law enforcement officers they must know better, and because of this he died, they committed a crime. In Minnesota it is called not premeditated murder, in other states they could also be charged with criminally negligent homicide, but it is still the same thing when it comes to hard sentences.

        1. “They wanted to place him in the car, which he was uncomplying.”

          Bull, he was complying. He was not struggling or fighting in anyway.

          Show me the video where you see him “uncomplying.”

          Further, simply because they “didn’t plan to kill him” doesn’t make it “an accident.”

          1. I remember in the video, Chauvin is telling Floyd to get up while holding on his neck. Floyd says that he will get up, but then he starts screaming: “I can’t breathe!”. Chauvin keeps doing what he does by stating that they (police) have been trying to get him in a car for 10 minutes. I don’t know if it was true, perhaps, we should see during his trial. Still, this was a criminal negligence and Chavin should be punished for that, but this crime does not demonstrate that white evangelical Christians, and let alone Republican politicians including Trump are supposedly racist bigots who want to have innocent black people to be killed by racist police.

          2. Not holding his neck, kneeling on his neck. You think Chauvin telling Floyd to get up while kneeling on his neck shows Floyd is not complying?

            this crime is a pattern of such crimes, which indicate a form of systemic racism. And many people responses to that pattern (ex citing misleading statistics) do indicate prejudices.

          3. I don’t know what to make of the video, since didn’t see how it happened that Floyd ended up on the ground underneath the police car. But, we will learn later, surely. As for systemic racism: it can go both ways, meaning that blacks in power and their white supporters can manipulate the system that could also help black criminals. For instance, in 1991, a Jewish Australian man named Yankel Rosenbaum was stabbed to death during Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn. But his black murderer Lemrick Nelson was found not guilty because the hospital administration influenced by then black mayor David Dinkins and Black police commissioner Lee Brown had doctored up the autopsy report, which supposedly said that Rosenbaum did not die from being stabbed. I also noticed that the second investigation of Floyd’s autopsy says slightly different things than the first one, and the results were announced by a female black official. The second one says that he only died from asphyxiation, which forced the county to upgrade the charges from manslaughter to 2nd degree murder. Something to think about.

            Anyway, anytime the lefties scream ‘Black Lives Matter’ and talk about systemic racism , I respond Yankel Rosenbaum, remember his name.

          4. “I don’t know what to make of the video, since didn’t see how it happened”

            And yet you still claimed that Floyd was “uncomplying”

            “As for systemic racism: it can go both ways”

            No it can’t and if you believe that you don’t really understand what it is. Isolated instances where a black person was able to discriminate against a white one are NOT examples of “systemic racism.”

          5. I’m not sure why you are trying to defend Chauvin in the slightest. It is a fact that Floyd was cuffed behind his back, whatever resistance he could have given was effectively over at that point. It’s a fact that he told Chauvin he couldn’t breath. Chauvin’s attorneys will certainly argue it was merely a tragic accident, but Chauvin did something so reckless which directly contributed to Floyd’s death, that he is at least guilty of 3rd degree murder if not more. Floyd’s alleged crimes are irrelevant. His past history with police is irrelevant. His previous hypothetical resistance to arrest is irrelevant. What drugs he had in his system is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is that Floyd was physically restrained and of no possible danger to Chauvin for the 8 minutes it took to kill him.

            Also, your point about a 30 year old murder of Jewish guy is appalling. This is classic bothsiderism. Even if your reporting of events is correct, so the F what? That can be wrong and systemic racism against black people can be wrong too. One does not excuse the other. You can be upset at Floyd’s murder without that invaliding anger at other unjust murders of non-black people. And, it’s not morally inconsistent to demand change based on one unjust murder without having to re-examine every unjust murder in history.

            What’s more, again, even if what you report is true and accurate, it completely misses the scale. So, if 1000 black men die because of systemic racial injustice and one non-black guy dies, yes it’s technically true “both sides” do it, but one is a much bigger problem than the other. One category should be address far more urgently than the other. This doesn’t mean you don’t care. You have to start somewhere.

            You respond Yankel Rosenbaum? So, we can never address systemic racism against blacks because of one murder of a Jewish guy 30 years ago. Yeah, that makes sense. And I guess we should never have passed the voting rights act because one time a black guy wouldn’t let a white guy vote.

          6. I was never defending the killing of George Floyd, but I am vehemently against labeling it as a racially motivated hate crime murder. I also believe that every suspect deserves a fair trial. I shared the story of Yankel Rosenbaum in order to refute the position of the Left how supposedly we have systemic racism where whites are always in power and they benefit from oppressing POCs. But the reality is a lot more complicated than that. I am sure that if any college student would tell the story of Yankel Rosenbaum to their sociology professor who happen to be black, that student would be labeled as racist and get in trouble. The point is that when POCs get the opportunity to have positions of power, they can become oppressors themselves. This is what the Left wants and that’s what these riots that are happening across America are about. I don’t believe that if they succeed it is going to be a better society, only worse.

          7. “I was never defending the killing of George Floyd,”

            No you simply tried to mitigate the severity of it by claiming it was “an accident”

            “I am vehemently against labeling it as a racially motivated hate crime murder.”

            what if it actual was racially motivated? wouldn’t that make it a hate crime?

            what do you think “systemic racism” means?

          8. It could be possible that it was a hate crime and if it can be proven during the trial, then the perpetrators should by punished accordingly. The issue is that a bunch of hoodlums are already determined that it was a hate crime in order to justify destruction of property and violent attacks on the police and innocent white people. To me, the systemic racism is an ideology which can be easily refuted.

          9. it’s an “ideology” really, that’s what you think it is. So you don’t think centuries of slavery and oppression haven’t had any effect on the racial disparities in the US? What do you attribute those persistent racial disparities too then?

          10. I agree with you on the effects of slavery and I don’t deny those persistent racial disparities, but it is also true that despite such hardships of the past, there have been significant increase in the African American community in the middle class status for the past 55 years. It is also true blacks have been able to achieve numerous powerful positions in the realms of business, education, economics, engineering, and politics. That why I said before, when it comes to the existence of systemic racism and white privilege, the reality is very complicated.

          11. SOME blacks yes. However, not anywhere close to achieving parity with whites. Certainly not enough to overcome the systemic racism caused by having whites dominating business, education, politics.

          12. I was never defending the killing of George Floyd

            You sort of are just a bit though. Asking how he got under that police car, saying Floyd was noncomplying, describing Chauvin’s actions as “holding his neck”, implying that the update to the autopsy report was somehow suspicious because it was announced by a black officer. I don’t know what the purpose of saying those thing is unless it’s an attempt to somehow mitigate the crime.

            I am vehemently against labeling it as a racially motivated hate crime murder

            The fact is, we don’t know Chauvin’s motivations. He could be a totally equal opportunity brutal cop, but that’s kind of beside the point. Black men are killed by police at a disproportionally high rate compared to white people. That’s is the definition of systemic racism. You can’t look at any *one* case and say race was the only factor. But, in the aggregate, after all the numbers are counted, black people are stopped more, searched more, arrested more, charged more, convicted more, sentenced higher, and killed by police more. Why? How do we make our justice system more equitable? That is why people are crying out. Floyd is part of the broader pattern and a particularly egregious case.

            WRT to Yankel Rosenbaum, you are fighting a straw man. No one says sometimes white people are mistreated by blacks. That it’s somehow beyond the realm of possibility. What we say is systemic racism against black people is a much bigger problem at the moment. And literally no one would get in trouble for factually reporting the case of Yankel Rosenbaum. What might get you labeled a racist though is to bring it up right after a black man is unjustly murdered and use that case to argue that it somehow nullifies that unjust killing. Two wrongs do not make a right.

            The point is that when POCs get the opportunity to have positions of power, they can become oppressors themselves.

            Let’s agree to cross that bridge when we get to it, buddy. And when and if it happens, I’ll be right beside you, metaphorically speaking.

  4. I’ve never listened to Metaxas’s show. Would I be right in assuming he’s the evangelical equivalent of Dave Rubin, a “former liberal” who now gives a platform and veneer of respectability to personalities on the far right through uncritical and milquetoast interviews?

  5. I came into the Christian faith because of Chinese students in my high school who cared about me, served as a missionary in South America among black and brown folks, came back to work in the inner-city with mostly Hispanics, but other ethnicities as well (including a number of refugees), worship in a Spanish bilingual congregation, and have gotten to know many of my Vietnamese neighbors in my mobile home park as we take our evening walks during the quarantine. Today, I’m taking my shift at school to wave good-bye to our heritage Chinese, Taiwanese, and Indian students (with some other groups mixed in) as they drop off their laptops and text books. I don’t try to pretend I’m not white, but I am comfortable with these folks because they welcomed me in. I don’t understand at all where these people got the idea that white is best.

  6. These people are losing, and it’s almost pathetic to watch them as they get more and more desperate. In time, they will be claiming they didn’t really buy all the racist crap, they were just following orders, “Hey, I have black friends!”

    This has been on display all week as Republican senators and other toadies spew ludicrous justifications for Trump’s escalating fascism. Because they’re all in. It’s much too late to admit they’ve been had. That would mean admitting they’re idiots.

    This applies to Metaxas in spades. He’ll have help via the Wingnut Welfare gravy train, sure. But he’ll have lost whatever respect he once commanded. He’s just another loser, a sad D’Souza clone, writing screeds to be read by angry men living in basements.

    1. Maybe Metaxas, Barton, and D’Souza can move to Missouri and live with Jim Bakker and his nuttiness…

    2. I doubt he cares at this point. He has his money, and he has his adoring fans. Life in a bubble can be very rewarding, for all the wrong reasons.

    3. “These people are losing …”

      Yes, I think you are right, but they will not go down without a fight, and a dirty one at that. The challenge for us is how we fight back – and it is challenge, as we have standards to maintain. That said, I’m in favour of an aggressive approach (2016 has taught us that ‘being reasonable’ does not work with fascists), provided it is based on fact and is neither intended nor likely to cause undeserved material harm to those whom we oppose. (Crooks and liars losing their offices or their ill-gotten income is not a case of “undeserved material harm”, of course!)

    1. Reminds me of the time when Sean Hannity claimed waterboarding was no big deal. He even volunteered to be waterboarded himself — for charity.

      Strange how he never went through with it….

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