A Black Lives Matter activist has rewritten the Bible by replacing Jesus with the words and actions of President-elect Donald Trump in order to shame Evangelical Christians who voted for him in the election.
The satirical book “The Gospel: King Trump Version” written by former Presbyterian minister Jomo Johnson is a “literal indictment against the Evangelical Church”, according to a description on Amazon. “What this Gospel does is the same thing Christian Trump supporters did during the election: take Jesus out in order to put Trump in,” it added.
Johnson admits that he wrote the book not for laughs, but rather to shame Christians. “The whole thought was to do it not as a comedy but to do it in such a way to where it serves as an indictment against the Church more so than Donald Trump,” he told the Christian Post.
According to exit polls, Trump won around 80 percent of the white evangelical vote, as many conservative Christian leaders like Tony Perkins and James Dobson supported Trump during the campaign.
The activist also claims the book “puts the campaign actions and sayings” of Donald Trump in the Biblical format of the Gospel of Mark and is written for “all those who claim the name Christian while also voting for Trump.”
“It broke down the Gospel of Mark, kind of the same literary form and same sequence and same challenges. It is Trump replacing Jesus in the Gospel and the implications of that,” the author said.
In The Gospel: King Trump Version, Johnson wrote about Trump gathering his “disciples,” – an alternative riff on Jesus calling up his own disciples.
“As Donald walked beside the White House, he saw Corey and his brother casting legislation, for they were lobbyists. ‘Come, follow me,’ Donald said, ‘and I will send you to cast out Mexicans and Muslims out.’ At once they left their lobbying and followed him,” the book reads.
So far, Johnson’s indictment of Christians in America is a flop. On Amazon, the book has only three 1-star reviews, with many people criticizing his divisive rhetoric and one saying “America has truly had enough of this hatred.”