The United States of America is more in need of freedom from religion than it has cause to worry about freedom of religion, as powerful Evangelicals push to manifest the Apocalypse by infiltrating the political machinery of the US government. They exercise their substantial influence to hasten the biblical prophecy of Armageddon, which threatens not only the country’s democratic processes but also its foreign policy in the Middle East and world peace. Scripture is weaponized in White House Bible study sessions, where the book’s literal interpretation is used to justify the religious right’s militancy, connecting Evangelism to the rise of Christian Nationalism and its geopolitical plan—giving Israel control over specific regions so that their end-times prediction comes true. Praying for Armageddon connects disparate dots and builds a persuasive argument for how Evangelical “charities” support settler colonialism in Israel, and how Donald Trump's installation of a permanent US military base and his relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem all factor into this plan. Angie Driscoll
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