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Shaun King Attacks Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis’ Faith – Ellis Replies with Fierce Grace


“Cancel culture” is a parasite to social unity. One commonality among cancel culture narratives is that they must twist, manipulate or right-out lie about their victim. Cancel culture would rather brand someone as a villain before any research or understanding is allowed.


Cancel culture must lie, because truth is a savage toxin to cancel culture’s growth.


Thankfully, there are Christians who understand the art of responding to these attacks with gracious ferocity.


Trump Attorney Jenna Ellis was attacked on Twitter for her faith Monday evening by “Black Lives Matter” zealot Shaun King. The skirmish began when Ellis tweeted a simple statement about her faith, which included no mention of race relations or political alignments. The tweet immediately went viral.


“I’m going on the record now: If they try to cancel Christianity, if they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not break. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. And I’m proud to be an American.”


Despite the objective and clear message of Ellis’ tweet, King retweeted Trump’s spokeswoman with a message of his own – one that completely twisted Ellis’s message to the point where it would appear King retweeted the wrong post, but he didn’t.


“Again, what she is actually defending here is her whiteness. Christian whiteness needs white Jesus. It’s not about generosity or kindness. It’s not about protecting the vulnerable. It’s about whiteness itself. Attack white Jesus to her, and you attack her faith.”


King’s statement is a textbook example of cancel culture, not to mention a flat-out misrepresentation of Ellis’ faith. Ellis’ tweet was not a retweet, it was not a comment under a tweet, or made reference to any tweet. Her post was a standalone expression of her commitment to Christ first and then to her country.


Simply observing the syntax of Ellis’ message shows that her faith and her patriotism are not only separate, but unequal. Ellis listed her commitment to Christ first as the priority, and then to her country. She made no mention or allusion to Jesus being white or suggested anything remotely close to it.


So why Shaun’s comment?


Interpretation cannot exist without facts to interpret. So when the “woke” social justice warriors wish to cancel someone they don’t like, but have no facts to cancel them with, the only option they’re left with is to make facts up. This is unprofessional, it is counterproductive in creating unity, and it is a perfect example of dishonesty that we train children to avoid.


Ellis responded firmly and graciously:


“Keep talking, Shaun. Soon the world will know where you stand. You hate truth, forgiveness, & the real Jesus. You seek to divide neighbors & destroy society to dictate submission to your false guilt. I kneel only to Christ who died for all lives, & I stand proudly for the flag.”



Ellis posted a follow-up tweet Tuesday morning:


“Truth is under attack. Not “my truth” or “your truth” but self-evident Truth of reality, True Gospel of Christ, & founding principles of America & Western Civilization.

@shaunking set up a straw man, falsely claiming Christianity teaches white supremacy so must be torn down.”



Ellis explained the motivation behind her original tweet:


“King’s original tweet was an attack on Christianity. He openly suggests that being a traditional Christian means you’re a racist by only adhering to a ‘white Jesus.’ But Christianity never teaches of a white Jesus. His strawman attack fiercely misrepresents the Church’s gospel message, and I wanted to stand up and boldly declare the truth.”


Ellis continued:


“King and the BLM movement are trying to redefine the truth of Christ just like they’re trying to rewrite the history of America’s founding and the holistic message of equality which is that all lives were made in the image of their Creator, God.”


Shaun King is notorious for this inflammatory form of dishonesty. When President Trump spoke at Liberty University’s commencement for the class of 2017, King called the event the “largest KKK rally in modern American history.”



King would do well to consider a brief overview of the KKK to understand that their rallies generally did not include the conferring of undergraduate and graduate level degrees, nor did they spotlight black performers nor give the stage to black speakers.


Ellis added that she is proud of President Trump for reminding his Phoenix, Arizona audience on Tuesday to focus on God despite liberal rhetoric and bullying tactics.


“We know that American patriots don’t bow down to foreign powers. We don’t back down from left-wing bullies. And the only authority we worship is our God.” –President Trump


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