His pastors tried to steer him away from social media rage. He stormed the Capitol anyway.

February 19, 2021 ☼ white-christian-nationalismjan6

Source: The Washington Post

Link: His pastors tried to steer him away from social media rage. He stormed the Capitol anyway.

Facebook was making him angry.

For weeks last spring and summer, Michael Sparks had watched video of protests for racial justice around the country with growing unease. He could not turn away from his phone, even as he feared it was changing him. He posted his outrage. He posted that he hated seeing what was happening to his country. He posted that it made him want to kill people.

The 43-year-old husband and father didn’t believe that he actually would, but he knew even just saying so fell short of the Christian witness he wanted to bring to the world. His pastor at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church in Cecilia, Ky., advised him to leave Facebook. He considered it. Instead, the rage that had begun online led him to Washington, D.C., not long after the new year.

There are many more like him. One by one their lives are being destroyed by their belief in Trump.