Jenna Ellis fears 'Cancel Christianity' trend, Internet says as Trump's lawyer her religion is already canceled
Ellis's tweet was met with criticism and backlash from Twitter users, especially with regard to her being a member of the Trump administration and talking about Christianity being canceled
In what could be an attempt at a distraction from the failed Tulsa rally on June 20, tweets revolving around 'cancel Christianity' have gone viral over the social media platform.
The trend began as Jenna Ellis, President Trump's legal advisor and attorney, tweeted "I’m going on 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." The reactions were immediate and Ellis' words were met with scathing responses from users asking who she meant by "they" and "no one's trying to cancel Christianity".
Ellis's words are reminiscent of the president's explanation during his 2016 candidacy where he promised to fix the issue of 'they' attempting to take the word "'Christmas' out of Christmas." Addressing the conservative student group, Turning Point USA, in December last year, he said “Do you remember they were trying to take ‘Christmas’ out of Christmas? Do you remember? They didn’t want to let you say ‘Merry Christmas?" Then he went on to quote himself previously saying, “They are going to say Merry Christmas again.” He continued, "That’s the least of it, too. Because we got a lot of things that they’re doing that they weren’t doing.”
It is still unclear as to who the 'they' refers to. However, Ellis's tweet was met with criticism and backlash from Twitter users, especially with regard to her being a member of the Trump administration and talking about Christianity being canceled. "What the ever lovin Jesus Christ are you sqwaking about? Satan LEAVE this vessel! Holy crap," said a user, while another added, "Pumpkin, you support and work for Trump. You've already canceled your own Christianity." A user even pointed out that as a middle-eastern man, Jesus was in fact a person of color, and rather than canceling the religion, it is whitewashing of a colored man that should be canceled: "We’re not canceling Christianity Jenna.... Just white Jesus...'
"Hi! Lifelong Christian here. 1) This is a very silly thing to say because no one is going to "cancel" Christianity 2) You Trumpists have made very clear by your actions that it's Trump, not Christ, who is your rock," another user said. "They can’t cancel your Christianity if your Christianity isn’t actually Christian," a user quoted Ellis. "'They?' Get back behind the curtains, drama queen. No one is doing anything to Christianity," a Twitter user wrote. "Every so-called Christian who is worshipping the altar of trump has already canceled their Christianity, Jenna. And that ain't rock you're standing on...it's quicksand", this user concurred, while another tweeted, "How do we cancel Christianity exactly? Like, is there a number to call? Do we ask to speak to the manager?"