Heart of Darkness

Carl didn’t mince words for the president. Your heart must be in a dangerous place to have such a consistent flow of defamation and disrespect towards so many,” he said.

He interspersed his own comments throughout the letter with quotes from Abraham Lincoln, a president who never got to use Twitter but still came up with plenty of bon mots. Carl said that he passes Lincoln’s birthplace, which is now a National Park Service site, in his church’s town of Hodgenville, almost every day on his commute.

Perhaps Lincoln would not have been overly fond of Twitter, based on one 1861 quotation that Carl selected from the great emancipator: I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.”

Julie Zaumer, reporting on how Pastor Jonathan Carl responded when the jackass in the White House mistook him for ABC newsman Jonathan Karl and attacked him on Twitter (as, then, did the jackass’s acolytes).

September 10, 2019

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