Sean Penn: Pro-Trump Evangelical Leaders 'Should Be Impeached by the Vatican'
Far-left Hollywood actor makes ignorant claims about Christian faith
Faded Hollywood actor Sean Penn has ignorantly called for the Vatican to impeach evangelical leaders who refuse to denounce President Donald Trump.
In a Twitter post over the weekend, Penn lashed out at Trump supporters and suggested Christians should abandon their MAGA beliefs out of fear of persecution.
He then claimed that supporting Trump is equal to following Satan "into the bowels of hell."
However, Penn botched the basics of Christian beliefs by declaring the Pope should punish pro-Trump evangelicals.
“Evangelical leaders should themselves be impeached by the Vatican if they themselves don’t follow Nikki Haley’s lead & clearly state they should not have followed Satin [sic] into the bowels of hell,” Penn posted on social media.
"But, perhaps they are too busy at sex parties."
Unfortunately for Penn, the Pope has no authority over leaders of Protestant denominations.
The Vatican does not appoint or remove leaders outside of the Roman Catholic church.
Evangelical leaders should themselves be impeached by the Vatican if they themselves don’t follow Nikki Haley’s lead & clearly state they should not have followed Satin into the bowels of hell. But, perhaps they are too busy at sex parties.— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) February 13, 2021
According to Breitbart, Penn was reacting to former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who once served as Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley told Politico that Trump is guilty of inciting riots and insisting that Republicans “should not have followed him.”
"I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture,” Haley told Politico.
"I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.
"We need to acknowledge he let us down.
"He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him.”
Penn is not as active on social media as other left-wing celebrities — think Rob Reiner or Alyssa Milano — but when he does write political hot takes, they’re often quite bonkers.
This January, he smeared Trump supporters as terrorists, compared them to al-Qaeda, and said the 45th president was just like Osama Bin Laden.
Days before that, he advised Trump to take cyanide as “a mercy for man & country.”
Penn’s antics extend beyond social media, too.
In 2018, he published a novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, with an obvious self-insert protagonist who fantasizes about assassinating a Trump-esque president.
On Feb. 4, the activist actor reportedly attacked his own charity after two workers complained about the long hours and lack of benefits they have been subjected to while working to vaccinate people in California.