Charlie Kirk Teams Up With Self-Proclaimed ‘Christocrat’ Rick Scarborough

Right-wing commentator and youth organizer Charlie Kirk has openly embraced the Christian nationalist worldview and political movement in recent years, and now he appears to have teamed up with self-proclaimed “Christocrat” Rick Scarborough. Their partnership is a reminder that the increasingly aggressive Christian nationalist movement is a threat to LGBTQ equality and to the rights and freedoms of all Americans who do not share their religious worldview and political ideology.

Scarborough has a long history of launching virulent attacks against LGBTQ people, calling them “sodomites” and declaring that AIDS is God’s “judgment as a result of an immoral act,” while insisting in 2015 that “God would probably give us the cure for AIDS today” if the U.S. stopped supporting gay rights.

Scarborough currently runs an organization called Recover America through which he has been leading an effort to take over school boards all across Texas in order to remove “godless educrats” and “expunge this entire state of every immoral book in the library.”

In an email sent out by his organization around the Independence Day holiday, Scarborough announced that Kirk will be headlining a Recover America event in October and that the two will soon unveil a “Remnant Alliance” effort to mobilize “pastors and Christians across America” heading into the 2024 elections.

Here are just a few examples of the sort of virulently anti-LGBTQ language used by Scarborough over the years:

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