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Tue Apr 16, 2024, 07:56 PM Apr 16

Right-Wing 'Reacher' Fans Flip Out After Alan Ritchson Calls Trump A 'Rapist And A Con-Man' [View all]


Christians today have become the most vitriolic tribe,” said Ritchson, who himself identifies as a follower of Jesus. “It is so antithetical to what Jesus was calling us to be and to do.”

Trump is a rapist and a con man,” he went on, “And yet the entire Christian church seems to be treat him like he’s their poster child and it’s unreal. I don’t understand it.”

Many conservatives seemed incensed by Ritchson’s remarks and vowed to boycott “Reacher,” which follows a brawny vagabond ex-Army police officer with a taste for vigilantism.

While the backlash from the MAGA sect was loud, there were also plenty of people who applauded the star for speaking his mind.
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In that case, I must watch Reacher! Actor speaks the truth and MAGA crowd can't take it! Doodley Apr 16 #1
LOL - I just this minute added it to my Prime playlist Bundbuster Apr 16 #3
You won't be disappointed. There are two seasons now with another on the way... Demsrule86 Apr 16 #4
Yes. The books (Lee Child) are excellent. rubbersole Apr 16 #21
Yes the Reacher books and the Preston/Child books also. I enjoyed the tv series, but haven't seen it in a while. dameatball Apr 17 #40
I have read all of them...I like the Joe Pickett series too by CJ Box. Demsrule86 Apr 19 #66
I binge watched it with a free trial. Mr. Evil Apr 16 #12
It's good! CaptainTruth Apr 16 #19
Better Reacher Than Tom Cruise NonPC Apr 17 #36
TOTALLY agree. Always loved Cruise's action movies, BUT oldsoftie Apr 17 #45
I saw it from the opposite side, sort of Orrex Apr 17 #47
Having read and enjoyed ten or so of the novels, Abolishinist Apr 17 #62
Kind of a Goldilocks strong man! Orrex Apr 17 #64
I liked Reacher. Great series. pwb Apr 16 #2
MAGA backlash is always loud, but increasingly signifies nothing. n/t Beartracks Apr 16 #5
Terrific series mainer Apr 16 #6
I fell in lust for him when he was in Blue Mountain State CurtEastPoint Apr 16 #7
respect, my man DoBW Apr 16 #8
The Truth Sounds Revolutionary Giordano Burno Apr 16 #9
So true, and welcome babylonsister Apr 16 #16
Yes, welcome! SergeStorms Apr 16 #23
Imagine if every actress/actor of conscience were to speak their mind Bundbuster Apr 16 #10
"Hollywood's top 25 stars who support Trump." SergeStorms Apr 16 #27
dennis quaid, kelsey grammer ? DoBW Apr 17 #33
Gina Carano, one of those MMA fighters.. SergeStorms Apr 17 #35
Yep padah513 Apr 17 #57
Clint Eastwood BonnieJW Apr 17 #44
Is Clint a Trump supporter? TexasDem69 Apr 17 #52
Yeah. SergeStorms Apr 17 #60
These names are not even on 'C' list (striaght to video) Casting books these days Traurigkeit Apr 17 #46
James Woods. I knew he was a reich-winger, but didn't know this about him... Abolishinist Apr 17 #61
Holy shnykies! SergeStorms Apr 17 #65
He projects goodness not fooled Apr 16 #11
If more would speak up...make it once again vulgar, impolite and unpopular to be openly hateful PortTack Apr 16 #13
So some idiots incensed some idiots applauded him. You know what you get when you divide a rotten piece of cheese? Cheezoholic Apr 16 #14
Funny... I read it as the Church treats him as if he's their pastor child. SupportSanity Apr 16 #15
Well, they hate cancel culture so his job should be safe. progressoid Apr 16 #17
That should be a meme everywhere. pandr32 Apr 17 #39
Reacher is a great show. It's like if King Kong was actually Sherlock Holmes in fatigues. erodriguez Apr 16 #18
Truth hurts ... aggiesal Apr 16 #20
The cult leader is never wrong. SergeStorms Apr 16 #22
I like the show... I LOVE it now. WarGamer Apr 16 #24
"Flip out".. 'cause Reacher Speaks the Truth! Cha Apr 16 #25
The first season of Reacher was much better than the second. Sibelius Fan Apr 16 #26
The first episode opened with Howlin' Wolf's Smokestack Lightning and cemented the tone for the entire season Brother Buzz Apr 17 #32
I loved the Reacher movies with Tom Cruise. Well the first one was really good. The sequel was decent but not as good. tulipsandroses Apr 17 #28
Did you read any of the books? TxGuitar Apr 17 #58
I'm giving him points Skittles Apr 17 #29
Reacher has a strict moral code, owns nothing, and keeps in shape nuxvomica Apr 17 #30
One of my patient's children was a regular PCIntern Apr 17 #31
If you like that, you may or may not like aocommunalpunch Apr 17 #34
I am a fan, now, and will support his projects. pandr32 Apr 17 #37
Wonderful words, K&R ck4829 Apr 17 #38
That statement just cracked a point open at least mahina Apr 17 #41
It's fascinating how many self-described Christians... boyedav1969 Apr 17 #42
I like this. I like the Reacher show too. ananda Apr 17 #43
How delightful that Ritchman and John Fugelsang would hit it off so well. Both readers of the New Testament. planetc Apr 17 #48
There are a lot of TRUE evangelicals who agree with him. Grins Apr 17 #49
Remember that classic confrontation "The West Wing?" Grins Apr 17 #51
We are BIG fans of Reacher! Kudos to Ritchson for saying this. We will be watching every episode! n/t PatrickforB Apr 17 #50
These are clearly the same people that cluelessly wear Cuthbert Allgood Apr 17 #53
But wait! He is a rapist and a con man. Are right wingers disputing that? Chainfire Apr 17 #54
I absolutely love the Reacher series. Now I love Ritchson even more. Everything he said is dead on. OverBurn Apr 17 #55
Time for me to sell my collection of Reacher books. Paper Roses Apr 17 #56
Wait, they're not thinking of ***canceling*** him, are they? Orrex Apr 17 #59
I did not much care for this show. jeffreyi Apr 17 #63
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