Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, is one of the most lucrative brands in American conservatism. His brand of conservatism is renowned for a big tent approach with extra homage to Israel. The result of his support for sodomy in 2019 was an event known as the Groyper Wars in which trolls infiltrated TPUSA events and asked him how buttsex was worth conserving. The Groyper Wars resulted in Kirk responding to criticisms by leaning more into faith and spirituality. And so TPUSA Faith is a result of that.
TPUSA Faith is a mixed bag. It’s not an organization known for discernment, and will even promote a Christian-hating atheist at its Pastor’s Summit. Charlie Kirk does not have good theology, and so he tweeted this image with the caption “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 12:3”
Many Christians go to the Western Wall out of ignorance and incidentally participate in the idolatry of the spectacle. This likely includes your favorite politician. However, Charlie Kirk, in contrast, is keenly aware of the idolatry he is participating in.
Wearing a yarmulka is not a Christian tradition; it is a Yiddish one. Moreover, the Western Wall has no significance to the Christian faith. It is not a holy relic. It was not part of the 2nd Temple. Its construction began at the earliest with Herod the Great but was more likely to have been completed by Herod Agrippa II who reigned after Christ’s Ascension (Acts 26). Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple, and his prophecy was 100% complete.
Therefore, Christians should not pray as the pagans pray in Jerusalem. Charlie Kirk takes this up a notch by citing Genesis 12:3 referring to Modern Israel. Kirk is known for his dispensationalism in which he teaches that Jews were “chosen to bring the Word of God to as many people as possible.“
Genesis 12:3 is clearly about Christ, and therefore, Kirk’s interpretation of it being about anything else is blasphemous.
Many Christians go to Jerusalem and do as the pagans do unwittingly. This is a habit that needs to be called out.