Blake Treinen is, on a roster full of Cy Young winners and candidates, arguably the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most consistent pitcher this year.
The 33-year-old flamethrower recorded a 1.99 ERA during the regular season, and on Monday night, he didn’t allow a hit in his one inning of work during Monday night’s 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
When Treinen gets home from his day job, he does what many others do: He posts on social media. The difference is he’s now using his Instagram, which has 14,000 followers, to promote the website of a self-proclaimed “prophet of God” who has a history of outlandish claims.
Treinen has previously reposted right-wing memes and anti-vaccine content on his Instagram. But his latest Instagram bio linkage, to a website for a Criss Angel Mindfreak lookalike named Robin Bullock, verges even further into fringe territory.
Bullock and his wife, who’s also named Robin Bullock, run a weekly live program called “The Eleventh Hour,” which has a mid-sized, extremely loyal following of some 137,000 YouTube subscribers. The husband Robin Bullock, who’s trademarked the phrase “God Is Absolutely Good,” says he’s a prophet of God.
You can judge a sampling of his claims for yourself.
Bullock believes that Barack Obama was actually removed from office in 2010, contrary to everyone else’s understanding that Obama served as president through 2016. Bullock has separately concluded that “homosexuality is a cover-up for an evangelist,” meaning a secret spirit is preventing gay people from repenting and then embracing evangelism.
Bullock also indirectly took credit for the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. He said God commanded him to “go down to the Capitol” on that day, where he ventured to the reflecting pools by the Capitol and was apparently handed a rod by another religious fellow who recognized him.
“The lord gathered a crowd around us … it was like the children of Israel backed up against the Red Sea,” he said. “... [I] commanded the Red Sea to divide. And when I commanded it to divide — which I’m talking about the Republican Party now — that’s when everything [in D.C.] went crazy,” he said, referring to the riots that ensued.
Bullock may believe that the Republican Party is “divided,” but he has far harsher critiques for the Democratic Party. He’s alleged that Joe Biden (the “jab master”) is not the real president of the United States and that God told Bullock to relay to Donald Trump that he should go ahead and retake the presidency again (most people would consider this to be a coup).
“I speak to the real president,” he said during a recent sermon. “Listen to me. Listen to a prophet of the lord. Do not wait. Your time will run out. Move now and they will have to make the time up to you.”
Bullock has prayed for “the fire to fall on the American government” and for God to “remove the fraudulent government leaders from the nation, so that the world may breathe.”
He’s concluded that Democratic Party voters are “wicked” because of the party’s generally pro-choice position. He referred to a counterprotester he encountered outside the Supreme Court building as a “satanic witch” because she was wearing a Ruth Bader Ginsburg mask.
And just last week, he said that Jesus Christ awakened him in the dead of night to give him instructions he can’t share publicly for “national security reasons” until “the time comes.”
How much of the above does Treinen co-sign? In tandem with Treinen’s other public posts, it’s a perfectly reasonable question for Treinen’s Dodgers teammates — some of whom may in fact vote for the Democratic Party and/or be pro-choice and probably do not consider themselves to be “wicked.”