Joy Villa, the daring, ultra-sparkly artist that exploded into our reality, thanks to her Trump dress, is considering a run for Congress. President Trump congratulated Joy in a tweet and the Internet went berserk.
Many echoed President Trump’s sentiment but not all. There are many Patriots who question Joy’s sincerity. Joy has been called a fraud and shill for the Church of Scientology because she posted a video where she credited Scientology teachings with a positive turn in her life.
Joy’s life is nearly an open book. One only has to Google her or visit her YouTube channel to see her journey.
There are videos where she talks about body building, The Law of Attraction, identity politics and anything that went on in her life at the time.
Several of the older videos are dark, perhaps too dark for Christians. It looks like Villa explored questions about faith through her music.
Her appearance has undergone several changes.
“Shy” did not apply to her…
In spite of her non-conservative past and until her mention of a possible run for Congress, Trump supporters embraced her. Her music registered record sales and she became a powerful voice. Joy’s sparkling, positive personality earned her spots in Fox News. Below is a Fox Business tweet where Joy Villa speaks about The Emmy’s and Hollywood.
Joy Villa began to shed her chrysalis to metamorphose into a more conservative appearance.
Capitalizing on her fantastic psyche, Joy posted this attention grabber, where she claimed to be thankful that she had been “red pilled and reborn” in time to help vote for President Trump.
She began to post Christian themed tweets more often.
While still very much an artist, Joy seems aware that a person running for Congress needs to be able to discuss the issues. Here she asked her followers which issues, that she supports, mattered the most to them. This is smart because she could later use the results to shape her talking points.
Joy asks for donations as a way to help her “test the waters.” She has promised that if she doesn’t run, she will donate the money to Trump’s campaign in 2020.
I cannot judge whether Joy is a true Christian or not because I am not one. I can, however, sympathize with her in her current predicament. Christians are coming out an masse and judging her.
I was baptized Christian, I carry intellectual knowledge of Christianity but it never resonated in my heart. I struggled with the question of faith for years. I even shared with two people in Twitter, back in 2015, that I was not a Christian. I asked them not to tell anyone because I had seen how Christians could be vindictive (Other faiths can too so don’t take this as a slam on Christians alone).
Anyway… no one can ever say that I have tweeted or retweeted anything that calls JC “Lord” or anything similar. Several people became angry at me and began a slander campaign when I “came out of the Jew closet” Maybe Joy is coming out of the “Christian closet”?
Joy’s sudden embracing of Christianity is not new. I have heard of and seen people who appeared to become strong believers overnight. They called themselves “born again” and I understand that all the sins in their past were forgiven. These people also struggled with their faith for years. Perhaps this is a test for Christians to see if they’re truly forgiving?
Whether Joy is a true Christian or not, that is for Christians to decide. Her connection to the Church of Scientology matters to me only because she denies or tries to downplay it. Reality is that her life is still very much tied to Scientology.
Joy is a “work in progress” I used her fan mail as an example that her life is very much tied to the Church of Scientology but that changed in 24hrs.
Until yesterday, her fan mail went to an address that comes up as belonging to the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in California.
The domain name was procured in 1997 and is maintained by someone in WA.
Today, I noticed this post by Vinnie James, one of her strongest opponents.
It looks like Joy Villa changed her fan mail and manager. Her former manager, Mitchell, is a Congress Lobbyist for the Church of Scientology. Today, it shows Robbie Olson as manager.
I will not go over what Scientology is or whether money given to her will go to the Church of Scientology. Google’s most often searched terms show me that the Internet is most definitely looking!
My concern about Joy Villa is not about religion but about issues. Until recently, all her videos were about “Joy” – she was determined to be noticed and reach stardom and she did. I like and respect her tenacity. However, I worry that a run for Congress may be “too fast too soon”
We expect those who run for Congress to have a track record on social issues. I only found one video, back in 2012, where she helped in a fundraiser for Haiti. I have not found anything in which Joy participated to help US citizens. Joy only began to speak about America after that magnificent stunt with the Trump dress propelled her into the national narrative.
I find Joy Villa articulate and charming but lacking in meaty matters, like issues. Patriot’s worry about a possible run for Congress may be premature. Joy is barely 26 years old. She could run for House Representative but not Senator.
Joy Villa’s journey is far from over and we truly do not know “who” will Joy be in the future. I am certain that she will continue to be amazing and engaging. If she truly wishes to run for Congress as a senator, she has four years to prepare.
Joy may not be Senator material but she is a smart girl, time will tell. If anything, Joy is living proof that we, The United States, should have serious discussions about term limits and candidate’s qualifications before they can run for any public office.
Update November 2, 2017:
Joy Villa posted a Twitter “Moment” which shows as a series of tweets in this site. You will find my comments after the last tweet.
Comment to Joy’s Twitter Moment:
Joy continues to be engaging, sharing painful memories of abuse, wrong choices and how she returned to conservative values and her faith. Joy also mentioned several initiates that would help show that she has indeed been interested in social issues, before she embraced Trump.
Joy stated that at 16 she was Lompoc City counsel member. I researched the city of Lompoc, CA and found and article after she wore the Trump dress but nothing about her being a council member. I decided to call the city.
I explained to the clerks that I am writing an article about Joy and needed to verify one of her statements. Joy’s name did not ring a bell with anyone with whom I spoke – not even because of the Trump dress. I explained to them that Joy has become very famous, appears in national media and has expressed desire to run for congress.
None of the clerks could verify that Joy had participated in civic duties. I was told that no, a person cannot be a council member at 16 but that they do have a council youth commission.
I understand that my request was sudden, so I left my name and telephone number and asked if, please, could someone call me back. I suggested the perhaps they might want to look into their records because, should Joy truly run for congress, other people will want to check her background. (November 2, 2017 5:52 p.m. I received a return call from the Lompoc City Clerk and she verified that Joy Villa had indeed been appointed member to the Lompoc City Youth Commission on June 2001. Part of the criteria for earning such appointment is a clean background and good character)
Joy also mentioned the Unstoppable Foundation a California based charity that helps children in Africa have access to education. I could not find records of Joy being part of the foundation other than the gala photo. The foundation is legitimate. Furthermore, what is truly impressive about this group is that they post a financials’ audit page. Joy’s claim of having traveled to Asia remains to be confirmed.
Conclusion to this second update: Joy continues to be engaging but she has become a polarizing figure with strong opponents among the Patriots. My advise to Joy is not to embellish her past and to make sure that all her claims can be verified. Joy did not address the metaphorical elephant in the room and completely ignored the most polarizing part of her past for her opponents, her association with the Church of Scientology.
Joy needs to hear the Patriots. Even though there is no religious test for public office, that does not mean that people will not use religion to guide themselves at the booth. If Joy continues to downplay her association to the Church of Scientology it will make her look suspicious. There are citizens journalists all over the place now – they will look and dig and expose anything questionable.
I am secretly rooting for her because, why not? It would be such a wonderful journey of redemption and success – as American as apple pie. However, because we cannot afford to be fooled again – enough with the swamp already – I must be ruthless when checking her claims.
Joy Villa’s agent for speaking engagements: http://www.thelavinagency.com/
House of worship or real estate speculators? by Robbie Olson: https://www.inmaricopa.com/author/robbie-olson/
The Mitchell Firm, advisor to Joy Villa: https://www.themitchellfirm.com/
Meet Scientology’s lobbyist who works the halls of Congress for the church: http://www.businessinsider.com/church-of-scientology-washington-lobbyist-2015-4
Joy Villa mulls a run for Congress: What to know about the pro-Trump singer: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/27/joy-villa-mulls-run-for-congress-what-to-know-about-pro-trump-singer.html
I Stand With Joy Villa: We Cannot Cannibalize Our Movement, October 28, 2017 by : https://reactionarytimes.com/2017/10/28/i-stand-with-joy-villa-we-cannot-cannibalize-our-movement/
Scientology Shill Joy Villa Plays the Trump Card, By https://www.mikerindersblog.org/scientology-shill-joy-villa-plays-the-trump-card/
Joy Villa’s YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/missjoyvilla/videos
Joy Villa video endorsement of Scientology, October 2016: https://youtu.be/rVusI01YxYQ
Church of Scientology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChurchofScientology/videos
“Empty” – Joy Villa February 2016 music video: https://youtu.be/4iNYmbBfxAk
Interview With Joy Villa at NYFW 2015 With Guest Host Madonna Williams: https://youtu.be/p-6Kc9klGkU
Joy Villa on The Dark Mark Radio Show! Mar 2015: https://youtu.be/rP254hXN0yc
“Vagabond” – Joy Villa 2014 music video: https://youtu.be/PEVrGRcSoaY
“Beautiful” – Joy Villa 2013 sings life in Denmark: https://youtu.be/y49JQUuprWk
Joy Villa sings in fundraiser for Haiti, 2012: https://youtu.be/76KNmXbo0L4
“Cold Wind” – Joy Villa 2012 music video: https://youtu.be/1O18Wh8sLvo
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International: https://www.yelp.com/biz/church-of-scientology-celebrity-centre-international-los-angeles
WhoIs for scientology.cc – https://www.whois.com/whois/scientology.cc
God’s Lobbyists: https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/07/gods-lobbyists/
Mitchell Firm Lobbying spending 2017, Open Secrets: https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000048670&year=2017
WhoIs for Kaytita.org: https://www.whois.com/whois/kaytita.org