Trump Is President Because Too Many On the Left Put Faith in Late Night Comedy Rather Than Policy: Call This the Daily Show Epic Fail

 The Daily Show was an epic fail: irony and snark lost to the reality of Trump, as it were. Trump is president because the left, liberals and especially younger people put their faith in late night comedy rather than policy. Even now, two months-plus into Trump’s term, liberals still haven’t figured out that the reason he’s president is because millions of union members and many left-leaning nonvoters decided to show up for Trump rather – as it were—than for the late night comedy politic … [Read more...]

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]

Is Franklin Graham gay “but in a state of denial, self-loathing and shame?” asks John Allyn Welch

(Photo YouTube)Is Franklin Graham gay "but in a state of denial, self-loathing and shame?" John Allyn Welch (a public affairs strategist and writer) ask this question in a Huffington Post article, "Why Is Franklin Graham So Obsessed With LGBTQ People?" Given Graham's one-man unrelenting (unhinged?) crusade against gay people it is a reasonable question.What rational explanation can there be? Pure hatred? Mental illness? Support for the international war criminal and gay-brasher Vladimir … [Read more...]

Did you know… that in 1978 Steve Martin predicted Trump would someday become president and played him on THE MUPPET SHOW arriving at the oval office on Trump’s first day as Trump is welcomed by Steve Bannon: WATCH!

(Photo YouTube) Did you know... that in 1978 Steve Martin predicted Trump would someday become president and played him on THE MUPPET SHOW arriving at the oval office on Trump's first day as Trump is welcomed by Steve Bannon: WATCH!``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about where I'm coming from and my perspective on politics, religion and the intersection of faith and life-- here's a new movie about me. (It's below the … [Read more...]

This is personal. Trump was elected by white evangelicals. Here is my ART response (so far) to their fundamentalist religion …

This is personal. Trump was elected by white evangelicals. Their fundamentalist religion is a danger to the nation. It deformed their brains to believe lies. In the painting I’m working on now (the slide show is of a work in progress) as I write these lines I depict the Trinity as three old teddy bears. I’m commenting on the irrationality of all religious belief but (also) in my mind only mocking the kind of literalism that strips mystery of mystery. I call this painting “The Holy Trini … [Read more...]

Here Is the Best Piece I’ve Read on Why Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites

(photo YouTube) Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites... as Trump bans legitimate news organizations from press briefings and invites fake news bloggers into the White House it's time to ask why evangelicals seem so thrilled at this UN-American development... Here's the best article I've read laying out the way theology in fundamentalist circles first embraced then propagated today's fake news. Want to know why … [Read more...]

It’s Now Clear: White Evangelicals Unleashed a Wave of Jew-Hatred Bigotry and Lies: Trump Is Fulfilling the Worst Case Scenario — American Jews, Hispanic Christians, Gay Moms and Dads Are in Real Danger

Trump is unleashing a wave of Jew-hating. White evangelical voters are now responsible for an American "unthinkable" -- their "president" has made it okay to target the chosen people.Trump’s first month in office has come with dozens of bomb threats to Jewish organizations, a further unleashing of antisemitism in social media and, in St. Louis over the weekend, the toppling of some 200 tombstones at a Jewish cemetery.No surprise here: Trump fanned antisemitism through his campaign’s wel … [Read more...]

It is Official: Post C-PAC 2017 Trump Has Corrupted and Co-opted the Evangelical Brand– RIP Jesus

(Photo YouTube)Mark the date: C-PAC 2017 is the day Trump Co-opts the Evangelical Brand-- RIP Jesus. As the Washington Post notes: A new white nationalist energy Trump fomented in the Republican Party has already embroiled traditional conservatives who will now openly embrace the “America first” white supremacist ethos. Thus mark the moment when Evangelicalism became Trumpism. RIP Jesus. As the post notes:The conservative movement in America now belongs to President Tru … [Read more...]