Take it From this Ex-Fundamentalist: Listen-up Bernie Worshipers (Seemingly Working to Elect Trump) There are No Political Messiahs

 Please WATCH my 4 min "answer" (such as it is) to the Bernie Sanders cult, note-- NOT to Bernie, whom I respect but to some of his unhinged followers who are (seemingly) effectively working for Trump and Vladimir Putin.Politics is about paradox and imperfection, not various forms of Jesus Saves... Take it from me as an ex-fundamentalist: I know the stink of fundamentalist certainty addiction from the inside. Been there, done that!People who want everything will always get … [Read more...]

In case you missed this, trust me it’ll be a classic. Enjoy! Watch “Late Night” host Seth Meyers dissecting Mike Pence’s “relationship” with Trump

(Photo YouTube)The segment is less a look at just Pence, than a disemboweling of Trump's ego as on full insane display on “60 Minutes.” Trump repeatedly talks over his "running mate" to the point that if they'd been on a date Pence would have thrown a glass of wine in Trump's face and left the table (or bed). Enjoy!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon … [Read more...]

Did Jerry Falwell Jr Watch the Multiple and Disgusting Howard Stern/Trump Interviews (or Know that Trump is accused of Child rape) BEFORE Endorsing Him?

(YouTube photo)In the 1980s when I was myself in the religious right I preached from Jerry Falwell's pulpit. I preached on family values. My how times have changed! Trump was endorsed by Jerry Falwell's son. Trump represents a specific modern sexual predator personality type. Trump's proclamation: “Women, you have to treat ‘em like shit,” makes me ask: Did Jerry Falwell Jr. and all those other evangelicals who back Trump endorse him because they hate women too? ...Or are Falwell and company j … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Begins Presidential Nomination Speech by Weirdly Patting His Daughter’s Hips (and almost her butt)

Donald Trump has long a history of odd father/daughter behavior to say the least...Here’s the creepy video of Donald Trump saying he’d date his own daughterHere’s the creepy video of Donald Trump speculating about another daughter's breasts --- WHEN SHE WAS ONE YEARS OLD. Who is this creep? WATCH:Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon … [Read more...]

Watch the GOP Circus (Day 4) HERE LIVE!

Bring on the clowns, the nuts and yes, the fascists! ENJOY.Brock Mealer, Motivational Speaker U.S Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) Governor Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma Dr. Lisa Shin, National Diversity Coalition for Trump Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University and evangelical leader Peter Thiel, Venture Capitalist Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital Ivanka Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump and EVP at the Trump Organization Donald … [Read more...]

Watching Pence I’m wondering again: what is it about people who “accept Jesus” that makes them so weirdly slickly-phony? Ideas? Comments? Here is what some (very perceptive) FB friends had to say

  The question is do Jesus-following white American evangelicals of the left or right, turn into smarmy flakes because they get “saved” or do smarmy flakes gravitate to Jesus? * Watching Mike Pence even if I knew nothing about him as he spoke at the GOP convention I’d know he was a born again evangelical. * How? *Here is what some of my Facebook friends think (and thank you all!)  but first maybe I can spot the white born-again types because there's a slick smarmy insincerity to th … [Read more...]

Mike Pence Denies that Smoking is Harmful to your Health (seriously) as well as Evolution and Climate Change… Other than that…

During a 2000 congressional race debate, Mike Pence defended an op-ed he wrote arguing that “smoking doesn’t kill.” Pence said there was no direct “scientific causal link medically identifying” a connection between smoking and lung cancer, according to a local newspaper report uncovered by BuzzFeed News.On Monday, BuzzFeed News reported Pence wrote an op-ed in 1997 equating the health risks associated with cigarettes with those associated with candy.Pence was defending the tobacco industr … [Read more...]

The key bulwark of faith-based Trumpism is the prosperity gospel: To the evangelicals (both right and left) lying and money are the real “gospel” so “He’s one of us!”

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)(photo www.rollingstone.com)Evangelical Christianity in America became a get-rich-quick scheme long ago. So it's no wonder that millions of prosperity gospel-following downtrodden white evangelicals who forgot to start churches of their own (and get rich) see Trump as one of their own. For a start he's just like their preachers and leaders: a comforting fraud who holds out hope of winning life's lottery.According to a new Pew poll an astonishing four fi … [Read more...]


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