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...]

Did you vote for Trump? Congratulations: WATCH this and then put your hand on a Bible and swear you are still happy…

(Photo YouTube)As Kali Holloway notes in AlterNet even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for the copious amounts of Kool-Aid he mainlines. Speaking to the New York Times, a Trump team colleague described Miller as “fiercely loyal” to the president, “a true believer in every sense of the word.” WATCHMeet Miller ...  As noted in Alternet-- Here are 21 facts that explain who Stephen Miller is. 1. The National Ri … [Read more...]

Do Not Miss Andrew Sullivan Saying the Unsayable About Trump: “Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental health… He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe.”

 (Photo Twitter)"Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health," writes Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine.  "I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host show … [Read more...]

WATCH: Putin is Jesus to the international religious right and white American evangelicals are fast becoming America-hating complicit traitors to democracy

TRUMP, RUSSIA, EVANGELICAL FASCISTS = IMPEACHMENT: Putin is Jesus to the international religious right and white American evangelicals are fast becoming America-hating complicit traitors to democracy WATCHHow Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way.By Casey Michel Politico February 09, 2017In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of … [Read more...]

Can the black church rescue Jesus’ reputation from Trump? AME to the Rescue!

Can the black church rescue Jesus' reputation from Trump? Maybe. At least the African Methodist Episcopal Church is bravely trying to. Eighty one percent of white evangelical America handed Trump the White House, put the alt-right white supremacist Bannon in the power seat and trashed the name of Jesus at the same time. Hear the word evangelical now and the KKK comes to mind, not the Middle Eastern brown Jew carpenter.Now as detailed in an important op-ed in the Washington Post ("AME bishops … [Read more...]

The blasphemy of this picture — if you are a believing Christian — is clear. Here’s Trump as the 2nd “Apostle Paul” of white supremacist fascist theocracy

Imam Trump? Is this what we've come to? American Evangelical Sharia Law? Total theocracy? (Photo Facebook/YouTube/Twitter)One hardly needs to comment on the blasphemy of this picture circulating in evangelical online circles... As if Trump is the 2nd Apostle Paul or Prophet Moses. This illustration only demonstrates how enormously dangerous to humanity the Trump Administration really is as it makes common cause with evangelical theocratic anti-freedom fanatics. This image … [Read more...]