The Disinherited: There is a reason that the white American underclass is so out of step with the rest of America: if you live in a pretend world for long enough you snap

(Photo YouTube) There is a reason that the white American underclass is so out of step with the rest of America: if you live in a pretend world for long enough you snap. The white Trump-loving underclass is uneducated. But lack of university education isn't their problem. Their problem is that they live in a fantasy world. That world was concocted by two implacable enemies of fact-based truth: evangelical Christianity and right wing mythology. And when I use the words white underclass I’m not … [Read more...]

InterVarsity Follows the TRUMP-VERSION of “JESUS” and Gordon College’s in HARD Turn to the Homophobic anti-Gay (Trumpian GOP) Right

 InterVarsity is joining the ranks of what  might be called the Ralph Reed/Jerry Falwell Jr., Trumpian Angry Aging White Reactionaries Against Change and preaching the most vicious vision of Jesus as The Destroyer Of Decency And Empathy.As reported in Religion Dispatches by Deborah Jian Lee,  InterVarsity has rolled out a policy that calls for all staff who disagree with its hard line fundamentalist religious right theological position on gay rights to denounce themselves and quit … [Read more...]

“TRUMP SEEKS REFUGE IN ECUADORIAN LONDON EMBASSY AND IS SHARING ROOM WITH JULIAN ASSANGE”… and other fantasy headlines my Facebook Family and I came up with

  (New Jersey monthly Photo/YouTube)Frank Schaeffer Published by Facebook Mentions · 20 hrs ·FANTASY TRUMP HEADLINES I’D LOVE TO SEE IN 2017 (Read mine then please add your own…) TRUMP SEEKS REFUGE IN ECUADORIAN LONDON EMBASSY AND IS SHARING ROOM WITH JULIAN ASSANGEGUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS AWARDS TRUMP WITH “MOST LIES EVER TOLD” LISTING IVANKA COMES CLEAN AS TO WHAT HER DADDY REALLY DID TO HER AS A CHILD RESIDENTS FLEE TRUMP PROPERTIES LEAVI … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss This! WATCH Tom Hanks Give Nervous TRUMPED America The Pre-Election “Dad” Talk We All Needed Needs On ‘SNL’

(Photo YouTube) TOM HANKS -- “America’s Dad” sat down with us for a quiet pep talk on “Saturday Night Live.” “America is feeling a little nervous these days,” said Hanks. “And I’m a responsible father, so I thought maybe it’s time we had a little chat.” 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 fait … [Read more...]

Once in a While my Friend Rachel Maddow hits One Out of the Park: Want to Know Just How Sick and Sloppy FOX News and the Right Wing Myth Machine Is in Its “Journalism”? WATCH RACHEL DESTROY THEM WITH ONE STORY

(Photo YouTube)I've been on the Rachel Maddow show many times but this show without me is the one to watch... explains a lot about the lies right wing media tell, and just how perverse and real the intersection between racism and the right is, and what made Trump's rise possible...Trump's racism is no aberration but "mainstream" as this show proves in another context. Maddow on Posse Comitatus, "sovereign citizens", Jim Crow, FOX News, Right Wing Media racists filth, the … [Read more...]

I think it is time we talk to our “enemies” when we can… When Trump is gone, what’s left? We have to rebuild… so I’m starting a new blog with a self-described redneck evangelical (Luke Moon). We plan to act as if we can get along and have a rational discussion about life, faith and politics. Here’s our first joint effort. I hope you follow us.

I think it is time we talk to our “enemies” when we can… When Trump is gone, what's left? We have to rebuild... so I’m starting a new Patheos blog with a self-described redneck evangelical (Luke Moon). We plan to act as if we can get along and have a rational discussion about life, faith and politics. Here’s our first joint effort. I hope you follow us. READ HERE``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about … [Read more...]

POST 3RD DEBATE HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUMP AND HIS FOLLOWERS: TRUMP WON’T ACCEPT THE ELECTION RESULT AND SO TRUMP’S PASSED FROM MERELY BEING HORRIBLE TO TREASONOUS

(photo YouTube) Putin is waging a global campaign to discredit the very idea of democracy. "Trump has joined his cause," (as Jonathan Chait noted in New York magazine). The debate culminated in Trump refusing to pledge that he would accept the outcome of the election – a statement of disloyalty to the American system of government without precedent since 1860, when Southern Democrats vowed to leave the union if the Republican Party prevailed. Post-debate anyone still voting for Tr … [Read more...]

Imagine if God answered these Christian prayers about abortion…?

(Photo YouTube)"For those who would like to see fewer abortions, perhaps it’s time for prayers of a different sort," writes Valerie Tarico in AlterNet. Tarico then makes 7 suggestions in her article: "The Peculiar Role Prayer Plays for the Christian Right in Its Crusade to Make Abortion Illegal."Tarico's list brings up an interesting point not just about the politics and the hypocrisy of the religious right, but about the odd Christian belief that human justice must somehow balance G … [Read more...]