As the total madness of the Trump "presidential" quest veers into outright racism, one evangelical stands up and pushes back, as does this evangelical magazine. Trump would dismiss leader at Anacostia River Church, Nick Rodriguez since his name sounds suspiciously Hispanic and his skin is brown. Bonhoeffer would applaud Rodriguez. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident.) The rest of us should say thank you to the Gospel Coalition for doing their bit … [Read more...]
Dear Evangelical Establishment (and Christianity Today Editors) Here’s Why You ALL Seem SO F—–g! Dumb to Folks in the Real World Who Don’t Understand “Evangelical Speak”
(C. Hitchens- Photo NPR.org)Open any issue of Christianity Today magazine and scan the article titles and sub-headings in case you want to know why the Americanized, post-Billy Graham version of evangelical faith comes across as so fucking dumb.Evangelical Speak is just so presumptuous! It never even begins to meet the skeptic halfway.Evangelical Speak is an entirely private coded language.It assumes:the existence of God with no need for argument, let alone … [Read more...]
Donald Trump and His Angry Voters Are Furthering an Extremist Christian Agenda to replace democracy with theocracy by undermining our rights and protections from the bottom up
Unlike Muslim fundamentalists who use bullets, bombs and beheadings to enforce Sharia from the top down, Christian fundamentalists will not overthrow democracy in a military takeover that sweeps out one system (democracy) and replaces it with another (theocracy). The kinder, gentler, Christian extremist seeks to replace democracy with theocracy by undermining our rights and protections from the bottom up, one law at a time. Here is an article by my old and dear friend Mel White. It was first … [Read more...]
Here’s the best article I’ve read on the sensible journey away from the Evangelical World that Hates Our (Clearly) Queer/Trans Creator
Author Deborah Jian Lee"So when I became a leader of my college Christian fellowship group, Intervarsity, I was stunned by the entrenched conservatism of so many of my Christian peers. Sure, the group had some theological and political diversity, and I had some amazing young staff mentors (some of whom were people of color) who totally got me. But the overwhelming culture resisted my initiatives on racial justice and gender equality, equated voting Republican with authentic … [Read more...]
(photo Daily Express UK)As Ted Cruz supporter Pastor Kevin Swanson says, "Don't you dare carve happy faces on open pussy sores!" Ted Cruz Evangelical boosters come unglued in this priceless Samantha Bee 4 min video clip. 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 Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s painting … [Read more...]
Why God Hates Donald Trump or at Least Ann Coulter Does .. so Why Do Jerry Falwell Jr. and Franklin Graham Love the Jerk’s-Jerk?
(Credit: Reuters/Jim Young)Will Jerry Falwell Jr. withdraw his endorsement, or are wives fair game at Liberty U? We are told in the Bible that God hates the proud. So if the Bible is 'true,' the way fundamentalists and evangelicals say it is, then God hates Trump. And if people who say the Bible is true vote for Trump then... God hates them too. Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Donald Trump has managed to s … [Read more...]
When Will the First Trump-Related Killing Happen With Evangelical’s Support as Trump “Purifies” America for God?
There will be a Trump-event related murder. It's only a matter of time. That's because Trump is following the 1930s fascist playbook. He is being successful because of the evangelicals craving for moral order. Trump-incited violence is a recurring theme at Trump events. Protesters are beaten, shoved, kicked and verbally abused with racial slurs. Trump encourages supporters to attack protesters. Trump says they should "hit back" more often, and has offered to pay legal fees if they attack prot … [Read more...]
In our fuzzy American sentimental folklore Christianity was once associated with kindness. Not anymore. Evangelicals embraced Trump and Cruz. End of story.Both men are symbols of hate and stupidity in equal measure. They are to politics what the president of Gordon College is to education: a man who will be remembered for writing to President Obama to ask to be allowed to discriminate against gays in the name of religious freedom.When we hear the word evangelical now, we don't think of … [Read more...]