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...]

All About FAR RELIGIOUS RIGHT Evangelical Mike Pence (a follower of my dad’s work) : Trump’s VP Pick

  According to breaking news Mike Pence (a man who loves my dad's books) will be Trump's VP. In other words the unholy marriage between the evangelical far, far, far religious right and Trump is now consummated. As a detailed article in the Indianapolis Star points out since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has always described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." I guess being an American comes a distant third to th … [Read more...]

New Poll: Four-fifths of white evangelical voters plan to cast their ballots for Donald J. Trump– Goodbye Even a Pretense of Following Jesus

According to the New York Times, four-fifths of white evangelical voters plan to cast their ballots for Donald Trump. After all, according to Dr. Dobson he's a "new" and "born-again" "baby Christian."  Never mind his multiple marriages, hatred of Hispanic evangelicals, black Roman Catholics, everyone that is but white supremacists.White evangelicals thus define themselves as more or less members in good standing of the KKK, according to the poll of religious voters, released on Tuesday by t … [Read more...]

Post “Brexit” Watch Samantha Bee Point to the Southern Baptists as One More Reason TRUMP Will Lose (Best Bee Ever!)

 Once again Samantha Bee proves in this (new) clip, she's the best observer of politics around. This hilarious video take on "Brexit" re Trump and America, race and religion (and why Trump will lose) will amuse and stun you. Note: She even has a good word for the American Evangelicals and the Southern Baptists! 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 Ama … [Read more...]

COMPARE: Evangelical leaders living in La-La Land Support Trump v. List of (Actual) Leaders (living in the real world) endorsing Hillary

Hillary Clinton just racked up major endorsements from some of the country's top business leaders.Trump has some leaders supporting him too. Here are Hillary's supporters: Warren E. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook COOSheryl Sandberg, Expedia Chairman Barry Diller, and Dodgers co-owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson were among some of the more high-profile business leaders on the list.Other notable leaders from tech companies like Yelp, Netflix, Airbnb, and Google … [Read more...]

Ralph Reed Bends Over For Trump and Becomes the Poster Boy for Terminal Evangelical Moral Decline

And so it has come to this: Ralph Reed explaining why evangelicals like him are following Trump to moral (and political) oblivion. With friends like these Jesus (not to mention the GOP) needs no enemies.Trump spoke to Reed's evangelicals saying: "We will restore faith to its proper mantle in our society ... we will respect and defend Christian Americans."Trump was speaking to members of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.He might have instead said: "We will restore racism, lies and … [Read more...]


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