It’s Not Economic Hardship that Motivates Trump’s Base but Far Right Brainwashing and (Sadly!) this Denies the Best Military-Service Traditions of Working Class America

"Speaking as the father of a Marine, it seems to me that Trump's 'vision' contradicts everything that the US Military stands for..."(Photo YouTube)The brainwashing of Trump blue collar loyalists by right wing media is on display every day. Speaking as the father of a Marine, it seems to me that Trump's "vision" contradicts everything that the US Military stands for.Let me explain.That decent plumber who is a former Marine that you always liked, the one who worked so hard and … [Read more...]

Here is Why I Got out of The Evangelical Movement (and maybe you should too…)

 This is my best explanation about my journey away from the faith of my fathers... actually... more the faith of my mothers (!) This is why I escaped and maybe you should too.WATCH Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frankschaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank at http://www.frankschaeffer.com Have you read my book about religious delusion? No … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid Will the Evangelical Leaders Who Back TRUMP Look to Their Supporters now that 50 REPUBLICAN National Security Officials Eviscerate Trump In Open Letter?

 Below is one of Jerry Falwell's Tweets along with the picture he Tweeted:J L Falwell ‏@JerryJrFalwellHonored to introduce @realDonaldTrump at religious leader summit in NYC today! He did incredible job! @beckifalwellIn my novel And God Said, "Billy!" I depict a delusional fool who thinks he hears God talking to him. But my idiot "Billy" isn't as dumb as Jerry Falwell Jr. When Falwell Jr. Tweeted this picture of himself, he later wished he'd gotten his wife to … [Read more...]

Here’s the Best Article I’ve Read on Just Why and How Evangelicals Can Deny Everything They Say they believe and Support the Ultimate Anti-Jesus Candidate: Trump

 "According to the Pew Research Center, 78 percent of white evangelical voters say they would vote for Trump if the election were held today. Trump is now armed with an evangelical executive advisory board, that includes James Dobson, former president of Focus on the Family, and Richard Land, the former president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. Both condemn homosexuality, oppose the distribution of pornography and neither seems likely to endorse a candidate … [Read more...]

Tim LaHaye is dead but his apocalyptic fact-free “vision” of an alienated alternative and utterly destructive “reality” lives on in the candidacy of Donald Trump

(photo YouTube)Donald Trump is Tim LaHaye's true heir.  LaHaye is dead. Dystopian fantasy lives on. Only now it is America that's to be "left behind" as Trump raptures believers and non-believers alike to a hell of our own making.LaHaye's fact-free "vision" of an alienated alternative and utterly destructive "reality" lives on in the candidacy of Donald Trump.Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of sixteen novels represents everything that is most deranged about rel … [Read more...]

White Christian America sees Donald Trump as their modern Moses

 "White Christian America sees Donald Trump as their modern Moses" writes Steven Rosenfeld in an important AlterNet article: "Threatened to the Core by Fading Power and Demographics, White Christian America is Going All in on Trump."That’s the takeaway of pollsters who specialize in tracking religion and American life and were initially startled as Trump beat a handful of preachers or their sons in the early primaries, namely Scott Walker and Ted Cruz. It’s what’s behind new polls fin … [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...]


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