Take it From this Ex-Fundamentalist: Listen-up Bernie Worshipers (Seemingly Working to Elect Trump) There are No Political Messiahs

 Please WATCH my 4 min "answer" (such as it is) to the Bernie Sanders cult, note-- NOT to Bernie, whom I respect but to some of his unhinged followers who are (seemingly) effectively working for Trump and Vladimir Putin.Politics is about paradox and imperfection, not various forms of Jesus Saves... Take it from me as an ex-fundamentalist: I know the stink of fundamentalist certainty addiction from the inside. Been there, done that!People who want everything will always get … [Read more...]

Did Jerry Falwell Jr Watch the Multiple and Disgusting Howard Stern/Trump Interviews (or Know that Trump is accused of Child rape) BEFORE Endorsing Him?

(YouTube photo)In the 1980s when I was myself in the religious right I preached from Jerry Falwell's pulpit. I preached on family values. My how times have changed! Trump was endorsed by Jerry Falwell's son. Trump represents a specific modern sexual predator personality type. Trump's proclamation: “Women, you have to treat ‘em like shit,” makes me ask: Did Jerry Falwell Jr. and all those other evangelicals who back Trump endorse him because they hate women too? ...Or are Falwell and company j … [Read more...]

You Better WATCH This Bill Maher Zinger: “Trump Might Win” (Michael Moore) and it’s VERY funny but less crazy than you think

(Photo YouTube)"Get out of your bubble everybody!" says Moore, Amen! So please WATCH this, if nothing else on Trump and the election. "I'm sorry to be the buzzkill... but I think Trump is gonna win," as Moore told Bill Maher last night. Then there is a very funny and very serious discussion, so much better than anything "news" shows offered.Here's why-- WATCH, SHARE, VOTE: Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give … [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...]

Trump to Republicans: The only thing we have to fear is people who won’t buy into perpetual fear

(Photo: The Morning Call)The Republican Party/NRA/Trump attempt at a coup against American values of bravery, hope and fearlessness (see Kennedy, Reagan, Lincoln et al) is now a white supremacist cult of death. Period. As was made abundantly clear on the first day of their bizarre "convention" all they have to offer is fear as their “answer” to how to motivate voters.They offer a lose/lose proposition to America: violence and fear of violence, guns and more guns, war and more war.The … [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...]

Why Hillary Clinton? WATCH this 1 Min Clip from My Talk at the Wild Goose Festival​ – #GetOverIt

Why Hillary Clinton? WATCH this 1 min Clip from my talk at the Wild Goose Festival​ - #GetOverIt. Here is why I think Hillary will make a great president. Don't like her? Would you rather see our entire way of life destroyed? @WildGooseFest - #GetOverIt https://youtu.be/NL7SRIOaSKU ©2016 Scott Griessel/Creatista - all rights reserved Producer/Editor - Scott Griessel Producer - Rick Meredith Director of Photography - Justin Meredith Special thanks to the 2016 Wild Goose Fest … [Read more...]


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