Yesterday, Donald Trump announced his badly misnamed “Religious Advisory Board” to provide advice on how to make America great again… at least for the evangelical Christians who don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims is one of the handful of openly non-religious legislators in the country, and he gave an incredible speech on the House floor yesterday opposing a draconian piece of legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks unless it was absolutely medically necessary. (Because Jesus.)
You have to watch this:
During his closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders today, Donald Trump once again showed that he views religion as nothing more than a tool to get ahead. You may agree with that assessment, but you would think the Christian leaders he met with would want a candidate who takes their faith more seriously. Instead, they heard a typical Trump speech, full of false accusations, promises he can’t possibly fulfill, and a problematic reference to Scripture.
In a really classy move by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, Rev. Christopher Rodkey put up this sign outside the church: “Wishing a Blessed Ramadan to Our Muslim Neighbors.” It was just a nice thing to do in a such a public way.
That move, however, angered a guy named Matthew Jansen, who urged his Twitter followers (and conservative commentator Ann Coulter) to call the church and presumably leave nasty messages.
In anticipation of Donald Trump‘s meeting today with hundreds of conservative Christians, Christian hate-group leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox Business Network to talk about his goals for the gathering.
Along the way, he claimed that the Obama administration “has declared war on the Christian religion.” Which is news to those of us who live in reality.