Will 'Horror-Clown' Trump keep his promises to Christians?

Will 'Horror-Clown' Trump keep his promises to Christians? November 9, 2016

‘Although many pro-life and pro-family advocates are breathing sighs of relief at having dodged a Clinton presidency, they now have the task of ensuring Trump keeps his pro-life promises – and appoints Supreme Court justices opposed not only to Roe v Wade but also to same-sex “marriage” and Obergefell v Hodges.’
Those are the words of Claire Chretien, writing for LifeSite News, which has launched a petition calling on Trump to “defend the unborn and religious freedom.
In an op-ed following the shocking news that that Trump is now to become America’s 45th President, Chretien wrote pointed out that:

Many polls indicate Trump won more evangelical voters than Romney, McCain, or George W Bush … He will be responsible for thousands of appointments and federal employees with the power to shape American culture and public policy for generations to come.

She added:

Trump’s candidacy has troubled many pro-life and pro-family advocates, and many refused to get behind his candidacy, but the majority came around to supporting him in order to prevent Clinton’s election.
Trump made a series of pro-life pledges that sharply contrasted Clinton’s support of abortion on demand: he promised to sign the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and appoint Supreme Court judges like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He also said he would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law so that taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortions.
Trump also appointed many strong social conservatives to leadership roles in his campaign, such as Kellyanne Conway, a pro-life pollster who he appointed as his campaign manager. His Catholic Advisory Board was chaired by Joseph Cella, the founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Its members included leaders such as Senator Rick Santorum, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, and C-FAM’s Austin Ruse.
As his general election campaign gathered steam, Trump became more vocal about his pro-life views and attacked Clinton for her abortion extremism.

During the final debate, Trump also weighed in on what his potential Supreme Court justice nominees would do.
“If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that’s really what’s going to be – that will happen,” Trump said of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade.

That’ll happen automatically in my opinion because I’m putting pro-life justices on the court. I will say this, it will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.

With regard to gay rights, Chretien said, Trump became the first presidential candidate from either party in history to use the words “LGBTQ community” in his nomination acceptance speech.
Trump promised to advance equality for homosexuals but also said marriage should ultimately be a states’ rights issue.
He said it would be his “preference” that the Supreme Court justices he nominates overturn Obergefell v Hodges, the decision redefining marriage, but would not promise to ensure they would overturn it.
One of Trump’s main religious freedom issues during his campaign was repealing the Johnson Amendment, which threatens churches with the loss of their tax statuses if they endorse political candidates.
Chretien concluded:

Who Trump appoints as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Attorney General, and Surgeon General will seriously affect religious freedom, the health services tax dollars fund or don’t fund, and American social policy.
Soon, it will become apparent if Trump will fulfill his promises to the social conservatives who helped elect him or if he will simply pay life and family issues lip service – at best.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph reported that “panicked” Americans are researching how to emigrate online after early election results pointed to a a victory for Donald Trump.
There was an explosion in search traffic on Google for terms such as “emigrate” and “how to emigrate to Canada” following the announcement of a series of victories in key swing states for the Republican nominee.
Huge numbers of Internet surfers worldwide also began googling the phrase “end of the world” when the news broke.
And in Canada, the government’s website crashed after it was inundated with visitors apparently researching how to become Canadian citizens.
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Last word goes to retired Hawaiian carpenter Rudy Ganitano, pictured above with his wife Susan, who said:

Man is best and girl is weaker.

He insisted that, as a Christian, he would have voted for any man over Hillary Clinton.

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  • barriejohn

    Oh, no. Bob has posted a comment on Daz’s blog!
    You people are bad losers – Trump is against the 2-state “solution” in Israel so that this means (good news) the settlements will increase in accordance with Biblical prophecy.
    https://theedixieflatline.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/w-t-f/
    And that would be a good thing?

  • AgentCormac

    What a year to forget 2016 has been. We’ve lost the likes of Bowie, Prince, Ali, Rickman, Aherne, et al. We’ve had atrocities such as Paris and Nice. We’ve had Brexit. And now we’ve got Donald bloody Trump. I’m moving to Mars.

  • barriejohn

    AC: I couldn’t agree more.
    Private Eye joke just in: Nigel Farage is starting a new party in America and calling it UKKKIP.
    Nothing much else to laugh at!

  • Newspaniard

    It would be nice to see Trump put two atheist judges on the supreme court bench. Maybe then there would more separation of church and state.

  • Paul

    Well this result was to be expected when the inmates run the asylum.
    Having said that at least he isn’t a career politician with no understanding of the electorate they allegedly serve (not that he might have much clue there either) and career politicians in many respects is much much worse.

  • Graham Martin-Royle

    The world has gone mad this year.

  • Club Secretary

    The Republic of Gilead comes one step closer.

  • DOM

    Only 60 million people voted for Trump out of a population of 320 million, looks like most Americans don’t care who runs the place.

  • StephenJP

    Desperately scrambling for a few crumbs of comfort: Trump seems not to believe,or even to understand, many of the things he said during the campaign. And I am sure that, with his personal history, he will not want to bring about the Rapture any time soon! But his minuscule attention span also suggests that he will want to offload a lot of the detail to his administration. And if his Government includes the likes of Gingrich, Giulani and Palin we are all in trouble.

  • barriejohn

    DOM: More Americans voted for Hillary than Trump. That’s American democracy in action!

  • The liberal-left refused to listen to the people, and continuously chose to dismiss the people’s justified concerns–and they are now having to pay the price for this neglect. So who is to blame for the present situation? Certainly not the liberal-left, of course. The liberal-left are incapable of error. The concept of ‘error'(when applied to themselves) is not available to them. In this, the liberal-left closely resemble a cult or a religious doctrine. (How do you make a leftist hate you? Disagree with him.) Despite Trump’s remarkable resemblance to a wise old orang-utan, I for one truly adore him. Long live the USA! As for Clinton, hopefully she will end up behind bars in either a high security correctional facility, or Sing Sing—from which, let us fervently hope, she never manages to abscond.

  • If any of you are fond of ‘Horror Clowns’, see Twisty the Clown on You Tube. This delightful character appears in ‘Freaks’, the fourth season of ‘American Horror Story’. All six series are truly intellectual and true works of art–a breath of fresh air in these sadly dumbed down times. The most disturbing, violent and evil of them is the fifth–‘Hotel’. Lady Gaga, truly magnificent, stars in it.

  • Trump, build that Wall–pronto! The very future of your country depends upon its swift erection. It will also be necessary, of course, to kick the illegals out. They have no right whatsoever to be in your country, and many of them are criminals.

  • Daz

    @MFR
    What liberal-left? It got replaced by a bunch of neoliberal, pro-capitalist austerity-mongers about twenty-five years ago.

  • StephenJP

    Dear MFR, I do love your acrid interventions; but I must agree with Daz that the so-called ‘liberal-left’ in today’s US bears little resemblance to what what went under that umbrella in the UK when I was (and, I dare say, even you were) a young person. Even the left wing of the DP would struggle to find a niche within the Blessed Theresa’s Tory party.
    I do, however, bow before your peerless knowledge of the necessity of swift erections!

  • Cali Ron

    The democratic party hasn’t had a liberal presidential candidate since Kenedy. Liberals wanted Bernie, but the conservative democrats that run the party went with Hilary so the millennial and liberals went third-party. Sigh,I hoped Americans were smart enough not to vote for a racist, sexist, thin skinned, intelligence challenged, egotistical liar, but they did, just like when they elected Bush the second time. I’m ashamed of my country.
    Anybody have a job opening for an expatriate over the pond? After suffering through the low watt bulbs of Reagan and Bush I’m not sure I can take another one who is worse. A giant step backwards America.

  • Cali Ron

    MFR: You should stick to topics you actually know about like erections because you clearly don’t understand American politics.

  • Cali Ron

    barriejohn: Election humor: Trump Sandwich-2 slices of white bread, filled with baloney and American cheese, some Russian dressing and a little pickle.

  • barriejohn

    Talking of “humor”, many are pointing out that the well-known fly-on-the-wall documentary series “The Simpsons” predicted a Trump presidency some years ago:
    https://youtu.be/VXcYMvzZ7jk
    There is some confusion over this, and others are posting recent Simpsons’ footage of Trump in error, claiming that it is “uncannily accurate” (doh!). I did like the comment that we can’t be far from a Lisa Simpson presidency now, though. Maybe SHE is waiting to break through the glass ceiling!

  • If the liberals, lefties and luvvies are so upset by the election of Miss Trump then perhaps it would be better if they were to emigrate to North Korea– where they will doubtless feel far more at ease surrounded by their ideological brethren.

  • Cali Ron

    I don’t know about the glass ceiling , but California broke through the grass ceiling by legalizing it and just in time. With 3/4 of Californian voters going for Hillary they will need the medication.

  • The flag burning students are presently thronging the streets and campuses of America–going totally yankee-doodle-ally as they descend into barely controlled hysteria: weeping, moaning, gnashing their teeth and–may I say this?–pissing their knickers as they bewail the Triumph of Trump! It is thoroughly embarrassing to behold.

  • Cali Ron

    MFR: Sounds like you broke through the grass ceiling, too.

  • RussellW

    barriejohn,
    “That’s American democracy in action!”
    I wouldn’t describe the UK’s first-past-the-post system as ‘democratic’ either.
    The Brexit ‘referendum’ was probably one of the few chances that the plebs had to express their opinions , to the outrage of the nation’s political elites.

  • Newspaniard

    @barriejohn/@DOM: 4 million people voted for UKIP and we got ONE MP, don’t talk to me about “democracy”.
    @Miss Floribunda Rose, if I wasn’t gay, I’d ask you to marry me. Trump is probably the best thing to happen to the USA for decades. He is rich enough that he can’t be bribed. All the lefties here are so angry that a corrupt criminal didn’t get in, I just don’t believe it. They are just being “fashionable” and following the socialist herd. Anyone I haven’t insulted here?

  • The ‘deplorables’ have triumphed, thus enabling Trump to control the USA for the next four years (unless, of course, he snuffs it from a dreadful malady or is assassinated by a democrat/anarchist/Muslim/leftist,etc). I’m afraid you’ll all just have to learn to live with it. The People have spoken. (Incidentally, one of my theories–that Donald was in fact Hilary in drag, and vice versa, has turned out in fact to be completely without foundation, alas.)

  • Daz

    @Newspaniard

    “All the lefties here are so angry that a corrupt criminal didn’t get in”

    No, we’re angry that a sexual-molesting, fraudulent, racist, xenophobic, egotistical, lying, fascist corrupt criminal did get in.
    And we’re even more angry that his fan-base—you know, nice people like the KKK, and the people who beat up kids in wheelchairs and anyone else who dares to speak out against the Great Orange God—now feel empowered to carry on their activities.
    Please fuck off and go shine your jackboots or whatever it is you do to amuse yourself. Moron.

  • Great Satan
  • Newspaniard

    @Daz. Moron here. What are you on to get so angry? May I suggest you go away and snigger with your lefty mates in the mosque while I go and try to find that boot polish.

  • AgentCormac

    What Daz said.

  • Daz

    “What are you on to get so angry?”

    Pure, unadulterated empathy. You should try it.

  • barriejohn
  • Daz

    Barriejohn, that’s just Trump’s take on the “special relationship.” Nothing misogynistic to see here, move along…
    And thanks AC and barriejohn.

  • barriejohn

    There’s someone banging on in the Daily Mail today about the “left-wing media” telling people how to vote. Anyone with a passing acquaintance with the Sun, Mail, or Express must, like me, be falling about laughing at this accusation; and as for Fox News in America…!

  • Brian Jordan

    Dear me, you’d think the election was still going on – and over here! Steady on folks, there’s another three years to go before the next one gets under way. Oh, and we might get our own any time now.

  • I begin to suspect that most of those posting comments here would like to thump Trump rather than hump Trump or be humped by Trump in return. For me it is the exact opposite, for which I make no apologies. Ah, who can ever hope to plumb the depths of a woman’s heart?

  • Paul

    The central theme for Trump in gaining assistance from so many different and opposing factional quarters as voters is that, now in power, he will find it quite difficult to appease them all. And I’m not sure he had one central theme. The voters looked like they were fed up with the political elite that Hilary epitomises. I think like we are in Britain.
    He will also now have an army of people to change the way he speaks, dresses and behaves. Just like Blair had. He became more Thatcherite than she ever was
    He is now the leader of the most powerful country on this planet – ‘heaven’ help us. I sincerely hope that the religious get what they so truly need – secularism.

  • Trump must attempt to bring the American people together by appealing to their sense of patriotism. There is probably no other way to unify a people, not even by making claims to their common humanity.

  • barriejohn

    RussellW: I am a Liberal Democrat, and have favoured some form of Proportional Representation for decades, but we had a vote on that in 2011, and “the people” (ably guided by their favourite newspapers, again) overwhelmingly rejected the idea!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Alternative_Vote_referendum,_2011

  • barriejohn

    Paul: The central theme for Trump in gaining assistance from so many different and opposing factional quarters as voters is that, now in power, he will find it quite difficult to appease them all.
    You’re right there. He promised tax cuts for the rich and tax cuts for workers (amongst other things, like massive borrowing for development). Trump supporters were screaming their lunatic catchphrases at his rallies, but Hillary never hit the button. I’d have had mine shouting: “Where’s the money, Donald?”

  • Bill Bonk

    Oh dearie me … so many of you getting in a tizz.
    Chill out and watch this …
    https://youtu.be/_a-m3pH9Dr8

  • Angela_K

    I amuses me that so many believe the Democrats to be left wing, they are certainly right of centre and consistently water down any attempt at making American society fairer for all. I’m shocked that so many believed the rhetoric and voted for Trump. I used to regularly go to the USA on business and the majority of the people I dealt with were Democrats and atheists; however, these were scientists and engineers, so better educated.

  • barriejohn

    Bill Bonk: No wonder we’re “in a tizz”. Here’s man who is going to pack the Supreme Court with judges who will declare abortion and same-sex marriage “unconstitutional”, and tear up environmental agreements. Personally, I don’t see an upside to any of that!

  • Daz
  • The Right are dangerous, but the Left are even more dangerous. A free thinker should be opposed to both of these political ideologies in the same way that he is opposed to religious doctrine. If he does not do this, he is not a free thinker. He is a deluded fake. All belief systems, whether political or religious, are distorted and filled with lies. And why do people believe such utter nonsense? Out of narcissism and self interest.

  • 1859

    @MFR: Ergo – believe in nothing and stay free? Who is the deluded fake? Anarchy sounds great on paper, in practice it’s a piece of shit.

  • Daz

    Right and Left are not ideologies. They are (often highly inaccurate and subjective) general descriptions of the rough position of an opinion on an imaginary line. What’s more, when examined, the classification system doesn’t even work very well.

  • Laura Roberts

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m fighting back. The first thing I’m going to do is combat the disease. I’ve been on the fence about street epistemology for awhile, but this motivates me to take the plunge. I’m starting with people I know and I’m going to expand from there.
    For the rare few who are unfamiliar with it, here are some links:
    https://streetepistemology.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/magnabosco210

  • A free thinker will be opposed to anarchy, opinions, imaginary lines, and all classifications and systems.

  • Daz

    Question for the day. Is MFR actually an advanced social-media bot?

  • barriejohn