The Rhetorical Maneuvers of Wayne Grudem: A Guest Post from Matthew Boedy

On Thursday, theologian Wayne Grudem came out for Donald Trump with a long column justifying a vote for Trump as an acceptable moral choice. In response, Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of North Georgia, Matthew Boedy sent the following thoughts which I am glad to present as a guest post. Dr. Boedy is on Twitter @matthewboedyThe Rhetorical Maneuvers of Wayne Grudemby Matthew BoedyWayne Grudem has put his name on a growing list of evangelical leaders who were fi … [Read more...]

Did Hillary Clinton Plagiarize Alexis de Tocqueville?

Tonight in her speech, Hillary Clinton said: But here's the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump...This is it. And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn't get: that America is great – because America is good. Did she plagiarize de Tocqueville? No, because de Tocqueville didn't say that. According John Pitney in the Weekly Standard: These lines are uplifting and poetic. They are also spurious. Nowhere do they appear in Democracy in America, or anywhere else in T … [Read more...]

GOP Delegates Vote Down the Conscience Clause

Kendal Unruh's conscience clause was voted down in the rules committee just now. The committee voted to bind the delegates and to refuse to allow delegates to vote their conscience. Now the committee is voting to bind the delegates to Rule 16. It looks like the stop Trump movement is about to go down in the rules committee. I don't know what else is on the agenda of the anti-Trump movement but it doesn't look good.To watch the debate, go here.Unruh promises a floor fight.The GOP … [Read more...]

Virginia Court Decision Frees Delegates, Paves Way for GOP Convention Fight

Today, a Virginia law binding delegates to the results of the state's primary was overturned by a federal court today paving the way for a delegate challenge to Donald Trump's nomination. The case was brought by Beau Correll who sought to prevent enforcement of a Virginia law binding delegates to the primary results. He does not want to vote for Trump and now he doesn't have to. Judge Robert Payne concluded: For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll's favor on Counts I and … [Read more...]

Hispanic Southern Baptist Pastors Criticize Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board

Donald Trump told evangelical leaders on Tuesday that he believes he will do well among Hispanic voters. These Hispanic Southern Baptist pastors see things differently. They lament the joining of evangelicals (especially Southern Baptists) and prosperity gospel preachers and they consider Trump's rhetoric about Hispanics to fuel racism.  Here is their statement:Our Response to the “Trump Evangelical Advisory Board”OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As Christian pastors, and Hispanic Baptist leaders, we … [Read more...]

Daisy Ad Updated for the 2016 Election

If Donald Trump is nominated by the GOP convention in July, I feel sure he will see this ad and many like it.  … [Read more...]

Does Christianity Need Donald Trump’s Help?

Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Faith and the Election. Read other perspectives here.Now that Donald Trump is the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, we can look back at some of the promises he has made. Of interest to the current Patheos Public Square conversation on faith and politics are his promises to make businesses say Merry Christmas and his pledge to “work like Hell” for Christian power.In February, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas … [Read more...]

Trump University Court Documents Reveal Art of the Hard Sell

I have been reading (and cringing) through the court documents related to the Trump University fraud case. They do not paint a flattering picture of the failed educational venture. Mainly with this post, I want to link to the site where the documents are archived and encourage readers to explore the business dealings of the presumptive GOP nominee.Searchable Trump University DocumentsJust a nibble of what's there. What should a Trump U. seminar salesman do if the potential buyer wants to … [Read more...]


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