Trump Gets Another Prosperity Preacher Endorsement

Trump Gets Another Prosperity Preacher Endorsement February 17, 2016

Ted Cruz may be getting the lion’s share of the Christian right endorsements, but the prosperity gospel preachers — read: con men — seem to love Donald Trump. The latest fraudulent TV evangelist to endorse Trump is Mike Murdock, a man who says he’s never “seen a woman as good looking as a $100 dollar bill.”

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A televangelist who brags that he loves money more than women has, not surprisingly, thrown his support behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Mike Murdock, a Texas-based pastor who promotes the so-called “prosperity gospel,” formally endorsed the real estate tycoon and reality TV star Monday during a rally in Greenville, South Carolina — where GOP candidates debated over the weekend ahead of the state’s primary elections.

“He has a warrior spirit for restoring America in the eyes of the world and he has a warrior’s heart,” Murdock said during an interview with Bloomberg Politics. “I am endorsing him for president.”…

“We feel that there’s content for God in the Bible, and I believe that Mr. Trump has a heart of restoration, including restoring us economically,” Murdock said.

Murdock said he had “not a single concern” about Trump’s positions on abortion and gay marriage — which GOP rival candidate Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, has attacked as insufficiently conservative.

“I don’t trust a man who is too calculating in his talk,” Murdock explained to Bloomberg Politics. “I like a man who is thoughtful and I like a man that tells me his heart. [Trump’s] face always says me what his mouth is saying, and I enjoy that.”

This is classic Christian religio-babble: He “has a heart” for something. It’s not a coincidence that almost all of those pastors who famously met with Trump in New York City a couple months ago were prosperity gospel preachers. Trump fits in perfectly with them. All they care about is money, which they spend on the most garish and tacky lifestyle they can dream up. Murdock learned from the best on this, Jim and Tammy Bakker in the 80s.

And what was that fraudulent “university” that Trump created, which eventually got shut down by the state of New York, if not a non-religious version of the prosperity gospel? Spend a few tens of thousands of dollars getting a little Trump all over you and he’ll make you rich beyond your wildest dreams.

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