The campaign said the appointments are an expression of Trump’s desire to have “access to wise counsel.”
Bachmann has criticized President Obama for his support of a framework agreement with Iran that she says will lead to war and “bring judgment on America.” And that is when she’s being fairly sane.
Dobson has been in open conflict with President Obama over the president’s mandate that employers pay for contraceptives in their employee health care plans, at one point addressing the president with, “Come and get me if you must.” He also affirmed that no matter the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on “same-sex marriage,” a decision praised and celebrated by Obama, he would follow the Bible.
Dobson was part of the radical anti-gay coalition inspired by far right Roman Catholic “Natural Law” devotee, Robert George and other fanatics that posted ads with the statement:
“We affirm that marriage, as existing solely between one man and one woman, precedes civil government. Though affirmed, fulfilled and elevated by faith, the truth that marriage can exist only between one man and one woman is not based solely on religion but on the Natural Law, written on the human heart.
“We implore this court to not step outside of its legitimate authority and unleash religious persecution and discrimination against people of faith. We will be forced to choose between the state and our conscience, which is informed by clear biblical and church doctrine and the natural created order.”
Trump praised the members of the new “advisory” panel.
“I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am president,” Trump said.The campaign said the executive board members will convene on a regular basis to advise Trump on how to win the election. .
The people who TRUMP has “such tremendous respect and admiration for” include Jerry Falwell Jr, who not only endorsed and welcomed Trump to Liberty but this was soon after Falwell asked his students to carry loaded weapons on campus in case Muslims attacked.
Here are some others on the official Trump advisory board:
- A.R. Bernard, senior pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center
- Mark Burns, pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center
- Tim Clinton, president, American Association of Christian Counselors
- Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
- James Dobson , author, psychologist and host, My Family Talk
- Jerry Falwell Jr., president, Liberty University
- Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor, Cross Church
- Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel
- Jack Graham, senior pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
- Harry Jackson, senior pastor, Hope Christian Church
- Robert Jeffress, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas
- David Jeremiah, senior pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church
- Richard Land, president, Southern Evangelical Seminary
- James MacDonald, founder and senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel
- Johnnie Moore, president, The KAIROS Company
- Robert Morris, senior pastor, Gateway Church
- Tom Mullins, senior pastor, Christ Fellowship
- Ralph Reed, founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition
- James Robison, founder, Life OUTREACH International
- Tony Suarez, executive vice president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
- Jay Strack, president, Student Leadership University
- Paula White, senior pastor, New Destiny Christian Center
- Tom Winters, attorney, Winters and King, Inc.
- Sealy Yates, attorney, Yates and Yates
Sorry Dad, we fucked up by helping this mess come into being in the 1970s and 1980s. Can you believe this shit is where it ended up? You wanted to save babies and instead unwittingly helped launch an authentically fascist presidential power grab in 2016 by a jerk’s jerk you’d have loathed on every level. Go figure. Hi Dad, are there really no tears in heaven?
Is this our song Dad?
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