Trump pastor claims the God of the Democrats is ‘non-existent’

Trump pastor claims the God of the Democrats is ‘non-existent’ July 2, 2019

OH my ears and whiskers! The Democrats, seeing how well superstition has played out for the Republicans, has recruited a ‘faith outreach director’ in a bid to win in the 2020 election.

But Dallas megachurch pastor and one of President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisors Robert Jeffress, 63, is less than impressed, and last week accused the Dems of being a “godless party”.

Jeffress, left, and Harkins. Images via YouTube

Jeffress, 63, of the 13,000-member First Baptist Dallas, told hundreds of social conservative activists attending the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” Conference in Washington, DC accused the Democrats of being “godless”.

Referring to news that the party had hired Union Seminary Vice President Derrick Harkins to lead the party’s 2020 faith outreach efforts, the pastor said:

I am not a Republican or a Democrat so I don’t say this from a partisan perspective. But the truth is that when you talk about righteousness and unrighteousness. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Democrat Party has truly become a godless party. It is a godless party.

Jeffress, who has long been critical about the Democratic Party’s stances on abortion and LGBT issues, pointed out that some Democratic Party delegates tried to remove God from its own party platform in 2012.

Today, they are actively working to remove ‘so help me God’ from their oaths of office. The problem runs much deeper than that. They are promoting policies and values that are completely antithetical to the Christian faith.

You have seen lately, in fact even this week, that the Democrats are realizing that they have a God problem in connecting with voters. They don’t want to completely write-off faith voters, so they have hired this week a faith outreach director.

Jeffress went as far as to brans Harkins as a “Trump-hating pastor” who comes from:

A liberal seminary that is filled with liberal professors who couldn’t find God if their life depended on it.

Jeffress asked the crowd if they have noticed all the “God talk” coming from many of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.

Suddenly, they are all talking about God and their personal faith in God. Don’t be fooled by that. When they talk about God, they are not talking about the real God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who revealed Himself in the Bible.

They are not talking about the real God. These liberal Democrats are talking about an imaginary God they have created in their own minds: a god who loves abortion and hates Israel. The true God of the Bible, the real God, is a God who hates abortion and loves Israel.

The posturing little nincompoop concluded his speech by encouraging Christian conservatives to be “intolerant” and let their faith guide them in speaking up in the public square.

I close today with these words from William Watkins in his book The New Absolutes. He says it is time for Christians to reject the new tolerance and instead become a people marked by intolerance, not intolerance that unleashes hate upon people. But an intolerance that refuses to allow error to masquerade as truth any longer. An intolerance that is willing to stand up and call good, good and evil, evil.

Image via YouTube/ABC News

During the Democratic primary debate last Thursday night, South Bend, openly gay Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, above, took aim at religious conservatives who support the Trump administration.

Buttigieg stated that the Democratic Party doesn’t talk about God much for a “very good reason,” which is the party’s commitment to “the separation of church and state.”

He stating that the “Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion” but that the party has lost its ability to use “religious language again.”

He urged Democrats to “call out hypocrisy when we see it,” referring to the Trump administration’s strict enforcement of immigration laws and reports of terrifying conditions facing children detained at the border.

For a party that associates itself with Christianity, to say that it is okay to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages has lost all claim to ever use religious language again.

Friendly Atheist Hermant Mehta commented:

Buttigieg is right on principle and wrong on the details. Democrats talk plenty about religion. The Democratic Party literally just hired someone to oversee faith outreach, the Religious Left continues to be a growing (and welcome) force for change, and candidates like Sen Cory Booker can’t get a sentence out without citing their religion. Religion infuses the Democratic Party.

The difference is that Democrats don’t talk about religion the way Republicans do. Democrats don’t promote Christian Nationalism or the idea that one brand of mythology should supersede the laws that apply to everyone. Democrats who speak about religion treat it as inspiration, not justification.

So Buttigieg is just wrong to say Democrats don’t talk about religion. Like President Obama, they constantly talked about faith. They wear it on their sleeves. They just don’t bash everyone over the head with it.

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  • Jim Jones

    The Republican god is a god of bitterness, anger and hatred.

    So, pretty much biblical.

  • Brian Curtis

    The goal of having a political party represent “God” at all reveals the agenda: theocracy.

  • hermes brookover

    At best, Jeffress is filth. His opinion of anything has all the merit due any other useless thing. That is to say none.

  • Bruce Lilly

    “Democrats […] just don’t bash everyone over the head with it.”

    1993 federal RFRA: introduced by “Chuck” Schumer(D) and “Ted” Kennedy(D), signed by “Bill” Clinton(D).
    Florida legislation requiring “In God We Trust” to be displayed in public schools introduced by Kimberly Daniels(D).
    Then mayor of Burlington, VT, Bernie Sanders (yes, that Bernie Sanders, technically independent, but caucuses with the Democrats and is running for the Democratic party nomination), allowed a sectarian 8-ft. menorah to be installed on public land. When criticised on the basis of violation of church/state separation, he doubled down (literally) and allowed a 16-ft. display. When sued by the ACLU, he used taxpayer funds to fight the lawsuit.
    The Democratic Party platform preaches about “God-given” this, “God-given” that, and “God-given” the other.

    Pull my other leg; it has bells on it.

  • Broga

    Jeffress is playing with fire here. I don’t suppose he has heard of Pascal’s Wager, or Pascal come to that, but if he calls it wrong he is for the pit of fire. And eternity is one hell of a sentence, with the flames licking, just because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    Don’t forget the insecurity.

    I’m the most powerful being to ever exist, but if ALL humans on Earth don’t tell me so CONSTANTLY, I’ll get mad and punish them. That’ll “convince” them to worship me.

    Jealousy (all the bitterness, anger, hatred and resentment, with half the calories) and insecurity. It’s a winning combination. How could you not admire god? /s

  • Cozmo the Magician

    “are talking about an imaginary God they have created in their own minds:” which is different from any other god exactly HOW?

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Gay centipede says “Pull any of the others.. they ALL have bells” (:

  • Michael Neville

    I am not a Republican or a Democrat so I don’t say this from a partisan perspective.

    And I’ve got some nice ocean-front property in Wyoming for people to invest in.

  • Michael Neville

    According to the propaganda Yahweh is a sadistic, narcissistic bully with the emotional maturity of a spoiled six year old. In other words, a typical god.

  • Zetopan

    Gawds invariably suffer from exactly the same shortcomings as their inventors.

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    Exactly. Love me or I won’t be your friend and make sure you suffer. What’s not to love? /s

  • Chris Hogue

    I’ve got agree the Democrats god is non-existent since it’s the same god the Republicans pray too.

  • rubaxter

    Be careful, the Bernie Bros are as mean, vindictive, spiteful, and unemployed-with-LOTS-of-time as the Corbynistas in the UK, timing comedy shows to the second on ‘The Unfairness of Your Show!!”

  • WallofSleep

    They must be really angry that Pete Buttigieg is throwing their hypocrisy in their faces.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/J8FZIm9VoBU6Q/giphy.gif

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    They are not talking about the real God. These liberal Democrats are
    talking about an imaginary God they have created in their own minds

    And he has a persuasive argument to prove that his god is not imaginary. He can once and for all settle Which brand of Christianity is “right”.
    He argument is essentially No True Scottsman.

  • Broga

    God has an insatiable appetite for flattery.

  • Expatmom

    Many of us Democrats, after much deliberation, have walked away from religion. So, yes, we could be called godless. But the republicans are ungodly to the core. Religious progressives that I know have what used to be called quiet religion. It is thoughtful, spiritual & is never greedy. Those are the people I respect.

  • Flint8ball

    Uh, Jesus would have been a democrat. Maybe even a Bernie loving socialist! 🙂 Abortion and gayness are now the main concerns of republicans. Ridiculous. I’d like more freedom and less government, but the Republican party doesn’t care about that anymore. Maybe my favorite underdog, the Libertarian party can make some progress.

  • Brand

    I suppose he doesn’t realize that there’s recipe for a potion for causing abortion in cases of pregnancy from suspected adultery in the Bible?

  • MarkSebree

    Which also explains why evangelicals and dominionists (i.e. theocrats) love tRump so much. tRump is exactly like the deity they claim to worship.

  • MarkSebree

    Naw. That is actually worth something. A better location would be property about a mile west of Sanibel, FL. It actually is “ocean front”.

  • Gord O’Mitey

    Hi, It’s yer lovin’ Lord Gord here, yer demotic, deontic deity, eh. Thet ther Jeffress fellah’s bin speakin’ outa his feckin’ a&#8203ss agin, eh. He said, “The true Gord of the Bible, the real Gord, is a Gord who hates abortion and loves Israel.”
    Lookit, I’m the feckin’ real Gord, eh! An’ why should yah believe that, eh? ‘Cos I feckin’ say so! An’ nowhere in My book of books, the Bible, does it say nothin’ ‘gainst abortion, eh. An’ like all good fathers, I don’t show no favouritism towards My children, eh. An’ before some smart-as&#8203sed fecker asks why I let six million Jews git murdered by the feckin’ Na&#8203zis, y’all gotta remember, My ways are mysterious, eh.

  • Hugh

    Chapter and verse please? I want to troll some people now …

  • MarkSebree

    Most of Numbers 5 describes the recipe and application.

  • Richard B

    Well my God is very much alive and active. He goes by the name of Jesus Christ.

  • Barry Duke

    Haha. You’re worshipping someone who never existed. http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/

    I suppose you also believe in unicorns.

  • Astreja

    Richard, if Jesus actually existed and did sacrifice himself, he’s now dead. If he came back to life, then that nullified the sacrifice because he didn’t stay dead. Personally I am strongly of the belief that any real-life Jesus was 100% mortal and died and stayed dead, his mortal remains unceremoniously dumped into a Roman mass grave near Jerusalem.

    As for your alleged god being “active,” why are believers’ prayers no more effective than coincidence, humans’ actions, or positive self-talk? One would think that by now you would have restored all the amputees’ limbs and cleared out the pediatric oncology wards, but that’s clearly not the case.