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Evangelicals, Elected Trump Options
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#481 Posted : Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:26:30 PM
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.I’m a Christian Pastor. Evangelicals Have to Be Defeated in 2022..

I’ve been a pastor in the church for over two decades, much of that in predominantly white churches in the American South.

I’ve spent countless hours in church staff meetings and men’s Bible studies and youth pastor conferences.

I’ve stayed connected on social media with thousands of people still there in those churches. I read what they share and post and amplify and I know how they think and what they believe.

I need you to understand something and I say it without any hyperbole: white Evangelicals need to be stopped, now.

If the 2022 midterms elections allow Republicans to gain control of Congress, Conservative Christians will decimate this nation, and LGBTQ people, Muslims, women, people of color, and non-Christians will never have equality under the law again. We will all be at their mercy—and they will no longer have use for mercy.

This is not alarmist, sky-is-falling histrionics, it is the clear and sober forecast from someone who knows these people better than anyone. Over the last decade and a half, as my theology shifted and my beliefs grew more and more progressive, I’ve been a kind of undercover Liberal in an increasingly extremist movement, that while once relegated to minor fringe noisemakers is now at the precipice of Roman Empire-level power. They are less than two years away from having a dominance that they will wield violently and not relinquish.



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#482 Posted : Friday, November 5, 2021 7:37:50 PM
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.I’m Not Saying Conservative Christianity is Anti-Jesus. Jesus is..

The steady stream of vitriol I receive from professed Christians who identify as MAGA or QAnon or Republican is completely understandable.

As they fire-off threatening texts, furiously tap out expletive-laden emails, and break into violent, performative histrionics on social media, I genuinely feel for them. They’re often getting some really bad second-hand news from me that blows up the story they’ve spent a long time telling themselves and depend on to validate and to justify them.

They’re coming face to face with the sobering reality that they are antithetical to Jesus.

Worse than that, they aren’t hearing that news from me—they’re hearing it from Jesus.

The world. God loves the world. That includes the planet, the climate around it, the resources within it, the disparate humanity and expansive life upon it. No America First. No “Go back where you came from” nationalistic bluster. No, “Don’t Tread on Me” middle-finger defiance. If you so love the world as God does, you fight for diversity, you welcome immigrants and foreigners, you demand environmental responsibility, you want more people to have voices, not fewer. When America becomes your world—you’re opposing God.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#483 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2021 8:21:37 PM
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Can't you just feel the love?!

.Dem lawmaker shares vile audio of death threats against her family since Trump targeted her.

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning to describe the toxicity in Congress that exploded during Donald Trump's four years as president, Rep. Debbie Dingell (R-MI) shared a recording of a vile death threat against her and her family.

With CNN host Dana Bash warning the audience about what was to follow, her producers play the audio where an unidentified man called the member of Congress a multitude of obscene names before stating, "I hope your family dies in front of you. I pray to God, if you got any children, they die in your face."

"I've been getting those for a couple of years ever since Christmastime, the Christmas, right after [husband] John had died," she recalled.

"John was my late husband and it -- you know, once you're in that Trump hate tunnel, you kind of don't escape it," she continued. "There are a lot of people that are good, wonderful to meet, et cetera, but we average several of those a week and we're used to it. My friends look at me, it's almost like therapy, and say, 'How can you do this?' But you have to -- we've got to be careful not to normalize it, but I'm not going to not do my job. I'm not going to go out and not be with people. I'm not going to go out and not listen to them. I want the American people to think about what's happening in our country, that this kind of hate, this fear is happening in communities across the country."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#484 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2021 5:47:31 PM
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..Bush-Era Official Tears into Donald Trump Jr. For Arguing ‘Teachings of Jesus Have ‘Gotten us Nothing”


Peter Wehner, who has served in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, and George W. Bush tore into Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday over a recent speech he gave to young conservatives.

Wehner pulled no punches in ridiculing Trump Jr.’s character, which he called riddled with “corruption, ineptitude, and banality.” But, it was Trump Jr.’s recent speech in Phoenix, Arizona at Turning Point USA’s America Fest Conference Wehner took particular issue with.

Wehner wrote in The Atlantic:

Throughout his speech, Don Jr. painted a scenario in which Trump supporters—Americans living in red America—are under relentless attack from a wicked and brutal enemy. He portrayed it as an existential battle between good and evil. One side must prevail; the other must be crushed. This in turn justifies any necessary means to win.

Wehner, a devout Christian and fellow at the Trinity Forum, lambasted Trump Jr. for invoking Christian values in his speech.

“And the former president’s son has a message for the tens of millions of evangelicals who form the energized base of the GOP: the scriptures are essentially a manual for suckers,” Wehner wrote. “The teachings of Jesus have ‘gotten us nothing.’”

Wehner quoted Trump Jr. who said of Christian community values, “We’ve turned the other cheek and I understand sort of the biblical reference, I understand the mentality but it’s gotten us nothing. OK? It’s gotten us nothing while we’ve ceded ground in every major institution.”

Wehner concluded that Trump Jr.’s message is that “the ethic of Jesus has gotten in the way of successfully prosecuting the culture wars against the left.”

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#485 Posted : Monday, January 3, 2022 2:41:14 PM
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“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”

~ Charles Darwin ~

Unfortunately, this applies to Trumpettes... they're too stupid to realize just how ignorant they are!
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#486 Posted : Friday, January 14, 2022 7:32:43 PM
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In 2013, Rand Paul told the truth that has been adopted by the Republican party. All the evangelical Trump supporters ought to be feeling pretty foolish if they wake up to the truth!

"That's my advice, misinformation works," Paul said.


I will never understand how a devout Christian could ever even consider Trump in any election.

The Holy Bible has warned mankind. Unfortunately, evangelical Trump supporters don't seem to understand the warning!

Trump is known to be a liar and a cheat... he covets his own daughter!

Trump has been married three times and cheated on all of them.

Trump's favorite Bible quote is an eye for an eye because he loves revenge.

He has never attended any church and believes he has no reason to beg for forgiveness from God... Jesus means nothing to Trump.

A liar, a cheat, a repeated adulterer, money is his god and his favorite Bible quote is one Jesus Christ specifically rejected in Matthew 5:38!



2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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