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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:31 PM

"Porn star? What porn star?"

“Evangelicals still believe in the commandment: Thou shalt not have sex with a porn star. However, whether this president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant to our support of him.” Pastor Robert Jeffress


"It’s one thing to say that you don’t believe the accusers - or that a man has a right to due process. (Trump's favorite 'outs'). But Jeffress bulldozes through those niceties to reveal the cynical expedience of his position — the Bible be damned.

How can he square his support for the unChristian Trump with his supposed adherence to all things biblical? He can’t. And that points to the essential truth of today’s conservative evangelicals. They are not a religious movement. They are a political faction. Their Bible isn’t an instruction manual. It is a blunt tool to accumulate power.

Robert Jeffress has long been a political gadfly. He has no core value beyond “just win baby”. In 2012, he dismissed the Mormon Mitt Romney as a cult member, until his boy, Rick Perry oops’ed himself to failure. At that point, he became a Mitt man in hopes of defeating the thoroughly biblical Barack Obama.

In 2016, he was a Ted Cruz cheerleader. Then on Ted’s political demise, he threw his support to the least Christian man to run for President since we started keeping score. Without shame or hesitation, he embraced the biblical illiterate as his standard bearer. No Trump sin was too large to be expiated — while no Clinton sin was too small to avoid damnation.

This perversion of Christianity doesn’t stop with leadership selection. The poor get knocked down. The foreigner is scorned and spat on. Christ's demand that his followers shed their wealth is dismissed and the 'prosperity Gospel' is created from whole cloth.

Conservative evangelicals support the transfer of wealth to the already wealthy. They despoil God's creation. They despise the 'least of these brothers and sisters'. They answer violence with violence. And value war over peace. Jesus spoke no word of nationalism - his was the Kingdom of Heaven. Evangelicals are America Firsters and clutch the symbols of white supremacy.

Conservative evangelicals have wandered so far from the tenets of Christianity that if Jesus were to return today they would dismiss him as a swarthy, foreign socialist. "

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/10/1747797/-Evangelicals-Rip-Up-the-Bible-s-Rules-to-Promote-a-Porn-Star-Loving-President?detail=facebook

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orson Mar 2018 OP
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Gunslinger201 Mar 2018 #3
_eek Mar 2018 #4
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batcat Mar 2018 #5

Response to orson (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:37 PM

1. Gott Mit Uns

 



If you believe that, you're gonna go with the atrocity.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

3. I got Mittens!



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Response to liberalguy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:28 PM

4. Worked for these guys...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Crown_(Prussia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Crown_(Prussia)#/media/File:Kroonorde_van_Pruissen_Grootofficier.jpg

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Response to orson (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

2. Obama and Hillary are so evil and Corrupt

Extraordinary measures had to be taken to stop the Country’s destructive slide,

They know who and what Trump is. They are grateful it’s him and not her

Chew on that awhile

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:36 PM

5. True. I knew exactly who I was voting when I cast my ballot for Trump. ...

He is no saint unless you compare him to Hillary.

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