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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:51 PM

NOT the same

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madamesilverspurs Aug 24 OP
Stonepounder Aug 24 #1
Raine1967 Aug 24 #2
warmfeet Aug 24 #3
Fla Dem Aug 24 #4

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. Amen to that!

I've never understood Evangelicals/Trumpangelicals claiming to be Christian when what they preach is completely antithetical to everything that Jesus taught. How can you be 'Christian' when you deny everything that the person you call 'The Christ' stood for?

I'm reminded of the quote from The Rainmaker:

You must be stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:03 PM

2. Reverend Barber actually makes it clear that

he is an evangelical Christian.

This is from 2015:

After more than 40 years, poor whites in the South are still duped into voting against their own self-interest. Their only consolation is that they get to be counted as the “evangelical vote.”

The issues have been framed in such a way that poor white people are asked to believe that their children’s future is being thrown away as free stuff to black and brown people. This drives many Southern whites (and so-called “evangelicals” elsewhere) to elect politicians who sell this myth before paying back the oligarchy with tax cuts for the greedy.

This is why we cannot allow the so-called “mainstream media” to keep saying certain candidates get the evangelical vote and are supported by evangelicals without understanding how this generalized application is flawed.

I’m an evangelical and stand with many other evangelical who do not believe policies that divide, destroy and have a disdain for the least of these is evangelical.

Evangelicals most name this effort to hijack the faith of Jesus Christ and use it for purposes that are as far from the moral call of Jesus as the east is from the west. We should not allow extremists to legitimize their agenda by calling it “evangelical.”


I don't consider myself religious, but I do appreciate Barbers words and actions and everything he stands for. I think he has a legit point is saying that evangelical Christianity has been hijacked by the right-wing political machine.

The entire Op-Ed is worth the very short time it will take to read.



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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:31 PM

3. They are not duped.

They are simply horrible people that don't care about anyone but themselves. Hmm, sounds familiar.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:35 PM

4. Yep, don't get these faux Christians. No more like Christ than the devil.

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