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Zorro

(15,923 posts)
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:29 PM Jan 2019

Jerry Falwell Jr. can't imagine Trump 'doing anything that's not good for the country'

Jerry Falwell Jr., 56, took over as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2007, following the death of his father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the school. He lives with his wife, Becki, in Bedford County, Va.

You said recently that conservatives and Christians should stop electing nice guys. Aren’t Christians supposed to be nice guys?

Of course, of course. But that’s where people get confused. I almost laugh out loud when I hear Democrats saying things like, “Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me” and try to use that as the reason we should open up our borders.

It’s such a distortion of the teachings of Jesus to say that what he taught us to do personally — to love our neighbors as ourselves, help the poor — can somehow be imputed on a nation. Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome. He went out of his way to say that’s the earthly kingdom, I’m about the heavenly kingdom and I’m here to teach you how to treat others, how to help others, but when it comes to serving your country, you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. It’s a distortion of the teaching of Christ to say Jesus taught love and forgiveness and therefore the United States as a nation should be loving and forgiving, and just hand over everything we have to every other part of the world. That’s not what Jesus taught. You almost have to believe that this is a theocracy to think that way, to think that public policy should be dictated by the teachings of Jesus.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/jerry-falwell-jr-cant-imagine-trump-doing-anything-thats-not-good-for-the-country/2018/12/21/6affc4c4-f19e-11e8-80d0-f7e1948d55f4_story.html

He and his ilk are truly despicable assholes.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. can't imagine Trump 'doing anything that's not good for the country' (Original Post) Zorro Jan 2019 OP
and I can't imagine hlthe2b Jan 2019 #1
A 1.3 million deal brokered by none other than Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #8
+1 dalton99a Jan 2019 #10
A despicable asshole Docreed2003 Jan 2019 #2
Here's the key: they don't believe ANY of that stuff that comes out of their mouths. Girard442 Jan 2019 #3
Deranged much? Iliyah Jan 2019 #4
What that tells me is that vlyons Jan 2019 #5
Pat Robertson, Falwell and their ilk are CBR - Cash Based Religion. keithbvadu2 Jan 2019 #6
Falwell Is The Head Of The Church Of Satan PaulX2 Jan 2019 #7
His his defect is an imagination impairment or reality assessment deficit. marble falls Jan 2019 #9
He evidently has a fairytale imagination. Butterflylady Jan 2019 #11
Pray TV preachers are a bunch of con artists scamming their stupid followers! democratisphere Jan 2019 #12
Whatever you say, Elmer Gantry . . . . . . no_hypocrisy Jan 2019 #13
Back to Sunday School for you... czarjak Jan 2019 #14
This is your brain on Evangelism Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2019 #15
WaPo deserves a shoutout for the interview Raven123 Jan 2019 #16
more evangelical fakery from the "moral" majority. oldlibdem Jan 2019 #17
As Jesus said, if you did anything for the least of my brothers and sisters, you're a jerk. mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2019 #18

hlthe2b

(103,332 posts)
1. and I can't imagine
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:34 PM
Jan 2019

Falwell doing anything with the pool boy to result in $1.3 million in blackmail....



Oh, wait, I can... easily.

Docreed2003

(17,079 posts)
2. A despicable asshole
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:36 PM
Jan 2019

Amen to that...at least they're being openly honest now that they don't give two shots about the teachings of their Christ!

Girard442

(6,188 posts)
3. Here's the key: they don't believe ANY of that stuff that comes out of their mouths.
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:36 PM
Jan 2019

Their only true beliefs are that they crave money and power and hate people of color, women who aren't submissive, and anyone else who stands in their way.

Iliyah

(25,111 posts)
4. Deranged much?
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:37 PM
Jan 2019

This proves this so called "Christian" does not care about human life nor any type of life.

Sad.

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
5. What that tells me is that
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:42 PM
Jan 2019

Jerry Jr ain't very imaginative. Let's talk about "nice guys." I'm a Buddhist and believe that the enlightened activities of a Buddha are pacifying and calming down upset people, enriching people with their needs and wisdom, magnitizing people via leadership, and dissolving and destroying what harms people. A "nice guy" does not quietly stand-by in the presence of injustice and evil. A "nice guy" works with enthusiastic perseverance to correct injustice and destroy evil.

I view Jerry's cultish religion as inimical to the happiness and enlightenment of humans, and injurious to the health of our planet. Ditto Trump. Jerry JR can go eat a bug.

keithbvadu2

(37,956 posts)
6. Pat Robertson, Falwell and their ilk are CBR - Cash Based Religion.
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:46 PM
Jan 2019

Pat Robertson, Falwell and their ilk are CBR - Cash Based Religion.

Judas was an early modern day conservative disciple.

Judas got 30 pieces of silver, but just once, for selling Christ.

Pat Robertson, Falwell, Jim Bakker and their ilk get millions of dollars repeatedly for selling Christ.

Judas was a fool for doing a one-time sale.

Raven123

(5,398 posts)
16. WaPo deserves a shoutout for the interview
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 03:22 PM
Jan 2019

Good questions to get Falwell on record. I suspect Falwell can't imagine Trump doing anything "not good" because his own moral compass is broken. Would love to hear how others in his circle respond to the interview. I hope WaPo asks them.

oldlibdem

(330 posts)
17. more evangelical fakery from the "moral" majority.
Tue Jan 1, 2019, 03:35 PM
Jan 2019

Just as long as the checks keep coming in, right Jerry?

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