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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:21 AM

Trump tells evangelical rally he will put prayer in schools

Source: Reuters

POLITICS JANUARY 3, 2020 / 6:58 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Trump tells evangelical rally he will put prayer in schools

Jeff Mason, Heather Timmons
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MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his Democratic opponents would tear down crosses and pledged to bring prayer to public schools at a re-election rally to shore up evangelical support.

Trump spoke on the outskirts of Miami at the King Jesus International Ministry, a “prosperity gospel” church that teaches that the faithful will be rewarded with health and wealth on earth.

“We are defending religion itself, it’s under siege,” Trump said. “A society without religion cannot prosper.”

More than 80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump in the 2016 election. But a crack in evangelical support opened up last month when the magazine Christianity Today wrote a blistering editorial on Trump’s “grossly immoral character.”

Attendees, some of them wearing Trump’s signature red campaign hats, nearly filled the room, which the church says holds 7,000. Some raised their hands in a sign of praise and swayed while music played loudly over the speakers before the president entered the room.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/trump-tells-evangelical-rally-he-will-put-prayer-in-schools-idUSKBN1Z22AN

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Reply Trump tells evangelical rally he will put prayer in schools (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2020 OP
enid602 Jan 2020 #1
BigmanPigman Jan 2020 #2
Midnight Writer Jan 2020 #3
dweller Jan 2020 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2020 #5
CanonRay Jan 2020 #6
keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #7
Mariana Jan 2020 #9
keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #15
Mariana Jan 2020 #16
Act_of_Reparation Jan 2020 #18
PJMcK Jan 2020 #8
Mariana Jan 2020 #10
Major Nikon Jan 2020 #13
sinkingfeeling Jan 2020 #11
CrispyQ Jan 2020 #12
Blue Owl Jan 2020 #14
AtheistCrusader Jan 2020 #17

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:25 AM

1. pray

So the kids can pray that he'll soon be impeached.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:28 AM

2. I expect him to continue to strengthen his religious connections

especially after the Christ. Today article. He will tell them whatever bible thumping BS he feels will keep them voting for him and his high morals and ethics.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:38 AM

3. Pray to God the bible thumping BS he panders to them with does not include Armageddon.

Honestly, not to dispute the pandering thing, but could it be that, having surrounded himself with the finest religious hucksters in our country, Trump has not fallen under their influence?

After all, they tell him exactly what he needs to hear. The prosperity gospel that greed is good. That might makes right. That America is under siege from ungodly foreigners. That Donald is the Chosen One, akin to King Cyrus.

Sounds silly, but there is a Fundamentalist born every minute. And I am afraid that Donald is working from a body and mind clogged with arterial gravy.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:38 AM

4. ffs



✌🏼

#pussygrabber

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:56 AM

5. Oh, dear lord.

Some years back I saw something on the interwebs that dealt with this, showing the different prayers that different groups pray. Done in a humorous way. Alas, I can't seem to find it any more.

I was in grade school in the 1950s when we had prayer in public school, and even at that young age, young Catholic that I was, it enraged me that we had the Protestant version of the Lord's Prayer. And I always wondered why we couldn't ever say a good Hail Mary.

And I was in a rural school where, to the very best of my knowledge, there was no one who wasn't some version of Christian.

I despise it when secular things, like Boy Scouts, start a meeting with a prayer. Or even the Pledge of Allegiance.

Where is Madelyn Murray when we need her?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:05 AM

6. They worship at the Temple of Moron

Lord of the idiots

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:15 AM

7. Which prayer will be the official gov't approved Lord's Prayer? Protestant or Catholic?

Many Ps/Cs consider the other to be not true Christians.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:23 AM

9. He's a Protestant Christian himself

and most of his support is among Protestant Christians, so I'd expect a prayer that would make them happy. I'm sure Franklin Graham and Paula White can come up with something satisfactory.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:42 PM

15. Franklin says that Catholics are not Christians.

Franklin says that Catholics are not Christians.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 06:44 PM

16. I think most Evangelicals agree with him. nt.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:32 PM

18. You ask like there's a doubt.

Protestant, of course. When the Catholics complain about it, their concerns will be dismissed just like they dismissed ours.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:17 AM

8. Prosperity Gospel?

This is such crap.

Jesus' messages about wealth are clearly stated in the four Gospels.

How do these people square that circle?

It's all crap.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:26 AM

10. More to the point, Jesus clearly told his followers to pray in private.

Having kids pray out loud in front of everyone at school is the very opposite of what he instructed them to do.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:19 AM

13. Oral Roberts used to offer a money back guarantee

I don’t think any of the current charlatans do. At any rate it works the exact same way as supply side economics. There’s no empirical evidence it works, but as some say, faith is all you really need.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:03 AM

11. When is the name change? From the USA to Gilead?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:01 AM

12. What a bunch of gullible dumb fucks.



I am so sick of these self righteous assholes.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:48 PM

14. He'll say anything that will make stupid people clap at him

n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:15 PM

17. Motherfucker.

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