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Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:08 AM

Christian Journalist Pathetically Defends Evangelical Embrace of Donald Trump

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/02/25/christian-journalist-pathetically-defends-evangelical-embrace-of-donald-trump/

No photo inserted, I've seen enough of DT's mug.


Christian Journalist Pathetically Defends Evangelical Embrace of Donald Trump
February 25, 2018 by Hemant Mehta

Weíve seen a lot of articles written by Christians who are dismayed by how white evangelicals continue to support Donald Trump because he pays them lip service and has so far never strayed from their dream list of judicial nominees.

David Brody, however, didnít write an article like that. The chief political correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network has a piece in todayís New York Times all about why Trump and evangelicals make a great match. Like a genuine match, not just a political partnership.

He completely ignores or dismisses most of Trumpís awful characteristics and actions over the past couple of years, and says Trump gets evangelical support because heís a great guy in private.

For example, Mr. Trump took a car ride with Mike Pence along with Billy Grahamís son Franklin and Tony Perkins, a leading figure on the Christian right, during the Louisiana floods of 2016. Impressed by what Franklin Grahamís Christian ministry had done for flood victims, Mr. Trump told him that he was writing it a six-figure check, which Mr. Graham told him to send to Mr. Perkinsís church. Both men were moved by his impulsive kindness, and a bond was formed.


Two things about that story.

First, if Trump is showing compassion to white Christians, itís something he hasnít done to people who donít fit that description. Heís told transgender soldiers they canít serve in the military, heís ripped apart immigrant families through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), heís put hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in danger of being kicked out of the country, heís made it harder for poor people to receive adequate health care, etc.

But he promised to give Tony Perkins some cash, so everythingís cool.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:13 AM

1. Trump's check wasn't about compassion.

It was about buying their support. If Trump had compassion, he would have done more, much much more, for PR and the VI. But those islands aren't predominantly white. So Trump ain't interested in helping black and brown people.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:17 AM

2. Evangelicals who support Trump

Would have excused Pontious Pilate for crucifying Christ!!!

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:17 AM

3. You believe Trump actually wrote that check?

Show me the money.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:24 AM

4. "...told him that he was writing it a six-figure check...."

 

Nice story. Did he actually write it, and in the unlikely event that he did, where did the money come from?

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:33 AM

5. Rec'd for NOT showing drumpfs face.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 02:21 PM

6. Say, even IF the Moron actually gave a six figure check, and...

IF he was actually a billionaire at the time, that would be like someone worth $100,000 writing a two figure check.

Two big ifs and a So What!

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