More Gun Control! More Firearms Training! Less Gun Worship! Less Open Carry!

I’m a progressive who believes in sensible gun control and I also own a shotgun and a handgun, and the two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

I live in an open carry state, however I don’t feel a psychological or political need to walk around with a gun to establish my Second Amendment credentials.

I don’t measure freedom by how many citizens walk around with gun. If I visit a town where most people are toting assault weapons or handguns, I’m not thinking, “This is a cradle of liberty and freedom, I’m moving here.”

I feel safe with my loaded firearm under my bed, but I don’t feel the need to take it with me wherever I go. I rely on the police to serve and protect me with I’m out in public, but I rely on my guns to protect me when I’m home until the police arrive.

Republican men (I’ve never seen a woman in public openly carrying a gun) who worship guns and brandish them to compensate for their physical shortcomings are giving the Second Amendment a bad name.

Guns shouldn’t be a phallic symbol or an object of worship, they are simply tools to be used for hunting and self-defense.

I remember a time when almost everyone had a gun but nobody bragged about how many guns they owned, and they certainly didn’t walk around strapped.

I will feel safer when there are less idiots walking around carrying assault weapons, and speaking about their weapons in reverential terms.

More gun control. More firearms training. Less open carry states. Less gun worship.

White Evangelicals Have a Pragmatic and Transactional Relationship with Amoral Donald Trump

“Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is among the loudest public champions of President Trump, touting himself as the voice of the 81 percent of white evangelicals who voted for the president in 2016. Yet Falwell also says he’s never spoken to Trump about faith: ‘I’ve never talked to him about that in particular,’ he said in an interview with The Ringer.”

The Week

Evangelicals are so named because their main religious focus should be to evangelize, to share Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world, as they would put it.

But if you listen to the sermons of televangelists and read their publications you would get the impression that their main goals are to build quasi- Christian empires, attack gays and immigrants and promote the administration of Donald Trump.

White evangelicals have a pragmatic and transactional relationship with Trump, they don’t support him because he exemplifies the values of Jesus or because he shares their religious beliefs. They worship the short-fingered vulgarian because he doesn’t just give lip service to their pet causes, he’s kept his promise to appoint pro-life judges, declared war on immigrants and defend Israel right or wrong.

Jerry Falwell Jr, the president of Liberty University, acknowledged that he has never spoken to Trump about faith. It’s malpractice, or should I say heresy, for an evangelical leader not to try to lead an outwardly immoral and irreligious person to the Lord.

But of course, Falwell doesn’t care about Trump’s soul, he cares only that the stable genius shares his enmities, prejudices and policies. At least Falwell is more honest than his evangelical brethren who pretend that they support Trump because he’s a believer who’s been anointed by God to make America Great Again.

We shouldn’t think of white evangelicalism as a religious or spiritual movement that deserves our respect and admiration, but as a repressive conservative political group that merits our wrath and disgust.

Let’s deal a devastating blow to white evangelicals by voting to remove their False Messiah from office.  

Whiner-in-Chief Trump and Whiny White Evangelicals Perfect Match

Donald Trump is the President of the United States and the Leader of the Free World. He’s a billionaire with a beautiful trophy wife, who spends most of his free time golfing in his golf resorts. He has millions of supporters who think his farts smell like expensive cologne and his illiterate and toxic tweets are akin to scripture.

You’d think he would be a happy and content man with a smile and a kind word for everyone he meets, but you’d be wrong. Trump is the whiner-in-chief, he’s not happy unless he’s complaining about something or someone. Trump whines about every perceived insult and has a ready insult for anyone unfortunate enough to cross paths with him.

Trump is the perfect president for the very imperfect white evangelicals who are in a constant state of aggrievement. White evangelicals have convinced themselves that they’re a persecuted minority, never mind that they live in a democracy where Christianity might as well be the state religion.

Instead of enjoying living in a country where they are free to practice their religion, and Judeo-Christian values are cherished, evangelicals constantly whine and complain that godless liberals are trying to ban Christmas, Mexican immigrants are taking away their jobs, and gays are trying to convert their children.

Trump sees himself as the Messiah of the white evangelicals, he argues that an attack against him is an attack against them, and he seeks to keep them in a constant state of agitation. He knows that the more his base is upset the more likely they are to go to the polls and vote for him.

Enough is enough! Let’s give Trump and his evangelical followers something to whine about, by voting him out of office in 2020.

White Evangelicals and White Supremacists are an Existential Threat to Democracy and Christianity

You don’t have to be a theologian or a political scientist to know why white evangelicals worship Donald Trump. They are enamored with the short-fingered vulgarian because he supports their divisive agenda, especially their obsessive crusades against abortion, immigration, and the LGBT community.

Allow me to digress by pointing out that the Bible is silent on the subject of abortion, and that Jesus Christ never even mentioned homosexuality. And as for immigration, the Bible contains numerous passages that exhort God’s people to treat the poor, immigrants and refugees with hospitality and respect. White evangelicals should read Leviticus 19:33-34, Jeremiah 7:5-7, Zechariah 7: 9-10 and Ezekiel 47:22.

Trump isn’t a Republican, conservative or a religious person, let alone an evangelical, but early on he figured out that he could win the presidency by pretending to be a conservative Republican who was evangelical-friendly. Unlike other Republican presidents like George W. Bush who are real evangelicals, Trump didn’t just pay lip service to their pet causes, he’s used the awesome power of the presidency to wage holy war against immigrants, gays and lesbians and he’s flooded the federal courts with radical pro-life judges.

It’s not surprising that Nazis and white nationalists share the same prejudices as white evangelicals, and that Trump is very sympathetic to white evangelicals and alt-right racists. Trump and his enablers, white evangelicals and white supremacists are an existential threat to democracy and true Christianity, and it’s incumbent upon patriots to fight these enemies of truth and liberty tooth and nail. Let’s deal a death blow to these fascists by kicking Trump out of office

Trump’s ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS!’ Tweet Mean and Divisive Taunt

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Donald Trump tweet

Donald Trump didn’t take a holiday from Twitter on Christmas Day, his tweet on this holiday was typical in that it was all-caps and capped off with an exclamation point.

At first glance it appears that Trump kept things light and apolitical for the holiday season, but actually this brief tweet is a taunt. In Trump’s revisionist history President Barack Obama banned the phrase “Merry Christmas” and substituted the phrase “Happy Holidays” to be politically correct, and he the Great Protector of White Evangelicals resurrected the Merry Christmas greeting.

Trump’s MERRY CHRISTMAS! Tweet isn’t that of a president trying to spread goodwill and unity, it’s a taunt from a Grinch, saying “take that you godless liberals, you don’t belong in my Christian America.

Although I greet family, friends and strangers with a hearty “MERRY CHRISTMAS”, I also say “Happy Holidays”, it’s a more inclusive greeting that encompasses all religions and holidays, and there are a hell of a lot of religious holidays in December.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers!

White Trump-loving Evangelicals are an Abomination

White Trump-worshipping evangelicals are heretical Christians who have ruined the reputation of the worldwide evangelical movement. Many evangelicals eschew the label and identify themselves simply as “Christians” because they don’t want to associated with the racism, bigotry and theologian corruption of white evangelicals.

White evangelicals are enamored with Trump because they believe that his presidency comes from on high.  White evangelicals are a blight on Christianity and a cancer cluster that has devastated the Trump administration. Trump’s cabinet and staff is infested with evangelicals, and they never cease singing the praises of their False Messiah.

Rick Perry, the energy secretary, stated that Trump’s presidency was not merely the will of the people, but ordained of God. He believes that the Creator of the universe is active in the details of American politics. Perry’s God is the ultimate white hat hacker whose divine algorithms resulted in Trump’s victory.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary, said that “God wanted Donald Trump to be president … that’s why he’s still there.” Mike Pompeo the Secretary of State said that God made Trump president to protect Israel from Iran.

Why are white evangelicals persuaded that the a holy, pure and righteous God ordained a corrupt, racist, greedy, ignorant sexual predator to be the Leader of the Free World? It doesn’t compute, it doesn’t make any theological sense.

White evangelicals are enamored with Trump because he has appointed two Supreme Court Justices who are fervently against abortion, and hundreds of conservative federal judges. They worship the amoral politician who is the antithesis of the teachings of Jesus Christ because he believes in deregulation, cutting taxes for the wealthy and is anti-LBGT.

In the eyes of white evangelicals Trump’s adherence to their narrow interpretation of scripture trumps his moral failings and utter lack of qualifications to be president and they will remain faithful to him to the detriment of their eternal souls.

Trump was elected by rednecks, racists and religious heretics, not by God. Americans, whether they’re Republican, Democrat or Independent, especially if they are Christians should do everything in their power to defeat the abomination who is destroying democracy and corrupting Christianity.

For What Shall it Profit an Evangelical if He Gains Political Power But Loses His Own Soul?

Donald Trump has been impeached, the ultimate rebuke of Congress on a corrupt, greedy, unethical and immoral president. But his evangelical base continues to treat him like a Rock God at his all-too-frequent political rallies.

It’s manifest that any thoughtful, reasonable and religious individual would discern that Trump’s three years in power has exposed him as too incompetent, unethical and intemperate to be the type of leader that will cause the Almighty to bless our country and lead citizens to listen to their better angels.

It’s self-evident, even to someone with only a rudimentary understanding of the Bible, that Trump is not fit to be the commander-in-chief responsible for making military decisions that may result in the death of hundreds of our soldiers.

Is the evangelicals’ Faustian bargain with the devil worth the nomination of federal judges that rule in favor of the wealthy, the elimination of regulations that harm the environment and tax cuts benefit the wealthy?

For what shall it profit an evangelical if he gains political power but loses his own soul?

AOC Rips Tulsi Gabbard for Voting ‘Present’ on Impeachment Vote

President Donald Trump became only the third president in American history to be impeached when the House of Representatives voted to charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate who is primarily known for her vigorous defense of brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, was the spineless coward who voted “present.” Not only did Gabbard vote “present”, but she also did not speak on the House floor during the six-hour impeachment debate.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes was outraged by Gabbard’s act of cowardice, this was her reaction:

“Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult. We are sent here to lead.

I couldn’t agree more with AOC, in the last three years I have written over 300 anti-Trump essays and I would have given up my life for the opportunity to speak out in favor of impeachment on the House floor. 

Gabbard failed to qualify for the last Democratic debate, and that’s a good thing because she doesn’t belong on the same stage with the other Democratic hopefuls. A Democratic politician who fails to speak truth to power at a crucial juncture in history and call for the impeachment of Trump has forfeited her right to call herself a Democrat, in fact she should be ashamed to call herself an American.

Gabbard is a disgrace and she doesn’t deserve to live in a democracy. She should move to Syria, I’m sure her favorite dictator, Assad, would welcome her with open arms.

Evangelical Magazine Christianity Today Says ‘Trump Should be Removed From Office’

“The evangelical magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham published a surprising editorial Thursday calling for President Trump’s removal and describing him as “a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”

Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment,’ said the piece, written by editor in chief Mark Galli. ‘That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.’”

The Washington Post

Donald Trump was quick to respond to Christianity Today’s searing editorial on Twitter:

“A far left magazine, or very ‘progressive,’ as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather…..

have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!

As usual Trump’s tweet was chock full of lies, typos and mischaracterizations. Christianity Today (CT) is not a far-left magazine, it’s a centrist evangelical publication.

The White House released a rough transcript or summary of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the call wasn’t routine, unless you consider bribery routine.

It’s not the editor of CT who knows nothing about reading, it’s the functionally-illiterate president of the United States who never reads. I doubt if he even read Galli’s editorial, one of his aides probably summarized the essay for him.

No president has done more to discredit the evangelical community than Trump, the unholy union between the short-fingered vulgarian and white evangelicals has tarnished the evangelical movement. Evangelicals justification of Trump’s racism, cruelty, misogyny, sexually predatory behavior and vulgarity has diminished their effectiveness as witnesses of Jesus Christ.

The CT article will have a minimal effect on white evangelicals’ infatuation with Trump, they simply don’t read intellectual religious journals. They are more likely to read Penthouse Forum or the online rant of an end time evangelist.

If Jesus Christ Himself wrote a new addition to the New Testament condemning the immorality and corruption of Trump, they would ignore it.

Donald Trump Impeached

DONALD TRUMP IMPEACHED

For every patriot who believes in the rule of law, common decency and cherishes the Constitution there will be no sweeter headline for the duration of Trump’s tenure, whether it’s one or five more years.

Of course, the Republican-led Senate won’t remove Trump from office and he will campaign falsely bragging that he’s been exonerated by Congress, nevertheless he’s been indelibly stained by the impeachment process.

Even if the stable genius discovers a cure for cancer and convinces Kim Jong Un to denuclearize, when Satan finally takes him home to hell the first paragraph of his Wikipedia page and the first paragraph of his obituary will mention that he was impeached.

Being impeached won’t change Trump’s behavior in the slightest, he will continue to trample the Constitution, viciously attack his political opponents on Twitter and cozy up to dictators and insult our allies. Trump will continue to be Trump until he’s dead.

But he might as well trade in his MAGA hat for a hat with the Scarlet Letter “I” for Impeached. I have always refrained from calling Trump “President Trump”, because he’s not the president of all Americans, he cares only about his base. Now I can refer to him as the “Impeached President.”

There has never been an impeached president who ran for reelection, let’s hope that this will be too high of a hurdle, even for Teflon Don, and that he will go down to an ignoble defeat.

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