Franklin Graham Furious Because America Celebrates Freedom, Democracy and Diversity

Franklin Graham

“We, as a nation, we’ve turned our back on God. We have just left Him behind, basically. We support abortion, same-sex marriage – these are things that are against God’s standards and God’s laws.

And, we celebrate sin. Instead of being ashamed of sin, we’re celebrating sin. Our politicians are celebrating sin.”

Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham has his panties in a twist because in his opinion America has turned her back on God and His standards. His God being the Jehovah of the Bible, and God’s standards being white evangelicals’ interpretation of Scripture which is synonymous with White Christian Nationalism.

What are America’s sins that trouble Graham’s soul? Our indifference for the poor, homeless, immigrants and other marginalized communities? Our fascination with guns and lust for violence? Our neglect of the mentally ill?

No!

What really upsets the evangelical blowhard is a woman having autonomy over her own body, he would prefer a woman to be pregnant, barefoot, and trusting a man to know what is best for her.

What really infuriates him is same-sex marriage, he can’t bear the thought of gays and lesbians enjoying the rights of all of God’s children.

If you interpret the Bible or any other holy book to mean that God condemns sex outside of marriage, same-sex love, masturbation and abortion, then don’t engage in any of those activities, and don’t worry what anybody else is doing or not doing. One person’s sin is another person’s pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

Donald Trump Joins Adolph Hitler, Pol Pot and Vlad the Impaler in Hall of Fame of Evil

Donald Trump

“In an interview with the Sunday Times, where he was in conversation with “Pointless” presenter Richard Osman, King said: “I happen to think that Trump was a horrible president and is a horrible person. I think he actually engaged in criminal behavior and, certainly, I felt that he was a sociopath who tried to overturn the American democracy not out of any political wish of his own but because he could not admit that he had lost.”

Variety

There are some evil men in history Like Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Vlad the Impaler and Pol Pot who didn’t possess any virtues to mitigate their unbridled evil.  Their names are synonymous with evil, and only ignorant or disturbed individuals attempt to justify, condone, rationalize or make allowances for them.

We can now add Donald Trump to the Hall of Fame of Evil. When he was soundly rejected by the electorate after a tenure marked by racism, pettiness, incompetence, treachery, authoritarianism and all-around fuckery he attempted a coup to remain in power. He destroyed the GOP, and almost overthrew our democracy, and if he regains power America is doomed.

Stephen King is spot-on. Donald Trump was a horrible president and is a horrible person. He is a sociopath, an insurrectionist, and a tyrant, and God damn to hell anyone who tries to make excuses for his egregious behavior.

The only stance that is acceptable in relation to Trump is to be a Never Trumper, everyone else can rot in hell.

Quarter of Evangelicals Speak in Tongues, Is It Any Wonder They Utter Conspiracy Theories That Are Nothing but Gibberish?

Speaking in Tongues

“About a quarter of American Evangelicals say they have spoken in tongues at some point in their life, even though a majority don’t identify as either Pentecostal or Charismatic Christians, according to a new study.”

Christian Post

Glossolalia or speaking in tongues used to be associated with congregations comprised of inbred hillbillies in Appalachia who also have a penchant for handling snakes, drinking strychnine and rolling down the church aisles.

But now the controversial ritual is also common in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches not only in rural areas and the inner city, but also in middle class and upscale neighborhoods.

In fact, a quarter of American Evangelicals from all denominations say they have spoken in tongues at some point in their life.

The devout speak in tongues when they are “filled with the Spirt” otherwise known as being in a self-induced trance. Although there are some congregants who speak in tongues, otherwise known as speaking gibberish, just to fit in.

If millions of American evangelicals speak gibberish when filled with the Spirit is it any wonder that they spew batshit crazy conspiracy theories that amount to nothing more than gibberish under the thrall of their Lord and Savior Donald Trump?

Democratic Leaders Must Privately Beg Biden Not to Run for Reelection

Joe Biden

Being an air traffic controller is one of the most stressful occupations in the world. Controllers are responsible for the movement and direction of thousands of lives onboard commercial and general aviation aircraft every day. Controllers usually manage multiple aircraft at the same time and make quick decisions, and if they make a wrong decision due to fatigue, inattention, distraction or slow reflexes, hundreds of passengers can die. It’s no wonder that the mandatory retirement age for controllers is 56.

The president of the United States has the most stressful job in the world, he must keep on top of multiple international and domestic crises at the same time. He is commander-in-chief and Leader of the Free World and the weight of the world lies on his shoulders. Unbelievably there isn’t a mandatory retirement age for the president.

That’s why our democracy finds itself in its current predicament, the president is visibly physically frail and is showing alarming signs of cognitive decline. Perhaps, the greatest evidence that he’s out of his mind is that he’s planning on running for reelection.

Joe Biden is too old to be president. Period. End of story. Biden is 79, and his case 79 isn’t the new 59, it’s lucky to still be alive.

The president’s physician calling Biden a “healthy, vigorous 78-year-old male.” Are you freaking kidding me? A healthy and vigorous person doesn’t look like a skeleton, doesn’t try to shake hands with invisible people and doesn’t have a penchant for falling off bicycles and falling down stairs.

With his diminished mental acuity, I don’t expect Biden to realize that he’s too old to run for reelection, but I do expect his aides and Democratic leaders to privately beg him not to run for reelection.

Evangelical Church Under Fire for Unathorized Production of ‘Hamilton’ Musical

Hamilton

The musical Hamilton follows the remarkable life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, makes history relevant and exciting by using rap music and lyrics that resonates with today’s audience.

Hamilton opening on London in December 2017 and it’s still selling out on Broadway.

 The evangelical Door Church in McAllen, Texas, mounted an illegal production of Hamilton, the pastor Roman Gutierrez claimed that their production was sanctioned and licensed by the Hamilton team.

What could possibly go wrong, right?

First of all, Lin-Manuel Miranda did not give the church the license or his blessing to mount their own production. The pastor, like his Lord and Savior Donald Trump, is a lying piece of shit.

The church’s blasphemous production removes explicit language and references to sex and replaces it with dialogue about how great and marvelous Jesus is, and how awful and sinful gays are.

I hope this god-awful church doesn’t perform Hamlet. In their telling Hamlet sees the Holy Ghost, and He commands him to stop dithering. To be or not to be? Of course, he should be a born-again Christian.

Befuddled Biden Struggles to Put on His Jacket

A video, posted to Twitter by the verified account “RNC Research” depicts the septuagenarian President Joe Biden desperately struggling to put on his jacket for an interminable 43 seconds, and then to add insult to insult, the bumbling Leader of the Free World, drops his signature aviator glasses.

I get that Biden had just stepped off Marine One, and he had to contend with the wind generated by the helicopter’s blade, but if it takes him almost a minute to figure out how to put on his jacket, that’s a sign of cognitive decline.

Not to mention that Biden needed the help of his longsuffering wife to put on his damn jacket. Makes you wonder if the first lady helps him put on his pants in the morning.

Biden was wearing a mask, and that’s just one too many things for the befuddled Biden to juggle at one time. Mask, sunglasses, jacket, something had to give.

Trump Complained U.S. Generals Lacked the Loyalty German Generals Showed Hitler

“Former President Donald Trump had a contentious relationship with U.S. military leadership and a shallow grasp of military values and 20th century history, according to an excerpt of a new book, The Divider, published Monday in The New Yorker. One of the more memorable anecdotes veteran reporters Peter Baker and Susan Glasser recount in their book involves a conversation Trump had with his chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general.

‘You f—ing generals, why can’t you be like the German generals?’ Trump reportedly asked Kelly. When Kelly asked which generals he meant, Trump said, ‘The German generals in World War II,’ the book recounts. Kelly asked Trump, ‘You do know that they tried to kill Hitler three times and almost pulled it off?’ And Trump apparently didn’t believe him, responding, ‘No, no, no, they were totally loyal to him.’”

The Week

Donald Trump is often compared to a mafia godfather, but a more accurate comparison would be to a dictator. During his scandal-plagued tenure Trump demonstrated an affinity for dictators and often showered them with praise.

When he was commander-in-chief Trump often said “my generals” and “my military”, suggesting that he considered the military his own private militia.

I’m not surprised Trump told his then chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general:

‘You fucking generals, why can’t you be like the German generals?’

Trump expected American generals to be as loyal as the German general were to Adolph Hitler. Trump saw himself as a Hitler figure and he expected undying loyalty from the generals.

When Kelly informed Trump that Hitler’s generals plotted to assassinate him, he scoffed at the idea. Trump is no historian and he has his own version of reality, and in his demented mind Hitler’s generals would never turn against him.

Our democracy will not survive if a monster who fails to learn any lessons from history, and who dismisses the Constitution, and who patterns himself after dictators returns to the White House.

Trump Flushed Presidential Documents Down White House Toilet

“On Monday, Axios published photos of folded-up paper, marked with Trump’s telltale handwriting, using his favored pen, a Sharpie, submerged at the bottom of various toilet bowls.

The photographs were released in advance of the publication of Confidence Man, a book by the Trump White House correspondent for the New York Times, Maggie Haberman, set for October.”

The Guardian

Now we know why Trump in 2019 complained that Americans are flushing their toilets “10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once” in a rant against low-flush sinks and toilets. 

I only need to flush my toilet once, or at the most twice, after defecating, but unlike Trump I’m not full of shit and I don’t use my toilet as a paper shredder.

In principle I agree that the documents produced by the simpleton Trump deserve to be flushed down the toilet, starting with his absurd Sharpie-altered hurricane map and all of his executive orders.

But flushing presidential documents down the toilet is a clear violation of the Presidential Records Act, and it’s just one more reason why Trump should be indicted and convicted.

If only Trump could be flushed down the toilet.

Dick Cheney Calls Donald Trump a ‘Coward’ in Ad for Liz Cheney

Dick Cheney, the Darth Vader of the GOP’s Freedom Agenda, sought to export democracy to Muslim theocracies by bombing them back to the stone age. Praise the Lord and pass me the weapons that shock and awe.

Even this dark lord is shocked by the duplicity, stupidity, and treasonous nature of Donald Trump.

Dick Cheney blasted Trump in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Liz Cheney, who is running for re-election in Wyoming:

“In our nation’s 236-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him. He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election, and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down I think most Republicans know it.”

There’s some shock and awe for you, but it will take more than these blistering words of condemnation, to open the eyes of the MAGA faithful.

Liz Cheney, the vice-chairwoman of the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, has been one of Trump’s most vehement critics, accusing him of violating the constitution for his role in the insurrection.

Unfortunately, Cheney will most likely lose her reelection battle against the Trump-endorsed, Big Lie proponent Harriet Hageman.

Liz Cheney will lose her battle against Hageman, but hopefully she will win the war and the findings of the January 6 commission will lead to the indictment and conviction of Donald Trump.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Apologizes for Saying She Doesn’t Think Joe Biden Will Run for Reelection

“On Tuesday night, Maloney appeared with her two rivals for New York’s 12th Congressional District for a debate hosted by NY1 and WNYC. During a lightning round, Maloney, Rep. Jerry Nadler and Suraj Patel were all asked if Biden should run in 2024.

‘I don’t believe he’s running for reelection,’ Maloney said.”

Huffington Post

During a lightning round portion of a debate a candidate is pressured into providing more truthful and less nuanced answers. Rep. Maloney was honest in expressing a belief that a 79-year-old president, in obvious cognitive decline, wasn’t going to run for reelection.

If Biden was asked in a lighting round session of a debate “how would you defend Taiwan if China invaded the island nation?”, I wouldn’t be surprised if the cognitively-challenged septuagenarian answered, “I would make Corn Pop an admiral, he wouldn’t need more than a tugboat to save Taiwan, because he’s a bad dude.”

On Thursday, Maloney offered the following apology, demonstrating once again why citizens despise wishy washy politicians:

“Mr. President, I apologize. I want you to run. You are a great president and thank you for everything you’ve done for my state and all the states and all the cities in America.”

Maloney had nothing to apologize about, it’s reasonable to believe that a senile president with approval ratings in the 30’s shouldn’t run for reelection.

Maloney apologized only because she wants the full backing of the Democrat Party in her own reelection effort.

The GOP is the Party of White Christian Nationalists Like Marjorie Taylor Greene

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-GA recently declared that Republicans should embrace Christian nationalism, stating:

“We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian nationalists.”

Green is an antisemitic wack job who believes that the Rothschild family used a space laser beam to ignite a devastating California forest fire, as a means to profit from it.

But she’s not an outlier, patently racist Christian nationalists, led by their orange messiah Donald Trump, have taken firm control of the GOP.

Let me be perfectly clear that Christian nationalism is synonymous with white nationalism. Christian nationalists believe that the United States was founded as a white Christian nation. Their definition of “Christian” not only excludes Catholics but every Christian denomination that doesn’t share their reactionary views.

Not only do they believe that there should be no wall of separation between church and state, their wet dream is to turn our democracy into a theocracy, and the Bible will replace the Constitution as the most important document of our government.

Christian nationalists pledging allegiance to the Christian flag are no less a threat than Nazis pledging allegiance to the swastika.

If our democracy is to survive, we must vote Marjorie Taylor Green and her ilk out of Congress, and we must make sure that Donald Trump never assumes the presidency again.

Evangelical Comic and Gospel Singer Mark Lowry Should Come Out of the Closet

Mark Lowry, 64 is a Southern Gospel singer, Christian comedian (oxymoron), and he’s primarily known for being a former member of the Gaither Vocal Band,

Lowry has attention deficit disorder and he describes himself as the “Poster Boy for Hyperactivity.” Most people who are familiar with the confirmed bachelor’s flamboyant personality, and corny sense of humor think of him as the “Poster Boy for Closeted Evangelicals.”

Lowry graduated from the vehemently anti-gay Liberty Baptist College (now known as Liberty University) and started his career as a gospel singer as part of the college’s evangelistic singing team.

To his credit Lowry has never espoused the homophobic views of Liberty University, on the contrary in recent years he’s expressed tolerance for the LGBT community.

Lowry has always kept his personal life private, but he’s given his fans the false impression that he’s romantically interested in fellow Christian comedian Chonda Pierce.

Lowry would be well-advised to stop using Chonda as his beard, come out of the closet and openly campaign for gay rights. Lowry should dedicate the last chapter of his life, not to his stand-up comedy or Christian singing ministry but as an advocate of gay rights.