White Evangelicals Will Never Abandon Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a pathological liar, blatant racist, unrepentant sexual predator, cruel bully and a pitiful buffoon, in short, he’s the antithesis of all the values that evangelicals claim to cherish.

Yet he’s worshipped by white evangelicals, because unlike genuine evangelical former presidents like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, he doesn’t just give lip service to evangelicals, he’s gone out of his way to enshrine their deepest prayers into law. He’s appointed dozens of pro-life federal judges and chosen two pro-life judges to serve as justices on the Supreme Court. He relocated the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel, and he has ostracized the Palestinians and embraced the Zionist government of Israel.

Trump is a lifelong Democrat and he’s not of the evangelical faith, but he’s deeply aware that the only way he can win reelection is if he retains the fanatical support of evangelicals, and therefore he will do anything to curry favor with them.

Still it’s puzzling why white evangelicals haven’t dumped Trump, knowing that one of their own is waiting in the wings. Mike Pence is ramrod straight, would never cheat on Mother, and he’s so anally-retentive evangelical that you couldn’t pull out a toothpick from his anus.

White evangelicals will never hop on the impeachment bandwagon, they prefer the short-fingered vulgarian bully over the mild-mannered milquetoast Pence. It’s Trump the obscene bully who has beaten the holy hell out of the Godless liberals and enacted their agenda into law.

Don’t wait on evangelicals to abandon Trump, they are as pragmatic as they are hypocritical, and they will cling on to him until the bitter end.

Evangelical Hypocrite Karen Pence Claims Trump Empowers Women

“Second lady Karen Pence faced fierce backlash on Twitter after she reportedly praised President Donald Trump for the way in which he treats young women.

According to The New York Times’ White House correspondent Katie Rogers, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday told a ‘Women for Trump’ discussion in St. Paul, Minnesota, that she likes the respect Trump has for his daughters and claimed he’d ‘empowered women like no other.’”

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Isaiah 5:20 King James Version (KJV) “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Karen Pence is the Mother of all sanctimonious hypocrites, and there’s a special place reserved in hell for “Christians” like her who praise evil men.

At a “Women for Trump” meeting (that’s even more disturbing than “Virgins for Ron Jeremy”), she said that she likes the respect Trump has for his daughters and claimed that the serial sexual predator empowered women like no other. I’m overwhelmed by the “respect” Trump has for Ivanka, he’s been touching her inappropriately since she was a prepubescent girl. Prison is full of fathers who respect their daughters in similar fashion.

Mother needs to spend less time reading the Bible and more time reading the newspaper accounts of Trump’s long and disturbing history of insulting, groping and downright sexually assaulting women. Has Pence forgotten about the 2005 “Access Hollywood” video where Trump bragged about grabbing women by their genitals?

Because of women like Karen Pence real Christians and non-believers alike have lost all respect for white evangelicals. That special place in Hell reserved for Mother should be a room where Pence is locked in with a nude Trump and an endless supply of Viagra.

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White Evangelicals Are a Perfect Fit for Donald Trump

Charles Spurgeon “Prince of Preachers’

Today’s evangelical ministers possess none of the oratory skills of the 19th century London preacher Charles Spurgeon. Even atheists and agnostics attended his services, they were fascinated by his mastery of the English language, rhetorical skills and precise exposition.

Today’s evangelical preachers speak at a 6th grade level and preach a prosperity Gospel or a soothing and comfortable theology that is easily digested by morons. They don’t rely on insightful thought and precise exposition but emotional appeals and catchy slogans and chants.

It’s no surprise that Donald Trump appeals to white evangelicals, he speaks at a 3rd grade level and his mission to Make America Great Again resonates with their inherently racist beliefs.

Trump also relies on catchy slogans and chants, the call and response interplay between Trump and his supporters resembles the call and response at a Baptist church. When Trump waxes racist or xenophobic the crowd responds with chants of “Lock her up!”, “Build that Wall!” or Send her Back!”

Trump encourages these chants to normalize misogyny and to stoke prejudice, and we shouldn’t fool ourselves into thinking that they aren’t going to motivate his base enough to win him reelection in 2020.

The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice and demographics spell doom for the racist GOP in the long run, but racists may have one last hurrah in 2020.

Those of us who believe in equality, freedom and democracy must redouble our efforts to defeat Trump and his sycophants.

White Evangelicals are OK With Donald Trump Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain

At the now infamous North Carolina rally Donald Trump’s supporters echoed their messiah’s racist tweet by chanting “send her back” when he attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar. The lawmaker makes the perfect foil for Trump, she’s a progressive female Muslim woman of color.

Needless to say Trump didn’t channel John McCain by trying to silence the unpatriotic and racist chant. Instead he remained silent for 13 seconds, basking in the racism of his followers, before he continued speaking.

The controversial “send her back” crowd chant garnered all the headlines, but something else happened at the campaign event that’s been overlooked. As usual Trump sprinkled his speech with obscenities, now that’s not breaking news for we all know that a skunk is going to stink, a pig is going to wallow in mud and Trump is going to swear like a sailor on crack.

The hypocritical white evangelicals in the audience weren’t bothered by Trump’s swear words, they regard the vulgarities as part of his endearing charm. But this time Trump took the Lord’s name in vain, not once, but twice. Trump said “goddamn” twice, once when he quoted himself telling a businessman that he was going to be so goddam poor, if he didn’t support him, and the second time in reference to how hard America’s military was going to strike Iran, should their conflict escalate to a war.  

Evangelicals go ballistic whenever a heathen takes the Lord’s name in vain, they see it as overwhelming evidence that they are in the presence of a demon-possessed individual. If a Trump supporter tried to win me over to his side, I could stop him dead in his tracks if I blurted: I will never support your Goddamn racist president. He would make the sign of the cross, and make a quick escape.

Trump’s sycophants don’t have any problems with his racism, vulgarity, greed, intolerance and vanity, and apparently they don’t have any issues with his taking the name of the Lord in vain either.

In fact, if Trump took a dump on the Bible in the middle of 5th Avenue he wouldn’t lose more than a handful of his white evangelical supporters. His base thinks he’s above the law, and therefore unimpeachable, and a Messiah, and therefore any obscenity he utters is a fragrant scent to Almighty God.

What a bunch of goddam reprobates!

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It’s in White Evangelicals’ DNA to Worship Donald Trump

It’s axiomatic that white evangelicals worship Donald Trump, but let’s examine why this is the case:

White evangelical ministries, for the most part, aren’t hierarchical organizations like the Catholic Church where the local parish priest has to answer to his archbishop, cardinal and of course the infallible pope. Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar aren’t restrained from their wildest impulses by a board of deacons, they answer only to themselves. They justify their most outlandish pontifications, by claiming that the Almighty is speaking through them.

It’s in white evangelicals’ DNA to worship an authoritarian figure like Trump, who disparages the coequal Judiciary and Congress and pretty much does damn well as he pleases.

Evangelical leaders aren’t challenged by their followers because they preach the inspired an infallible Word of God, never mind that Christianity is a Byzantium religion with thousands of denominations, each one with their own unique interpretation of scripture. Trump speaks with the authority of a televangelist, and his sycophants accept everything he says as the Gospel truth even though he’s a pathological liar.

Evangelicals have a binary world view: Christians and sinners. Likewise Trump supporters have a binary belief system: There’s them and then there’s everyone else: liberals, feminists, abortionists, homosexuals, globalists, climate change fanatics …

Evangelical ministers are prone to making crazy promises, “Give to my ministry and I will build the biggest cathedral, the largest university in the world”, all for the glory of God of course. “Give us your tithes and offerings and we will convert the heathen lands of China and Russia”! Trump supporters swallow the buffoon’s incredible claims like: I will build a beautiful 30-foot concrete wall from sea to shining sea.

Evangelical ministers strip their followers of their money and self-respect and in return provide them with a superficial faith that doesn’t sustain them in difficult times. Ditto Trump.

Homophobic White Evangelicals Are Dying Out! Praise the Lord!

“Nearly 60% of white evangelicals between 18 and 34 believe homosexuality should be accepted, according to a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center. By contrast, about the same share of white evangelicals over 65 said homosexuality should be discouraged.”

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It’s axiomatic that white evangelicals are vehemently opposed to LGBTQ rights, for generations Republican politicians have used homosexuality as a wedge issue.

White evangelicals favorite refrain is that they hate the sin but love the sinner. Bullshit! It’s difficult for gays and lesbians to feel the love when they are cudgeled over the head with Old Testament verses, and televangelists rail against same-sex marriage.

It would be different if white evangelicals had the mindset that homosexuality went against their interpretation of the Bible, and they respected the fact that we live in a pluralistic society, and simply live and let live.

But the times they are a-changin’ as a notable poet once said, younger evangelicals live in a more religiously and culturally pluralistic environment, and they are much less prone to label their gay and transgender friends as perverts or hell-bound sinners.

It should be noted that most of the prominent white evangelical leaders are Generation X’ers and Baby Boomers, and many of the younger people in their congregations are less likely to share their homophobic views.

Evangelicals who were against were pro slavery and mixing of the races died out, and in a generation evangelicals who are fervently opposed to gay, lesbians and transgenders will die out.

But already the vast majority of Americans, including many white evangelicals, are accepting of same-sex marriage, and it’s incumbent upon us to vote against homophobia in 2020

Donald Trump the Elmer Gantry of Politics

Donald Trump is the Elmer Gantry of politics, only he isn`t hawking Jesus, he`s selling himself. Trump brags about his wealth, influence and power, and he behaves as if he isn`t subject to the rule of law, Republican heterodoxy or social mores.

Trump is an out-of-control narcissist who should be anathema to evangelicals, but miraculously he`s venerated as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Elmer Gantry as portrayed by Burt Lancaster was Bible literate, and he knew just the right verses to loosen the purse strings of the hillbillies who attended his revival meetings.

Trump, on the other hand, isn`t well-versed in scripture, he probably uses his family Bible only to stash his copy of Penthouse in Two Corinthians. Trump mesmerizes his white evangelical base not by quoting scripture, but by appealing to their Biblically based enmity of gays and lesbians and powerful women. The more Trump rails against immigrants and feminists the more his white evangelical sycophants froth in religious fervor.

Trump makes wild and outlandish promises that even a snake oil salesman like Gantry would be too timid to utter, and he gets away with it. “I will build a beautiful 30-foot concrete wall from sea to sea and Mexico will pay for it!” Two years later and Trump`s vision of a grand wall that would be as imposing as the Great Wall of China has shrunk to a steel barrier that will be built on some critical sections of the border, and will be funded by taxpayers. And his deluded supporters sill chant “Promises Made, Promises Kept” at his campaign rallies.

Trump`s followers aren`t bothered by Trump`s ignorance, vindictiveness, crassness or impulsiveness, they are enthralled by his outrageous behavior. The more outrageous his rhetoric and behavior, the more they are convinced that he was anointed by God to Make America Great Again.

The movie Elmer Gantry ends with his church building destroyed by an accidentally caused fire, and congregants running away in panic. If only the Almighty would demonstrate his displeasure with the vulgar and racist Trump and his heretical white evangelical followers by unleashing a tornado on a Trump rally.

White Evangelicals are an Affront to God and Anathema to our Democracy

“The Bible, especially the King James Version, is great literature, a moral authority for a troubled world, and evangelicals consider is the inerrant Word of God.

Anybody who`s read the Bible will concur that it`s a literary masterpiece, and most Westerners will agree that it provides solid moral guidance, but most people don`t believe that it`s the literal Word of God because they are outraged that evangelicals have used scripture to justify racial segregation, misogyny and even slavery.

There are certain go-to Biblical verses that preachers spouted- the curse of Ham or the mark of Cain – to rationalize white superiority and even the slavery of blacks. Even today, especially in the South, evangelicals still use scripture to justify racial segregation.

It`s not the KKK member in full regalia that`s the greatest threat to our democracy, it`s the evangelical brandishing a Bible. Trump, a brazen unapologetic racist, has the support of thousands of KKK members and Nazis, but it`s the millions of evangelicals who put him in the White House.

The Trump administration is infested with evangelicals who hold views that are antithetical to a secular democracy. These evangelicals in Trump`s cabinet feel emboldened to proudly proclaim their homophobic, racist and misogynist views.

Take Karen Pence for example, she teaches at a Christian school that discriminates against gays and lesbians. Pence wraps herself in the Bible to defend her anti-gay views, and her teaching position in a virulently anti-gay school.

True Christians must reclaim their religion from the likes of Karen Pence; Jesus Christ the manifestation end embodiment of the Word of God preached tolerance, equality and peace, and he never uttered a single word against homosexuality.

II Timothy 2:5

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Biblical verses, taken out of context, can be used to justify everything from genocide to homophobia to the inferiority of women to slavery.

Religion shouldn`t be exempt from criticism and even ridicule, it`s incumbent upon Christians and non-Christians alike to criticize the white evangelicals who are making a mockery of Christianity and democracy.

Evangelical Christianity a Greater Threat to Democracy Than the Satanic Temple

The Satanic Temple is a nontheistic religious and political activist group based in Salem, Massachusetts. The Temple has chapters in 13 US states and in Canada. The group uses Satanic imagery to promote egalitarianism, social justice, and the separation of church and state.

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Evangelical Christianity is a greater threat to democracy and all that it entails (free speech, religious liberty, social justice) than the Satanic Temple.

Most Christians consider my opening statement blasphemous and they will immediately dismiss me as a godless liberal. But I pray that most of you will extend me the courtesy of reading my entire essay.

The leader of the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, considers Mike Pence and his evangelical brethren an existential threat to our democracy and I wholeheartedly concur. The group uses Satanic imagery to counter supernaturalism and tradition-based superstitions and to promote social justice and the separation of church and state.

The Satanic Temple doesn`t believe in the existence of a personal Satan or any supernatural being for that matter. They don`t worship Satan or sacrifice babies to the Dark Lord.

They embrace the name Satan to counter supernaturalism and archaic tradition-based superstitions and to promote religious liberty and the separation of church and state.

Mike Pence, on the other hand, embraces the name of Jesus Christ to promote the undemocratic principles of homophobia, misogyny and theocracy disguised as Republican nationalism.

The Satanic Temple is a nontheistic religious and political activist organization and we have nothing to fear from them. They don`t advocate for Satanic prayers in public schools, or teaching the Satanic Bible in public schools.

No Satanist would ever endorse the racist, homophobic, misogynist and undemocratic Trump administration, while the vast majority of white evangelicals endorse Trump without any reservations.

I would never join the Satanic Temple, I question the judgement and wisdom of an organization that embraces a name that is the universal symbol of evil.

I align myself with the Jesus of the Gospels, who preached peace and ministered to social outcasts. I consider the Satanic Temple an ally in fighting bigotry and theocracy, and I look on white evangelicals as my bitter foes. They`ve done more than Satanists to discredit the true religion of peace, love and brotherhood of man: Christianity.

This Christmas Curse Out a White Evangelical in the Name of Jesus Christ

White Evangelicals are evil

According to Christian tradition the seven deadly sins are: envy, gluttony, greed or avarice, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath. But white evangelicals, many of whom are obese, proud of their sanctimoniousness, envious of their more well-heeled mainline Protestant brethren, and angry with anyone who doesn`t worship Trump, think that sexual sin is the mother of all sin.

They consider a Christian, especially a woman, caught in sexual transgression the lowest form of sinner. They demonize gays and lesbians, and treat them like trash, even though Jesus Christ never condemned homosexuality, or even mentioned gays. Jesus apparently wasn`t bothered that people might think he was gay, because he spent every day and night during his ministry living with twelve male apostles.

About 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016, and in spite of the Stormy Daniels scandal, and his affairs with other women of ill-repute there has been no erosion of support.

You won`t hear any televangelist or minister rail against Trump and his many sexual transgressions, and you won`t hear any layperson bemoan the short-fingered vulgarian`s sexual escapades.

White evangelicals frequently proclaim that the Bible tells us to pray for our leaders, and that we should pray for Trump. But they never pray for Trump to repent of his predatory sexual behavior, his greed and mean spirit, instead they pray that the Almighty would continue to bless him. As if God would bless an unrepentant sinner who takes pride in his sins, sexual or otherwise.

Damn Donald Trump and his white evangelical enablers, gays will sashay through the Pearly Gates while they will be greeted in hell by demons with an insatiable appetite for sodomizing religious hypocrites.