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?

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.

Alleged Pedophile Matt Gaetz Owned by Teen Pro-Choice Activist

Matt Gaetz, the controversial Florida congressman, has two claims to fame: his unabashed love affair with Donald Trump, and for being under investigation for the statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl.

Gaetz made the following juvenile comments at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, proving that he’s more immature than his audience of conservative college students:

“Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions. Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb. These people are odious from the inside out. They’re like 5′ 2″, 350 pounds.”

A dork who’s a dead-ringer for the cartoon character Butt-head shouldn’t be comparing a woman to a thumb, when he looks like a butt-head.

Olivia Julianna, a 19-year-old pro-choice activist, responded to Gaetz’s reprehensible comments with a tweet:

“Its come to my attention that Matt Gaetz — alleged pedophile — has said that it’s always the ‘odious… 5’2 350 pound’ women that ‘nobody wants to impregnate’ who rally for abortion. I’m actually 5’11. 6’4 in heels. I wear them so the small men like you are reminded of your place.”

Almost immediately Gaetz responded by posting a screenshot of Julianna’s profile picture, in an attempt to body shame the overweight activist.

Julianna has monetized her Twitter feud with the alleged pedophile congressman and raised over $1 million for abortion access.

Julianna got the best out of the alleged pedophile, we can only hope that he will soon be convicted for rape and that we won’t hear for him again.

Miles Taylor: Mike Pence Has Erect Posture but Flaccid Conscience

“On the day Mike Pence and Donald Trump both spoke in Washington, a former member of their administration poured scorn on Pence’s attempt to portray himself as a potential Republican presidential nominee, and competitor to Trump, in 2024.

Speaking on CNN, Miles Taylor said: ‘If you want to know what the Mike Pence vice-presidency was like, Mike Pence is a guy with an erect posture and flaccid conscience. He stood up tall but he did not stand up to Donald Trump.’”

The Guardian

Miles is spot-on, Pence’s posture is normally erect, but the rigid evangelical and firm conservative turns into a jellyfish when it comes to Donald Trump.

Throughout his tenure as vice president, Pence was subservient to his Lord and Master Donald Trump. In fact, the only part of his body that was erect was his penis, especially when it was in close proximity to the Dear Leader’s rear end.

Pence portrayed himself as a devout evangelical, but he failed to speak out against Trump’s amoral and corrupt behavior. Pence’s allegiance to Trump was greater than his commitment to his faith, and that’s why he debased himself before his Orange Messiah.

Pence was willing to humiliate himself before the grifter-in-chief and compromise his religion in order to reach his ultimate goal, become president after serving faithfully as Trump’s second-in-command.

Pence’s adoration of his tyrannical boss finally came to an abrupt end when he disobeyed the former president’s demand that he refuse to certify electoral college results from key swing states.

Pence did the right thing by accepting his ceremonial rule in certifying the electoral college results, but he didn’t really stand up to Trump, not even as he put his life in danger by posting anti-Pence tweets during the insurrection, Pence still hasn’t unequivocally lambasted Trump’s treasonous behavior.

Pence’s hypocrisy and cowardice renders him unfit to serve as president of the United States.

Brooklyn Pastor Robbed of $1 Million in Jewelry While Preaching

Brooklyn’s Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead is a politician and religious leader, and he’s the pastor and founder of Leaders of Tomorrow church.

I’m not a member of any organized religion, but according to my personal theology the hottest parts of hell are reserved for politicians and preachers.

These professions pay modest salaries but by hook or by crook, too many preachers and politicians retire as millionaires. Who knew that serving the electorate or serving a congregation could be such a lucrative endeavor?

I’m not a prophet, but you don’t need the gift of discernment to realize that Bishop Whitehead is a corrupt politician and a crooked pastor to amass such tremendous wealth.

The flashy Brooklyn minister infamous for wearing designer duds and brilliant bling was robbed along with his wife of more than $1 million while he was preaching at his church Sunday.

Three avenging angels entered, the church, held a gun to the pastor while he was preaching, and ripped of the jewelry from the humble servant of God.

The brazen thieves treated the bishop with too much deference, they should have punished him for such an ostentatious display of wealth by not only ripping off his jewelry, but forcing him to take of his designer outfit and left him naked before his congregation. 

There is No Place for Proud & Independent Women in the Evangelical Church

“Evangelical women have long attended church at higher rates than evangelical men. But today that gap is narrowing, not because more men are coming but because more women are leaving. Such women are increasingly likely to ‘deconstruct’ their faith or identify as ‘nones’—a rising population of the religiously disaffiliated.”

ChristianityToday.Com

It’s easy to convince the LGBTQ community that they are not welcome in the evangelical movement. While society at large, and even most conservatives, accept marriage equality and the intrinsic value of gays and lesbians, homophobia still runs rampant in evangelical churches and colleges.

It’s only self-hatred and an irrational fear of damnation that keeps closeted gays in evangelical churches while their pastors demonize homosexuality from the pulpit.

It’s easy to convince the Latino community that they are not welcome in the evangelical churches. The mainline Protestant churches and the Catholic Church have outreaches to immigrants, and they are in the frontline of the battle for racial equality. Racism runs deep in evangelical circles, and most evangelicals believe in the Republican heresy that our country is being invaded by rapists, gang bangers, and other criminals from Mexico and Central America.

It’s only a deep desire to assimilate that makes immigrants remain in evangelical churches where their culture isn’t appreciated or valued.

It’s easy to convince African Americans that they are not welcome in predominantly white evangelical congregations. Trumpism, the new religion of white evangelicals, is synonymous with racism. Evangelicals have demonized the BLM movement and civil rights organizations.

Only Uncle Toms remain in evangelical churches, when they know damn well that most of their brethren hope and pray that heaven will be segregated.

But it’s more difficult to convince women to leave the toxic environment of evangelical churches. The fair sex is welcomed in evangelical churches, as long as they realize that according to the Bible, they should be subservient to men, especially their husbands and religious leaders.

I urge women to join Latinos, African Americans, and the LGBT community in leaving the undemocratic and unchristian evangelical movement.

Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone Calls Josh Hawley a ‘Little Bitch’

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley famously gave a raised fist salute to pro-Trump protesters outside of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, while safe behind a cordon of law enforcement officers.

Hawley imagined that his raised fist salute would make him look as bad ass as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, but that iconic photograph has come to represent his cowardly and treasonous behavior.

Michael Fanone who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia from 2002 to 2021 called Missouri Senator Josh Hawley a “little bitch” after the January 6 committee concluded their hearing last night.

Fanone was dragged by a mob down the Capital steps, beaten with a pipe, stunned with a Taser and threatened with his own gun during the January 6 insurrection. If anyone can recognize a little bitch, it’s a warrior like Fanone who put his life on the line defending Congress, including little bitches like Hawley.

Last night the House January 6 committee played a video of Hawley running to safety inside the Capital building like a little bitch. That’s the real Hawley, not the little punk raising his fist in solidarity with the insurrectionists. When the history books are written, they will describe Hawley as a trick ass bitch and Fanone as a brave warrior.

Georgia Evangelicals Prefer the Moral Degenerate Herschel Walker Over Statesman Raphael Warnock

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is running for reelection in Georgia.

Warnock is the senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr.’s former congregation. The tireless man of faith has continued in his post at Ebenezer while serving in the Senate.

You’d think that a man who serves God as a Baptist minister and serves his community as a Senator would have the blessing and endorsement of white evangelicals.

But alas, the vast majority of evangelicals in Georgia are supporting the evangelical Republican candidate, Herschel Walker.

Walker, who was endorsed by former President Trump, is a moron, who is ethically, morally and intellectually unqualified to serve as senator.

Walker resembles the moral degenerate Donald Trump in many ways:

Like his orange messiah, Walker is a pathological liar. He falsely claimed he was an FBI agent and police officer. He falsely claimed he graduated from the University of Georgia. He falsely claimed to own a drapery business. He falsely claimed that his food company, that has only eight employees, was the largest minority-owned food company in the United States.

Like Trump he is an idiot. He believes that the fact that monkeys aren’t extinct is prove that evolution is false, since “evolution teaches humans evolved from monkeys.” He is a climate change denier who recently uttered incoherent remarks in which he claimed that America’s “good air” moves over to China, while China’s “bad air” “moves over to our good air space.”

Like Trump his personal life is messy. Walker has so many illegitimate children that until recently he hadn’t publicly acknowledged, that he makes Nick Cannon look like a celibate monk.

Herschel Walker is a symbol of the moral depravity and intellectual inferiority of evangelical Republicans.

Georgia, please do the right thing and elect Raphael Warnock as your senator.

Biden’s Disastrous Fist Bump with Saudi Crown Prince MBS

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, colloquially known as MBS, the crown prince, deputy prime minister, minister of defense of Saudi Arabia, is for all intents and purposes the dictator of Saudi Arabia.

In 2018 he authorized the torture, murder and dismemberment of the body of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

In a 2019 Democratic debate Joe Biden vowed that the United States would teach dictators a lesson by punishing Saudi Arabia and making MBS a pariah.

Fast forward a few years, and Biden is now the president of the United States, the price of gasoline is through the roof, and he makes a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to ask MLB to produce more oil.

There was no way that Biden could avoid physically greeting MBS, so he opted for a fist bump over a handshake, betting that it would seem less friendly than a handshake.

What a disastrous calculation. The image that was published in just about every newspaper in the world depicted a frail 79-year-old president fist bumping a young and vibrant 36 Saudi prince. It’s such an incongruous image, most people were thinking, “who thought Gramps to fist bump, and does he even realize what he’s doing?”

A 79-year-old codger fist bumping is as disconcerting as men greeting each other by holding each other testicles, as was the custom in the days of the Old Testament.

A fist bump is more intimate than a handshake, people will shake hands with people in a business setting, but they are more likely to fist bump their friends at a party or other informal setting. Why is Biden being so jocular and intimate with a murderous dictator?

Biden, for the love of God, don’t ever fist bump anyone again, not for COVID, or for any other reason.

Biden Must Announce He’s Not Running for Reelection Now

The likelihood that President Joe Biden will have serious primary challengers is rising as his polling numbers continue to sink, inflation continues to rise and his cognitive skills continue to decline.

A serious primary challenge to a sitting president is rare, but then again, we’ve never had a septuagenarian president who’s manifestly physical frail and cognitively impaired.

In 1980 President Jimmy Carter was able to successfully fend off a primary challenge by Senator Ted Kennedy, but the effort left him weak and battered and he ultimately lost to Ronald Reagan.

There is a slim to zero chance that a cognitively challenged Biden will come to his senses, announce that he’s not running for reelection and thereby avoid a contentious battle for the nomination. Biden has white privilege up the wazoo, and too much pride to do what’s good for his party and the country.

It’s becoming increasingly likely that Donald Trump will announce that he’s running for president before the mid term elections. I would advise Democrat presidential hopefuls like California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Illinois Governor J. B Pritzker to do likewise.

It takes years to mount a successful presidential campaign, and it’s imperative that serious presidential hopefuls declare their candidacy as soon as possible.

Biden is a stubborn imbecile and he doesn’t deserve any deference or respect, I beg the likes of Newsom and Pritzker to begin their presidential campaigns now.

Democrats and democracy itself can’t survive a Joe Biden or Kamala Harris 2024 presidential campaign.

Evangelical Pastor John MacArthur Covers up Cases of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault in His Congregation

John MacArthur is an 83-year-old non-denominational pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated evangelical teaching radio and television program “Grace to You.”

MacArthur doesn’t rely on interesting anecdotes or spell-binding oratory, he is an expository preacher and his sermons are liberally sprinkled with chapter and verse.

The elderly pastor wears a suit a tie, he hasn’t adopted the casual wear of most of his ministerial colleagues, and he doesn’t have an endorsement deal with clothing manufactures like some of his brethren.

He is a dour-looking evangelical godfather and evangelical leaders are afraid to distance themselves from him, even though credible accusations have been levied against him, including allegations of covering up sexual abuse and child molestation cases. Why evangelicals may be fearful of distancing themselves from John MacArthur – Baptist News Global

He reminds me of the moral degenerate and politically corrupt Donald Trump, Republican leaders are afraid to distance themselves from him because it means they would lose influence and power.

MacArthur gets away with covering up cases of sexual abuse and child molestation, because females are the victims of almost all of these crimes, and in evangelical circles they are considered second-class citizens.

If two men kiss in a movie or TV show evangelicals get their panties in a twist, but if women parishioners are sexually abused by clergy its swept under the rug.

MacArthur is reprehensible, and he’s representative of the entire evangelical movement, sick to the core.

Twitter Should Ban Jesus Tweets

Hardly a week goes by that a biblical verse or an invocation of Jesus isn’t trending on Twitter. This is unacceptable. Period.

Twitter should strive to make its platform free from the noxious virus of organized religion, it shouldn’t be a virtual home for religious myths and fables.

Everyone believes that their deity and the prophets of their faith are immune to the laws of physics and common sense, and that every other religion is nothing but superstition and nonsense. Twitter shouldn’t discriminate and the social media behemoth should assume that all religions are nonsense and ban all religious tweets.

Twitter has algorithms in place to detect and delete tweets promoting QAnon conspiracy theories, racism, ant-vaccine nonsense and homophobia. Considering that evangelical Christianity is synonymous with Trumpism, white nationalism, homophobia and xenophobia it’s incumbent upon Twitter to make its platform Jesus free.

Evangelicals are free to turn the loving and merciful Jesus of the Gospels into a homophobic and misogynist tyrant on their social media platforms, but the world’s premier microblogging site should be Jesus free.

Evangelicals Should Love, Accept and Support the LGBTQ Members of Their Churches

The Public Religion Research Institute released a study on sexual orientation and religion.

According to this study 80 percent of white evangelicals said they did not have any LGBTQ people in their friendship network.

I’m betting that some of the white evangelicals who claimed not to have any LGBTQ friends are themselves gay or lesbian. When same-sex love in condemned from pulpits as sinful, unbiblical and unnatural, I can understand why gay evangelicals would be afraid to come out to their fellow congregants, family, friends and even anonymous poll takers. The truth is that there are gays and lesbians in the choirs, leadership and membership of evangelical churches.

If closeted evangelicals realized that there are just as many LGBTQ persons in their churches as there are in society at large, maybe they would demand that their ministers stop their homophobic rhetoric.

Even though women and gay men compromise most of the membership of many black evangelical houses of worship, many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, when the choir lofts behind them are filled with gay singers and musicians and the church members who are shouting “Hallelujah” the loudest are gay.

Enough with the unbiblical hypocrisy, self-hatred, homophobia and fear mongering. Evangelicals should love and accept the gay members of their churches.

Church Neighbors Complain Illuminated Cross is a Health Hazard

Although 70% of the Norwegian population are members of the Church of Norway, only 2% attend church regularly and up to 25% of the population is non-religious and do not believe in either God or other higher powers.

But Christians in general and evangelicals in particular are a divisive and disruptive force even in secular countries. Practicing evangelicals may be a minority in Norway, but they cause problems way out of proportion to their minuscule numbers.

An Evangelical Lutheran Church in Skien is a disruptive force in its residential neighborhood. Neighbors are complaining that the light from the cross on top of the church tower is too bright and constitutes a health hazard.

Christians are supposed to be a light to the world, they are called upon to magnify the light of Christ’s love, compassion and peace. But evangelicals, especially in America, have turned their backs on the light of Jesus, and are blinding society with the neon light of extremism and religious hucksterism.

The light of the evangelicals doesn’t warm the soul and it doesn’t illuminate the truth, on the contrary it sears the soul and blinds us to the beauty in the world.

The Skauen church in Skien should replace their illuminated cross with a simple wooden cross, they should seek to minister to their neighbors instead of antagonizing them.

See: https://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/17510/church-neighbour-says-cross-is-a-health-hazard

Would You Buy Trump’s Picture Book ‘Our Journey Together’ for $999?

Trump’s coffee table picture book “Our Journey Together” was released earlier this year with a hefty price of $75, or $230 for an autographed copy. It features photographs from his time in the White House, with captions written by Trump. I haven’t read the accursed thing, and I have no plans to do so, but I’m guessing the captions include a lot of superlatives.

It’s no surprise that the book sold out of its initial printing of 200,000 copies, Trump sycophants have enough discretionary income to buy anything related to their messiah.

Trump never misses an opportunity to grift his followers, and “Our Journey Together” has been repackaged in a red cover with his John Hancock inside the book. This “special edition” sells for $999, and it includes several new photos. Marks also get “a signed copy of a book written by Donald Trump Jr. and a MAGA hat.

The only thing special about this edition of Trump’s picture book seems to be that it includes a few more pics, and the novelty of the autograph inside the book, as opposed to the cover. There’s a sucker born every minute.

I’m still waiting for the grifter-in -chief to publish a book of his tweets, it would outsell the bible in red states, and he could sell it for over a thousand bucks.

There is no room in my library for a picture book with captions written by a functional illiterate twice-impeached former president, and a book ghostwritten for his idiot son.

Trump Endorsed Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Says ‘Let’s Move On’ Hours After Highland Park Massacre

Less than two hours after the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park, Darren Bailey, the Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate in Illinois, uttered this reprehensible statement:

“Friends, let’s pray for the law enforcement and even the organizers of this parade, The shooter is still at large. So, let’s pray for justice to prevail, and then let’s move on and let’s celebrate the independence of this nation.”

Bailey’s first inclination was to pray for law enforcement and the organizers of the parade, instead of the victims of the Trump-supporting killer.

Bailey’s comments weren’t meant to console the victims, it was a political statement meant to express his solidarity with law enforcement.

Two hours after the latest in an endless barrage of mass shootings, Bailey was already calling for a grieved community to “move on.”

And then of course, in an attempt to demonstrate his fealty to evangelicals he called on people to pray for justice to prevail.

How many times have we seen this reaction from Republican politicians in the aftermath of a mass shooting: Move on there’s nothing to see here, and a ritual offering of thoughts and prayers.

We must not move on. We must express sympathy for the victims, and take active measures (gun control, increased access to mental health services) to make sure there won’t be many more victims.

Finally, let’s not insult a grieving community by offering useless “thoughts and prayers” after a tragedy.