Evangelicals Believe Book of Revelation Teaches Trump is a Messiah Figure and All Sorts of Nonsense

“An apocalypse is a literary report of an amazing, often fearful, violent vision that reveals truths about past, present, and/or future times in highly symbolic and poetical terms. The writer may represent himself as being transported into a heavenly realm, or the vision may be unveiled—and even interpreted—by an angelic messenger. Apocalyptic exhortations are aimed at chastening and reforming their hearers with promises of rewards and punishment in the coming end times.”

New World Encyclopedia

In Apocalyptic literature dragons and monsters, angels and demons are prominently featured, and the writer takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from the heavenly realms to a dystopian future to the seven circles of hell.

The last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation is a prime example of apocryphal literature, and even the most erudite theologian on LSD finds it difficult to discern more than the basic fact that it teaches that good will prevail over evil in the end.

But that doesn’t stop evangelical prophets and televangelists from proclaiming that the Book of Revelations reveals all sorts of fantastic events that will take place in the End Times: The Rapture of the Church, the rise of an Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast and on and on ad infinitum.

Evangelical ministers can convince their followers to believe in all sorts of nonsense as long as they claim that’s what the Book of Revelation teaches. I’ve heard several evangelical ministers claim that the COVID vaccine is the Mark of the Beast, and as a result hundred of thousands of evangelicals are afraid to be vaccinated.

The Book of Revelation is a first century genre of literature that as the title suggests, is meant to reveal spiritual truths, but it was never intended to be a roadmap of the future.

So, if you hear a televangelist rant about the COVID vaccine being the Mark of the Beast or that the Book of Revelation teaches that Trump is a messiah figure who will rescue thousands of children from the hands of pedophiles, turn that shit off.

Why Do Evangelicals Hate ‘Pride Month’ So Much?

“Christian hate-peddler Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who admitted last month that Christian warriors were ‘trying to take over the world,’ is now offering life tips to Christians on how to survive Pride Month.

In addition to his tips, though, he complained about why they were needed at all:

‘How did we get to the point where celebrating sex and transgenderism became a 30-day event that rivals Christmas. We have a president who’s flying the rainbow flag above the U.S. flag at our embassies, a Democratic Congress that thinks the military should salute pride on base, and a White House that brags that almost 1 percent of its 1,500 appointees are LGBT. You can’t blame people for wondering: When did we become identified by our sexual proclivities? The world is upside down when American pride is something we should apologize, for but sexual perversion is the stuff of parades.’”

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What an ethnically, politically and religiously diverse America needs are life tips on how to survive the assault of white evangelicals on religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Broadcast TV, Cable TV, and the internet are littered with religious programming that demeans and demonizes the LGBTQ community.

Homophobe Tony Perkins laments the fact that an entire month is set aside to celebrate the LGBTQ community and their contributions to making America the greatest democracy in the world. Bitch please, after centuries of oppression, persecution and pogroms against gay people, the least we can do is set aside a month to revel in their awesomeness.

Evangelicals like Perkins never grow weary of peddling the trope that homosexuality is synonymous with sexual perversion. Taking pride in loving a person of the same gender isn’t a perversion, it’s an expression of freedom and acceptance.

The world is upside down when hatemongers are given a platform to preach their evil Gospel of misogyny, homophobia and racism. Perkins and his ilk are on the wrong side of history, but little by little we are turning things around and making America a more inclusive, democratic and loving country.

White Evangelicals Rejoice Whenever Violence Breaks Out Between Israelis and Palestinians

A few weeks ago, when the Middle East tinderbox predictably once again exploded into open warfare between Israel and Hamas, people of all faiths around the world were horrified by the tribal and religious violence.

But not everybody was shocked by the thousands of rockets fired by Hamas militants into civilian population centers or by the disproportionate Israeli air strikes that devastated the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Millions of people in the United States rejoiced at the obscene display of violence, and it wasn’t anarchists or Satanists who welcomed the bloodshed.

White evangelicals who ostensibly are followers of Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace welcomed the violence.

Evangelical pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, basked in orgiastic glee at the violence in the Middle East. “The rapture of the church is imminent” he thundered “If you’re not ready, get ready, because we’re getting ready to leave this world.”

Evangelicals are unmoved and unconcerned by the cyclical explosions of violence in the Middle East, every time Israel and the Palestinians go to war they pray and hope that it will usher the Rapture of the Church.

Violence in the Holy Land is no reason to rejoice, and it doesn’t mean that Jesus Is going to rapture racist white evangelicals out of this world and meet them in the heavens.

Proof that the evangelical eschatology is misguided and unbiblical is that it leads them to rejoice every time war breaks out between Palestinians and Israelis.

Fake Tickets to Trump’s Second Inauguration Circulate on Social Media

“While Joe Biden decisively won the 2020 presidential election, online users are still sharing a viral image of tickets for sale to the second inauguration of former President Donald Trump, without evidence Trump actually won the election.

The two tickets are marked on sale for $1,200 each, and Kid Rock and Ted Nugent are listed as headliners for the event.”

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Online trolls and Trump supporters? are sharing a viral image of these bogus tickets on social media platforms, especially on Facebook. It goes without saying that anything presented as fact on Facebook should be taken with a grain of salt, an army of fact-checkers are unable to keep Facebook free from false conspiracy theories and outrageous lies.  

According to the fake ticket, the event is to be held “in front of the capitol steps” on Aug. 15, 2021. Thirty percent of Republicans actually believe Trump will be reinstated as president on that date, and a ticket scalper can make a small fortune selling these counterfeit tickets to members of Trump’s cult.

There won’t be a second inauguration of Trump on Aug 21, 2021 or on January 20, 2025 for that matter, four years of fuckery culminating in his incitement of the January 6 insurrection has diluted his support to the point that if he’s the Republican nominee for president in 2024 he will lose by an even bigger landslide in 2020.

Sorry to burst the bubble of white evangelical cultists but on Aug 15, 2021 Kid Rock will probably be shouting anti-gay slurs from some redneck dive and Ted Nugent will probably be singing “Jailbait” a song about his love for a 13-year-old girl in half-filled concert hall, but they won’t be performing on the steps of the Capitol for Trump’s second inauguration.

30 Percent of Republicans Believe Trump Will Be Reinstated August 2021

“A Morning Consult/Politico poll found that nearly 30% of Republicans believe Trump will be reinstated, which I assume means they believe such a thing is possible under the U.S. Constitution.

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Civics 101: The only way a president who failed to win reelection can be restored to power is if he wins reelection in the next presidential election. There is no Reinstatement Clause within the United States Constitution or any other legal mechanism that allows for a defeated president to replace the duly elected president before his term expires.

Anyone with an elementary school education is aware of this basic fact of our democracy, so why do 30% of Republicans believe the twice-impeached Donald Trump will be reinstated in August 2021?

Trump has confided to his aides that he believes in the preposterous idea that’s festering on the internet that he will be reinstated in August. Trump’s base is a cult, and they accept as Gospel every pronouncement that emanates from their messiah. If Trump says he will be reinstated, then it becomes an article of faith for them to promulgate his nonsense.

Some of Trump’s white evangelical followers really believe there’s a constitutional way for their Dear Leader to be reinstated in a couple of months. But most of them know that the only way Trump can be reinstated if there’s another insurrection, and this time they are successful in toppling the Biden administration or if there’s a military coup.

Trump’s white evangelical supporters’ allegiance is to their cult leader and not to democracy or the rule of law, and they don’t have any reservations about using violence to overthrow a president who won in a popular vote and electoral landslide in a free and fair election.

We must always be on guard to protect our democracy from all enemies foreign and domestic. The threat of another January 6 type insurrection is very real, I hope this time our law enforcement agencies will be prepared to protect the Capitol and our democracy.

Kamala Harris Needs to Lose Her Nervous Cackle

Allow me to preface my remarks by stipulating that I’m a progressive whose first choice for president was Kamala Harris, unfortunately when it was my turn to vote in the Virginia primary she had already dropped out of the race.

Vice President Kamala Harris is one heartbeat away from becoming commander-in-chief, and you don’t have to be an expert at reading actuarial tables to recognize that the chances she’ll succeed the 78-year-old Joe Biden as president before 2024 are pretty good.

With that in mind, Harris needs to step up her game, immediately. Biden hasn’t done Harris any favors by appointing her as the administration’s go-to-person for stemming the flow of migration from Central America.

Harris has totally botched her role as the immigration czar. In an interview with Lester Holt, the NBC anchor asked her why she hadn’t yet visited the southern border.

“At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” Harris responded. “We’ve been to the border. So, this whole, this whole, this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”

Holt, to his credit, fact-checked her by stating: “You haven’t been to the border.”

“I, and I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris replied to Holt, with a nervous cackle.

What can we gleam from this ill-fated interview?

Harris needs to recognize the obvious: The situation on the border is a genuine crisis, and she needs to visit the damn border.

Harris needs to be better prepared for interviews, even with reporters who are predisposed to be friendly to the Biden administration.

Harris needs to lose the cackle, post-haste. It’s useful to break out in a cackle if you’re impersonating Hillary Clinton or if you’re auditioning to play the Wicked Witch of the East, otherwise cackling is a career killer.

The only role Harris is auditioning for is commander-in-chief, and a nervous cackle is ill-suited for that critical role.

Title of Trump’s Memoir: Shit Happens

“Jimmy Kimmel thinks he’s found the title of Donald Trump’s memoir — and it came right from the ex-president himself.

Trump at the weekend continued to push his 2020 election lie when he told the North Carolina GOP convention that Republicans ‘had a great election, bad things happened, but we had a great election.’

‘That should be the title of his book, Bad Things Happened,’ cracked Kimmel on Monday.

Huffington Post

Kimmel is spot on “Bad Things Happened” perfectly sums up the Trump administration, although a more Trumpian title would be “Shit Happens.” Shit definitely does happen especially when an amoral, ineffectual and corrupt shithead becomes the Leader of the Free World.

“Shit happens” is a colloquial phrase that expresses the existential, and some would say pessimistic observation, that shitty things happen to people not due to karmic or divine judgement, but for no particular reason.

Even the most optimistic person expects to step on dog crap every once in a while, but nobody was prepared for the shit storm that was the Trump administration. Shit happened as in Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in over half a million deaths. Shit happened as in Trump’s refusal to concede defeat and his promulgation of the Big Lie incited an insurrection. Shit happened as in White Nationalism was not only tolerated but glorified in Trump’s authoritarian regime.

The functionally-illiterate Trump won’t need a ghostwriter for his memoir, anyone with a third-grade education could write his book: It was the best of times for racists, it was the shittiest time for everyone else. Everything I touched turned to shit, and I turned the world’s greatest democracy into a shithole country. Shit happened every day of my administration, and even now I’m still stirring up shit.

Trump Will Never Be Reinstated and White Evangelicals Will Never Be Rehabilitated

Most Americans view Donald Trump as a demented demagogue who refuses to accept reality and admit that Joe Biden won in an electoral college and popular vote landslide. The twice-impeached former president believes he will be reinstated as commander-in-chief by August.

Trump in not alone in his delusional beliefs, about 35 percent of the electorate is convinced that their orange messiah will be restored to power before the next presidential election cycle in 2024.

Every time I see Trump deliver another disjointed and incoherent speech riddled with lies and conspiracy theories, I wonder how can anybody in his right mind believe that this clown who puts on his pants backwards and is too obstinate to change his diapers will be reinstated as president?

The answer is that white evangelicals and QAnon adherents aren’t in their right minds, and they really believe in the Big Lie and are persuaded that Trump will become president again in the near future.

Johnny Enlow a self-proclaimed evangelical prophet is one of these deluded fools; he believes that God will bless those who refuse to back down from their support for Trump.

Enlow uttered this nonsense:

“It’s not sufficient just to say, ‘Hey I worship God. I’m totally sold out to God or to Jesus. It’s been clearer than ever…. Who’s being advanced and blessed and ministries that are advancing and blessing and who I see in increased anointings, they’re seeing more favor, they’re seeing more revelatory, are people who didn’t back off Trump.”

It’s clear that Enlow and his white evangelical brethren worship the crass and amoral orange messiah and not the kind and loving Jesus of the Gospels.

Trump is leading his white evangelical followers to spiritual and political ruin. There’s no way in hell Trump will ever be reinstated and there’s no way the evangelical brand will ever be rehabilitated.  

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Trump Man Up and Admit You Wear Diapers

Former President Donald Trump returned to the stage on Saturday night, delivering a speech at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention, the start of his summer MAGA concert tour.

Trump’s widely anticipated speech was a bomb of biblical proportions, his low-energy delivery barely elicited cheers from the North Carolina party officials. The much-hyped event wasn’t carried by any of the major cable news outlets, not even the Trump-friendly Fox News.

Twitter was in a meltdown after Trump’s address, but of course folks weren’t discussing the substance of his disjointed, incoherent discourse, they were tweeting about the former president apparently having his pants on backward while he addressed the crowd. To my untrained eye it seemed like the moron had his pants on backwards, I could see no zipper and no creases, but according to Snopes.Com he managed to put on his britches on the right way.

I will defer to Snopes the ultimate arbiter of truth on the matter of whether or not Trump had his pants on backwards, but nobody will convince me the senile septuagenarian wasn’t wearing diapers. Any mother who’s dressed a toddler, and every nurse who’s dressed an Alzheimer’s impaired adult noticed the bulge in Trump’s crotch. I’ll bet my life savings against a dollar that Trump’s diapers were full of crap.

Trump is such a monster that he can’t be humanized but if he admitted that he’s incontinent and wears diapers perhaps it might lessen the hatred we feel for him. Many of Trump branded products like Trump vodka, Trump steaks and Trump bottled water have failed miserably, but if he sold Trump diapers, they would outsell Depend diapers before you could say, “Trump is full of crap.” After all, many of his supporters are aging baby boomers who would love to express solidarity with their messiah by donning Trump diapers. Trump be a man, and admit that you wear diapers!

OMG! Trump Delivers Speech With His Pants On Backwards!

Former President Donald Trump returned to the stage on Saturday night, delivering a speech at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention, the start of his summer MAGA concert tour.

Trump delivered his speech before North Carolina party officials and not the typical out-of-control MAGA crowd. Trump tailored his speech to the audience and adopted a low-energy delivery, the only times when the audience whopped and hollered was when he bashed Dr. Fauci and when he uttered an obscenity. His address was as disjointed, incoherent and untruthful as always, it just lacked the energy of a MAGA rally, quite an inauspicious start to his summer speaking tour.

Nobody discussed or debated the substance of his speech, these were the top Twitter trends after his discourse: #DiaperDon, #Trumppants and #HopeHicks.

Donald Trump delivered his meandering rant with his pants on backwards, there appeared to be no zipper on the front of his elasticized wrinkled-ass pants.

Trump reminded me of the 90’s hip-hop duo Kriss Kross who are known for their one hit “Jump” and for their penchant for wearing their pants backwards. Kriss Kross failed to start a fashion trend with their pants backwards tomfoolery, and I doubt that the obese septuagenarian Trump will inspire folks to wear their pants backwards.

Although if Trump admitted that he wore his pants backwards and he asked his followers to put on their pants backwards in solidarity with him, millions of his disciples would follow his example. White evangelical ministers would make it an article of faith that faithful Christians put on their pants backwards.

You might be wondered why Hope Hicks was trending on Twitter. Trump once berated Hope Hicks during the 2016 campaign for forgetting a machine she used to steam his pants while he wore them.

Poor Donald, there’s nobody around him with the guts to tell him that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, and Hope Hicks isn’t around to steam his pants and make sure he doesn’t put them on backwards.

Jeopardy Contestant Julia Markham Cameron Steals the Hearts of Viewers With Her Geeky Essence

Jeopardy is the favorite TV program of nerds, geeks and the terminally socially awkward, and on June 3, 2021 the guest host was Mayim Bialik the quintessential geek actress with a doctorate in neuroscience. So, it’s not surprising that on this day when geekdom ruled on TV, the most adorably geeky game show contestant in history stole the hearts of geeks everywhere.

Contestant Julia Markham Cameron stole the spotlight due to her animated reactions to not just the questions but her own answers. I along with millions of other viewers geeked out on her geeky facial expressions, watching last night’s episode of Jeopardy was better than watching a video of girl-on-girl porn featuring geeky lesbians. Not that I’m a fan of the porn genre of geeky lesbians, just saying.

I may fancy myself a writer, but my words can’t do justice to Cameron’s delightful geekiness. Therefore, I will just shut up and let you enjoy the video:https://www.aol.com/entertainment/quirky-jeopardy-contestant-wins-over-055824440.html

Donald Trump Shuts Down His Blog After Less Than a Month

Donald Trump may brag incessantly about how much he is winning, but the fact is that he’s on a decades-long losing streak.

Trump campaigned for president promising that his success as a businessman would translate into a success as a politician, but he turned out to be an even worse president than he was a real estate developer and businessman.

The list of Trump’s failed business ventures is long and it encompasses decades of incompetence and ineptitude: Trump Airlines, Trump Magazine, Trump Mortgage Company, Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Casinos, Trump Vodka, and perhaps his biggest failure: his humiliating 2020 presidential landslide election defeat to Joe Biden.

And now you can add another devastating humiliation to Trump’s litany of failures: the premature demise of his blog called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” The former King of Twitter launched his stillborn blog after he had been permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook.

How the mighty have fallen! When he was president Trump used his tweets to dominate the news cycle, ridicule celebrities, keep Republican congressional leaders in line, intimidate political opponents, and incite an insurrection.

But Trump’s blog wasn’t getting any traction, nobody was up in arms over his latest blog post, and so in frustration and despair he pulled the plug after less than a month.

Anti-vax Evangelical Pastor Rick Wiles Hospitalized with COVID-19, Given Oxygen

This is one of the least surprising headlines in recent memory, especially considering that Wiles, 67, was susceptible to the virulent virus due to his advanced age and his penchant for ignoring social distancing guidelines and refusal to wear a mask.

Rick Wiles the head pastor at Flowing Streams Church in Florida, has refused to get vaccinated and he’s posted anti-vax videos on social media.

Last week, the church posted on its official Gab account that there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the church (Surprise, Surprise), and they had the nerve to request prayers for Wiles.

A pastor is supposed to take care of the spiritual and physical needs of his congregation, Wiles was derelict in his duties to protect his flock from needless physical pain and suffering by failing to urge them to get vaccinated. If any members of his congregation die from COVID, their blood in on his hands.

If Wiles survives, I hope he will post videos urging evangelicals to do the right thing, theologically, medically, and socially and get vaccinated.

I could ironically offer thoughts and prayers on the behalf of Wiles, but instead I urge him to end his demonic anti-vax crusade and start spreading the good news that vaccines save lives.

Donald Trump Remains a Threat to our Democracy

Donald Trump lost in an electoral college and popular vote landslide, refused to concede defeat and promoted the Big Lie that the election was rigged. He then incited an insurrection that ended America’s long history of peaceful transitions of power.

You’d think that a president who mocked the rule of law while he was in office and did everything to undermine his successor who won in a free and fair election would be anathema to citizens of the greatest democracy in the world.

Indeed, Trump is despised by reviled by most Americans who recognize the indelible harm he did to our democracy during his tenure, and he is destined to go down in history as the worst president in our history.

But roughly 40 percent of the electorate sees Trump as a martyr, a savior and as the legitimate president of the United States. Why do so many Americans who are taught from kindergarten the supremacy of democracy idolize an authoritarian leader who undermined the pillar of democracy, the ballot?

Because Trump’s base, white evangelicals, value Christian nationalism over a constitutional democracy, and they worship their orange messiah who feeds them the red meat of racism, misogyny and homophobia over a rational politician who appeals to our better angels.

Trump is not one to go gentle into that good night, unlike every president who lost reelection he hasn’t kept a low profile, on the contrary he’s doing everything possible to undermine the presidency of Joe Biden.

Even though Trump has been banned from the most popular social media platforms he still has a loud voice in politics and popular culture, and we’d be well-advised to prepare for the prospect of him running again in 2024.

Democracy is a fragile thing, and we must constantly defend it with our voices and with our votes. Joe Biden is doing his best to restore our democracy, but Trump remains a threat to our democracy.

Kellogg’s Releases ‘Together With Pride’ Cereal Celebrating LGBTQ Community

I haven’t eaten children’s sugary cereals like Cap’n Crush, Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula or Trix since I was a child, but in celebration of Pride Month I may purchase a box of “Together with Pride” cereal.

“Together with Pride” is your basic brightly colored cereal, it features berry-flavored rainbow hearts dusted with edible glitter.

This special cereal is a collaboration between Kellog company and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The cereal giant and the LGBTQ advocacy group hopes that the cereal will accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ+ folks everywhere.

On the side of the cereal box, Kellogg’s give children the ability to choose “he, she, they” or make up their own gender.

Children love rainbow-colored sugary treats, and they love to play games like making up their own gender, you’d think that parents everywhere would buy this special cereal, at least during Pride Month.

But the usual suspects are trying to cancel the cereal, because God forbid it might encourage children to be tolerant of gays, lesbian and transgender men and women. The Catholic organization American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has started an online petition against the cereal, claiming “pro-homosexual agenda is rearing its ugly head in your children’s cereal” and calling the cereal “sickening and perverted.”

Fear not Catholics and evangelicals, your children may get a sugar high from eating this limited-time cereal, but they won’t turn into godless little communists.

We should applaud, not condemn, corporations that think outside the box and promote love, tolerance and understanding.

White Evangelicals are an Existential Threat to Our Democracy

If evangelicals don’t change, they pose an existential crisis to us all … their racism, their sexism, their homophobia, their lack of belief in science, lack of belief and common sense may end up killing us all.”

Statement made at a recent panel hosted by the University of Virginia titled:

“White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America.”

Amen!

As a vulnerable retired Latino living on a fixed income, it’s imperative that I recognize my enemies, and I’m cognizant that my most implacable and formidable adversaries are white evangelicals. They are on a mission from God to disenfranchise liberal Hispanics like me, and I’m constantly on guard for their evil machinations.

Their Christian Nationalism is an existential threat to our secular democracy, their sexism is a threat to women’s rights and equality, their homophobia imperils the freedom and indeed the safety, security and lives of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, their ignorance land lack of belief in science threatens our standing as a civilized society.

It’s imperative that educators, politicians, intellectuals, theologians and everyday citizens treat white evangelicals as the biggest threat to our freedom and liberty.

White evangelicals aren’t going to change, with every passing year their racism, misogyny, homophobia and intolerance only grows in intensity and fervor.

We must declare war on white evangelicals, and fight their evil theology tooth and nail. Demographics and history are against these Neanderthals, but we shouldn’t wait for them to die out. We must speak truth to power, and challenge their bigotry, ignorance and intolerance with inclusivity, science and tolerance.

Prophet Johnny Enlow Says ‘Vision’ of Donald Trump With ‘Golden Scepter’ Proves He’s President

On April 29, 2021 85 evangelical leaders issued a statement urging prophets who had publicly prophesied that Donald Trump would be president by a specific date that has now passed to apologize.

Evangelical ministers, especially self-styled prophets, think they have a direct line to the Almighty and they are loath to apologize when they utter a false prophecy. These charlatans are put up on a pedestal by their followers, and they are more likely to admit an addiction to pornography than confess that their false prophecy had all the substance of a fart.

Self-described Christian prophet Johnny Enlow predicted that Donald Trump would be reelected, and more than six months after Joe Biden won in an electoral college and popular vote landslide, he’s yet to apologize.

In response from the statement from his brethren calling upon him to apologize, Enlow posted on Facebook a vision he had of Trump seated on a throne holding a golden scepter with a golden crown on his head.

Enlow claimed the vision was Trump’s “PRESENT status from heaven’s perspective.” I’m not a prophet, and I don’t claim to have the gift of being able to see things from heaven’s perspective, but from my earthly perspective Enlow is full of shit, Trump isn’t president and anyone who supports Trump or Enlow is an asshole.

Biden Will Never Expand the Supreme Court, Let’s Hope Harris Will Take Over in 2024 or Before Then & Do the Right Thing

Donald Trump’s presidency was corrupt, chaotic and criminal, he whiled away the weeks, months and years grifting, gossiping, gloating and gaslighting. The autocrat ruled by executive action, and most of his executive orders have been reversed or annulled by his liberal successor.

Trump has the reverse Midas touch, everything he touches turns to shit, and he left behind a broken economy, a virus-infected population and a democracy in tatters.

Trump didn’t have the patience, focus or inclination to establish a conservative agenda, however he was hellbent on tilting the judiciary to the right. He appointed 234 judges, including 54 appellate judges, and three supreme court justices, handing the conservatives a 6-3- majority.

Next term the Supreme Court term is set to consider healthcare, voting, LGBTQ rights, the 2nd amendment and abortion. Call it Trump’s revenge, call it the conservatives using the courts to enact repressive laws that have been rejected by the electorate or call it judicial fuckery, but it’s coming.

The only way to put a stop to this conservative judicial tyranny is by expanding the courts, but in 1983, then Sen Joe Biden called “court-packing” a “bonehead idea,” and warned in 2019 during a presidential primary debate that adding more justices would destroy “any credibility the court has at all.”

Biden isn’t a radical or a revolutionary and he will never take the extreme action necessary to reverse the packing of the court by then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.

The court has already been packed, unfortunately Biden doesn’t have the gonads to undo the damage. I can only hope that vice president Kamala Harris, who is a real progressive, will take over in 2024, or sooner, and do the right thing.

Dear God: Please Rapture the Hateful Evangelicals the Hell Out of Here

A century ago, “The Rapture of the Church” was an eschatological theological position held by few Christians, primarily American evangelicals. Today most American evangelicals believe in the Rapture, and even most secular Americans are familiar with the concept: Christians around the world will be taken up (raptured) into heaven prior to the unleashing of apocalyptic events culminating with the rise of the anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

I prefer a Christianity based on the teaching of Jesus Christ and without any Science Fiction/Disaster movie theatrics, but to each his own.

American white evangelicals are the most loathsome Christian movement on the face of the Earth, they stand for everything that is antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ: racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, capitalism run amuck, baseless conspiracy theories, Trumpism …

Most of what evangelicals believe in is hogwash, but how I pray that there will really be a Rapture when the good Lord take up evangelicals into heaven. That may turn heaven into hell, but good riddance to bad rubbish.

On the other hand, without evangelicals America would be a democratic paradise: hate crimes and racism would plummet and Kumbaya would become the National Anthem.

Oh God, please, please rapture the evangelicals to kingdom come.

Swiss Evangelicals Reject COVID Certificate to Attend Worship Services

“The Swiss federal government plans to introduce a COVID-19 certificate by the summer, which would be compulsory in order to access places of worship in the country. A public consultation process is underway.

The Swiss Evangelical Alliance (SEA•RES) has rejected this measure, stating that “worship is an expression of our religious freedom to assemble and should not be regulated by identity checks of any kind.”

They point out in a statement that such regulation ‘would be disproportionate, as the evangelical churches have implemented other effective coronavirus protection measures from the outset.’”

CHVNRadio.Com

It’s not just American evangelicals who are anti-science, anti-government and anti-social, these vices also infect Swiss evangelicals.

Evangelicals believe that their faith in an omnipotent deity inoculates them from having to abide by COVID regulations that are put in place to protect the entire community. Their mantra is “Jesus is my Vaccine”, and not “Follow the Science” or “Do unto others …”

Swiss evangelicals have their panties in a twist over the plan of the Swiss federal government to introduce a COVID-19 certificate by the summer, which would be necessary to attend any place of worship in the country.

They are not categorically opposed to a “COVID Passport”, they feel it might be practical to reduce the risk of infection at rock concerts for example, but they feel that churches should be exempt.

Actually, evangelical churches are a hotter breeding ground for the coronavirus than a rock concert, especially if it’s an outdoor concert. Think of the rituals and practices that are common in evangelical churches: Hugging, holy kisses, laying on of hands, praising God in a loud voice, choirs singing, all excellent means of spreading the deadly virus.

I am so tired of the selfishness, intolerance, ignorance and un-Christian behavior of evangelicals, not only in America, but around the world.

Trump is Physically, Mentally & Spiritually Unfit to Run for President in 2024

“Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and one of former President Trump’s earliest and most influential evangelical Christian backers, told Axios on HBO it would ‘be a very tough thing’ for Trump to seek a second term in 2024. ‘I think for him, everything will depend on his health at that time,’ said Graham, 68.”

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No shit, Franklin Graham! You don’t have to be a theologian or a physician to deduce that a 74-year-old morbidly obese man with a history of heart disease and a penchant for fast food is too out of shape physically to run for president in 2024.

Not only is Donald Trump physically disqualified from running for president, but he is also mentally unqualified from holding the most stressful job in the world. If Trump were your father, grandfather or great-grandfather you would call an ambulance to take him to a neurologist for an evaluation of his cognitive health. You don’t have to be a doctor to see that Trump’s elevator doesn’t reach the top floor, it’s stuck in his fat ass. He’s the poster boy for Alzheimer’s disease, he doesn’t remember names and places, I only hope one of his aides reminds him to change his diaper on a regular basis.

As a minister Graham should primarily be concerned with Trump’s spiritual health, and as a prophet of God he should speak truth to power and proclaim that he is spiritually unfit to be president of the United States.

Alas, the misogynist, homophobic and racist Graham is as unfit to be a minister as Trump is unfit to be president. I wish Graham and Trump would drop dead or at least shut the hell up.

Palestinians Ill Served by Hamas and Israeli Regime!

“Responding to calls by evangelical leaders to designate this Sunday as a Global Day of Prayer for Peace and Security in the Middle East, many churches across the United States are praying for peace in Israel as a week of violence in the region is being described as the worst since 2014.

Christian Post

Israel looms large in the eschatology of evangelicals, they believe that the final battle between the forces of good and evil will take place in Megiddo, pitting God’s anointed Israel against Egypt, Russia, Iran, Turkey and most of the Arab nations.

Every evangelical worth his salt swears that Jehovah hates gays and lesbians, religious minorities and that He will bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse Israel.

The evangelicals Israel-centric theology gives the Prime Minister of Israel carte blanche to subjugate Palestinians, steal their land and treat them like 3rd class citizens without losing the support of American evangelicals.

The current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is an indicted tyrant who presides over an apartheid regime, but that’s kosher with evangelicals because they unequivocally support the Zionist state.

The Rev. Johnnie Moore, president of the Congress of Christian Leaders, called upon evangelicals and others around the world, to pray for Israelis & Palestinians victimized by Hamas terrorists.

Hamas is a terrorist organization that uses Palestinian civilians as a shield, and they indiscriminately fire rockets at Israel, but Israel provoked this latest cycle of bloodshed by trying to evict Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem and by lobbing tear gas at Muslims praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

How about praying for the Israeli and Palestinians victims of violence in the land of Palestine? How about not supporting the terrorist Hamas organization and the apartheid regime of Israel?

There won’t be peace in Israel until the Israeli government realizes that Palestinians and Israelis are the children of God, and both tribes deserve to live in peace and equality in the Holy Land.

Donald Trump is a Pimp and His White Evangelical Followers are Hoes

Donald Trump loved the pomp and circumstance of the presidency in the same manner that a pimp loves the perks of his profession, the diamond-encrusted pimp stick, the gold-plated pimp cup and the tricked-out Cadillac Escalade.

Trump loved disembarking from Air Force One and strutting to a lectern emblazoned with the presidential seal and addressing his supporters who would hang on his every inane word, he was a master of the pimp game.

But Trump hated the actual work of running the country, he spent his mornings in bed watching the cable news programs, strolled to the Oval Office at noon to give his aides an opportunity to tell him what a great job he was doing, played golf in the afternoon, and topped of the day by tweeting until the early morning hours.

When Trump was president, he was the happiest when he was holding a MAGA rally, a cult leader craves and needs the adulation of his disciples. Trump has fooled himself into believing that he won the election and that he’s still the legitimate president, and next month he will start holding MAGA rallies again.

I expect enthusiastic crowds at his rallies, and his white evangelical followers to worship him as their messiah, with the expectation that the rallies will hasten the Second Coming of Donald Trump.

But I also expect the mainstream media to ignore his rallies, pundits to criticize his narcissism and late-night comics to mock him mercilessly.

A pimp’s mantra is “Pimps Up, Ho’s Down”, and Trump’s slogan is “I rule, and my followers bow down.”

If only white evangelicals would realize that they ain’t nothing but Trump’s hoes.

It’s Time to Cancel White Evangelicals

Since the 70’s decades evangelicals have preferred the “Christian family values” of GOP candidates over the perceived secular values of Democrats, but in the Trump era it’s now an article of faith that evangelicals vote for the Republican party, and only apostates vote for Democrats.

It’s now axiomatic that white evangelicals are Republicans and Republicans are evangelicals. Evangelicals and Trumpism are synonymous, evangelicals have inextricably tied their reputation to the toxic Trump brand.

Evangelical Christians have ruined the reputation of all Christians, because nominal Christians, atheists and agnostics and people of other faiths don’t distinguish between evangelical Christians, mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics, and they will conclude that all Christians are racist, homophobic and misogynist.  

It’s incumbent upon the minority of evangelicals who don’t worship the orange false messiah and mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics to denounce the racism, xenophobia, homophobia and misogyny of white evangelicals.

In fact, evangelicals who don’t support the unchristian, amoral and wannabe dictator Trump would be well-advised to stop identifying themselves as “evangelicals.”

The word “evangelical” is anathema, and every true Christian, person of other religions, and agnostics and atheists must make common cause in defeating the false Gospel of white evangelicals.

Joe Biden is Fit to Serve and He’s Doing a Great Job

Biden’s dimensia is getting worsening. He is not fit.

Bad grammar, typos, and lack of punctuation are ubiquitous on social media platforms, and only an anal-retentive grammarian would throw a hissy fit if a tweet wasn’t a sterling example of the Queen’s English. However, I would ridicule anyone who misspelled dementia as “dimensia” in a tweet.

But this message didn’t appear on a tweet, it was the caption on a huge billboard that featured pictures of then presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris in October 2020.

If I made such a shocking spelling error on a freaking billboard, I would become a hermit and never again question anyone’s mental acuity.

Republicans didn’t gain any traction with their baseless accusations that Biden was suffering from dementia, and he won an electoral college and popular vote landslide.

Conservatives haven’t found a line of attack that works against Biden, and they’ve fallen back time and time again to claiming that he’s too mentally feeble to serve as commander-in-chief.

I’ll stipulate that Biden has lost a step or two, but he’s still a quantum leap improvement over Trump whose cognitive capability was as irredeemably impaired as his moral fitness for the presidency.

Only a quack would diagnose Biden with dementia, and only an idiot would claim that Biden’s demensia is worsening. Not only is Biden fit to serve, but he’s doing a great job.