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Thu Oct 28, 2021, 12:54 PM

Evangelical churches and denominations have been hijacked by Trumpism

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/10/footprints-in-manure.html

The old saying from farm country is that when you walk in manure, it sticks to your boots. The alliance between some Evangelical leaders and Trump has produced a lot of bad behavior and corruption within Evangelicalism. And while many of them either don't notice, or notice but don't want to acknowledge that their scandals and corrupt behavior looks just like Trump, and it has grown exponentially among them during the Trump years, there does not seem to be much of a will or initiative to correct course.

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Reply Evangelical churches and denominations have been hijacked by Trumpism (Original post)
lees1975 Oct 2021 OP
Effete Snob Oct 2021 #1
Claire Oh Nette Oct 2021 #2
lees1975 Oct 2021 #4
3Hotdogs Oct 2021 #7
wnylib Oct 2021 #10
Whatthe_Firetruck Oct 2021 #6
lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #3
geretogo Oct 2021 #5
Dystopian Optimist Oct 2021 #8
lees1975 Oct 2021 #12
czarjak Oct 2021 #9
lees1975 Oct 2021 #11
usonian May 2022 #13

Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 12:58 PM

1. They weren't hijacked


That's where the plane they got on goes.

It did the same thing in Germany. They tend not to think too deeply in to the fact that Germany was the birthplace of the Reformation and the most evangelical country there was prior to WWII.

Evangelicals love that shit.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 01:20 PM

2. Evangelical churches were hijacked by Reagan, long before Trump

They equate prosperity with God's chosen few, or some such drivel.
Been going on since I was in high school and before.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 02:04 PM

4. Many of them supported Reagan, but not at this level

and the idealism that existed in the churches, which are predominantly white and prosperous, was compatible with Reaganism. What's happening now is that the principles are being removed and Trumpism is taking their place. Maybe it has always been headed this way, but the depth and scope of this hijacking is at the denial level. And I don't think there would have been any recognized Evangelical leaders in the 1980's that would have endorsed or defended a January 6th event.

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Response to lees1975 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:56 PM

7. Some supported Reagan. The rest joined in

when they saw the money flowing to the first pastors.

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Response to lees1975 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 11:37 AM

10. Jerry Falwell would have.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:35 PM

6. Been going on since Calvanism...

Whose idea that wealth follows the favored was the origin of the properity doctrine.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 01:32 PM

3. Evilgullibles have always loved corruption and cruelty.

They are the perfect marks for Fascist con men.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 03:03 PM

5. Visit Denmark and other Nordic countries . You will see Christian values and Democracy unlike this

Fascist Banana Republic . The biggest Fascists are the far right so called Christians in league with Fascist GOP .
How we rid this country of them without a civil war , I don't know .

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 07:53 AM

8. No

 

They gave themselves to this most anti-Christian of men willingly. Whether you're a Believer or an agnostic like me, I think we can agree that these "Christians" sold their souls.

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Response to Dystopian Optimist (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 12:53 PM

12. And they're paying a price for it.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 09:37 AM

9. Galatians 6:7

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Response to czarjak (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 12:53 PM

11. Exactly

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 04:37 PM

13. Some food for thought.

First, read any of the works by
Signalpress
signalpress.blogspot.com (a DU member. Do you know who?)
Rob Schenck
https://www.revrobschenck.com Specifically, this article:
https://www.revrobschenck.com/blog/2020/7/29/whats-gone-wrong-with-evangelicals-error-1
Bart Ehrman
Author of many books (wikipedia)
His thirty books include three college textbooks and six New York Times bestsellers: Misquoting Jesus, Jesus, Interrupted, God's Problem, Forged, How Jesus Became God, and The Triumph of Christianity.

some others
https://www.salon.com/2021/03/20/evangelicals-are-teaching-false-doctrine-who-says-so-jesus-christ/
Evangelicals are teaching false doctrine. Who says so? Jesus Christ
I've spent my life around evangelical theology and most of it is exactly the hypocrisy Christ warned us about

Enchantments of Mammon by Eugene McCarraher

People are leaving "mainstream" churches and taking their "gospel of hate" with them. Maybe those mainstream churches will be less violent and virulent.

And by the way, they are tax exempt by being nonprofit.
You'd have to prove that they are violating their non-profit charter (or their parishioners)
Guess which is more likely.

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