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Sat Oct 8, 2016, 09:58 AM

 

The Christian right must renounce Trump or renounce its self-respect

The Christian right must renounce Trump or renounce its self-respect
By Stephen Stromberg October 7 at 5:38 PM

Starting with Jerry Falwell Jr., large elements of the Christian right have rallied behind Donald Trump. Falwell and the rest of them — along with Mike Pence, who insists he is “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order,” and any GOP member of Congress, current or past, who insisted that a man of former president Bill Clinton’s character did not belong in the White House — have to ask themselves if they want to emerge from this election cycle with any self-respect.

Do Christian leaders and voters who claim to prioritize morality and character care about partisanship, identity — or actual principles? Now more than ever, it seems that question will be on the ballot in November. In fact, it is in front of them now. It is long past time for anyone who has ever had a sanctimonious moment — let alone those who have built careers on self-righteousness — to renounce the disgusting personality an astonishing number of Americans have embraced.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/10/07/the-christian-right-must-renounce-trump-or-renounce-its-self-respect/?tid=hybrid_collaborative_2_na&utm_term=.f3ecc8653c17#comments

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workinclasszero Oct 2016 OP
Johnny2X2X Oct 2016 #1
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #2
Nevernose Oct 2016 #13
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #14
titaniumsalute Oct 2016 #3
sarcasmo Oct 2016 #4
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #5
sarcasmo Oct 2016 #6
rustydog Oct 2016 #7
baldguy Oct 2016 #8
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2016 #9
killbotfactory Oct 2016 #11
Ardoewaan Oct 2016 #12

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:00 AM

1. Not really

Trump's words perfectly represent the Chritian Right. Their entire movement is about having power over women too.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:06 AM

2. And yet these same people tried to impeach President Bill Clinton for moral reasons

 

Why the disconnect?

Trump grabbing pussy is OK but the wrath of God is called down on any democrat doing a third of what Trump has done every day of his pervert life!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 02:55 PM

13. They tried to impeach him because he was on the other"team"

And for no other reason.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 03:47 PM

14. Sure we know that

 

But that's not the self righteous reason the religious right gave is it?

Their hypocrisy is sickening and so obvious.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:11 AM

3. See it is phony poutrage whem they are angry at a liberal for lack of morality

When someone on the left makes poor moral choices it is a case for why the left is so immoral. When it happens on the right...they simply ask for forgiveness and bada bing! Forgiven! OR they just blow off the lack of moral choice for the bigger picture.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:34 AM

4. Ralph Reed said it's all about abortion. The Christian right has no more pull.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 11:49 AM

5. OK so if Satan was the republican running for President

 

and he promised to do something about abortion Ralph Reed and the religious right would 100% back the Devil himself.

Good info to know, thanks Ralph!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:14 PM

6. Exactly.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:23 PM

7. I disagree. America's "Christian" Right

are the Bible's modern day money-changers, Pharisees and false prophets.
Just don't ask Joel Osteen and company, they will denounce you!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:33 PM

8. The "Christian" Right stopped being Christians long ago.

 

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 02:53 PM

10. Very true

 

It actually started long ago. Even hardcore right winger Barry Goldwater complained about the religious right way back in the 60's.

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”


Barry M. Goldwater

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 02:54 PM

11. The christian right have as much respect for women as Trump does. nt

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 02:55 PM

12. I agree

If they don't denounce they lose moral authorithy. They are however deep into shit creek and probably don't know if they should go forwards or backwards.

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