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workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 08:58 AM Oct 2016

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.

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The Christian right must renounce Trump or renounce its self-respect (Original Post) workinclasszero Oct 2016 OP
Not really Johnny2X2X Oct 2016 #1
And yet these same people tried to impeach President Bill Clinton for moral reasons workinclasszero Oct 2016 #2
They tried to impeach him because he was on the other"team" Nevernose Oct 2016 #13
Sure we know that workinclasszero Oct 2016 #14
See it is phony poutrage whem they are angry at a liberal for lack of morality titaniumsalute Oct 2016 #3
Ralph Reed said it's all about abortion. The Christian right has no more pull. sarcasmo Oct 2016 #4
OK so if Satan was the republican running for President workinclasszero Oct 2016 #5
Exactly. sarcasmo Oct 2016 #6
I disagree. America's "Christian" Right rustydog Oct 2016 #7
The "Christian" Right stopped being Christians long ago. baldguy Oct 2016 #8
Very true workinclasszero Oct 2016 #10
K&R Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2016 #9
The christian right have as much respect for women as Trump does. nt killbotfactory Oct 2016 #11
I agree Ardoewaan Oct 2016 #12

Johnny2X2X

(18,420 posts)
1. Not really
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 09:00 AM
Oct 2016

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

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
2. And yet these same people tried to impeach President Bill Clinton for moral reasons
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 09:06 AM
Oct 2016

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!

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
14. Sure we know that
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 02:47 PM
Oct 2016

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

Their hypocrisy is sickening and so obvious.

titaniumsalute

(4,742 posts)
3. See it is phony poutrage whem they are angry at a liberal for lack of morality
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 09:11 AM
Oct 2016

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.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
5. OK so if Satan was the republican running for President
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:49 AM
Oct 2016

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!

rustydog

(9,186 posts)
7. I disagree. America's "Christian" Right
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 11:23 AM
Oct 2016

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

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
10. Very true
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 01:53 PM
Oct 2016

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

Ardoewaan

(144 posts)
12. I agree
Sat Oct 8, 2016, 01:55 PM
Oct 2016

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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