American evangelicals Fox News watchers and the Trump family ritually complain that no one says “Merry Christmas!” They complain that political correctness enforces a dreary “Happy Holidays.” Not this year!
Evangelical Trump supporters have joined with the Republicans this Christmas to make America Great Again and are sending this Christmas card redolent of Religious Liberty!
Merry Christmas America! You’re NOW living in Pottersville! Frank Capra’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been remade by Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr., the GOP leadership and other Christians who love the Baby Jesus! In our new Spirit-Filled movie George Baily dies and Potter wins and cuts billionaire’s taxes AND healthcare for ordinary Americans and the poor.
An unashamed Merry Christmas America!
Christians are good at averting their eyes from their craven BS- from their willfully ignorant creationism, to their con-artist faith healers, to televangelists caught with a prostitute, to Trump’s unfitness to lead.
Trump’s GOP is to America what Fred Phelps Westboro Church, was to his family as his brainwashed intimidated children were hauled around the USA to mock gays and grief-stricken 9/11 families. Any con-artist can call himself/herself a pastor in America and most do. Proof? The uncomfortable silence about Roy Moore and child rape while white evangelical “leaders” regularly gather for fawning group photos with their woman-assaulting “president.”
Religious freedom American/GOP-style means Christians being silent while Trump, Roy Moore and GOP hustlers press on with their God-hating sacrileges of pure evil – from tacit approval of child rape to cutting poor people’s healthcare, all to pay for billionaire’s tax cuts! And that’s on days they aren’t applauding that piece of filth otherwise known as Steve Bannon.
And what’s more, Trump and his evangelical-supporters aren’t patriotic- no matter how many times Jerry Falwell Jr. stands for the anthem or lauds Trump for disrespecting black athletes’ civil rights. Trump’s campaign WAS in direct contact with WikiLeaks Trump’s CIA director describes as “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.” That’s okay with Trump’s godly fellow-traitors.
Today’s white evangelical community is the sworn enemy of sanity, goodness and truth. Hucksters like Roy Moore are the essence of American evangelicalism post-Trump not the exception. Besides the accusations of rape he faces what’s the ideological difference between Roy Moore and leaders like gun-waving Falwell and gay-hating Franklin Graham, let alone the Values Voters who were screaming adulation for white supremacist/opportunist/flake Steve Bannon?
The rare exception is men and women of integrity and intellectual truth-telling like my late father Francis Schaeffer, as I clearly point out in detail in my new book “LETTER TO LUCY-A manifesto of creative redemption in the age of Trump, fascism and lies.”
When Roy Moore’s in jail he can think about how he and ISIS leaders were so similar: ISIS’ leaders and Moore both liked waving guns, saluting flags and airing their delight in condemnation and division not to mention fantasies of virgins! They were (allegedly in Moore’s case) both into child sex slaves too.
So much for Moore’s “Christian witness.”
Moore and his sanctimonious ilk, from Billy Graham on up or down, didn’t hijack Christianity. It always was this way. I was there (again: read “Letter to Lucy” please) in the opening moves of the religious right speaking from Jerry Falwell’s pulpit. The leaders were power-hungry flakes from Day One. Like Trump the evangelical flakes loved to be praised.
Trump could sum his Asia trip up with the remark (attributed to Julius Caesar) slightly changed to: “Veni, vidi, blandivi monstrum tot dictatorum” I came, I saw, I flattered the monster dictators.
Trump missed his calling as a preacher. He is a vain tin pot puffed up fool who flatters other tin pot rulers so he’ll be stroked. I well remember Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Dr. Dobson: they were all Trump carbon-copies surrounded by sycophants.
Moore’s campaign brags of 50 pastors signing a letter of support. Disgusted? Don’t be. This is church business as usual. Moore isn’t an anomaly. The Apostle Paul is the model for evangelical abuse of women.
Just how dumb are the evangelical Trump-voters and their lickspittle leaders in lock step with a twit as they give away the faith for access to corrupt power? As Dumb as Trump’s own clan. As dumb as Trump Jr!
There’s clear and compelling evidence that Donald Trump Jr. is dumb as a post or should I say some preachers. A tweet pinned to the top of Trump Jr’s Twitter page says “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid.”
Trump Jr. knows! Irony eluded him when he “liked” a tweet discrediting one of Moore’s accusers molested when she was a child, because she since then “has had three divorces – filed for bankruptcy three times.”
Trump Jr. would make a great conservative pastor. Evangelicalism circa 2017 is politics and money-laundering masquerading as faith. The Trump clan would fit right in, their hypocrisy being their best evangelical qualification.
Come to think of it, maybe Dr. Dobson was speaking the truth when he claimed Trump was now a “Baby Christian” and born-again. Trump and his family are sure acting like they are evangelicals.