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The Evangelical Trump cabinet

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/nearly-all-cabinet-officials-attend-bible-lessons-with-right-wing-pastor-who-compares-trump-to-biblical-heroes/

    Christian Broadcast News reports that Trump's cabinet is the most evangelical in history, even more than the cabinet of born again George W. Bush. The majority of cabinet members attend a bible study class, the first of it's kind in nearly 100 years.

    Capital Ministries president, Ralph Drollinger says, "These are godly creatures that god has risen to a position of prominence in our culture...these guys are faithful, available and teachable, and they're at bible study every week the're in town...the best he ever taught...so teachable...so noble...so learned."

    Trump himself doesn't attend the bible classes, but Drollinger is working on him.

    We should understand that this makes for good politics and enormously high voter turn-out of the Christian evangelical base of his supporters. They might not agree with Trump on many issues, but they support him because Trump openly panders to them. And he was true to his word in appointing bible thumper Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

    This is how Trump wins votes...lots of votes.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/nearly-all-cabinet-officials-attend-bible-lessons-with-right-wing-pastor-who-compares-trump-to-biblical-heroes/

    Christian Broadcast News reports that Trump's cabinet is the most evangelical in history, even more than the cabinet of born again George W. Bush. The majority of cabinet members attend a bible study class, the first of it's kind in nearly 100 years.

    Capital Ministries president, Ralph Drollinger says, "These are godly creatures that god has risen to a position of prominence in our culture...these guys are faithful, available and teachable, and they're at bible study every week the're in town...the best he ever taught...so teachable...so noble...so learned."

    Trump himself doesn't attend the bible classes, but Drollinger is working on him.

    We should understand that this makes for good politics and enormously high voter turn-out of the Christian evangelical base of his supporters. They might not agree with Trump on many issues, but they support him because Trump openly panders to them. And he was true to his word in appointing bible thumper Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

    This is how Trump wins votes...lots of votes.

    Yes Schmidt; it will get even worse if Pence becomes President. The advantage of having the Jesus freaks in your camp is that they are easy "sheep" to intimidate. Thus "propaganda" can be pushed into those brains without any resistance.
  • Democrat
    Julian, CA
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    Christians in America have a special fondness for war criminals like Bush and Trump and the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent human beings.

    I believe that the Christian vote got that fascist creep Trump elected and it is clear that these Christians worship a warmongering sky god of the dark side, good grief, what a pack of hypocrites!

  • Independent
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    progressiveconnie Wrote:

    Christians in America have a special fondness for war criminals like Bush and Trump and the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent human beings.

    I believe that the Christian vote got that fascist creep Trump elected and it is clear that these Christians worship a warmongering sky god of the dark side, good grief, what a pack of hypocrites!

    Yes Connie; they just use it as an "tool"; because the "evangelical" brains are easy to manipulate, as long as you say "it's "god's will. Also all your lies and crimes are erased at confession. Therefore all your problems and Trump's are hereby solved. What an easy way out!!
  • Center Left
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    Well we had better find some common ground or stop running for important offices.

    Democrats have a good grasp on the Pacific West coast and the Atlantic NE. If we can't regain enough in between and we don't make progress with the churches..... We may never win again. Currently in FAR Too many churches the Republican party is getting endorsements each and every Sunday.

    I don't like it either but if you don't at least try to find common ground then we're severely disadvantaged. I don't want to sell out but we are the lovable loser. Instead we should be leading the world and fighting to solve the problems.

  • Independent
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    T.J. As I said many times "tax" the churches as well their property; the reason for so many churches is the tax free "heaven"; certainly not because of what they "sell"; some pastors etc. have private planes; and live an wealthy life; just like any artist. Trump follows the same principle; don't pay taxes; let the stupid people do that. Sorry in this country's the so called "religious" attitude is an total farce and only an tool just as the NRA to influence government as well voters.
  • Strongly Liberal
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    I watched a you tube video, and you can look this up , a woman who said that she had been the head of the world Bank for several years , the president of the world bank, gave an interview where in she claims that every penny of federal income tax we collect ,goes to the Vatican.

    Sorry for the run on sentence .

    And that the same is true for England .

    Notice every US president meets with the pope.

    At what point does money no longer matter ?

  • Independent
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    Maindawg Wrote:

    I watched a you tube video, and you can look this up , a woman who said that she had been the head of the world Bank for several years , the president of the world bank, gave an interview where in she claims that every penny of federal income tax we collect ,goes to the Vatican.

    Sorry for the run on sentence .

    And that the same is true for England .

    Notice every US president meets with the pope.

    At what point does money no longer matter ?

    Main; since I'm from Europe, it is my observation that this is the only western country which is so fanatic about religion. Sure in Europe you've got churches, but not so obvious as here. Here they give these churches all kinds of fantasy names etc. My guess it is all about money as well politics. Sorry, the real religion here is "money" . In Europe they rebuilt churches into apartments; here they only add churches. Guess why!

    I guess the answer is "people here" feel insecure and have an inferiority complex. Ask Trump.

  • Strongly Liberal
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    Evangelicals , Nazis , KKK it's all the same.I have an evangelical asshole who used to be a customer of mine.

    He called today , I hung up. He texted .I will have nothing to do with evangelicals, Nazis or KKK. In my book , they are birds of a feather.

    We need to get rid of all of them . None will be tolerated by me.

  • Independent
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    Maindawg Wrote:

    Evangelicals , Nazis , KKK it's all the same.I have an evangelical asshole who used to be a customer of mine.

    He called today , I hung up. He texted .I will have nothing to do with evangelicals, Nazis or KKK. In my book , they are birds of a feather.

    We need to get rid of all of them . None will be tolerated by me.

    The worst part is that they have infiltrated our government; like the biggest danger is "Pence" . He will use that "tool" to manipulate and get an obedient "herd" of White Christian Superiority people. Just like the ISIS system did.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Here is an great one; an evangelist with an huge yacht and an huge church in Houston helps storm victims, by handing out flyers for his huge church. There must be an motive for that; either winning future "souls" ; thus money; so he can buy an even bigger tax free yacht. Please give me the barf bucket.

    l.php

  • Independent
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    I think trump largerly wins over the evangelicals because he sounds\acts like he is one of them.

    Evangelicals think in very black\white simplist terms, and tend to believe the world has been getting worse and worse each day. What the mainstream accepts as progress, and good of everyone, tend to be things evangelicals have rejected for decades\centuries. Evangelicals are just now (begrudgingly) accepting a racially diverse society. The way trump does his stump speeches, he is a bit like a fire and brimstone preacher condemning those who are not on his side as being the evil ones, the ones who can not be trusted; they are agents of evil. evangelicals love to hear they are safe, and relish that everyone else is doomed.

    Bottomline Trump makes them feel good because he feeds them the BS they want to hear in a manner\tone\words that resonates with being evangelical. He entertains them with attacks on things they reject such as immigration of minorities. "We have enough already, why do we need more of them"

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    It has always fascinated me that Christians seem to have a special fondness for war criminals, fascists and corrupt con artists and one would think they are really worshiping that sky god of the dark side.
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    It has always fascinated me that Christians seem to have a special fondness for war criminals, fascists and corrupt con artists and one would think they are really worshiping that sky god of the dark side.
  • Center Left
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    You can say that again....