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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #1155 on: November 04, 2019, 03:47:39 PM »
Trump recently appointed one of his pet Greed-heads for Jesus™ to an official position within his administration. (Included in the first sentence of the article below is a link to the New York Times story. Advisory: Every visit to their site steps you closer to their paywall. Other links are to Friendly Atheist pages.)

"Why is Trump’s 'Spiritual Adviser' Paula White Joining the Administration?" | Friendly Atheist

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Last night, the New York Times reported that Paula White, the informal “spiritual adviser” to Donald Trump, had taken an official role within the administration.

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Ms. White will work in the Office of Public Liaison, the official said, which is the division of the White House overseeing outreach to groups and coalitions organizing key parts of the president’s base. Her role will be to advise the administration’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, which Mr. Trump established last year by executive order and which aims to give religious groups more of a voice in government programs devoted to issues like defending religious liberty and fighting poverty.

For a Christian televangelist like White, that job description almost seems like a step down. At least in terms of visibility. Like most preachers who love the camera, taking a mostly behind-the-scenes role doing pretty much all the same things you were doing earlier doesn’t strike me as something she was just itching to do. It’s possible Trump just wanted to elevate her even more, just to remind white evangelicals that he’ll do anything for them even as he hurts damn near every other group in the country.

Remember: Even without the actual title, White has spent the past few years saying some states believe the Bible is “hate speech,” that she had blessed the White House with “the superior blood of Jesus,” that church members should vote Republican, and that opposing the president means opposing God.

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Below is an example of her good works.

"Donald Trump's Spiritual Adviser Paula White Suggests People Send Her Their January Salary or Face Consequences from God" | Newsweek

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Donald Trump's spiritual adviser has suggested that people send her money in order to transform their lives, or face divine consequences.

Paula White, who heads up the president's evangelical advisory committee, suggested making a donation to her ministries to honor the religious principle of "first fruit," which she said is the idea that all firsts belong to God, including the first harvest and, apparently, the first month of your salary.

"Right now I want you to click on that button, and I want you to honor God with his first fruits offering," she said in a video shared to her website, in which she encourages her followers to donate to her ministries to get blessings from God.

"If God doesn't divinely step in and intervene, I don't know what you're going to face—he does," she said.

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Yeppers. Spiritual adviser. No parallel to Hitler there. The crazy train rolls on...

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #1156 on: November 05, 2019, 11:46:15 PM »
Several years ago a colossal megachurch emerged in my town.  The two Hustlers ministers who ran the church were Paula White and her husband.  Over time the godly union of the White pair disintegrated and they both moved on to separate hustles ministerial positions.

It is a mystery to many of us that certain people can motivate throngs to do shit that is not entirely beneficial to themselves.  Tithe for example.  The clever or talented, as the case may be, have the gift of persuasion and the ability to create silk purses from sows ears.  Here is a bit of insight into the nature of persuasion by using words that tend to create emotional response. Easy read................https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-is-how-tiny-changes-in-words-you-hear-impacts-your-thinking?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #1157 on: November 06, 2019, 12:49:52 AM »
it's because they're professionals.

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