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Demonizing the Democratic Party in the US
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:30:49 PM »
Despite the failure of the Trump administration's effort to gut the so called Johnson amendment, its enforcement has always been nearly non-existent anyway. Christian churches in the US, particularly conservative evangelicals, have long felt it their duty to meddle in US politics.

Essentially following Trump's lead of calling the Democratic party an "angry mob," a number of them have decided to characterize the entire Democratic party as "godless."

"A Texas pastor calls Democrats ‘godless’: ‘God will not bless America’" | Star-Telegram

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For white Christian Republican pastors stung by election results, it is no longer enough to just say Democrats are wrong.

The Democratic Party is “basically godless,” a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention said in defeat on election night.

Pastor Ed Young of Houston is not the only pastor saying that.

The leader of the Houston-based Texas Pastor Council, Republican anti-LGBT rights activist Dave Welch, wrote in a Friday commentary that Young is right — secular Democrats are a “godless party” that embraces legal abortion and “moral anarchy.”

Another pastor who leads prayer services in the Texas Capitol, Bob Long of prophecy-driven Rally Call Ministries, wrote before the election that he had a vision of a demonic attack on the election by “supernatural evil.”

Just as the midterms further divided America and Texas, evangelical Christians across denominations and races now seem more sharply divided than ever over whether their message is about morality and evangelical political power — under a less-than-model president — or about justice, righteousness and social concern.

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"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


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Re: Demonizing the Democratic Party in the US
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 06:53:45 PM »
 :picard facepalm:

It is almost impossible to recognize reality when you have your head up your own ass.