Chapter 32: Fake Christian & Exploiting Religion

This is a massive failure of character among Republicans — with evangelicals out in front

Evangelicals’ main justification for supporting Trump has become a serious danger to the republic.

The pastor thought Trump was 'evil.' So he quit his conservative church

Keith Mannes is among conservative pastors to recently take a stand against the president. He believes Trump goes against the teachings of Christianity.

GOP anti-Trump group urges Christian Republicans to 'resist being used'

A GOP group released a new ad Tuesday slamming President Trump and calling on Christian voters across the country to “resist being used to justify things that Jesus would never justify.”

‘Trump is Using Us’: Christian Republican Group Warns People Not to Vote For Trump in 2020 Election

A group of Republicans is urging Christians and Republicans to not re-elect Trump in the 2020 presidential election. According to the Pew Research Center survey in July, White evangelical approval of Trump has slipped, but 8 in 10 say they would still vote for him. The recent release ad, entitled “Trump is Using Us,” features …

'Woke' Christians Are Eroding Donald Trump's Base and Dividing the Evangelical Church

Southern Baptists are changing their names while Christian Colleges are creating scholarships in the name of George Floyd in a rush to embrace BLM: "This is the No. 1 divide in evangelicalism in 100 years."

Evangelical Trump Supporters Are Betraying Their Values, Russell Moore Says

As polling data suggests that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to attract the support of about a fifth of Evangelical voters, Prominent Christian ethicist Russell Moore opined Thursday that Evangelicals and social conservatives who back the real estate mogul are defying their Christian morals.

John Fea's book discusses evangelicals' embrace of Trump [Q&A]

A professor at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, John Fea, has focused much of his scholarly research on American Christianity and the ways in which it has shaped our national identity.

The Evangelical Movement’s Bad Bargain

People of faith should embody moral and intellectual integrity.

Pope Francis questions Donald Trump's Christianity

Pope Francis questions US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Christianity over his call to build a border wall with Mexico.

'They're all hustlers': President Trump privately ridicules Christian leaders, according to new report

President Trump privately criticizes his Christian supporters, viewing them with contempt and skepticism, according to a report in The Atlantic. In 2015, according

Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin

The sins of unrepentant sexual immorality, boastfulness, vulgarity, and factiousness are not only toxic for a nation. They are deadly — forever.

Catholics Cannot Vote for Trump - Pope Francis Voter

Catholics are called to defend, promote, and protect the sacredness of human life. We cannot be single issue voters. Instead, we must be Pope Francis Voters....

Opinion: Trump insults rather than rebuts Christianity Today

Trump's incapable of offering a reasoned rebuttal to criticism. Instead, he flails, Martelle writes

Catholic paper comes out against Amy Barrett’s nomination in scathing editorial: ‘A relativist dressed in originalist drag’

In an op-ed published in the National Catholic Reporter this Wednesday, the outlet’s Editorial Staff called on the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “We believed it was wrong for the Senate to consider this nomination in the first place given the precedent set four years ago […]

Trump CAUGHT, Can't Name One Bible Verse

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Donald Trump is a ‘spiritual danger,’ evangelical writers warn

Some white evangelicals should square their support for President Donald Trump with Jesus’ teachings, evangelical writers say.

Historian says white evangelicals (white idiots) who are still backing Trump are making a huge mistake

The latest Pew Research poll shows that 72% of white evangelical Protestants approved of Donald Trump’s work as president in June, and 59% strongly approved. That number was slightly lower than his approval earlier in the year.

Christian women must reject Donald Trump if church leaders won't

By supporting Donald Trump, evangelical leaders are failing us and failing the Gospel. Christian women must step up where our church leaders won't.

Faith leaders back Biden in sign that evangelical support for Trump is waning

More than 1,600 have endorsed the Democratic candidate, a marked change from 2016 when 80% of white evangelicals backed Trump

10 Donald Trump Quotes That Should Horrify His Evangelical Supporters

More than 1,600 have endorsed the Democratic candidate, a marked change from 2016 when 80% of white evangelicals backed Trump

Trump uses religious words and references to God at a higher rate than past presidents

Appealing to evangelicals, Trump uses religious language at a higher rate than any president in the last 100 years

Trump said coronavirus was good because he didn’t have shake hands with ‘disgusting people’, claims ex-White House aide

Former top advisor to Mike Pence says president remarked: ‘Maybe this Covid thing is a good thing’

Donald Trump and the 10 Commandments

Recently, watching an old movie about a trial in a small American town, I noted the wooden panel displaying the Ten Commandments placed on the back wall of the courtroom. Visible, just for the moment when the protagonist walked across the room to address the jury, the image lodged in my subconscious

As Trump Denigrates Women of Color, Evangelicals Remain Mum

White evangelicals overwhelmingly support President Trump, who regularly denigrates women of color. By remaining silent about their candidate’s sexism and racism, they are selling their souls.

Michigan billboard campaign contrasts Trump’s words against Jesus’

The campaign by Vote Common Good hopes to persuade voters the things Trump has said "stand in opposition to the words of Jesus Christ."

Trump Reportedly Thinks Evangelical Leaders Are 'Full Of Shit'

Bad news for anyone deluded enough to believe President Trump is a man of God: Trump reportedly has a history of mocking and lampooning his religious supporters, gleefully referring to the pastors and church leaders who back him as “hustlers” who are “full of shit.”

What he really thinks: Trump mocks Christians, calls them "fools" and "schmucks"

Cohen says "profoundly immoral" Trump labels Christianity "bulls**t" and is consumed by a "lust for wealth"

Conservative Christian criticizes evangelical Trump support

Ben Howe is a conservative believer yet in his new book 'The Immoral Majority' he shines a light on what he considers the 'moral flexibility' that many in the religious right have for the president.

Report: Trump Makes Fun of His Evangelical Supporters When They're Not Around

Over at The Atlantic, McKay Coppins has a report on how President Donald Trump talks about his evangelical supporters and allies when they're not around.

Trump Privately Mocked the Christian Voters He Needs in 2020

The president reportedly doesn’t think much of the devout, even as white evangelicals helped put him over the top in 2016. He does, however, respect the religious “scam.”

"Those F—ing Evangelicals": Trump Gloated About Duping Religious Conservatives
Revealed: Trump Swore at Christian Evangelicals to GOP Lawmakers – While Praising Himself For Getting Their Votes
Trump Disrespects His Religious Followers, Former Aides Say

Conservative Evangelical leaders may cynically accept a transactional relationship with a heathenish president, but in the pews they still believe.

Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters

Former aides say that in private, the president has spoken with cynicism and contempt about believers.

Christian women must reject Donald Trump if church leaders won't

By supporting Donald Trump, evangelical leaders are failing us and failing the Gospel. Christian women must step up where our church leaders won't.

Trump evangelicals have sold their souls

The ultimate harm that Trump-supporting evangelicals are causing is to the reputation of faith itself.

30 evangelical leaders beg Christians to rethink their support for Trump in new book

A new book released this Monday is compiled of 30 essays written by evangelical leaders imploring white evangelicals to rethink their support for President Trump, The Christian Post reports. The book, titled, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity, also warns of the damage done to how […]

Amy Coney Barrett and the GOP’s hypocrisy about religion

Republicans and their conservative loyalists assail the faiths of their political opponents all the time.

Prominent evangelical scholars are, once again, disavowing Trump: A review of The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump
What he really thinks: Trump mocks Christians, calls them "fools" and "schmucks"

Cohen says "profoundly immoral" Trump labels Christianity "bulls**t" and is consumed by a "lust for wealth"

Trump detests Christians — and he deceived pastors and mocked them after they left Trump Tower: Michael Cohen’s ‘Disloyal’

Michael Cohen’s book about his years as Donald Trump’s fixer is a clarion call to Christians to wake up and recognize that the man many of them revere as a heavenly agent is a religious fraud who loathes them and mocks their faith. In Disloyal, published today, Cohen shows how Trump is a master deceiver. […]

Why 81% of Evangelicals Won’t Vote For Trump in November

A closer look at the infamous statistic from 2016.

What he really thinks: Trump mocks Christians, calls them "fools" and "schmucks"

Cohen says "profoundly immoral" Trump labels Christianity "bulls**t" and is consumed by a "lust for wealth"

Powerful Religious Leaders Surprise GOP & Unite Against Trump

When Donald Trump spoke at a religious college, he pronounced his favorite book in the Bible “Corinthians Two” instead of “Second Corinthians.” People forgave him. Recently, the president stood in front of a burned-out basement, boarded-up church down the street from the White House and held up not his Bible but “a Bible” — upsidedown. […]

Mormons rejected Trump as blasphemous. Now he likely can’t win without them.

Latter-day Saints had been among the most reliably Republican voting blocs — until Trump took over the party.

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen links Falwell’s endorsement in 2016 to suppression of racy photos

In his book released today, Michael Cohen, the former fixer for U.S. President Donald Trump, ties for the first time the 2016 presidential endorsement of Trump by American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr to Cohen’s own role in helping to keep racy “personal” photographs of the Falwells from becoming public.

Trump detests Christians — and he deceived pastors and mocked them after they left Trump Tower: Michael Cohen’s ‘Disloyal’

Michael Cohen’s book about his years as Donald Trump’s fixer is a clarion call to Christians to wake up and recognize that the man many of them revere as a heavenly agent is a religious fraud who loathes them and mocks their faith. In Disloyal, published today, Cohen shows how Trump is a master deceiver. […]

How the evangelical movement became Trump's "bitch" — and yes, I know what that word signifies

As an evangelical myself, I can see how far the movement has sunk — even to betraying its own ideal of masculinity

Evangelical explains how religious leaders became subservient to Trump — and triggered the true ‘sissification’ of Christianity

Four years in, people are still struggling to understand the overwhelming support for Donald Trump that has come from what should have been its least likely source: American evangelicals. They belong to a socially conservative movement that embraces traditional Christian morality and family values. Their leaders have loudly insisted, especially during the Clinton years, that […]

Some evangelical activists can’t bring themselves to support Trump’s reelection — no matter how much he claims to support their cause: report

Far-right white evangelicals have been a major part of President Donald Trump’s MAGA base, and he has been great at parroting their view of the world — including their disdain for abortion. But writer Daniel Silliman, in a September 1 article for Christianity Today, reports that some anti-abortion Christians are conflicted about Trump. Others are […]

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