Christianity

As a practicing Democrat, I have endured the slings and arrows of the conservative-Christian community for years. I have heard that caring about the poor, taking the stewardship of the planet seriously, and leaving the decision to have a baby to God and the mother were spawns of the devil....

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  • October 7, 2022

Yoo-hoo, ladies! You’ve hit the manly man trifecta: conservative, biblically correct dudes who want to marry you as soon as effing possible! How can you refuse? A new “traditional” dating website, Dominion Dating, plans to launch on Aug. 1 with “1,000+ bold, biblical singles … ready to build families, shape culture &...

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  • April 29, 2021

The Gallup Poll has results that may seriously rattle everyone’s assumptions of American society and politics. From 1937, the first time they started asking about church membership, to 1999, about 70% of Americans told Gallup they belonged to a church, synagogue, or other house of worship. In the last 22 years the number has dropped by...

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  • March 29, 2021

Tennessee is at it again. State Rep. Jerry Sexton is trying for the third time to get the legislature to say that: BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that we hereby designate the...

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  • March 24, 2021

As you listen to this, remember that Southern slave owners used the Bible to defend slavery for generations.  Also, NASCAR races are often held on Sundays. And Cracker Barrels are packed stem to stern on the Lord’s holy day. And the Creation Museum? Yup, open on Sundays.  But Black people voting?...

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  • March 24, 2021

1969 1969, a day of pride and glory 2021, a day of shame and hate 1964 displaying gallows for hanging It is unbelievable how far we have fallen instead of moving forward. The first still picture is gallows being erected for the hanging of Mike Pence. The picture  below is gallows...

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  • February 15, 2021

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Interviews like this are one of the reasons that I still subscribe to the NYT, some snippets [bolding...

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  • February 9, 2021

I’ve seen clips of Trumpies insisting they’ll be at Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. They’ve already booked their rooms and everything! Come on! Of course he can still win! It’s predestined! So here’s MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who looks like the Muppet version of Alex Karras and is also convinced oleander...

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  • January 6, 2021

Moscow Mitch is losing control of his caucus, GOP Senators have long ago lost all respect for democracy, and the country is losing its mind watching all of it. Multiple senators oppose certifying election results A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they...

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  • January 2, 2021

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx “I have joined a family, and like all families, it's full of shit.” – Pablo Picasso on the French Communist Party. x does this mean i dont have to read it— A.M. (@spaceprole) November...

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  • November 28, 2020

Irvin Baxter is the pentecostal minister and televangelist that hosted The End of the Age. He was the founder of End Time Ministries. He died of Coronavirus As you can imagine, this guy isn’t wrapped real tight.  He was shamelessly bloodthirsty and had an unhinged hatred of LGBT people. Pink News has...

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  • November 11, 2020

If you are agruing or discussing the vote to a person who claims to be a Christian please ask them to explain this because they are going to have to explain it to God, if they support these things God hates. A Fool’s wrath is presently known:  Proverbs 12:16 Proverbs...

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  • October 31, 2020

It doesn’t take preternatural insight to see Donald Trump isn’t a religious guy. “Two Corinthians” was a big tip-off, as is the fact that he’s the apotheosis of the Seven Deadly Sins — greed, sloth, envy, pride, daughter lust, fried-chicken-skin hoovering, and looking like an irregular, overfertilized squash. (I think that’s...

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  • September 29, 2020

The are numerous attempts to make the election closer, few credible. Trump’s accelerationism is like Emilio LIzardo hitting a wall with a faulty overthruster in the film Buckaroo Banzai. This remains the path to the bunker on scorched earth, as Trump raves on… x ….His problem is interesting. He must always...

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  • August 31, 2020

In 2015, writer, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a scathing rebuke in the National Review of President Trump’s sister, then federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Like most who oppose partial-birth abortion, he seized upon gory detail, describing the procedure in its most medieval incarnation, all the while ignoring its medical necessity or rarity....

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  • August 24, 2020

There’s a major story in the Sunday New York Times about Trump’s hold on evangelical Christians: ‘Christianity Will Have Power’ The headline is a quote from the same speech Trump gave in which he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. The 67-minute speech...

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  • August 10, 2020

Fortunately Twitter decided to rein in QAnon, one of many cults projecting both the main tenets of Trumpism but also serving as a channel for non-domestic malign actors to invest in GOP disinformation and disruption. Twitter’s crackdown comes too late to stop QAnon’s growth. While QAnon’s presence on Twitter will...

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  • July 24, 2020

Oh, and Trump’s detractors are “satanic.” Because of course they are. In a deeply corrupt move that would have made Richard Nixon vomit his small intestines, Donald Trump recently commuted the sentence of his friend, confidant, and chief ratfucker Roger Stone. Translation: Stone was involved in some hinky, illegal shit,...

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  • July 15, 2020

On November 4, 2008, Barack H. Obama, was elected the 44th  President of the United States, needless to say, he was the first black man or woman to hold that distinction. On November 5, 2008, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg told America, “ I could put my suitcase down, finally.”...

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  • June 17, 2020

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/446461592029630464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw With his catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus, Trump has established himself as the worst president in U.S. history. Far worse is the human carnage. We already have more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Trump claimed on Feb. 26 that the outbreak would soon be “down to close to zero.”...

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  • April 6, 2020

In his perpetual and largely successful quest to convince easily gulled rubes that he’s the most most Christiany Christian who ever Christianed, Donald Trump continually goes through the motions to make it look like he’s been washed in the blood of Christ and not the tangy barbecue sauce of McRibs....

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  • April 5, 2020

As usual, Paul Krugman makes an excellent point. Today’s column, This Land of Denial and Death, lays it out in clear and damning words: Incredibly bad leadership at the top is clearly an important factor. Thousands of Americans are dying, and the president is boasting about his TV ratings. But...

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  • March 31, 2020

I only wish I were kidding (second tweet): x The My Pillow guy Mike Lindell says this: “God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools & lives, a nation had turned its back on God....

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  • March 30, 2020

The moral imperative remains, to remove Trump no matter who the Democratic candidate might be. Regardless of one’s moral compunctions, the deadly prospect of continuing the Trump regime cannot justify defecting to anything other than its defeat. The greatest indicators are the malign forces meant to disrupt the 2020 election in ways...

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  • February 18, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 15, 2020

With all due respect to Pete Wehner, an evangelical Christian, former George W. Bush White House aide, and the author of the above quote, this analogy undersells Donald Trump’s depravity by a damn stretch. A person born blind would surely be curious about what color is. Further, he or she wouldn’t scorn...

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  • February 12, 2020

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen,...

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  • February 8, 2020

I was interested in just who Jay Sekulow is.   I found out he is a very busy man.   He is so busy that he is the perfect person that Trump would have picked to be Chief Council.   He is an entertainer, an activist and reported to be one of the...

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  • January 26, 2020

First of all, no one is stopping kids from praying on the football field (see first tweet below). Secondly, liberals don’t want to “prohibit religious expression.” I support every American’s right to believe any stupid thing they want to, whether it’s that Xenu the Evil Galactic Overlord transported billions of people to...

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  • January 16, 2020

I’m just sharing this video on how Republicans, the Never Trumper republicans organized as the Lincoln Project, are slamming the orange dingleberry and, his death cult bullshit disguised as religion for the simple minded. Kapow!! This is exactly what the world needs, a united effort to get rid of this...

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  • January 11, 2020

Yes, Mr. “Two Corinthians” himself. The apotheosis of the Seven Deadly Sins. The porn star fucker. The inveterate conman. Mr. “Drink My Little Wine and Eat My Little Cracker.” The guy who tried to put money on a communion plate. The guy who couldn’t name a single passage from the...

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  • January 4, 2020

We’re all appreciating the history of the moment, even as we are appalled that Trump continues to evade an accounting of the truth of the Arms for Dirt Scandal. Neal Katyal’s thread outlines the coming stakes. THREAD ON IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL IN THE NEW YEAR. The conventional wisdom is that...

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  • January 1, 2020

I don’t believe in engaging Trump supporters because 1) I don’t want to get into trouble at work and 2) I haven’t been able to change anyone’s mind on anything for as long as I have lived (56 years).  In fact, politics is a verboten topic where I work.  But...

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  • January 1, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year for Americans of all faith traditions. The arrival of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s brings good cheer and joy to family, friends, and even perfect strangers. Above all, it is for many a time of reflection on the miracles that define the...

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  • December 30, 2019

No matter how hard the rightwing media is trying to spin the upcoming Evangelicals for Trump rally in Miami as a good thing, everyone outside the cult knows it’s a scream of panic.  I can’t describe how desperate this all is: it would be like Hillary Clinton forced to hold...

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  • December 29, 2019

It’s a Christmas miracle! I’m not going to subscribe because, well, I can only afford so many barmy right-wing Christian magazines, and I’ve been trying to get off Boys’ Life’s mailing list since 1978, but hey. This is cool. NBC News: The Christian magazine that published a blistering editorial calling...

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  • December 23, 2019

x TGIF! How are you doing, #resisters? Still feeling good after Trump’s impeachment by the House? 🇺🇸 We had a good time chanting and singing, making noise while #IMPOTUS is mad in our WH! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30pm for more Impeachmas caroling at the #KremlinAnnex!🎄🎅 pic.twitter.com/FuXWttW79k —...

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  • December 22, 2019

x #KremlinAnnex tonight! IMPEACHED! https://t.co/hlooV6DZju — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) December 20, 2019 x Welcome to the #KremlinAnnex week 75!!!! Thank you, America!!!! https://t.co/5W6wtK8cCE — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) December 20, 2019 x Mussolini was also just riffing 🙄 https://t.co/EMb1sTyF9B — Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) December 19, 2019 Trump’s six-page rant against impeachment:...

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  • December 20, 2019

Ever since he showed up on the national stage, Trump has been called — with good reason — a narcissist, a megalomaniac, a disordered personality. But he is also a sadist, and he leads a sadistic base. This point has been raised before on this blog — Trump is Sadistic...

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  • December 13, 2019

Yesterday was an interesting day of sorts.  Every once in awhile there will be street preachers on the street here in North Central Florida.   I was heading to get a sub sandwich.   I heard the three men singing and had signs and all that is fine as we do get...

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  • November 24, 2019

ROFL at how hypocritical this bag of orange bones really is.   I did not know Individual # 1 had a pastor.   Paula White ( a televangelist from Florida) will be joining the White House to advise THE ONE.   Really?   This woman is nuttier than a fruit cake missing a few...

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  • November 1, 2019

It has been widely accepted that the “Third Rail” of politics is tampering with Social Security benefits. Similarly, the third rail of conversation is religion.  Buried beneath the press but giving oxygen to the likes of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) and White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday talk shows...

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  • July 22, 2019

Let’s see. Where’s the vomit emoji on this thing. Kos? Anyone? Help? Donald Trump has spiritual advisers, apparently, and for some reason they’re not remedial Sunday school teachers. Other than for weddings and funerals, I haven’t been to church in something like 30 years, but if I got into a...

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  • July 13, 2019

Well, that’s karma — or whatever the Christian equivalent of karma is. Eternal perdition? Because that’s what they’ve given us … So now this is happening: Because they elected Donald Trump, white evangelical Christians could soon be facing a severe Bible shortage.  Trump is still threatening a 25 percent tariff on...

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  • June 20, 2019

I’ll never understand people who can look at a symbol of love and inclusion and see only hate and divisiveness. But that’s today's Republican Party for you. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag flown over the state Capitol to mark Pride Month, but at least one GOPster thinks it’s...

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  • June 7, 2019

He was born as Alexandros Vapheides near Piraeus in Greece in October 1934, meaning he was about 11 ½ years older than me. Until I read obituaries today I did not know that name. To me he was always Geronda,  Greek for Elder. His monastic name was Archimandrite Aimilianos. I...

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  • May 28, 2019

Blase Bonpane (photo credit: R. Colby) By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Since I first began working alongside Blase Bonpane around the beginning of this century, he has been one of the most influential people in my life.  With his passing, I have made a vow...

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  • May 28, 2019

(Yes, I know I’m still on vacation — the photo is from Mestia, capital of the Svaneti region of the High Caucasus — but once again the news won’t let me be. I originally posted this on Facebook after the Alabama monstrosity was signed into “law” and thought it deserved...

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  • May 21, 2019

Those goofy bastards in Georgia have painted themselves into a lot of corners by declaring, through legislative fiat, that a very young fetus is actually a person who’s due all the same rights as any American. Does this mean 6-week-old Georgian fetuses are actually citizens and can’t be deported? Must incarcerated...

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  • May 9, 2019

Get ready to vomit up a lifetime supply of Nilla Wafers. Politico: President Donald Trump said Thursday he leaned on one thing to get through special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election: his faith. “People say, ‘How do you get through that whole stuff? How...

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  • May 2, 2019