Trump's spiritual adviser attempts to pray the fail away

Donald Trump has lost. I don’t think I’m jinxing anything by saying that. Look here … x Trump's vote margin in PA has declined to 116k now, and with maybe ~500,000 left to count (depending on how many in-person ballots remain in Philly) it's only a matter of time before things flip. The trend from…

The Atlantic: In private, Trump says all evangelical preachers are 'hustlers'

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 the list. I haven’t been…

Trump's Evangelicals and How to Woo Them

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 Mr. Trump gave that day…

Trump: Biden will 'hurt the Bible' and 'hurt God'

Donald Trump couldn’t get away with saying Joe Biden would totally defund the police, so now, instead of tamping down his absurd rhetoric, he’s decided to take it up a notch. Now, it seems, the guy who doesn’t even know he’s alive is going to destroy the immutable, omnipotent, immanent creator of the universe, as well…

Luring Evangelicals Away From Trump

It’s common on this site to bemoan, make fun of, scratch our heads in wonder, bewail the hypocrisy, and otherwise write off the large number of American evangelicals who voted for Trump and still support him in spite of his womanizing, his profanities, his inability to name books in the Bible properly, his multiple marriages…

Friend of pastor arrested for keeping megachurch open announces big Christian Woodstock

On the heels of his friend Rodney Howard-Browne’s arrest for defying orders against hosting large gatherings, evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth is defying orders against hosting large gatherings.  Howard-Browne was arrested yesterday for refusing to close his Tampa, Florida, megachurch even as the deadly coronavirus continues to circulate throughout the country, presumably nowhere near its peak of…

Maybe Evangelicals Support Trump BECAUSE He's the Antichrist

Others have speculated on this question, and I have previously posted a diary in which I argued that evangelicals support Trump because his support for Israel may trigger the apocalypse. But I want to propose a different angle of interpretation: Evangelicals think Trump really is the Antichrist — and that’s why they want him in…

Robert Jeffress is Donald Trump’s minister of hate

By now, Americans have grown accustomed to incendiary rhetoric from the raging right. Nevertheless, the past week witnessed some truly explosive eruptions from some of the leading lights of the conservative movement. Last Sunday, Donald Trump warned that his impeachment and removal from office could trigger a second civil war. Three days later, frequent Fox News…

Trump tariffs 'could result in a Bible shortage'

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 $300 billion of Chinese goods,…

Buttigieg Could Win Some of the Evangelical Vote

(It is a measure of how his star is rising that I can now spell his name properly with only a little hesitation!) The New York Time has this story up this morning as a major front page item: Pete Buttigieg, Gay and Christian, Challenges Religious Right on Their Own Turf As a religious gay…

A crazy number of Republicans think God wanted Trump to be president

Apparently God wasn’t powerful enough to make him win the popular vote, though. He wanted a president without a clear mandate! Washington Post: Nearly half of Republicans, 45 percent, believe that God wanted Trump to be president, with another 18 percent indicating that they weren’t sure. More than half of white evangelical Protestants — 55…