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  • On Sat, 30 Jul 2016, 7:01pm PDT in Satanists for Hillary., BayAreaObserver said:

    HEY YOU says

    It's good to know that Republicans were born without sin & have never sinned.

    Hallelujah ! Anyone for a couple of verses of "I saw the light" led by the Trump Family Singers ?

    When the Rev. Franklin Graham talks about “Christians,” he’s not referring to me, even though I grew up in the Southern Christian church and have the “born again” bona fides to suggest I am.

    When he told the Observer that “I’m not going to support any party” and that he’s “as disappointed in [Republicans] as I am the Democrats,” I don’t believe him.

    He’s just taking a page out of the Lee Atwater school of politics, using coded language while feigning an unearned purity of having risen above it all.

    I’m tired of politics masquerading as faith – which is what Graham’s 50-state tour will be – though it’s becoming more difficult to tell if religion corrupted politics or politics corrupted religion.

    That’s why, if for no other reason, the presence of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign is vital. It has forced religious hypocrisy front and center.

    Trump, the polar opposite of Jesus who has been described by Graham as “a very smart man,” has the backing of more white evangelicals than any other candidate, according to an NBC tracking poll.

    The current standard bearer of the party that preaches about morality almost as much as Graham does is a man who has lived the kind of life preachers like Graham frequently warn against. He’s a braggadocio who has been so irresponsible with the plenty God granted him at birth he has used the bankruptcy system more times than usual for a man of his stature, enabling him to walk away from billions of dollars of obligations.

    Graham tells his flock to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, a man who walked this Earth caring for the poor and outcast and scolding the well-off who spit on them. Then he gives tacit approval to a man who happily benefits from a tax system so skewed to the wealthy The New York Times called it a separate, private system for the rich.

    It’s not about religion

    I asked an evangelical pastor friend of mine if that said something significant about the state of religion.

    All he could say was that he “didn’t get” why evangelicals, a group maybe more than any other that proudly says nothing is more important than its faith, had become faithful followers of Trump.

    Are they really so blind they can’t see it sends a message that loyalty to God seems to have been trumped by political party affiliation? They don’t get that that’s why more young people are abandoning the church even while still pursuing God?

    Think about one of the group’s moral redlines, its steadfast hatred of abortion.

    Graham talks about wanting “Godly” leaders who oppose abortion the way he does. But that’s neither about God nor morality. It’s simply a political choice. Graham and others don’t make much room for those who use their faith to support government efforts that reduce abortion and miscarriages – to the tune of more than a million a year – through access to better health care and contraception rather than abortion bans, which may only put the lives of more women at risk.

    Graham doesn’t seem happy that under the supposedly ungodly (read: Democratic) current president, the abortion rate has fallen to an all-time low.

    He only seemed bothered by Trump when the candidate suggested Kentucky clerk Kim Davis follow the law concerning gay marriage.

    Maybe it makes sense for evangelicals to vote for Trump. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

    Let’s just not pretend they are doing it because God told them to.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article54926035.html

  • On Sat, 30 Jul 2016, 6:41pm PDT in America losing it's morality., BayAreaObserver said:

    FortWayne says

    Jesus was a conservative man by today's standards

    Standards as defined by who ? Perhaps this will help. Responding to customer complaints alleging that works from well-known false teachers were mixed in with biblically sound material in the company’s bookstores, Family Christian Stores announced Tuesday morning that all books by apostates will be immediately removed from their shelves and separated into their own easy-to-find section.

    “We’ve heard the public outcry against our profiting from the sale of damnable heresy,” a Family Christian spokesperson wrote in a statement. “But fear not—we’ve worked hard to pull all the books by dangerous false teachers like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, and T.D. Jakes, and move them under our new ‘False Teaching’ section so they’ll be much easier to locate.”

    According to the statement, Family Christian Stores sales associates will be provided with additional training to help customers navigate the new section of false doctrine. “Our sales floor personnel will be given the very best instruction possible, to help customers discern which false teacher they’d like to get moral guidance and wacky theological ideas from with each visit to our stores.”

    Speaking to reporters, an FCS sales director estimated that the “False Teaching” section is expected to take up the bulk of each store’s sales floor space, and will make up the lion’s share of company revenue going forward.

    http://babylonbee.com/news/family-christian-stores-introduces-new-false-teaching-section/

  • On Sat, 30 Jul 2016, 6:36pm PDT in Fat Incest-Obsessed Birther Looking for Escape From Debates, BayAreaObserver said:

    From Ft. Wayne's source on morality, profootballtalk.nbcsports.com this shows up.

    In an interview with This Week on ABC, Trump expressed concern about the schedule — and he said the NFL has expressed concern, too.

    “Well, I’ll tell you what I don’t like,” Trump said. “It’s against two NFL games. I got a letter from the NFL saying, ‘This is ridiculous. Why are the debates against’ — ’cause the NFL doesn’t wanna go against the debates. ‘Cause the debates are gonna be pretty massive, from what I understand, OK?”

    The NFL says no such letter was sent.

    Trump likely assumes that his supporters will be more inclined to opt for football than his opponent’s supporters, based on the broad, general belief that football draws more fans of a conservative mindset than liberal/progressive types. And the NFL likely would prefer not to be competing against the debates.

    Unlike the debate that emerged two weeks ago regarding HBO’s Ballers, when executive producer Mark Wahlberg claimed Commissioner Roger Goodell called and tried to kill the show, the NFL allegedly reduced its concerns about the debates to writing and sent them to Trump.

    So this one should be easy to prove. Trump simply needs to produce the piece of paper. That should be easy to do, right?

    Of course, if Trump does indeed produce the piece of paper, there’s always a chance that someone will express skepticism about its authenticity. Perhaps by saying something like, “He came up with this thing, all of a sudden, miraculously.” **

    ** http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-birther-obama-born-us-2015-7

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/07/30/trump-nfl-dispute-whether-league-asked-debates-to-be-moved/

    Back to you Ft. Wayne for more morality news

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