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“I did know that following the president’s remarks on Monday evening that many of us were going to join President Trump and review the damage in Lafayette Park and at St John’s Episcopal Church. What I was not aware of was exactly where we were going when I arrived at the church and what the plans were once we got there.
– U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, revealing he was aware of a plan to visit a Washington, D.C., church – where President Donald Trump posed for photos displaying a Bible – but that he didn’t know exactly what would happen when they arrived.
“I really salute his leadership. Everybody has really come through, but the president has seemed particularly sensitive to the, what shall I say, to the feelings of the religious community.”
“Prophecy” classes canceled?! Wow! Imagine reality smacking head-on into religious ideology! Happens every time there’s a REAL crisis!
“Am I crazy, or are they crazy? Could I be right, and Harvard and all these CDC guys be wrong? Yeah, because they’re all conventional. They don’t talk about how you can keep yourself from getting sick … Why don’t you just not get it [the coronavirus]? Why don’t you just stay healthy?”
– Dr. Steve Hotze, a religious-right activist offering the view of a “medical professional who also has a Christian worldview” about how best to respond to the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
“They’ve redefined family for the first time in a federal – in a piece of federal legislation, to include committed relationships. The problem with that is it’s really hard to define a committed relationship, and it’s really hard to define anything related to that.”
– Rep. Andy Biggs, on a radio program produced by the conservative Christian group Family Research Council.
Biggs was one of 40 lawmakers who voted against the coronavirus stimulus bill, said he did so in part because the legislation included paid sick leave benefits for domestic partnerships.
“Suddenly, in the span of ten minutes on Sunday, they became concerned about the welfare of women and girls. I wonder if they were thinking of women and girls three years ago when they voted for the guy who said, ‘I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her very heavily. I moved on her like a bitch.’”
– John Pavlovitz, author and Christian pastor, regarding conservative uproar over the Superbowl half-time show by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
The right-wing hypocrisy over the performance is glaring. Many of the people who condemned former President Bill Clinton for his sexual indiscretions have amazingly ignored the even more egregious actions of Donald Trump. I follow Pavlovitz’s site, “Stuff That Needs to Be Said,” which has a definite liberal take on modern American life.
“We want to thank Governor Herbert and his administration for not allowing this issue to be politicized. He saw how polarizing this was becoming, and he made the decision to allow science to prevail over politics. He kept his word to the LGBTQ community, and we are deeply grateful to him.”
Conversion therapy is an ancient ritual where devoutly social conservatives try to beat or exorcise homosexual inclinations from people. Here in the U.S. it’s been connected to high rates of suicide among teenagers. I’ve personally seen this action. It’s call the Roman Catholic Church.
“I usually get angry when members of my tribe worship at the feet of Trump. This time, I just felt sad.”
In his editorial, Fea went on to write: “I am used to this kind of thing from Trump, but I was stunned when I witnessed evangelical Christians – those who identify with the “good news” of Jesus Christ – raising their hands in a posture of worship as Trump talked about socialism and gun rights. I watched my fellow evangelicals rising to their feet and pumping their fists when Trump said he would win reelection in 2020. Trump spent the evening mocking his enemies, trafficking in half-truths in order to instill fear in people whom God commands to “fear not,” and proving that he is incapable of expressing anything close to Christian humility.”