Trumpgelicals Unite Behind Bloviating Strutting Trickster
Bill Berkowitz printable version print page     Bookmark and Share
Tue Jun 28, 2016 at 10:57:28 AM EST
Is it the end of the Christian Right as we know it, or is it the beginning of a beautiful relationship? Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, and a longtime conservative evangelical leader, claimed in an op-ed piece for The Christian Post that the meeting of 1,000 conservative Christian leaders with Donald Trump "marks the end of the Christian Right." Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, believes that "it was admirable and honorable for Trump to meet with Christian leaders. [because] [h]e is not our enemy."
About a thousand evangelical leaders met with Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday, June 21, in a meeting convened by Dr. Ben Carson and an organization called My Faith Votes. According to The Washington Post's Michelle Boorstein and Julie Zauzmer, "Trump won a standing ovation from hundreds of Christian conservatives who came to [the meeting] with a somewhat skeptical but willing attitude toward a man who has divided their group with comments on women, immigrants and Islam."

The Christian Post's Samuel Smith reported that Trump "told the crowd he has his religion to thank for the blessings that have been placed in his life." Trump pointed out that he won several states with a high proportion of evangelical voters. And, he urged the attendees to pray for everyone but pray that the people vote for "one specific person"; that person being Trump.

"Some of the people are saying, 'let's pray for our leaders.' I said, 'You can pray for your leaders, and I agree with that, pray for everyone. But what you really have to do is pray to get everyone out to vote for one specific person,'" Trump said, according to a video posted by conservative Virginia pastor and founder of the S.T.A.N.D. conservative non-profit organization E.W. Jackson. "We can't be politically correct and say we pray for all of our leaders because all of your leaders are selling Christianity down the tubes and selling evangelicals down the tubes and it is a very bad thing that is happening."

Farris, who wrote that he "attended the very first meeting of the Moral Majority held in Indianapolis in February 1980," and was the Washington state director of the MM, wasn't invited to the meeting because, an organizer of the gathering reported, he had "been too vocal in my anti-Trump views."

According Farris, it is totally hypocritical for Christian Right leaders to support Trump because the presumptive nominee's "worldview is greed and [his] god is his appetites." Farris concluded by writing "This is a day of mourning."

Meanwhile, back at the meeting, Trump seemed to receive quite a positive reception. According to Wildmon's report on the meeting, "Franklin Graham prayed to open the event. Dr. Ben Carson spoke and told us about the Donald Trump he had come to appreciate. Gov. Mike Huckabee served as moderator and sat across from Mr. Trump."  

Trump was asked questions about religious liberty - calling it "the No. 1 question" -- support for Israel, potential Supreme Court nominees and abortion. Wildmon noted that he "thought his strongest answers were about the type of judges he would appoint. I believe he fully understands the importance of this issue and said all his judges would be vetted by the Federalist Society -- a stalwart conservative organization. To me, this may be the most important issue of this campaign from the perspective of AFA and our supporters."

Trump also told folks that he would be a combatant in the "War On Christmas," and that "he says `Merry Christmas' and thinks the PC crowd just wants to change the greeting to something more generic because it's another attempt to diminish the role of Christianity in America."

Wildmon also pointed out, as many Trump supporters have as they rationalize his behavior, that he "met several people who have known Donald Trump personally for several years and said he is not the brash, arrogant, sometimes rude person he appears to be on television."

The Washington Post's Boorstein and Zauzmer reported that Zauzmer "While polls show that the majority of evangelicals -- who make up about a fifth of the country -- are favorable toward Trump, his campaign has bitterly divided Christian conservatives in general. Those who oppose him do so strongly, and later Tuesday, a separate group of conservatives -- including leading evangelicals -- were meeting to strategize about a possible third candidate. Some leading Christian conservatives used the meeting to speak out against Trump and his comments about immigrants, women, Muslims and others."

The Post report also noted that "Catholic conservative Robert George, former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a Princeton professor, declined to attend the meeting, saying that while he may think even lower of Hillary Clinton, he fears Trump will `in the end, bring disgrace upon those individuals and organizations who publicly embrace him. For those of us who believe in limited government, the rule of law, flourishing institutions of civil society and traditional Judeo-Christian moral principles, and who believe that our leaders must be persons of integrity and good character, this election is presenting a horrible choice. May God help us.`"

After the event, Team Trump announced an "evangelical executive board," which included 21 names: 20 men and one woman, former congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Others on the list included Focus on the Family founder James Dobson (who is no longer with that group), former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed, and Jery Falwell Jr. of Liberty University.




Display:
Stunning, brilliant site design! To what extent have you been blogging for? you made blogging look simple. The general look of your site is magnificent, and additionally the substance!. Much obliged For Your article.I found your site by means of Google even as scanning for a comparative subject, I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
Feel free to surf custom essay introduction writing tips

by stephenrowan on Tue Jul 26, 2016 at 02:12:42 AM EST

Have the new way to learn cool math games from the website that have free math games to learn and play with cool games from the website that is  www.coolmathgamesjunction.net  and make a afford to play math games for kids and win lots of new games from the website math game

by pittu14 on Mon Apr 03, 2017 at 07:49:18 AM EST

Thank you for sharing the post. email login

by tadobre on Wed May 30, 2018 at 04:46:36 AM EST

I acquired the product a couple of months before and decided to use it. I tried it as directed and with my work out plan. I really recognized a difference in my own shape. I wanted to steadfastly keep up my bottom as I go through my fat loss process. Which I just consider 127 but their featuring in my own mind area and so I increased my workouts. That is a superb product so far how pleased I am and was to use this device booty bop.

by lifetime on Mon Jul 15, 2019 at 04:24:39 AM EST

I agree with it, because I understand how difficult it is to go into this issue. run 3

by annashetty on Fri Aug 09, 2019 at 04:53:29 AM EST

What a fantabulous post this has been. Never seen this kind of useful post. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Thank you very much.    먹튀검증사이트

by IsaiahJosiah on Thu Dec 24, 2020 at 02:27:06 AM EST

We have sell some products of different custom boxes.it is very useful and very low price please visits this site thanks and please share this post with your friends.    vaporizer

by IsaiahJosiah on Sat Dec 26, 2020 at 04:24:52 AM EST

The employee who have been recruited under Uttarakhand government can view or download monthly payslip, which would be the authorized statement for your employment, So after being employed under UK government, you must be aware of the ekosh uk login process to obtain the salary slip in the future when required.

by hasnainkhatri on Tue Dec 29, 2020 at 02:26:14 AM EST

Many homework on the continual hunt along with offstage on the road to winning. Definitely not attached, simple to-fall as a result of wayside; And not investigation, afterward into a path travel toward the black.    custom patches

by IsaiahJosiah on Sun Jan 03, 2021 at 04:56:13 AM EST

Recently, I have commenced a blog the info you give on this site has encouraged and benefited me hugely. Thanks for all of your time & work.    먹튀

by IsaiahJosiah on Sun Jan 10, 2021 at 03:02:05 AM EST

Wow, excellent post. I'd like to draft like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article. This post has encouraged me to write some posts that I am going to write soon.    Kevin Galstyan

by IsaiahJosiah on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 06:51:08 AM EST

Best work you have done, this online website is cool with great facts and looks. I have stopped at this blog after viewing the excellent content. I will be back for more qualitative work.    สมัคร slot เครดิตฟรี แค่ยืนยัน&# 3605;น

by IsaiahJosiah on Sun Jan 17, 2021 at 01:30:59 AM EST

Thankyou  for this  wondrous post, I am glad I  observed  this website   on yahoo.    pearson mastering chemistry

by IsaiahJosiah on Thu Jan 28, 2021 at 09:27:53 AM EST

Thank you for the update, very nice site..    NAPSRX Reviews

by hasnainkhatri on Wed Feb 10, 2021 at 12:04:53 PM EST

This is extremely fascinating substance! I have completely delighted in perusing your focuses and have reached the conclusion that you are right about a hefty portion of them. You are extraordinary.    꽁머니이벤트


by IsaiahJosiah on Wed Feb 17, 2021 at 08:04:13 AM EST

I found your this post while searching for some related information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information.    먹튀검증

by hasnainkhatri on Mon Feb 22, 2021 at 02:38:07 AM EST

NCERT Book 2021 Pdf Download for NCERT Textbooks 2021 for Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Student of CISCE, CBSE, KVS, IB, and Other State    NCERT eBook

by mini463 on Wed Feb 24, 2021 at 04:05:00 AM EST

The article is really good. I found here looking for a good article because my heart was empty. There are a lot of different articles, so reading them makes me feel a bit empty. Next time I want to read an article about 토토사이트, please   


by qhrehf1 on Sun Nov 06, 2022 at 10:00:21 PM EST

Wow, this is absoulutely connected to my story here 메이저토토사이트 I can suggest visitting my article so that we can share our knowledge.   

by ttobada on Tue May 23, 2023 at 03:27:37 AM EST


WWW Talk To Action


Cognitive Dissonance & Dominionism Denial
There is new research on why people are averse to hearing or learning about the views of ideological opponents. Based on evaluation of five......
By Frederick Clarkson (372 comments)
Will the Air Force Do Anything To Rein In Its Dynamic Duo of Gay-Bashing, Misogynistic Bloggers?
"I always get nervous when I see female pastors/chaplains. Here is why everyone should as well: "First, women are not called to be pastors,......
By Chris Rodda (193 comments)
The Legacy of Big Oil
The media is ablaze with the upcoming publication of David Grann's book, Killers of the Flower Moon. The shocking non fiction account of the......
By wilkyjr (109 comments)
Gimme That Old Time Dominionism Denial
Over the years, I have written a great deal here and in other venues about the explicitly theocratic movement called dominionism -- which has......
By Frederick Clarkson (99 comments)
History Advisor to Members of Congress Completely Twists Jefferson's Words to Support Muslim Ban
Pseudo-historian David Barton, best known for his misquoting of our country's founders to promote the notion that America was founded as a Christian nation,......
By Chris Rodda (113 comments)
"Christian Fighter Pilot" Calls First Lesbian Air Force Academy Commandant a Liar
In a new post on his "Christian Fighter Pilot" blog titled "BGen Kristin Goodwin and the USAFA Honor Code," Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan......
By Chris Rodda (144 comments)
Catholic Right Leader Unapologetic about Call for 'Death to Liberal Professors' -- UPDATED
Today, Donald Trump appointed C-FAM Executive Vice President Lisa Correnti to the US Delegation To UN Commission On Status Of Women. (C-FAM is a......
By Frederick Clarkson (126 comments)
Controlling Information
     Yesterday I listened to Russ Limbaugh.  Rush advised listeners it would be best that they not listen to CNN,MSNBC, ABC, CBS and......
By wilkyjr (117 comments)
Is Bannon Fifth-Columning the Pope?
In December 2016 I wrote about how White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who likes to flash his Catholic credentials when it comes to......
By Frank Cocozzelli (242 comments)
Ross Douthat's Hackery on the Seemingly Incongruous Alliance of Bannon & Burke
Conservative Catholic writer Ross Douthat has dissembled again. This time, in a February 15, 2017 New York Times op-ed titled The Trump Era's Catholic......
By Frank Cocozzelli (63 comments)
`So-Called Patriots' Attack The Rule Of Law
Every so often, right-wing commentator Pat Buchanan lurches out of the far-right fever swamp where he has resided for the past 50 years to......
By Rob Boston (160 comments)
Bad Faith from Focus on the Family
Here is one from the archives, Feb 12, 2011, that serves as a reminder of how deeply disingenuous people can be. Appeals to seek......
By Frederick Clarkson (176 comments)
The Legacy of George Wallace
"One need not accept any of those views to agree that they had appealed to real concerns of real people, not to mindless, unreasoning......
By wilkyjr (59 comments)
Betsy DeVos's Mudsill View of Public Education
My Talk to Action colleague Rachel Tabachnick has been doing yeoman's work in explaining Betsy DeVos's long-term strategy for decimating universal public education. If......
By Frank Cocozzelli (64 comments)
Prince and DeVos Families at Intersection of Radical Free Market Privatizers and Religious Right
This post from 2011 surfaces important information about President-Elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. -- FC Erik Prince, Brother of Betsy......
By Rachel Tabachnick (217 comments)

Respect for Others? or Political Correctness?
The term "political correctness" as used by Conservatives and Republicans has often puzzled me: what exactly do they mean by it? After reading Chip Berlin's piece here-- http://www.talk2action.org/story/2016/7/21/04356/9417 I thought about what he explained......
MTOLincoln (253 comments)
Fear
What I'm feeling now is fear.  I swear that it seems my nightmares are coming true with this new "president".  I'm also frustrated because so many people are not connecting all the dots! I've......
ArchaeoBob (107 comments)
"America - love it or LEAVE!"
I've been hearing that and similar sentiments fairly frequently in the last few days - far FAR more often than ever before.  Hearing about "consequences for burning the flag (actions) from Trump is chilling!......
ArchaeoBob (210 comments)
"Faked!" Meme
Keep your eyes and ears open for a possible move to try to discredit the people openly opposing Trump and the bigots, especially people who have experienced terrorism from the "Right"  (Christian Terrorism is......
ArchaeoBob (158 comments)
More aggressive proselytizing
My wife told me today of an experience she had this last week, where she was proselytized by a McDonald's employee while in the store. ......
ArchaeoBob (163 comments)
See if you recognize names on this list
This comes from the local newspaper, which was conservative before and took a hard right turn after it was sold. Hint: Sarah Palin's name is on it!  (It's also connected to Trump.) ......
ArchaeoBob (168 comments)
Unions: A Labor Day Discussion
This is a revision of an article which I posted on my personal board and also on Dailykos. I had an interesting discussion on a discussion board concerning Unions. I tried to piece it......
Xulon (155 comments)
Extremely obnoxious protesters at WitchsFest NYC: connected to NAR?
In July of this year, some extremely loud, obnoxious Christian-identified protesters showed up at WitchsFest, an annual Pagan street fair here in NYC.  Here's an account of the protest by Pagan writer Heather Greene......
Diane Vera (129 comments)
Capitalism and the Attack on the Imago Dei
I joined this site today, having been linked here by Crooksandliars' Blog Roundup. I thought I'd put up something I put up previously on my Wordpress blog and also at the DailyKos. As will......
Xulon (300 comments)
History of attitudes towards poverty and the churches.
Jesus is said to have stated that "The Poor will always be with you" and some Christians have used that to refuse to try to help the poor, because "they will always be with......
ArchaeoBob (146 comments)
Alternate economy medical treatment
Dogemperor wrote several times about the alternate economy structure that dominionists have built.  Well, it's actually made the news.  Pretty good article, although it doesn't get into how bad people could be (have been)......
ArchaeoBob (90 comments)
Evidence violence is more common than believed
Think I've been making things up about experiencing Christian Terrorism or exaggerating, or that it was an isolated incident?  I suggest you read this article (linked below in body), which is about our great......
ArchaeoBob (212 comments)

More Diaries...




All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. Comments, posts, stories, and all other content are owned by the authors. Everything else 2005 Talk to Action, LLC.