Friday, August 28, 2015

The Christian Right: now all about Right and not about Christian

Sarah Posner:
Give Trump credit for one thing: exposing, in plain view, that much of the religious right is driven more by politics than by religion; that is, more by mythology than theology. The usual demands that candidates pledge their fealty to the Bible, to the Christian nation, to the idea that America is in decline because of secularism have been suspended for Trump. That’s befuddling many observers. But the Trump phenomenon exposes how the piety test is often a proxy for other, irreligious motives.

So we have "religious leaders"  championing Trump for his racist, exclusionary language.  Just like Jesus?

Frank Bruni:
Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk trash about pretty much everyone else while I’m at it, encourage gamblers to hemorrhage their savings in casinos bearing my name and crow incessantly about how much money I’ve amassed?


PseudoPiskie said...

Seems to be the American way these days. Ugh. If we could get rid of Fox the world might be so much better.

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