10/13/16

Christian Values

Trump's sleazy comment about a ten year old

The ten year old must have been better looking than Natasha Stoynoff.

But it's OK. Jerry Falwell, Jr, a solidly 'Christian' man, says so.He knows this because Trump himself told him so. And in any case, it doesn't matter.

What the hell, Donald, why wait? And while you're at it, invite Falwell in for a threesome, and scream 'Praise Jesus!' every time you have a 'happy ending.'

Here's a pretty good opinion piece about why Jerry Falwell Jr is such a hypocritical POS:

Jerry Falwell Jr. Is A Disgrace To Liberty University And Should Resign

But by far, Falwell's worst moment is this:

[Falwell states:]Our country is gonna suffer if we get sidetracked on these rabbit trails about is this person a good person, is that person a good person, it’s not about that it’s about what are their positions on the issues.

Jerry Falwell Jr., the man who has taken over his father's legacy and is running a school intended to impress Christian values onto its students specifically so they can spread out into the population and culture and bring God's values and teachings with them, is asserting here, with the authority of a pastor (of which he is not), that it is not the responsibility of Christians to ensure that the person they are electing shares anything close to the value system of a Christian. And that is incredibly irresponsible.

Evangelicals are really working the Bible to justify their support for Trump, and to excuse their turning a blind eye to the man's crudeness, his rudeness, his depravity, his contempt for women (well ... maybe Trump's just taking Titus 2 a little too much to heart). They seem particularly fond of perverting John 8:7, which reads:

When they kept on questioning him, [Jesus] straightened up and said to them, "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

Unfortunately, evangelicals are very very selective about to whom they apply that. It doesn't apply to gays. It doesn't apply to Muslims. It doesn't apply to Mormons (unless, of course, you have a particular Mormon running for president, in which case the Evangelical-in-Chief will provide a dispensation). It doesn't apply to welfare moms. It doesn't apply to Barack Obama or Michelle Obama, and it sure as hell doesn't apply to the Clinton Crime Syndicate.

But it should, shouldn't it? I mean, if one really is a 'Christian?' As opposed to merely claiming to be one?

Jesus is just a political shill to these people.