2 comments on “Megachurch pastor: The effort to impeach Trump is actually an effort to impeach Christian values

  1. WASHINGTON (AP) — The ascension of Paula White as an official member of Donald Trump’s White House highlights how closely the president is relying on his inner circle of evangelical Christian supporters as he fights an impeachment probe during his reelection bid — while giving liberal evangelicals a new opening to push back at his administration’s mingling of religion and policymaking.

    White is a televangelist who has sparked division among fellow Christians over her association with the so-called “prosperity gospel,” an assertion that God rewards believers with personal as well as financial success. She’s also frequently identified as personal minister to the president and is now set to become an adviser heading Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, according to a White House official.

    As recently as the 1980s, when a secular bumper sticker appeared saying, “The one who dies with the most toys wins…” the Christians responded with a bumper sticker of their own, citing Luke 12:15, where Jesus himself says life does not consist of the abundance of one’s possessions. So what happened in the interim? Christians all embraced megachurches and the so-called “prosperity gospel,” reveling in fornication and deriding anyone not “getting it” as a real loser?

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  2. “…a President who has done more to advance Christian values than any President in recent memory. Trump is far from a perfect man, but his actions as President are something every Christian should be happy with.”

    You’re kidding, right?

    Faithful America, a Christian organization, says:

    “Donald Trump is holding himself out as a strongman whose toxic stew of racism and fear-mongering will ‘make America great again.’

    “This is idolatry, plain and simple. Christians follow a savior who suffered death on a cross, not a ‘winner’ who espouses violence and domination as the path to national salvation.

    “Jesus told us to welcome the stranger and the refugee. Trump wants to build a giant wall and ban all Muslims from America. Jesus fed the poor and hungry. Today, politicians run for office with the Bible in hand while trying to take away food stamps. Jesus was a great healer – and yet today, every single ‘Christian’ candidate for the Republican nomination wants to strip Americans of their healthcare. Our Lord and Savior welcomed all to his table, stood up to corrupt authorities, brought good news to the poor and dire warnings to the rich. But in America, Christianity has become synonymous with vandalizing mosques, shooting up Planned Parenthood clinics, and gay-bashing.”

    Conservative Christian pastor Max Lucado commented on Trump:

    “He ridiculed a war hero. He made mockery of a reporter’s menstrual cycle. He made fun of a disabled reporter. He referred to the former first lady, Barbara Bush as ‘mommy,’ and belittled Jeb Bush for bringing her on the campaign trail. He routinely calls people ‘stupid,’ ‘loser,’ and ‘dummy.’”

    And the pastor wasn’t done there. He continued, “Such insensitivities wouldn’t even be acceptable even for a middle school student body election. But for the Oval Office? And to do so while brandishing a Bible and boasting of his Christian faith? I’m bewildered, both by his behavior and the public’s support of it.”

    Conservative Christian Matt Walsh similarly blogged:

    “He’s a serial adulterer who abandoned his family (twice) to shack up with younger women. His ex-wife once alleged that he ripped out chunks of her hair and violated her. We don’t even need to get into alleged ties to the mob or financial scams or his confession that he bribes politicians. He can’t speak semi-coherently about the Bible, he has no understanding of basic Christian teaching, he thinks Christianity does not require us to ask for forgiveness, and our relationship with Christ can be measured using polling data, but does he otherwise carry himself as anything resembling a Christian?

    “I see a guy who lies constantly and blatantly. I see a man who changes his positions and his principles at the drop of a hat. I see a deeply immature man who insults people on Twitter but lacks the courage to face them in person. I see someone who fashions himself ‘politically incorrect’ but is really just a cruel and bitter old man who thinks it’s funny to mock the disabled. I see a man with no honor who launches vulgar attacks on women and then lies about what he said. I see a phony who brazenly exploits the fears of the American public. I see a guy whose recklessness and greed drives his businesses into bankruptcy, and I see a guy who tries to silence journalists when they report on it. I see a guy who jazzes up the crowd at campaign rallies by bragging about his money and threatening to throw protesters out into the cold without their coats. And so on.”

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