Happy Hour News Briefs
Well, this is interesting:
An editor for a Christian news website says he is resigning after the publication of a pro-Donald Trump editorial, saying his former employer has chosen to make a “business decision” to align itself with the President rather than follow its moral principles.
This is really a nexus of faith vs. politics, and frankly bidness.
On Monday, The Christian Post also denounced Galli’s article, insisting that Trump’s support among evangelicals remains strong and saying Galli was aligning himself with the views of progressive Democrats, not evangelicals.
“CT’s disdainful, dismissive, elitist posture toward their fellow Christians may well do far more long-term damage to American Christianity and its witness than any current prudential support for President Trump will ever cause,” the editorial concluded.
In the wake of the editorial, Nazworth, who had worked for The Christian Post for more than eight years and served on the website’s editorial board as politics editor, said he was “forced to make the difficult choice to leave The Christian Post.”
The modern evangelical movement has always been a grift, but in the age of The Chosen One, the grift is so much more apparent. To wit,
“Nearly 200 evangelical leaders are pushing back against an op-ed in a prominent Christian magazine that called for Donald Trump to be removed from office, saying the piece “offensively” dismissed their support of the President….
“…On Sunday, the evangelical leaders — many of whom are public supporters of Trump — affirmed their strong support of the President and slammed the magazine in a letter to Dr. Timothy Dalrymple, the president of Christianity Today, reported the Christian Post.
“Your editorial offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations,” the evangelical leaders wrote.
“It not only targeted our President; it also targeted those of us who support him, and have supported you,” they added.”
“The signatories include Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty College; Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council; Ralph Reed, the president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition; and Paula White Cain, Trump’s longtime spiritual adviser who recently joined the White House staff.”
Good Christians everyone of ’em, amiright? Let’s see:
- Falwell took time off from
his poolboyhis for-profit college to sign
- Perkins took time away from his SPLC-designated hate group to sign
- Ralph “Indian Nation Casinos” Reed took time away from being Jack Abramhoff’s grifting heir apparent to sign
- Paula White is given context in the article
Who is the true believer (other than in money/power) in that group? Every one of them is a lobbyist of a sort, but definitely a powerbroker making some serious coin off of fleecing their flocks, and not one of ’em follows any of the Beatitudes.
So you tell me why they want to break down the separation of Church and State? Here’s a hint: there’s a lot of Ameros to be grifted.