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(Politico)   If you thought Fox News was the most reliable cheerleader for Donald Trump, apparently you haven't been watching Christian TV   ( politico.com) divider line
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2018-04-22 10:45:34 AM  
Yes, I have not been watching Christian TV.
 
2018-04-22 11:08:41 AM  
Were I Christian, I would be more than a little pissed by all the "Conservatives" dragging Christianity's reputation through the mud like they do.

Nearly everything they say and do is the opposite of what Jesus taught.
 
2018-04-22 11:14:31 AM  
Everlasting life, a God who hates the same people you do and punishes them by thowing them in a pool of liquid hot magma for eternity...how can you fight that?

You gotta believe, because if you doubt even just a little you're in the molten lake too!

Yes, it's a fairy tale..but it's a good one!

FARK religion
 
2018-04-22 11:16:54 AM  
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2018-04-22 11:17:27 AM  
Go ahead. Do your brand more and more damage. Drive more people to Atheism/Agnosticism through your utterly hypocritical attempt to cling to as much power as possible as obviously as possible.
 
2018-04-22 11:17:30 AM  

aaronx: Yes, I have not been watching Christian TV.


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2018-04-22 11:18:01 AM  
Well duh.  Of course they are.  The GOP is their party because they've been sold "Dems = liberalism = Satan/commies/terrorists/etc".

And since they've been looking the other way in defense of their own for CENTURIES, why would they give a f@ck now when their side has total power?  When have they EVER surrendered power??
 
2018-04-22 11:18:06 AM  
I find it kind of funny, really... And in a way, useful. For generations to come when the religious right starts talking shiat about morals, you can just tell them "You supported Donald Trump, STFU."
 
2018-04-22 11:19:25 AM  
For nearly all of its 45-year history, Trinity's programming had been strictly religious, a mix of evangelical preachers, gospel music and a flagship talk show called "Praise the Lord" (now just "Praise").

When the Lord has his name taken off the show title you're probably a horrible example of his kid's name.
 
2018-04-22 11:20:29 AM  
If they were on in DC, he'd be live tweeting them as well.
 
2018-04-22 11:21:12 AM  

Smoking GNU: Go ahead. Do your brand more and more damage. Drive more people to Atheism/Agnosticism through your utterly hypocritical attempt to cling to as much power as possible as obviously as possible.


I find it ironic that the evangelicals were the first to sell their souls to the devil once they had a taste of power.
 
2018-04-22 11:21:51 AM  
The death culters think Trumpanzee is going to catalyze the end times, armageddon, the final battle and all that bullshiat. That's why they like him so much.
Then they'll be relieved from the stupid nonsense they've brought upon themselves by voting republican for decades. Death is literally their only conceptual path out of the flaming craphole that is their lives.
This is the appeal of evangelical Xtianity -- the sweet relief of death.
 
2018-04-22 11:24:02 AM  
It is about race.  It has always been about race.  Ever since right-wingers failed on keeping schools segregated they turned to using the bible to hide what they really were, but Trump has drawn them into the open.  Apparently, they forgot that everything Trump touches dies, so let us see how this plays out.
 
2018-04-22 11:25:09 AM  
Jesus Christ
 
2018-04-22 11:25:26 AM  
Rubes are a very profitable audience.
 
2018-04-22 11:26:38 AM  
Look, when you're looking for a pile of rubes who needed fleecin', you can't go better than a religious revival.
 
2018-04-22 11:26:40 AM  
Is that like a channel that shows Christian Slater movies 25/7?
 
2018-04-22 11:28:53 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is that like a channel that shows Christian Slater movies 25/7?


That would be an improvement over reality. Even with the clock problems.
 
2018-04-22 11:34:43 AM  
traitorous scum
 
2018-04-22 11:34:56 AM  
Everything you need to know about Christianity in America.
 
2018-04-22 11:35:30 AM  
Makes sense. We all know how big a fan Jesus was of rich people screwing over the poor.
 
2018-04-22 11:41:07 AM  
So what ISN'T there to love and admire about our Porno Porkin' President????
 
2018-04-22 11:42:38 AM  
Guys the bible says you can't worship golden calves. Orange pigs are totally ok.
 
2018-04-22 11:43:31 AM  
Hmmm.

Ten years of Catholic School.
Four years of High School Choir.
Six years of Catholic University studies, with an undergrad minor in world religions.
Seventeen years working at a Catholic University.
Decades married to a Jewish man (who really wants to be a Buddhist) , and his family - including that one who assures me, at every visit, where I went wrong - and have I heard about the pedophile issue?

Yeah, no. I'm good with not watching Christian TV.
Ready for Game of Thrones though.
 
2018-04-22 11:45:31 AM  
Of course not, subby, why the f*ck would I?
 
2018-04-22 11:47:03 AM  
Evangelical Christians have absolutely no moral authority anymore. They sold it to the devil for a bad bit of influence. Influence which, in a just world, they'd be completely stripped of. But influence is a bottom up kind of thing, and the stupid motherf*ckers that listen to this stuff are going to keep listening to it, and unless we're willing to to go with some kind of institutional large scale murder plan we'll have to continue dealing with them.

I hate trump voters. I hate evangelical trump voters more than I can possibly express. If that institutional murder idea ever takes off, I'll be pretty conflicted.
 
2018-04-22 11:47:22 AM  
I blame Obama. Christian television is almost exclusively tailored to evangelicals, the Christian sect that looks at the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and asks the question "How can I use this to justify my being an asshole to people that I don't like". They also are the descendants of traitors who fought a war based upon their beliefs that black people aren't human and should be considered property. These beliefs haven't died out and Obama's election enraged them and motivated them to become more outspoken.

When you combine those two things you get a special kind of asshole that clings to their religion and guns. To them they never lost the civil war, there has only been a cease fire until they can gather their forces again.
 
2018-04-22 11:47:45 AM  

anustart: Makes sense. We all know how big a fan Jesus was of rich people screwing over the poor.


Prosperity gospel types. They've even bastardized "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to go into heaven." by saying that the eye of the needle was a small gate into Jerusalem, through which a camel might only have difficulty going through.
 
2018-04-22 11:47:48 AM  
Have they answered the important trump inspired question, whose pussy would jesus grab? He can do anything, you know.
 
2018-04-22 11:49:08 AM  

red230: I blame Obama. Christian television is almost exclusively tailored to evangelicals, the Christian sect that looks at the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and asks the question "How can I use this to justify my being an asshole to people that I don't like". They also are the descendants of traitors who fought a war based upon their beliefs that black people aren't human and should be considered property. These beliefs haven't died out and Obama's election enraged them and motivated them to become more outspoken.

When you combine those two things you get a special kind of asshole that clings to their religion and guns. To them they never lost the civil war, there has only been a cease fire until they can gather their forces again.


Right, evangelicals being selfish pricks is Obama's fault. Not their own.

/that makes no sense
 
2018-04-22 11:49:29 AM  
I don't watch it, either.

FTA: [Huckabee] opens with a disquisition on the Fourth Amendment ("Our system is designed to make sure the government is your servant")

Somebody should remind the current President of that.
 
2018-04-22 11:51:29 AM  
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2018-04-22 11:51:48 AM  

Sophont: anustart: Makes sense. We all know how big a fan Jesus was of rich people screwing over the poor.

Prosperity gospel types. They've even bastardized "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to go into heaven." by saying that the eye of the needle was a small gate into Jerusalem, through which a camel might only have difficulty going through.


The excuse I have heard the most is, "But through God all things are possible."
 
2018-04-22 11:51:56 AM  
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2018-04-22 11:53:18 AM  
I had a Bible-thumping neighbor who told me that Obama bore the "Mark of Cain." Meaning that after he killed his brother Abel, God's punishment was to make all of his descendants people of color.

I felt more Gob-smacked than God-smacked...
 
2018-04-22 11:53:43 AM  

red230: I blame Obama. Christian television is almost exclusively tailored to evangelicals, the Christian sect that looks at the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and asks the question "How can I use this to justify my being an asshole to people that I don't like". They also are the descendants of traitors who fought a war based upon their beliefs that black people aren't human and should be considered property. These beliefs haven't died out and Obama's election enraged them and motivated them to become more outspoken.

When you combine those two things you get a special kind of asshole that clings to their religion and guns. To them they never lost the civil war, there has only been a cease fire until they can gather their forces again.


How dare Obama be black?  Because that's the only way I see it's his fault.
 
2018-04-22 11:54:36 AM  
Blessed are the meek, and there's nobody meeker than Saint Donald.
 
2018-04-22 11:55:00 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Evangelical Christians have absolutely no moral authority anymore. They sold it to the devil for a bad bit of influence. Influence which, in a just world, they'd be completely stripped of. But influence is a bottom up kind of thing, and the stupid motherf*ckers that listen to this stuff are going to keep listening to it, and unless we're willing to to go with some kind of institutional large scale murder plan we'll have to continue dealing with them.

I hate trump voters. I hate evangelical trump voters more than I can possibly express. If that institutional murder idea ever takes off, I'll be pretty conflicted.


A decade of Shut up, traitorswill do us nicely.
 
2018-04-22 11:56:17 AM  
I've wondered if the Russians have dabbled in funneling money to certain churches (namely those with media presence and political influence) much in the same way they've done for the NRA.

Nothing would surprise me at this point.
 
2018-04-22 11:56:32 AM  
And I'm not going to,
 
2018-04-22 11:57:49 AM  
Last year, TBN renovated Twitty's personal auditorium, leveling the floor, adding large neon signs and a faux-brick backdrop under the original Corinthian columns. The resulting TV set looks like an urban streetscape framed by a Greek temple.

"They tell you, 'Send your money to God,' but they give you *their* address." -- Bocephus
 
2018-04-22 11:59:32 AM  
Come on...
Lets stop pretending these people are Christians.
 
2018-04-22 12:01:39 PM  

Catlenfell: If they were on in DC, he'd be live tweeting them as well.


They are, if the White House gets cable.
 
2018-04-22 12:01:50 PM  
FALSE WITNESS!
 
2018-04-22 12:02:05 PM  
I watch it for pure entertainment. It's f*cking hilarious.
 
2018-04-22 12:04:17 PM  
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2018-04-22 12:04:45 PM  

Mister Buttons: Smoking GNU: Go ahead. Do your brand more and more damage. Drive more people to Atheism/Agnosticism through your utterly hypocritical attempt to cling to as much power as possible as obviously as possible.

I find it ironic that the evangelicals were the first to sell their souls to the devil once they had a taste of power.


I find it more than a little humorous that Trump's biggest cheerleaders are those to whom he best fits the description of their Antichrist.

It'd be fkng hilarious if part of that description didn't include imminentizing the eschaton.
 
2018-04-22 12:05:54 PM  

SoupJohnB: I had a Bible-thumping neighbor who told me that Obama bore the "Mark of Cain." Meaning that after he killed his brother Abel, God's punishment was to make all of his descendants people of color.

I felt more Gob-smacked than God-smacked...


I once spent three hours one Saturday morning, sitting on the bed, listening at the window.

My neighbor - a gleaming-eyed Bible thumper of some unknown church had answered the knock at his door to find two Jehovah's Witnesses there to ask if he'd found God.

It was perpetual motion, two men matched in their ability to spar on topic, their wives wilting as the morning drew towards noon. Bible verse to Bible verse. Books and chapters and verses flying like spears.

I imagine it would have been the Christian TV version of "Wild Kingdom" where the cobra and the mongoose face off, the audience breathless until, from some distance, a high-pitched call: "If you don't come in the house, right now, I am calling the police already!"

I'm sorry your neighbor used the Bible to justify bigotry. It is a pet peeve of mine.
 
2018-04-22 12:06:15 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Have they answered the important trump inspired question, whose pussy would jesus grab? He can do anything, you know.


As an agnostic/atheist, my most important Trump inspired conundrum is: can God create a pussy so huge that even He can't grab it?   Makes you think, ya' know?
 
2018-04-22 12:08:40 PM  
So when will these political organizations start getting taxed?

/ I crack myself up sometimes :^)
 
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