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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:31 AM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 24 January 2018 - 08:58 AM, said:

Alternately, do you recall Augustine's prayer to be made "pure, but not yet?"

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:38 AM

Ah, yes -- spring break in St. Augustine!

Fond memory: $DAUGHTER invited me to visit during spring break while she was in grad school in Tallahassee. We spent a couple of days in St. Augustine before heading over to visit my brother in NOLA. We got some strange looks and managed not to laugh.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 23 January 2018 - 08:26 PM, said:

"Soros dollars". George always gets to be a boogie man for these types.

I wonder if Perkins imagines Soros is funding a series of universities around the globe like Abortion Tech. All students have to participate in satanic sex rituals to impregnate females so that they can be used as lab experiments for students to dismember. To graduate, all students have to swear off heterosexuality and become gay and transgendered. To graduate with honors, you have to have at least 3 performance uploads to Pornhub. But that's only after they have passed 60 credit hours of advanced Marxist studies.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 24 January 2018 - 11:14 AM, said:

Nice rant!
I'm thinking the RW fever swamp dreams about a Soros University could make a funny SNL sketch.

I'm surprised that they have never done a good parody of InfoWars. I'm not sure who would make the best Alex Jones impersonation.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

From AnBr's George Soros video I just had to give a shout out to this line about Politifact rating something Alex Jones said.

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Politifact actually looked into this claim and, not surprisingly, they gave it a fact rating of “Pants on Fire” … which I assume is their way of saying they’d rather set their genitals aflame than to continue to fact check Alex Jones.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 23 January 2018 - 10:39 PM, said:

I just heard Franklin Graham say that God put Trump in office and even if he was flawed God put him there and we need to support him.

Franklin Graham has become the ultimate Trump apologist.

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Claiming President Donald Trump is a “changed person,” Franklin Graham, the son of influential evangelical Christian minister Billy Graham, said that God helped put Trump in the White House for a reason.

“I believe Donald Trump is a good man,” Franklin Graham said on CNN Tuesday evening. “He did everything wrong as a candidate and he won and I don’t understand it. Other than I think God put him there.”

When questioned by CNN’s Don Lemon about reports of Trump’s recent impropriety — an alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels — and, as the Wall Street Journal reports, a $130,000 payout of hush money, Franklin Graham said he believed Trump when he denied those reports.

“He said he didn’t have an affair with her and there’s not evidence — and I think that alleged affair was 11 years ago,” he said. “That was a long time ago, I’m more interested, Don, in who a person is today than what they were 11 years ago and I believe he’s a changed person.”

Franklin Graham, who performed a prayer at Trump’s inauguration, has openly defended Trump, despite his “crude” manner of speaking. He has called Trump “refreshing,” but said Tuesday he hopes Trump “will be a better moral authority in these next there years.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

View PostLFC, on 24 January 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

From AnBr's George Soros video I just had to give a shout out to this line about Politifact rating something Alex Jones said.

But would they sing “Disco inferno” while doing it?

https://www.thedaily...-for-fands-sake

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 24 January 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

But would they sing “Disco inferno” while doing it?

Didn't even have to click the link to know what you meant. That truly was one of the great political quotes of all times.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

View PostLFC, on 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:



Didn't even have to click the link to know what you meant. That truly was one of the great political quotes of all times.

Yeah, not really a big fan of Kings fiction, but that piece was spot on.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 23 January 2018 - 10:39 PM, said:

I just heard Franklin Graham say that God put Trump in office and even if he was flawed God put him there and we need to support him.

Well, at least he's consistent. How many times was he telling his followers the same about Obama?
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

538 tackles this:

https://fivethirtyei...ch-of-the-past/

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 24 January 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:


If that doesn't get Rod Dreher running in circles, flailing his arms, and screaming "THE BENEDICT OPTION!!!" I don't know what will. To be fair, though, he's been at it for years so I don't supposed this will make much of a difference other than perhaps speeding up his running and flailing a little.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:27 PM

View PostLFC, on 24 January 2018 - 03:04 PM, said:



If that doesn't get Rod Dreher running in circles, flailing his arms, and screaming "THE BENEDICT OPTION!!!" I don't know what will. To be fair, though, he's been at it for years so I don't supposed this will make much of a difference other than perhaps speeding up his running and flailing a little.

And yet, he’s still here. Publishing for us benighted souls.

So leave already!

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

Speaking of Rod Dreher, he is NOT happy with the Evangelicals ignoring Trump's mountain of sin in exchange for getting what they want politically. Read the piece and definitely look at this video at the end in which Michael Steele, of all people, lays it on the line starting at 1:40.


" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

So Kansas can rid itself of it's toxic governor soon.

https://www.thedaily...edom-ambassador

Just what sorts of "ambassador-at-large" positions do we have for any other causes?

Too bad the US doesn't grant much religious freedom, to minority faiths here. They might not get their religious houses torched all the times. But don't expect them to get much of a seat in the public square of ideas. Granted, we are an order of magnitude better in that regard than a lot of other countries around the world.
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

From the Baptist News, Professor of Theology Miguel De La Torre writes The death of Christianity in the U.S.:

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Evangelicalism’s unholy marriage to the Prosperity Gospel justifies multi-millionaire bilkers wearing holy vestments made of sheep’s clothing who discovered being profiteers rather than prophets delivers an earthly security never promised by the One in whose name they slaughter those who are hungry, thirsty and naked, and the alien among them. Christianity at a profit is an abomination before all that is Holy. From their gilded pedestals erected in white centers of wealth and power, they gaslight all to believe they are the ones being persecuted because of their faith.

Evangelicalism’s embrace of a new age of ignorance, blames homosexuality for Harvey’s rage rather than considering the scientific consequences climate change has on the number of increasing storms of greater and greater ferocity. To ignore the damage caused to God’s creation so the few can profit in raping Mother Earth causes celebrations in the fiery pits of Gehenna.

Evangelicalism forsakes holding a sexual predator, an adulterer, a liar and a racist accountable, instead serving as a shield against those who question POTUS’ immorality because of some warped reincarnation of Cyrus. Laying holy hands upon the incarnation of the very vices Jesus condemned to advance a political agenda — instead of rebuking and chastising in loving prayer — has prostituted the gospel in exchange for the victory of a Supreme Court pick.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

It's altogether possible that God made Trump President for the purpose of embarrassing and discrediting the hypocrites.
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 28 January 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

It's altogether possible that God made Trump President for the purpose of embarrassing and discrediting the hypocrites.

Not really. He was bored. He did it just for a lark.

Who doesn't want to watch an Orangutan throw feces?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

Here's Christianist whoring at a whole new level. Joe Scarborough isn't buying the lies this "believer" is selling.

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David Brody, the White House correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, promoted his new ebook “The Faith of Donald Trump” during an appearance Tuesday on “Morning Joe” — where the host asked him to prove his claims about the president’s religious belief.

“The center of any faith is understanding that you are a broken person, that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and forgiveness for our continued sins,” Scarborough said. “Donald Trump has said, ‘I never ask God for forgiveness, if I do something wrong I try to leave him out of it.’ He’s never asked for God’s forgiveness. That doesn’t pass the sniff test in any evangelical church, does it?”

Brody said Trump had publicly asked God’s forgiveness at an Iowa event — where he actually said taking communion was the same as seeking mercy — and the Christian reporter said the president speaks more openly about faith “behind the scenes.”

“He’s saying it behind closed doors,” Scarborough interrupted. “Why is it hard for Donald Trump to say, ‘I am a sinner, I have fallen short of God’s glory and I depend on God’s forgiveness for me to move forward?”

Brody said the president has “been on a spiritual voyage” over the last five years, even if that wasn’t always apparent.

“As a mainline Presbyterian, his faith he doesn’t wear it on his sleeve like many others out there,” Brody said.

“In seeking truth you have to get both sides of the story,” he continued. “We’ve heard one side of the book, and I’m telling you there are stories to be told that show a much different side of Donald Trump than people might expect.”

Scarborough asked him to show Trump’s faith on display in his Twitter feed, and Brody shared some anecdotes about the president praying with televangelist James Robison in Pensacola — and the host asked him to stop bluffing.

“You’re not stupid,” Scarborough said. “You’re not dumb, you have grown up — you know exactly what I’m talking about. You know exactly what you’re doing. You’re dissembling because you know there is no — you talk about me. I say all the time I’m broken, I screw up every day, I’m a terrible person.”

“If I go to church I go to church begging God for forgiveness,” he added. “You know why? Because that is the center of the Christian faith. All I am asking you is, has Donald Trump once said publicly that he has sinned, fallen short of the glory of God, and asked for God’s forgiveness.”

Brody insisted Trump had, but he admitted a Google search of those remarks would turn up an interview he conducted with the president on one of his golf courses.

“He said it privately to you, and that’s the public statement you’re talking about?” co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in.

Brody admitted he had been responsible for publicly reporting those private comments, and then he tried to move the goalposts again.

“Let’s remember, the book is called ‘The Faith of Donald Trump,’ it’s not called ‘The Sainthood of Donald Trump,'” Brody said.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:20 AM

Some friendly journalist must have some orange hair samples of Dumpster for sequencing...

https://www.mercuryn...dna-report-says

It's one thing for the E-leaders to pass a "mulligan" on Dumpster for past adulterous sins. But now they also need to confront the campaign actions of exhaustive coverup of lies, and the greater likelihood that most of his female accusers of sexual abuse were telling the truth about this serial-abuser and liar.

Yes, I'm sure it won't matter. He's backing their Tribe and paying enough lip service to their goals to look the other way.

Honesty, I WISH he would go shoot someone on 5th Avenue and prove the hypothesis. He is their golden calf.

Oddly enough, had the Stormy story come out right after the Hollywood Access tape, that might have been enough momentum to shake the confidence in a lot of the white female base that went for Dumpster. But for a mere $130K, Daniels possibly put this cretin into the White House. Maybe she feels enough regret and duty now to fix her mistake, by screwing him some more. Let's hear all the tawdry dirt, Stormy. If the NDA can be flaunted now, let your lips fly. :o

Dumpster is lucky another school shooting and all the other scandals will keep the press busy for a few days.
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