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Religious Authoritarianism Has America nailed to its Cross

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On 1/12/2021 at 9:58 AM, Phil1111 said:

The Proud Boys, other white supremacists, together with the usual mix of MAGA supporters have become full co-worshipers with evangelicals. While corporations, political leaders including GOP senators have broke from trump. Evangelicals continue their trump allegiance.

How White Evangelical Christians Fused With Trump Extremism.  "A potent mix of grievance and religious fervor has turbocharged the support among Trump loyalists, many of whom describe themselves as participants in a kind of holy war.

Before self-proclaimed members of the far-right group the Proud Boys marched toward the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, they stopped to kneel in the street and prayed in the name of Jesus.

The group, whose participants have espoused misogynistic and anti-immigrant views, prayed for God to bring “reformation and revival.” They gave thanks for “the wonderful nation we’ve all been blessed to be in.” They asked God for the restoration of their “value systems,” and for the “courage and strength to both represent you and represent our culture well.” And they invoked the divine protection for what was to come.

Then they rose. Their leader declared into a bullhorn that the media must “get the hell out of my way.” And then they moved toward the Capitol."

This is rich:

Ed Stetzer, head of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, tells NPR that he was very disturbed to see so many self-professed evangelicals taking part in the deadly riots last week at the Capitol building that were designed to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

"Part of this reckoning is: How did we get here?" he said. "How were we so easily fooled by conspiracy theories? We need to make clear who we are. And our allegiance is to King Jesus, not to what boasting political leader might come next."


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1 hour ago, JoeWeber said:

This is rich:

Ed Stetzer, head of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College,.... And our allegiance is to King Jesus, not to what boasting political leader might come next."


I think this guy is an excetion. By happenstance you've discovered what appears to be the only evangelical ever! To have the teachings of Christ at the center of his thought. How he has kept his job at the Franklin Graham(billy-bob's son) school of racism and sexual deviancy is unknown to me.

It appears as if Ed Stetzer,is a evangelical deviant in the mold of Mitt Romney. I had no idea they existed.

Fellow evangelicals: stop falling for Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. from Nov 6, 2018

It’s un-Christian to demonize the pilgrim.

From a CNN interview

'Q: How much of evangelicals’ concern is driven by the sense that America is becoming less of a white, Christian nation?

A: That’s a huge part of it. But when I hear people say, “I want to take my country back,” I wonder, back to what? Because the height of religiosity was in the 1950s, and I don’t know many people of color or women who want to go back to the ‘50s.

The other thing is that God doesn’t have a country. We have to stop thinking like we are the “new Israel.” Christian leaders have to disciple people away from that belief."

and "Ed Stetzer is grappling with a moral crisis. Stetzer, the director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, is preaching the Gospel to his fellow Christians. And they’re not listening. "

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On 12/31/2020 at 7:36 AM, jaybird18c said:

Interesting note for the willfully ignorant here.  The focus of Paul Washer's missions was not flooding a country with "european" missionaries.  I was certainly not forcing them into anything.  They train indigenous persons to evangelize their own people.

Fixed it for you.

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From an NYT Editorial today.

“conservative preacher Jeremiah Johnson....Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family and ministry. I have been labeled a coward, sellout, a traitor to the Holy Spirit, and cussed out at least 500 times.”

This is the beginning of a Facebook post from Sunday by the conservative preacher Jeremiah Johnson. On Jan. 7, the day after the storming of the Capitol, Johnson had issued a public apology, asserting that God removed Donald Trump from office because of his pride and arrogance, and to humble those, like Johnson, who had fervently supported him....

To my great heartache, I’m convinced parts of the prophetic/charismatic movement are far SICKER than I could have ever dreamed of.”

This is what is happening inside evangelical Christianity and within conservatism right now."

An evangelical christian threatening the life of another over trump.Threatening his family and church. Yes Lucifer did good with trump and hell will be ready there, there will be room.

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