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I’m suspicious of “Kingdom without a King” critiques. It functionally becomes cover for some form of authoritarian approach to Christianity. The one complaining usually becomes the arbiter for how much “King Jesus” is in YOUR life to their satisfaction. no thanks.
This is another form of “But WHICH Jesus?” sophistry that we’ve been saddled with since the racist Machen started writing his screeds.

Again, no thanks.
Maybe #evangelicals should learn to embrace and celebrate ANYWHERE humans are upholding kindness, compassion, encouragement, forgiveness REGARDLESS of the motivating “worldview”? Impact matters more than abstraction. Jesus once said “whoever is not against us is for us.”
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In 1957, #ReinholdNiebhur predicted why #evangelicals are paralyzed by #CRT & #systemicracism discussions, and so on, today. It all started from tragic flaws in the theology and preaching of Billy Graham.
Billy Graham and the evangelical “form of the Christian faith,” writes Niebuhr, “relies on an oversimplification of the is­sues in order to create the ‘crisis’ that prompts conversion and the acceptance of the Christian faith.
The best way of inducing this crisis is to call attention to some moral dereliction of the person, in which some accepted moral norm has been transgressed and the conscience is consequently uneasy.
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Best-selling evangelical books instruct women to give their husbands sex to deal with their husbands’ porn addictions.

If any reporters are working on stories about Josh Duggar, I’d love to give background on how wives in these communities are told his porn use is their fault.
We just conducted the largest survey ever done of evangelical women’s marital & sexual satisfaction for our new book The Great Sex Rescue. One of the things we were looking at was the teaching, “women should have frequent sex with their husbands to keep them from watching porn."
In November 2019, Focus on the Family, in their broadcast, said the reason men watch porn is that women aren’t having enough sex. Every Man’s Battle (the book series sold 4,000,000 copies) told women they were like a “merciful vial of methadone” for him when he’s quitting porn.
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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!🧐🤔
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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(THREAD) Media has yet to look into what holds the evangelicals to Trump. A catalyst in the evangelical caucus are several prophecies of Kim Clement that began to identify Trump as POTUS in 2007. This thread unpacks the correlation. I hope you'll read on and RETWEET.
1/ The Kim Clement prophecies have further cemented tribalism between evangelicals and Trump. Many evangelicals desire Kim Clement's prophecies to come to fruition at all costs. However, what may seem like a prophetic completion may be a calculated strategic power grab for
2/ evangelical loyalty. Below are the chronological dates of events that tie in Kim Clement, Paula White, Trump, and the pattern of unsubstantiated voter fraud claims.

1987- Trump first expressed interest in publicly running for president.
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#evangelicals I am sick and tired of yall making excuses for your shitty behavior and the shitty behavior of your religious and political leaders!!
I am fucking exhausted from trying to give you the benefit of the doubt when you have NOT ONCE earned it.
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The whole point of #evangelicalism is and always has been to make everyone like you. To eradicate anything or anyone that does not look or pray or believe or sound like you. Because that is uncomfortable to you, and you do not know how to be uncomfortable.
From the “jesus movement” crusades to the “pro-life” movement to the storming of our nation’s Capitol yesterday, it is nothing short of genocidal. Enough is enough. You are going to be the death of all of us.
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How has religion been used to fan the flames of insurrection on Capitol Hill? - welcome to the participants to our zoom briefing today! We'll be live-tweeting as we go along:
Bishop @Mebudde felt a range of emotions on yesterdays events such as shock outrage, deep confusion, and alarm at the ways they unfolded with some predictability #capitolhill #washington #briefing
Bishop @Mebudde highlights there was no protection for vulnerable people, the homeless and key workers in the #CapitolHill area during yesterdays events
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75% of White #Evangelicals Made a Deal With Trump... the DEVIL

Now What?

While most of America tired of the president’s impieties, the born-again found in themselves a higher tolerance for sin.

#MOG
nymag.com/intelligencer/…
#Trump’s sins are legion

Lest we forget:

-He tear-gassed protesters so he could walk to a church and hold a Bible upside-down in front of it without interference.

-He lied and cheated, and smeared women who accused him of sexual assault.

-He separated migrant children

#MOG
+280K Americans died of the coronavirus, while he railed against doctors and scientists trying to save lives.

Not even a plague turned #Evangelicals from their earthly lord.

#MOG
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HYPOCRISY OF REPUBLICAN #CHRISTIANS

#Rubio is a MORAL COWARD who tweets scripture

He will say one truthful-sounding thing, while acting in a truly morally bankrupt way; his post-Trump career consist’s of making statements that expose his hypocrisy

#MOG dailykos.com/story/2020/11/…
FAKE HYPOCRITICAL #CHRISTIANS

#Rubio went on line to do the thing he likes to do, pick out something in his Bible and then cut and paste it into a tweet to pretend he is both smart and Christian.

#MOG
RT @mimi_gerna

2 Thess 2:9-10 This man (antichrist) will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth

#Christians
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#BREAKING:Why will #Trump LOSE in November? #FoxNews poll👇

#TheResistance #SaturdayThoughts #FBRParty Image
So you ask, how do you explain this poll? It's the Independents stupid!! #Biden and #Trump both have their bases(Ds % Rs) baked in. It's the Independents who will break HEAVILY for #BidenHarris given Trump's 4 year record

#TheResistance #SaturdayThoughts #FBRParty
The #BidenHarris ticket doesn't have to follow #Trump into the gutter. All they have to do is reassure Independents that they will be tough on Putin, ease racial tensions, strengthen our institutions, aggressively tackle #covid19....

#TheResistance #SaturdayThoughts #FBRParty
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Special Analysis
"Some 80 percent of #evangelicals voted for #Trump – either to save #America or to usher in the second coming of Christ."
by @HomePalestine
mintpressnews.com/christian-nati… #elections #JesusSaves #DonaldTrump #israel #Zionism #tuesdayvibes #tuesdaymood
A study conducted by #MintPress’ Alan Macleod revealed that both #MSNBC and #FoxNews intentionally slanted their coverage to highlight #Epstein’s links to either #BillClinton or #DonaldTrump.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/study-media-co… #JeffreyEpstein
Special Analysis
"[#Israel] has no place for negotiations or compromise [and] wants only to tell the world that it is wrong and that #Israelis don’t care what others think…”
by @HomePalestine
mintpressnews.com/danny-danon-fi…
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Democracies globally need all manner of reform. It’s not just USA & UK where #DarkMoney & foreign adversaries essentially steal elections. We can’t forget role of #socialmedia & pol parties using data against us. We must #DefendDemocracy in #Canada, Africa, S. America & beyond…
Even further than campaign finance reform & regulating #socialmedia (there’s no reason Zuckerberg, Liberals, CPC & 3rdParty poli arms need to micro-target ads, we had successful #democracy & elections before this divisive capability, IMO more so) — #NATO must expand its purview…
#NATO’s battlefield must incl #cyberwar, #informationwarfare, w/ a mission to #DefendDemocracy!

Surely NATO knows the global alliance can win the fight but lose the war? We’ve already lost parts of #Europe (full or in part) to #Russia & #authoritarianism w/o a shot fired. All…
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#BREAKING:Now a #Congressman, who's a Minister, is calling for #Trump "#evangelical" #JerryFalwellJr to RESIGN as President of LibertyU after his DESPICABLE unzipped pants photo. GOOD!!

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty

thehill.com/homenews/house…
Folks, I've said it before and I'll say it again. A LOT of the #Evangelicals who came out for #Trump in record numbers in 2016, largely because of "leaders" like #JerryFalwellJr et al, now KNOW they are being MISLED and will not blindly vote for Trump in 2020.

#TheResistance
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When Francis #Fukuyama, in his 1992 book, disclosed the "end of history" #thesis, he became a world celebrity.

The formulation was simple, but devastating for the left: faced with the evidence of the disappearance of the #SovietUnion, he could affirm that #communism had failed..
and that #capitalism emerged victorious as the only system that guaranteed #peace, #freedom & #equality.

However, in 2010 Fukuyama acknowledged that he had not understood the meaning of the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the #European socialist bloc.
Fukuyama had believed in the drunkard #Yeltsin (the face of the gravedigger & #thief who prevailed with blood & fire, supported by the #West, with the coup d'etat in #Moscow in 1993) and in the capacity of liberalism to satisfy human needs and, In addition, in 1992, ...
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1. What would happen to the #FascistParty (fka @GOP) if a church going #Catholic was on the ticket against a degenerate like @POTUS @realdonaldTrump? It would put the @USCCB on the spot. I think their Devil's pact with #Evangelicals might collapse .
2. We can cap incomes for preachers at the Catholic Bishop top scale. Tax the Trump loversabove that like any other business. @Franklin_Graham @JerryFalwellJr @JoelOsteen @JoyceMeyer @BishopJakes @JohnCMaxwell @RickWarren @MaxLucado @JohnPiper @BethMooreLPM @DaveRamsey
3. @SamaritansPurse @OCC_shoeboxes @BillyGraham @TheBGLibrary @MyHope @ChristianPost @GovMikeHuckabee

Only a counter-attack to Trump heresy could make it possible to tax #Evangelical money-machine & that's what's on the way if they don't get of the evil train. @StephGrisham45
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1. Is the #TrumpPandemic because fake US Christians have thrown their beliefs away for NYC liar, sexual assaulting fraud monster? Will the Holy Spirit visit upon the blasphemers in the @WhiteHouse and their evil acolytes in their temples of money who pray for cash not redemption?
2. Did @POTUS @realdonaldtrumps illicit sex partner @Paula_White call for mass abortions bring this upon the world? This is on #Evangelicals: @Franklin_Graham @JerryFalwellJr @JoelOsteen
@JoyceMeyer @TimTebow @BishopJakes @JohnCMaxwell @RickWarren @MaxLucado
@JohnPiper
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
web.archive.org/web/2012102019…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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1. It's a historical fact Oct 6 @POTUS @realdonaldtrump green-lighted the genocide of Syrian Christians. I believe the @Trump financial records will show he did it for money from @RTErdogan via Russia connected business partners. #Evangelicals worship a Christian killer.
2. That makes them evil and no better than ISIS/Al-Qaeda the force Trump's pal Erdogan uses to murder the Christians.
@Franklin_Graham
@JerryFalwellJr
@JoelOsteen
@JoyceMeyer
@TimTebow
@BishopJakes
@JohnCMaxwell
@RickWarren
@MaxLucado
@JohnPiper
@BethMooreLPM
@DaveRamsey
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⚠ Thread | Republican Party Platform: Socialism for the wealthy. Biblical capitalism for everyone else.
Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

🔗nbcnews.to/2DKfSB0 #ImpeachTrump #Resist #Trump #GOPTaxScam
Welfare for the rich? A $1.9 Trillion tax cut giveaway.

Fun fact: In 2018, 60 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes on a total of $79 billion of profits.

Welfare for the poor? 2 Thessalonians 3:10

#Evangelicals #Republicans #ImpeachTrump #Trump #Resist #Bible #GOPTaxScam
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1. @realDonaldTrump did something that baffles me. He has taken a position that encourages 8 Catholic @SenateGOP who are not in the 2020 cycle to vote with 2 who are, to convict him if @SpeakerPelosi adds the Syrian genocide impeachment article. Trump has confirmed he supports
2. Erdogan, de facto ISIS Caliph's, #CatholicGenocide. That was clear today. And now @GOP Catholics have to face the fact that supporting Trump is sinful. @POTUS Trump agreed to Catholic mass murder. Trump knows the #MAGA #Evangelicals won't care.

#KKK kills Catholics too.
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1. @TheDemocrats are blowing the opportunity to remove Trump. We all ready have what we need to #impeach. At trial when a defendant admits it, you shut up and sit down. The thing that will REMOVE @POTUS is Syrian Christian Kurdish Genocide for the Jihadist @trpresidency #Erdogan.
2. Every one of the @HouseDemocrats & @SenateDems must say address this: "Trump must stop genocide of #Christians and #Kurds and not exchange their lives for money from his Istanbul property." Do that every time they get a microphone.
3. Force the @SenateGOP @HouseGOP to deal with it. They are already doing it and credit to them. Trump has lost @FoxandFriends on this issue. @SpeakerPelosi we can have 70% demanding his removal in 1 week. You know how fast people turned on Nixon. The #Evangelicals are against
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So here's the thing. I've spent since 2015 talking to my MAGA friends and family, trying to initiate dialogue about how 45's whole ethos is the opposite of what they say they stand for as #Christian #evangelicals and #fundamentalists. (A thread.)
What they *say* they believe - love for humankind, protection of the most vulnerable, honouring marriage, intact family units - is so very clearly NOT what this administration stands for.
I've lost touch with many of these people because I won't shut up in the face of what they are endorsing. I've tried appealing to their better natures, discussing spiritual ramifications, trying to build bridges. Trying to understand them.
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"The data is clear: White evangelicals are overwhelmingly Republican, and they strongly support Donald Trump and his policies. It’s becoming nearly impossible to be white and evangelical and anything other than a Republican." @ryanburge @RNS
#evangelicals #GOP
"In the suburbs, Republicans rule among evangelicals. Seventy-five percent of suburban evangelicals identify as Republican, as do 77% of rural evangelicals." @ryanburge
religionnews.com/2019/07/30/why…
"The world of the evangelical opinion leader seems to be greatly divorced from the political opinions of the average white evangelical...many influential evangelicals don’t have a lot of direct contact with the average white evangelical who lives in suburban or rural America."
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