Immigration is “not good for Europe” and “not good for our country” because it’s “changing culture” says the grandson of German immigrants who’s married to a Slovenian immigrant and divorced from a Czechoslovakian immigrant.
You can’t make this up.
This is why the church is losing more and more credibility in the evil age of Trump, evangelicals like @paula_white bastardizing Scripture to justify bigotry.
No Paula, Jesus would not side with Trump’s racist policies against Black & brown. Immigrants.
White privilege is building a career preaching in Black churches, pastoring a predominantly AA church, yet preaching a slaveholder religion that ignores the 22,000 scriptures that talk about how to treat the poor, the stranger, & “the least of these.”
A survey of white evangelicals revealed that the majority of them think racism no longer exists as a problem in America and that the vestiges that remain are the fault of the media and Black people who won’t “let go of the past.“
Evangelical denial of the existence of racism in America is what the Bible warned us about:
“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace.”
- Jeremiah 6:14
Denying that a wound exists only causes it to fester
This president and conservative politicians can do or say any horrible, anti-Christian thing they want and still count on evangelicals' support.
Evangelicals do not represent the Christian Church. Perhaps not ever, and certainly not now.
AGJeff Sessions BASTARDIZING SCRIPTURE to justify separating immigrant families:
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”
This Scripture magically appeared in the evangelical Bible on Jan 20, 2017. They didn’t believe in obeying the government as long as a Black man was the head of it. They also take this text completely out of its historical and cultural context and eisegete it to fit their agenda.
First of all, Romans 13 says "governing authorities" not “AMERICAN governing authorities." Thus, ALL governments should be included, not just the U.S. government. But we know the racist American doctrine of “manifest destiny” has them believing that America is “God’s team.”
Cooning: When a self-hating African-American cow-tows to a White audience in exchange fo limited social acceptance. Whites are willing to give them limited acceptance within their racial hierarchy. Blacks who act this way are referred to as "coons" by other disgusted Blacks.
When white people use “coon:” an anti black caricature portraying blacks as lazy, frightened, idle, inarticulate buffoons.
Just like "n*gger," NO, white people, you don’t refer to black people using this term unless you’re racist. We don’t want to hear, “but blacks use it.”
“Coons” live by an extreme and depressing personal philosophy and self hatred that allows them to willingly accept a life of demeaning race-based social inferiority and adopt a racist political ideology to "make it" in a society dominated by a white supremacist Ideology.
On May 1, 1865, at the end of the Civil War, thousands of newly freed slaves and regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops gathered to march around a Confederate Army prison camp in honor of the unnamed fallen Union soldiers who fought for their freedom.
If kneeling for the anthem was about “disrespecting our troops” you’d be outraged when POTUS fails to acknowledge the sacrifice of our soldiers, disrespects Gold Star widows and golfs when their bodies are returned from the battlefield or laid to rest.
You don’t get to spend 8 yrs telling Barack Obama to “go back 2 Africa,“ calling his wife a “gorilla in heels,“ disrespecting his children, supporting evangelicals calling him the antichrist, & praying Psalm 109:8...
And now quote Romans 13 & tell me to “respect the president.”
Hypocritical evangelicals chided Obama, the quintessential family man & churchgoer, yet unequivocally embraced a thrice-married serial adulterer, ultimate materialist, casino owner, habitual liar, and unprincipled heathen as the standard bearer for their “family values” agenda.
Evangelicals, Trump supporters, let’s just have a moment of honesty:
You didn’t hate Obama because of his POLICIES, you hated him because he was BLACK.
You didn’t vote for Trump IN SPITE of his racist and xenophobic rhetoric, you voted for him BECAUSE of his rhetoric.
In the wake of the #BillCosby conviction, excuse me if I don’t applaud the movement or even feel some contempt and cynicism.
Let’s be honest, before last year, most reading this tweet had no clue about #MeToo.
Cynicism about #MeToo isn’t because of a lack of empathy for the women who have bravely shared their experiences of sexual victimization. On the contrary, it has to do with America being blind do yet another disparity that pushes people of color to the fringes.
Criticism, cynicism, and contempt for #MeToo is partly because the movement became widespread, comprehensive, and ubiquitous only after it was hijacked from Tarana Burke, a black activist who created it 10 years ago for women of color.
THREAD: If the opioid crisis is the “worst drug crisis in American history” it is a result of America’s failed response to previous drug epidemics, which was rooted in the fact that they primarily affected BLACK people.
In the ‘80s & ’90s, America was ravaged by the crack cocaine epidemic, with thousands of overdoses a year and thousands more murders associated with the drug trade at the time. America’s response was based on the perceived black face of drug addiction. nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna…
The story told about crack, which devastated urban, black communities, was a story about gangs and predators who deserved to be punished. As a result, it was a story that led to mass incarceration and renewed efforts to ‘be tough’ and have ‘zero tolerance’ on the ‘war on drugs.’
You should install turn styles in the White House! Your administration needs revolving doors for all the people that come and go!
Interesting that Gary Cohn drew the line at tariffs but he never had a problem with you supporting neo-Nazis and white supremacists. I guess the first order of business is to make sure that your staff members are on board with your racist views, everything else is secondary.
Your staff members have no problem with you endorsing child molesters, hiring wife beaters, or defending sexual assaulters, but draw a moral line in the sand on affecting the pocketbooks of the rich.
Billy Graham played both sides on the issue of racial justice, promoting the practice in theory, but never taking a consistent or forthright stand. He never used his considerable influence with those at the highest levels of business and government to fight injustice.
Graham considered Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be a friend. He even wrote an influential article article for the Reader's Digest in 1960 deploring segregation in church and quoted King – but later, he urged King to 'put the brakes on' a little after several demonstrations.
“For eight years we watched you relentlessly demonize a black President; a man faithfully married for 26 years; a doting father and husband without a hint of moral scandal or the slightest whiff of infidelity......”
“...We watched you deny his personal faith convictions, argue his birthplace, and assail his character—all without cause or evidence. We saw you brandish Scriptures to malign him and use the laziest of racial stereotypes in criticizing him.”
"And through it all, White Evangelicals—you never once suggested that God placed him where he was,
you never publicly offered prayers for him and his family,
you never welcomed him to your Christian Universities..."