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    Re: Evangelism and the Donald

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Actually, the anti christ ( according to the bible) would be someone we'd all like. But arent we supposed to wear the sign of the antichrist to trade and get on? Cant quite remember.
    Good point....he must be Satan himself.

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    Question: If Trump did and said the same things but had been elected as a Democrat, how do you think the evangelicals would be reacting?

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    I see it as a sort of extension of Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority of the '70s. The MM tried to break the evangelical tradition of separating politics and religion and focus on a few social issues. It made deals to support politicians who promised to act on those social issues. Their agenda, according to Wikipedia was:

    Promotion of a traditional vision of family life
    Opposition to media outlets that it claimed promote an anti-family agenda
    Opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
    Opposition to state recognition or acceptance of homosexual acts.
    Prohibition of abortion, even in cases involving incest, rape or in pregnancies where the life of the mother is at stake.[22]
    Support for Christian prayers in schools
    The Trump admin is giving them what they want. With Betsy DeVos making it easier to use public school funding to finance private religious "charter schools", Trump's criticism of the media, Trump's LGBT ban in the service, Sessions relaxing discrimination standards, Trump's loud anti-Muslim rhetoric, etc.

    As long as the Trump admin is giving them what they want on those social issues, they will support him.

    There are groups of evangelicals that are standing up and opposing this effort, but as with the MM in the past they are not as loud or flashy. It will be interesting to watch.

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    Re: Evangelism and the Donald

    I saw this one on FaceBook earlier today. Had me creased up...


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    I am continually amazed at the seduction of the Christian mind.

    And the deceptions of the political mind.

    Both are a ball of confusion. And the world plays with that ball. They like the ball, and they use it to incredible means. They bounce it off the heads of humanity, and they turn the ball into a conscious mark inside the heads of humanity; and then take residence in the minds of men.

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