Another Self-righteous Christian in High Office?

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Today’s headlines: Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat  I taught and worked with Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s what people get wrong about her faith. By John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, a former dean of the Boston College Law School and a former president of the Association of American Law Schools. IndieDems …

Trump Paves the Evangelicals Path to Hell

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The Washington Post recently published an extensive, balanced analysis of Donald Trump and his relations with the evangelical community: In God’s country: Evangelicals view Trump as their protector. Will they stand by him in 2020? By Elizabeth Bruenig Opinion columnist focusing on politics, religion and morality in public life. Education: Brandeis University, BA in English & sociology; University of Cambridge, Jesus …

Georgia’s Racist Politicians: Republicans Revive the Legacy

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Donald Trump is waging an unvarnished racist and xenophobic campaign, using words of overt hate mongering and race-baiting. This is a heightened version of what he has employed all along, which reached a previous high in the 2018 Congressional elections. His new offensive  began with his telling four female U.S. Representatives of color to “go back to where they came …

“Don’t Get Complacent. Things Really Are that Bad Under Trump”

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//Spelling out the moral & intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party// Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor of the Washington Post, today published a column that so cogently and eloquently sums up the colossal moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party, we post it here in its entirety, hoping for forgiveness for what ever copyright rules we may have violated. …

Christians, Segregationists, & Trump: Onward Christian Cowards

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//Back to the days when you could lynch a black person on Saturday and attend church on Sunday and be assured your immortal soul was headed for eternal salvation// Trump’s launching of an overtly racist attack on four Democratic Congresswomen by calling on them to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” has …

The Rising Tide of Republican Racism and Lies

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The Washington Post on May 14 published an op-ed by Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy: “The House Must Stand Against the Toxic BDS Movement.” “BDS” is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, an international effort to convince to individuals, private corporations and even entire countries to refuse to invest in or do business …

Democratic Policies Have Always Reflected Christian Values

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Media pundits are in full throttle trying to deal with the novel fact that some Democratic candidates are talking the language of faith in their messages. In IndieDems opinion, some are not getting it quite right. A prime example was a recent Washington Post column by Elizabeth Bruenig.  She included this statement: “The crux of the (right-wing evangelical) alliance is …

Democrats Appealing to Religion: What’s Up for Christianity?

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The media are paying increasing attention to the Democratic presidential candidates who are using the language of religion as a key part of their message. (See Pete Buttigieg shows how to campaign on values in the age of Trump).   The reports focus predominantly on South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, whose numbers are rising in the polls. In my opinion, …

You Can’t Support Donald Trump and Be a Christian

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“Republicans descend into sheer thuggery” – By Jennifer Rubin, conservative commentator Excerpts: Republicans in two dramatic ways demonstrated Tuesday (February 26) the degree to which they have descended into a party of bullying, brute force and contempt for the rule of law. …a mere 13 Republican House members could muster the courage to vote for the resolution repealing Trump’s blatantly …

The Democratic Party Is the Party of Family Values

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Democrats are already far head of Republicans in supporting family values. While not perfect, Democrats stand in stark contrast with Republicans under Trump and Mitch McConnell who are moving at warp speed to turn their backs on the whole concept of moral values. Republicans have knowingly and flagrantly sacrificed God’s 10 Commandments and Jesus’ Golden Rule on the altar of …