Pulp Pulpit Politics

Typically, Jeffress would be expected to break out another torturous, theologically loaded justification for Trump’s actions and statements.“”

I saw this coming…………..Pulp Politics!

I might may start a new blog with Nazi cult look.

‘The Passion of Saint Donald’



Robert Jeffress has made a career out of defending Trump theologically.
Olivier Douliery-Pool via Getty Images

Robert Jeffress, pastor at Dallas’s First Baptist Church and unofficial leader of Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory council, has made a career of defending Trump using Christian rhetoric.

A day after Trump made headlines by condemning immigrants from “shithole” countries, Jeffress released what has become a customary defense of Trump’s actions. What sets his reaction to the president apart this time, however, was the seeming lack of any theological basis whatsoever.

Typically, Jeffress would be expected to break out another torturous, theologically loaded justification for Trump’s actions and statements. In just one example, last August Jeffress made a statement supporting Trump’s incendiary comments about North Korea, saying that God had given Trump “full power to use whatever means necessary” — including war — to defend America.

Which is why his latest statement in defense of Trump is so surprising. The statement didn’t even try to defend Trump in the language of Christian nationalism that he — and Trump’s other evangelical allies — has spent the past two or so years honing. Rather, he just focused on, well, nationalism.

In a statement made to David Brody of the (consistently pro-Trump) Christian Broadcasting Network’s The Brody File, Jeffress said:

What’s most striking about Jeffress’s statement is what he doesn’t say. He’s not making a theological argument in favor of Trump’s actions here, even though Jeffress (along with his co-council member Paula White and the rest of the advisory council) have made a career praising Trump in specifically Christian terms, and, in particular, using the Christian Broadcasting Network as an ally to advance this specific narrative.





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1 Response to Pulp Pulpit Politics

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    When I read the opening paragraph of the article written by Francine Prose, I understood she was dealing with a phrase I coined on Jan. 13, 2018…PULP POLITICS. I will now attach Trump’s Good Squad to evangelical leaders and insist they come out against this assault on Democracy. They look like the Papal Armies of old.
    With so much doom to scroll through, it’s hard to know when to stop and pay attention, but one story that jumped out at me – and, I hope, at many others – is the account of how demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, protesting racism and police brutality earlier in July, were tear-gassed, beaten, seized off the street by unidentified, masked federal agents in camouflage and fatigues, hustled into unmarked vans and detained for hours. The agents were reported to work with the US Marshals Special Operations Group and Bortac, the Border Patrol Tactical Unit.

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