Would Jesus Vote For Trump?

“You sent all this information to me John. You done it to herself. You caused all this. You went AWOL. You need to be in a mental institution.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2020/07/13/kim-haffner-reeled-them-in/

When Kim Haffner attacked Clark, a cat one appartment maintenance worker titled ‘Our Mascot’ she was letting me know this beautiful animal is being abused in front of me – because I attacked Christians and Jesus on Facebook. If I had not done what a billion members of facebook do every day, express their opinions, then this beautiful animal wouldn’t be kicked, swatted, or , her dog sicked on her. Haffner told me;

“WE…. are going to get rid of that cat!”

For over a month now, the children keep asking me if I have seen Clark the cat they love and who loved everyone but a 500 pound monster who pretends she is a Jesus freak. She had it out for me because I caught dogearing the book I leant her. She was losing face with her Christian mother who is very fanatical about Jesus. I know she wanted to read my famous sisters biography because she and her husband went to the same High School that Christine’s husband went to. We showed Sue Haffner the idea for a Columbo revival I wrote called ‘Kimbo and Wade’. She was not happy with a cuss word.

Haffner and several of our neighbors were trying to drive me out of here. I deserve to be rendered homeless because they claim I called all Christians “Nazis”. I was referring to the Nazi that showed up in Charlottesville waving the Nazi flag. I believe I suggested that if Christian leaders do not condemn this Hatefest, then they are condoning the rise of Neo-Nazis. There were some Christian ministers there. But, where is the condemnation of Franklyn Graham? When we were friends I told Haffner I was a Nazarite and had tried to convert to Judaism because it is a Orthodox title applied to John the Baptist and other prophets – even Jesus – who as a theologian have proven Jesus was teaching the Jewish Orthodoxy.

Here is Melania Trump saying her husband is famous for shooting off his mouth and saying whatever he pleases – and there are no repercussions. She is concerned about Republican women voters deserting Trump this election because Donald has a Pottymouth. The First Lady is referring to the Access Hollywood video and other videos that denigrates women – yet she remains loyal. To keep women voting for a degenerate bigot and misogynists, the granddaughter of Billy Graham goes after  Transgender people as if to say, here are the real degenerates, not THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Instead of invoking the name CHRISTIAN and testify as to what a Stellar Christian Donald and his wife are, people who own a sexual identity that differs from the norm, are dragged on stage and humiliated and shamed. If they had pets, then would they be stomped on and kicked by members of Trumps GOON SQUAD – for they offend Jesus! How like the Nazi Brown Shirts they are!

This is as primitive and dark a Christian practice the world has ever known because it is being introduced into a political party –  in a True Democracy. My kindred founded the Republican’s Party. I am sure my ancestors would be – APPALLED! Did Springfield’s God Squad read my demand to right-wing Christians to

“GET OUT OF MY KINDRED’S PARTY”?

OUR PRESIDENT just wrote a personal check to pay for the damage done to statues, such as the one of General Lee, who is my kin. Nazis came to Charlottesville to protect the statue of Lee. Mr. Pottymouth said these are “good people” which upset tens of millions of black voters – for starters!

I am a theologian who is solving some of the mysteries around the teaching of Jesus, such as what he wrote in the dust.

https://rosamondpress.com/2015/08/10/judging-the-adulteress/

I own a registered newspaper in Lane County. Freedom of the Press and Religion is being attacked by my neighbors, our President, and the evangelical church. Is Jesus attacking our Democracy? Would he vote for Trump?

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/4-takeaways-from-the-second-night-of-the-republican-national-convention/ar-BB18njX7

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/26/rnc-trump-base-night-2.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Evangelical_Church

http://augustinecollective.org/demythologizing-protestant/

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/07/14/fremonts-radical-republicans/

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/12/15/church-of-the-mega-he-man/

 

Jerushah Duford, the granddaughter of televangelist and Baptist preacher Billy Graham, condemned evangelical leaders who back President Donald Trump in an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today.

“I have spent my entire life in the church, with every big decision guided by my faith,” Duford wrote. “But now, I feel homeless. Like so many others, I feel disoriented as I watch the church I have always served turn their eyes away from everything it teaches. I hear from Christian women on a daily basis who all describe the same thing: a tug at their spirit.”

Duford criticized Trump’s rhetoric about low-income public housing in suburban areas and said the president perpetuates an “us-versus-them” narrative. She also claimed his refugee and immigration policies run contrary to biblical teachings.

Duford was particularly disturbed by Trump’s decision to walk to St. John’s Church for a photo-op on June 1 amid protests against police brutality. Trump held up a Bible at the church after peaceful protesters were teargassed.

“He held a Bible, something so sacred to all of us, yet he treated that Bible with a callousness that would offend anyone intimately familiar with the words inside it,” she wrote, referring to Trump. “He believed that action would honor him and only him. However, the church, designed to honor God, said nothing.”

“It seems that the only evangelical leaders to speak up praised the president, with no mention of his behavior that is antithetical to the Jesus we serve,” she continued. “The entire world has watched the term ‘evangelical’ become synonymous with hypocrisy and disingenuousness.”

Duford called Christian women to rise up and “not allow Trump to lead this country for another four years.” Duford, an evangelical author, is affiliated with the anti-Trump Republican group The Lincoln Project.

Chief on the list of aims Tuesday night was appealing to women, who polls show have deserted Trump in numbers that make his reelection path very difficult. And there was clearly a focus specifically on culturally conservative women.

One speaker, Cissie Graham Lynch, the granddaughter of the late evangelical icon Billy Graham, referred to what are known as bathroom bills on transgender students, saying, “Democrats pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports and use girls’ locker rooms.”

WASHINGTON — The second night of the virtual Republican National Convention was focused squarely on energizing President Donald Trump’s most loyal voters around the issues they care about.

Restricting access to abortion, protecting Confederate monuments, nominating conservative judges, loosening environmental regulations, attacking the media and protecting the rights of Christian business owners to refuse service to LGBTQ people all received attention from speakers during the 2½-hour program.

The evening was loaded with emotional appeals to the conservative, White Christians who make up Trump’s most dedicated voting bloc, or as the president likes to call them, “my people.”

Polls show that many of these voters see Trump as a crusader for them, someone who shares their fear that America is becoming too progressive and too diverse.

If the first night of the convention felt like a paean to Trump, Night 2 felt more like a Trump rally. The audience this time wasn’t Trump — it was Trump’s base. And there was something for everyone: unfounded claims about Democratic nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, questionable economic predictions and personal anecdotes packaged to look like trends.

Fear and loathing

“Biden has pledged to Defund the Police and take away our Cherished Second Amendment,” Eric Trump, the president’s son, falsely claimed in his speech. In reality, Biden has repeatedly said he would not do either of those things.

“The Biden-Harris vision for America leaves no room for people of faith,” Cissie Graham, granddaughter of televangelist Billy Graham, claimed during her speech. In reality, Biden and Harris are Christians: Biden is Catholic and Harris identifies as Baptist.

But that didn’t deter Graham. “Whether you’re a baker, a florist, or a football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to God, or to Caesar. Because the radical left’s God is government power,” she said.

For conservative Christians listening to Graham, her reference to the “baker” and the “florist” would have been a crystal clear: Two landmark court cases regarding so-called religious liberty centered on whether a Christian baker and a Christian florist could deny service to gay people.

Other speakers attacked the media, a favorite pastime of the president’s. Trump’s daughter Tiffany told viewers to “recognize that our thoughts, opinions, and even the choice of who we vote for are being manipulated and invisibly coerced by the media and tech giants.”

When I was in Charlottesville as part of a clergy delegation to protest the Unite the Right rally, I got to look into the faces of “out” Nazis and white supremacists for the first time in my 61 years. And they looked scarily normal. They’re the guys arranging stock at the local big box store or the desk jockeys in a cubicle farm. Decent. Clean cut. Surprisingly young. And white. No doubt I looked into these faces before — on the street, in a restaurant, in church — but I didn’t know it because they weren’t carrying Nazi and Confederate flags, semi-automatic rifles and shields.

What would possess these young white men (and a few women) to chant hateful anti-Semitic and racist slogans, to shout homophobic, xenophobic and misogynistic slurs, to speak of putting Jews in ovens and driving people of color off of “their” soil (land stolen by their immigrant ancestors from the Native Peoples)?

That’s the question many of us are asking.

After returning home from the Charlottesville protest, I came across an interview with Christian Piccolini, a former white supremacist. As a teenager, Piccolini was recruited and radicalized by an extremist group. “There are so many marginalized young people, so many disenfranchised young people today with not a lot to believe in, with not a lot of hope, so they tend to search for very simple black-and-white answers,” he explained. Savvy extremists ready to dispense those easy answers have no shortage of potential recruits, easily accessible through the Internet.

Piccoloni’s words seem equally relevant in Afghanistan or Syria, Virginia, Ohio or Arizona.

I suppose that’s part of the shock of Charlottesville: while Islamophobic Americans were developing conspiracy theories about Sharia law coming in from the outside, our own brand of violent extremism was brewing in our basements.

Piccolini warns, “What people need to understand is that since Sept. 11, more Americans have been killed on U.S. soil by white supremacists than by any other foreign or domestic group combined by a factor of two. Yet we don’t really talk about that, nor do we even call these instances, of the shooting at Charleston, S.C., or what happened at Oak Creek, Wis., at the Sikh temple or even what happened in Charlottesville this weekend — as terrorism.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Evangelical_Church

http://augustinecollective.org/demythologizing-protestant/

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/07/14/fremonts-radical-republicans/

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/12/15/church-of-the-mega-he-man/

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