The Speaker of the House has sent a open message to the President of the United States bidding him to be a man, and leave office peacefully. Millions of evangelicals think they are above the law, and the Constitution. Yet they vow to protect their Second Amendments Rights. This is a threat of using arms, something Trump has suggested Christian Militia should do – if he decides to stay – or serve for a third term. If you have a friend, neighbor, or fellow church member who you suspect supports Trump staying if he loses – talk to them – bring it out in the open. Even ask your minister if he supports this DESTRUCTION of our Democracy. Stand up during service and ask! It is your right!
My 9th. grandfather was the head of the Puritan Church in Boston. These Men of God did not believe in the Tribulation and Rapture. They brought the teaching of God and Jesus to America. In my investigation about the claim that Jesus came to die for our sins, and did he succeed, is looking at Farwell Jr. who got thrown out his father’s university for allowing his wife to have sex with a janitor for six years – while he watched! I suspect to many ministers are using The Masturbation Sin to get ugly people to become Republicans – because they have no lover or mate! They use Trump as their ‘Get Out of Wrong Sex Jail’. Just believe, vote against all Democrats, and God-Jesus will forgive you for masturbating. Look, the Democrats get their kicks murdering un-born children in the womb! You are saints by comparison.
John ‘The Nazarite Judge’
“Pelosi responded, accusing the president of trying to “stir the pot” with his questioning the need to take extra time to count ballots cast by mail, and predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden would win the election.”
Liberty University “would need to read and review a lawsuit before making comment, and as of this moment we have not been served,” the school’s senior vice president and spokesman, Scott Lamb, said in a statement to NBC News on Thursday.
The lawsuit did not ask for a specific dollar figure sought in damages.
Falwell fell out of favor at Liberty after a former hotel pool attendant-turned-business partner, Giancarlo Granda, 29, told Reuters in an August interview that he carried on an affair with Falwell’s wife, Becki, beginning in 2012, when he was 20, and lasting until 2018.
Granda told Reuters that Falwell would watch as he had sex with his wife, and believes the couple preyed upon him.
Falwell claims he’s an extortion victim and has lost 80 pounds due to “constant anxiety” over his dealings with Granda, according to the civil complaint.
While the lawsuit lists only Liberty University as a defendant, the complaint accuses the Lincoln Project, an organization of Republican political operatives who oppose President Donald Trump, and one of the group’s senior advisers, Kurt Bardella, of backing Granda.
“When Mr. Falwell and his family became the targets of a malicious smear campaign incited by anti-evangelical forces, Liberty University not only accepted the salacious and baseless accusations against the Falwells at face value, but directly participated in the defamation,” according to the lawsuit.
“On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be inaugurated president of the United States. The states will count the votes that they have in a timely fashion,” Pelosi said.
“The easiest thing for [Trump] to do is to stand up like a man and accept the results of an election of the American people,” Pelosi continued. “For him to make these kinds of statements shows his lack of patriotism, his undermining of our elections while he allows foreign countries like his friend [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to undermine the integrity of our election, he himself is doing it as well.”
It’s possible that a winner in the presidential election won’t be declared Tuesday night due to the volume of ballots cast by mail. Election officials have already seen a large influx of mail-in ballots over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and have warned that it may take additional days or weeks to tally them.
“It would be very, very proper and very nice if a winner were declared on Nov. 3, instead of counting ballots for two weeks, which is totally inappropriate and I don’t believe that that’s by our laws,” Trump said on Tuesday. “We’ll see what happens.”
Trump has repeatedly and without substantial evidence suggested that voting by mail will lead to widespread voter fraud, despite voting absentee himself in Florida primaries earlier this year.
Trump also declined to say on multiple occasions if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election to Biden. During an NBC News town hall earlier this month, Trump said that he would accept a peaceful transfer of power but said that he wanted an “honest election.”
“Peaceful transfer? I absolutely want that. But ideally, I don’t want to transfer, because I want to win,” Trump said during the town hall.
“And then they talk about, ‘Will you accept a peaceful transfer?’ ” Trump continued. “The answer is yes, I will. But I want it to be an honest election. And so does everybody else.”
Both the House and Senate passed symbolic resolutions in September to affirm commitment to the peaceful transfer of power after Trump declined to do so at the time. While the Senate passed its version by unanimous consent, five Republicans voted against the House counterpart.
White Christians continue to favor Trump over Biden, but support has slipped
President Donald Trump continues to be White Christians’ preferred candidate for the November election, but support among voters in three major traditions – White Catholics, White Protestants who are not evangelical and even White evangelical Protestants – has slipped since August, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden, by contrast, is leading the presidential contest among every other religious group analyzed in the survey, including Black Protestants, Hispanic Catholics, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated. The poll of 10,543 U.S. registered voters nationwide was conducted Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, as Trump spent four days in the hospital amid a White House COVID-19 outbreak.
Among White Catholic voters, Trump is ahead of Biden by 8 percentage points: 52% in this group say they would vote for Trump (or lean that way) if the election were held today, while 44% favor Biden. This gap has narrowed significantly – Trump was 19 points ahead of Biden (59% to 40%) the last time this question was asked in a poll conducted in late July and early August.
Support from White Protestants who do not consider themselves to be evangelical or born-again has dropped at a similar pace: 53% say they would vote for Trump if the election were today, down from 59% who said this in the summer poll. Even White evangelical Protestants have softened slightly in their support for Trump, though they overwhelmingly remain on his side: 78% of White evangelicals intend to cast ballots for Trump, compared with 83% who said this in August.How we did this
Biden, meanwhile, is currently favored by 90% of Black Protestant registered voters, 70% of Jews and 67% of Hispanic Catholics. Among people without a religious affiliation, Biden is the preferred candidate for 83% of atheists and agnostics, and 62% of people who describe their religion as “nothing in particular.” In all of these groups, support for Biden is on par with that seen in the August survey.
The survey was conducted days after the candidates held their first presidential debate on Sept. 29. On the morning of Oct. 2, Trump announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that evening he was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment.
While support for Trump has dropped among all three groups of White Christians analyzed in the survey, support for Biden did not see a corresponding (statistically significant) jump. One partial factor in Trump’s declining support from White Christians might be that the new survey, for the first time, gave respondents the option of saying they would vote for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen or Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. Only Trump and Biden were listed by name in the August survey.
Overall, 6% of registered voters in the new survey say they would vote for Jorgensen (4%), Hawkins (1%), or some other candidate or none of the candidates listed (1%). By comparison, 2% of registered voters in the summer poll indicated they would vote for someone other than Trump or Biden, or that they would vote for neither candidate.
White Christians are a key segment of the electorate because they make up roughly 44% of U.S. registered voters. Roughly 7% of registered voters are Black Protestants, 5% are Hispanic Catholics, 2% are Jewish and 28% are religiously unaffiliated.
The survey’s findings about 2020 voting intentions are in line with long-term trends in party identification. White evangelical Protestants – Trump’s strongest supporters – are the most solidly and consistently Republican among major religious groups in the electorate, and they have grown even more uniformly Republican in recent decades. White Catholics and White Protestants who are not evangelical also have shifted in a Republican direction in recent years. By contrast, Black Protestants, religiously unaffiliated voters, Jews and Hispanic Catholics have long been solidly Democratic.
And while the new survey did not ask respondents to rate Trump’s handling of his job as president, past polls show that approval of Trump’s performance has generally hovered within a fairly narrow range among most religious groups.
The share of White evangelical Protestants who said they approve of Trump’s job performance was 72% in the August survey, identical to the share who said this in Trump’s first summer on the job three years ago. Similar shares of White Catholics (54%) and White Protestants who are not evangelical (53%) said this summer that Trump is doing a good job, within the typical band of 50% to 60%.
Trump has consistently received his lowest approval ratings from Black Protestants, Hispanic Catholics, Jews and religiously unaffiliated voters.